Does prayer feel like you’re talking to a wall?

The following content was adapted from our Pre-Prayer Webinar! This free two-hour training walks through how to use your prayer journal and gives practical tips for overcoming four major obstacles to prayer, including “unbelief” which you’ll read about below! To watch the full webinar, click here.A Thriving Prayer Life by Valerie Woerner | Val Marie Paper, journal, faith, motherhood, notebook, diy, growth, women's ministry, new year, goals, Bible study, resources, tools

Prayer is absolutely dependent on faith. It has virtually no existence apart from it and accomplishes nothing unless it is faith’s inseparable companion. – EM BOUNDS

We’ve talked to lots of people over the years about prayer and one common struggle we hear is feeling like they are missing out on what other pray-ers say they experience. Do you pray consistently but feel like your words bounce right back to you?

If you’ve felt the same way as so many others, I want to start at the beginning to see if we can identify why that is. Because truly, though every conversation isn’t explosive or mind-blowing, praying to the God of the Universe should have an impact on us.

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The benefits of praying consistently

The following content was taken from our Pre-Prayer Webinar! We thought it was too perfect for the new year not to share in a blog post also. To watch the full webinar, click here. So many of you have told us that “prayer” is either your word of the year or one of your biggest goals. If you’ve chosen to dive deeper into prayer this year, you’re making one of the most impactful decisions of your life and we’re cheering

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Our NEW online prayer course

Have you ever questioned whether or not prayer actually makes a difference? Do you strain your ears to hear the voice of God, yet are met with silence on the other end? Has there been a time where you knew you needed to pray with someone, but felt too uncomfortable or embarrassed to make a move? If you are really honest, would you say that there have been times where you just didn’t really feel like praying at all? Guess what,

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30 Books in 2019

One of my favorite hobbies (besides actually reading books) is adding books to my Amazon wishlist. I wrote a post a few years ago about how I pick books and retain what I learn. Read that here. This year, I’ve organized my books (and chosen them really) based on my 2019 goals. There are so many great non-fiction books I would love to read but I wanted to focus on books that correlated with what I hope to do this year. Feel

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My Word for 2019: Healthy

“To lose my soul means I no longer have a healthy center that organizes and guides my life. I am a car without a steering wheel. It doesn’t matter how fast I can go, because I am a crash waiting to happen.” – John Ortberg, Soul Keeping I really shouldn’t be surprised by my word for the year for 2019. Over the last few years, this idea of thoughts and renewing our minds has been on my own mind as we

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