It's that time of year when people make New Year's resolutions. Some folks mark this transition by taking quiet time to reflect and listen for God's direction for the new year. Whatever way you choose to acknowledge this seasonal change, this is a great opportunity to re-dedicate your writing life and gifts to God. When … Continue reading Re-Dedicate Your Writing Life to God
Welcome to Children's Prayer and the Home of Prayer Pets! I am so glad you're here! Prayer Pets are here to help your children learn how to pray through coloring pages. On this page, you will also find ... a printable prayer word search puzzle ... prayers to pray for your children ... daily prayers you … Continue reading Children’s Prayer
If you have a family, chances are you have experienced family issues. Families don’t always find it easy to get through a day without some kind of struggle, or miscommunication, or frustration. Sometimes our families feel dysfunctional and we wonder if we are alone in this (we are not alone). God gave us families for … Continue reading Family Prayer
I'm blessed to live in a community where people have been praying intentionally for decades. Not just praying as individuals, which is awesome, but also praying together as a community. For one thing, we have a group of men that have been meeting together for 43 years, early in the morning once a week to … Continue reading Community Prayer
There is a story that comes with this picture. I love the water and I love boats. Always have. But I've always felt fear in a kayak. If you look closely at this photo, you will see the fear in my face. But guess what? God used this event to bring healing to my fear. … Continue reading I Vow to Be Afraid
I used to try almost anything to avoid pain (food addiction, denial, avoiding people, deciding not to care, etc.). I even caused my own pain to avoid the pain of being hurt by someone else. That may sound crazy, but if you have been in an abusive relationship, you might understand that. Little did I … Continue reading Don’t Avoid the Pain
I love Psalm 22. In this psalm, God provides us with an awesome way to connect with Him in our sorrows, and to find His strength and peace in that place. In this psalm, God doesn't tell us our sorrows will completely disappear. But He shows us that He will be present with us in … Continue reading A Prayer in Times of Pain and Sorrow – Psalm 22 (Jesus Prayed It Too)
Bible Verse “For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.” – Psalm 139:13-14 (NRSV) Reflection Recently in a class on healing prayer, I was introduced to a … Continue reading Thank God for Everyday Miracle Healings
I was asked a question about prayer from a mom who also works with children. Her concern was about how to pray for/with children who are performance-driven. We see a lot of that, especially in American society. I’m not sure about other places in the world, but in the United States, we have a way … Continue reading How Do I Pray for a Performance-Driven Child?
I heard someone share recently that she was reading John 15 about abiding in Christ (John 15:1-8). She had become worried when she read the part of branches not producing and being cut off (verses 2 and 6). She is being called into a season of rest and recalibration right now (as many of us … Continue reading Are You Abiding?