The Sensational Scent of Prayer Bible Study- Free Tools
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Hey there! I’m so thrilled that today is the first night of a 4 week Bible study I’m teaching at CypressChurch.tv on Hannah and the Power of Prayer. Over 5 years ago, I wrote this study over the course of many nights, with a sweet baby growing inside of me. I knew when I was writing that God had many plans for the study, but I didn’t know how it would all unfold.
The following summer, I held a community Bible study in my home and taught this material to a small group of 20 women. God did miraculous things in the midst of us that summer and as nervous as I was about leading a study that I had written, He is always the one who deserves the praise and glory for the power He works in us. His power unveiled gloriously and beautifully for a small group of women that summer.
Several years went by, and one day when I went on a run outdoors, as my feet pounded the pavement, God and I had a conversation. I had been asking Him the hard questions for which we don’t always feel like we receive clear answers. Like:
- What am I supposed to do for You?
- Will you please show me what you want me to do for the kingdom of Christ?
- What is my part in sharing what I’ve learned through the love of God’s Word?
And by the end of the run, I knew that I was supposed to take that summer Bible study and write an ebook. God had prepared me for that moment of realization because He had given me the tools and instruction on how to do that just months before. I love that He provided before I even knew I needed.
The Sensational Scent of Prayer was released May 2012 as a self-published ebook. Almost immediately there were requests for a paperback book and once again, God provided the tools to follow through with that request.
Today I’m giving you a sneak peek at the new [email protected] prayer journal page, which is included in the Sensational Scent of Prayer Study Guide. I hope to make the Guide available to you for FREE very soon, but in celebration of a day for which God gave a vision over 5 years ago, I wanted to share the bookmark and journal page with you.
Click on the graphic or HERE to open a .PDF of the printable with 3 bookmarks recommended for 1 8.5×11 sheet of cardstock.
You can click HERE to open a .PDF of the journal page or on the graphic below.
Would you pray with me for the ladies attending the study tonight? That our ears and eyes would be tuned to what the Lord has for us and we would crave a deeper prayer life and closer relationship with him as a result of the study?
By God’s grace and mercy,
You can find The Sensational Scent of Prayer on Amazon in both paperback and ebook form!
I found this blog through your e-book! Thank you for being obedient to God’s call and writing the book. Your students in this study are in for a wonderful study! Prayers your direction!
Thanks so much for praying, Karen!!
Lord Jesus, prepare the women’s hearts to hunger and thirst for You, to pant after You, to have eyes to see You and ears to hear You and a heart that turns toward You to love You more and know You more. May the meditation of Rachel’s heart and the words of her mouth be pleasing to You, O Lord our Rock and Redeemer, and may the words she speaks tonight be the words You put into her mouth, not worrying what she should say because You will put the words into her mouth as she needs them. Give her Holy Spirit Wisdom and discernment, and a servant heart. May she have a clean heart and clean hands. Holy Spirit create a new thing and hover over Rachel and the women just like You did when you created the world at the beginning of time, speaking, moving, guiding into all truth using your love, power, and authority now to create women who desire to and become more like Jesus, and then may their hearts, words and actions by your Power then multiply and produce acts and hearts that crave to live and model for other people what it means to live for You. The Lion’s share of Your work is done by spending time talking and listening with and to You and by being in Your Word. Your Word always accomplishes what You set out to do. May it be so readying today and teaching and learning tonight and then the ripple effect onto other people applying what this group of women have been taught and learned tonight. May Rachel be only a vessel and You do the Work, she able to rest in You because You have promised to lead us in the paths of Righteousness, for Your Name’s sake, and create a people for Yourself, and You teach them Yourself, and You desire a people who love you and who give their hearts to You. And all You need to do is speak and it shall come to pass for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.
In Your Name Jesus, Amen.
Joanne Peterson praying in agreement.
Joanne, Thank you soo, soo much. You are such a blessing to this community!!
Rachel, I will be praying right along side you for the women who will be attending the study. I loved the ebook when I read it a few years ago and love seeing all that God is doing through you and the study. Blessings to you my friend! ~ Mary
Blessings to you, sweet Mary. Would love our paths to cross again soon!
I have been looking forward to this bible study. I want to be prepared to receive from thiswhat God has for me. See you tonight.
Yay!! Thanks Patricia!!
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