When we pause (difficult in this busy world) and look back at what God has done, we’re often surprised that it’s more than we first recognized. This week, we are exploring the importance of looking back at answered prayers with gratitude. Our interview this week is with Lindsay Ayers, long-time journal user and attorney in Washington D.C. She recounts the goodness of the Lord in her own life and her passion for prayer is sure to ignite a fire in us. Next, Val will give a practical tutorial on exactly how to start tracking God’s work in your own life. And lastly, we have a guided prayer for Thanksgiving--a response to all God has done!
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Ep. 28: Answered Prayers with Lindsay Ayers
In this episode we talk with attorney Lindsay Ayers, about how prayer is an essential part of her legal career and life in Washington D.C. This conversation is sure to encourage you, whatever your calling, to see where God’s at work and join Him by living prayerfully. Lindsay also shares what obedience practically looks like, discerning God’s voice and pursuing mentoring relationships.
Lindsay Ayers is a believer, daughter, sister and new auntie! She currently resides in Washington D.C. where she works as an attorney at a Christian Legal Aid Organization to serve low-income and homeless residents in D.C.
Some highlights from today’s episode:
- 1:50 - What Lindsay’s prayer routine looks like right now
- 6:05 - How Lindsay prays over her work and her city, Washington D.C.
- 12:50 - What hearing God looks like in Lindsay’s life
- 24:30 - Val’s conviction about interceding for others
- 33:30 - Lindsey’s experience with being mentored
Things mentioned in today’s episode:
- Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
- Prayer Journal by Val Marie Paper
- Pray Confidently and Consistently by Valerie Woerner
bonus: Leaving Instagram with Lindsay Ayers
In this follow up to episode 22, Lindsay shares how she came to the decision to leave her former account, The Faith Feast, after 5 years investing in it. Val also shares from her own experience with leaving the app.
Ep. 29: How To Track Answered Prayers
God is always working, but if we’re not intentional about looking around, we just might miss it. The place to record answered prayers has become a favorite section in our prayer journals and for good reason. Tracking how we see God work (even if it’s not how we expected) builds our faith and leaves a legacy for those who come after us. In this episode, I’m sharing how you can start tracking answered prayers today.
Things mentioned in today’s episode:
Prayer Journals by Val Marie Paper
Ep. 30: A Prayer for Thanksgiving
We’re releasing this episode on Thanksgiving Day, however, this prayer is just about as “every day” as it gets! A heart of gratitude is essential for remembering who we are, who He is, and how we’re meant to live.
Here is a guided prayer to get you started:
- Picture yourself kneeling before our Almighty God and reflect on His power.
- Confess any ways you’ve forgotten you are His and tried to go your own way.
- Meditate on ways the Lord has been good to you.
- Pray for your future generations to know and worship God with thanksgiving.
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