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On the Podcast: Lament

BONUS: Lament (a free chapter from my new book!)One of the hardest ideas for me to grasp about prayer is that God wants me to come to him with every complaint, doubt, or lament. Are we sure God wants to hear this? Didn’t the Israelites get in trouble for grumbling and complaining? In this free audio sample from Val’s book, Pray Confidently and Consistently, we explore these hard aspects of

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On the Podcast: Fasting

What have you heard about or experienced with fasting? This is not a common practice in our western culture, but through this week’s episodes, I think we’ll come to find out that it’s a very important one.**Grabbed your prayer journal for 2022? They’re available now in our shop! ** Ep. 44: Fasting with Asheritah CiuciuIn this episode, Val talks with author Asheritah Ciuciu about fasting. This is a practice that

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Adoration Resources

The Adoration section has tripped up many a prayer journal user, but we hope to change that with today’s post! Once you get into a rhythm of how you like to use this section, we think it may become one of your favorites. Val wrote a blog post here about what exactly adoration is and why it’s so important. We recently moved it to the front of our monthly prompts

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On the Podcast: Vibrancy

We hear from so many that they feel their prayer life is dull and lifeless. This can be due to a variety of circumstances, but that does not have to be the norm! This week’s episode will hopefully encourage you to jump into prayer with a fresh enthusiasm for what God has in mind for your prayer life.**Grabbed your prayer journal for 2022? They’re available now in our shop! **

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How to Pray for a New Year

For the past two weeks, I’ve shared our big goal series (some of your favorite posts of the whole year!) and wanted to wrap up today with some final thoughts. We 100% cannot to do this without God. And honestly, I 100% don’t want to do anything on my list of goals if it’s NOT part of God’s plan for this year. Even though I’ve spent time praying about goals

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40 books in 2022

Welcome to Val’s annual goal series! We’re releasing a new goals-related blog post each day. And don’t miss Val’s class on how to use our prayer journals and overcome common obstacles. Sign up to get the replay here! Here are the books I’m hoping to read this year! Click here to check out what I read last year plus my reviews of each. Wondering how it’s possible to read this many

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My 2022 Word

Welcome to Val’s annual goal series! We’re releasing a new goals-related blog post each day. And don’t miss Val’s class on how to use our prayer journals and overcome common obstacles. Sign up to get the replay here! My word of the years (WOTY) always come to me in cool ways. But sometimes, every once in a while it takes forever to nail one down because I simply don’t wanna pick

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My 2022 Goals

Welcome to Val’s annual goal series! We’re releasing a new goals-related blog post each day. And don’t miss Val’s class on how to use our prayer journals and overcome common obstacles. Sign up to get the replay here! I just looked through my goals posts for the last 9 years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), and woah! What a walk down memory lane! It was fun to

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On the Podcast: Journaling

Because we release a yearly product, the Val Marie Paper prayer journal, we have some extra excitement around this time seeing our customers look back on what God has done and develop new habits of prayer in a fresh year. This week, we’ll visit with several avid users of our journal about their experiences, talk about how you can make journaling a consistent part of your life, and pray over

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My 2021 Life-Changers

Welcome to Val’s annual goal series! We’re releasing a new goals-related blog post each day. And don’t miss Val’s class on how to use our prayer journals and overcome common obstacles. Sign up to get the replay here! In the last few years, I’ve started sharing the things that changed my life that year. Some are super deep and serious and others small but impacted me in some way that

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What I read in 2021

Welcome to Val’s annual goal series! We’re releasing a new goals-related blog post each day. And don’t miss Val’s class on how to use our prayer journals and overcome common obstacles. Sign up to get the replay here! It’s been a big year for books! Maybe it was getting off Insta in February. Or maybe there’s just a lot of short ones in here, but I was able to read

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