Mix things up with 5 postures of prayer

Are you bored in prayer? Do you fall asleep often or drift easily? We tend to pray in the wee hours of the morning or late at night when sleep can get the best of us. Today I wanted to share about 5 postures of prayer to shake us out of the rut we can fall into when we pray. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but ones I identified with personally. Each position tends to emphasize a

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Going beyond just requests

I don’t know about you but my prayers could be punctuated with a lot more question marks? It’s normally filled with lots of periods and even exclamation marks but few question marks. Even as we sell a product that was originally designed to organize our requests to the Lord, my heart has been to make sure that is not where we end things. First we added a gratitude journal. The following year we added a conversation journal including the ACTS

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How to become an intercessor

As believers, we are constantly telling each other we will be praying for them. It can feel like a “get out of jail free” card when someone gives devastating news and we just don’t know what to say, but the truth is, praying for others is the greatest way we can show them love. It is not a “this is the best thing I can do…given the circumstances” type of thing. It is a “this is the very best thing

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Embracing a Biblical view of affirmations

There are some truths I hear that I think, I know that but if I really lived my life remembering it each day, my days would be vastly different. You know, like if I remembered God’s purpose for marriage I would choose to serve my husband instead of nit-pick. If I remembered that God has called me to be an ambassador for my kids, I would take time to address the heart and not just change the behavior. Truth has

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A necessary ingredient for prayer

If you have ever prayed and felt a level of angst or disconnection, let me just start by saying “welcome to the club.” We have all spent a chunk of time praying only to be left feeling discouraged and not connected to the Lord like all those holy-rollers that describe their mountain-moving prayer time. There is a specific reason for this and we are going to dive into our prayer series by laying a foundation for our prayers that I

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