Praying for Understanding
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Praying for Understanding

Praying for Understanding What do you and I do when we come to a spiritual dilemma—when we don’t know what to do or which way to go? If you ask the teenagers in my house, they will suggest we Google it. And that might help enrich our knowledge or provide
Posted  on January 27, 2023 0
A prayer for contentment
Prayer

A Prayer for Contentment

A Prayer for Contentment This past week I read the Biblical account of Jacob returning to Canaan with all the drama that ensured. Jacob is not my favorite patriarch. He’s a pretty lame husband and father. But he does bring some redeeming qualities to the table. Not only does he
Posted  on January 21, 2023 0
pray for focus
Prayer

Pray for Focus

Pray for Focus Welcome to a new year. I pray your season of celebration has been a good one. By now, I suspect you have moved past the Christmas decor and empty fudge tins to concentrating on what the next twelve months might bring. How does one prepare for what
Posted  on January 6, 2023 0
Experience God's love
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A Prayer to Experience God’s Love

A Prayer to Experience God’s Love My two grown and flown daughters spent part of their weekend together at a theme park. Their mission: to ride lots of rollercoasters. The reflections in their selfies testified to their success. Those grown-up smiles reminded me of former days when I took those
Posted  on December 16, 2022 0
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Spiritual Growth

5 Strategies for Practicing Biblical Hospitality

5 Strategies for Practicing Biblical Hospitality Sometimes lessons that need to be learned must be experienced before they take root. When Chad and I were newlyweds, we relocated to a different city for work purposes. In no time we found our place in a local church that offered a weekly
Posted  on December 14, 2022 0
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Praying for the Wounded

Praying for the Wounded The holidays can usher in emotions beyond the festive joy and excitement familiar to most. Seasons draped in Christmas cheer are not always shared when life has brought pain or loss. Maybe, like me, you have friends and family members who are missing someone for the
Posted  on December 2, 2022 0
taking prayers digital
Prayer

Taking Your Prayers Digital

Taking your prayers digital If you are like the majority of Christian women, you pray at least once a day. And that’s a good thing. Being in the habit of prayer is a lifestyle discipline of epic proportions. It can change your day, your marriage, your children, the future, and
Posted  on December 1, 2022 0
Thankful
Prayer

Thankful for You

I could not enter this season of gratitude without acknowledging just how thankful I am for you. Each week the aim of She Prays is to encourage you, the reader, the She Yearns Community member, the woman who stops by out of curiosity, or anyone needing to be lifted up
Posted  on November 23, 2022 0
What has God done
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What Has God Done for Me?

November, especially the days and weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, is the time when many reflect more on that for which we are grateful. Pinterest oozes with ideas for family activities, transforming any environment into a picturesque event, and tantalizing recipes captured in perfection. For the believer in Christ, this
Posted  on November 18, 2022 0
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Knowing God’s Will

Knowing God’s will for your life can seem elusive. At times it feels as if there is some magical formula or secret code hidden from the woman who wants to know what to do or how to do it. But it’s not really like that in reality. The Word of
Posted  on November 11, 2022 0
purpose of prayer
Prayer

The Purpose of Prayer

What is the purpose of prayer? Whether we realize it or not, the truth is that prayer isn’t a tool to make God do what we want. Rather, it’s an aligning of our hearts to His will instead of our own. It is through this use and purpose of prayer
Posted  on November 10, 2022 0
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A Prayer for the Wise

A Prayer of the Wise Do you have a favorite Psalm? Is there one that speaks to you more than another? If I had to make a short list, Psalm 107 would be on it. I love all 43 verses, but the final verse encompasses the theme of the Psalm,
Posted  on November 7, 2022 0
Asking God to Intervene
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Asking God to Intervene

Are you hoping for a miracle? Need God to intervene? If you have not yet experienced the need, you likely will. It’s only a matter of time before life circumstances extend beyond our ability to manipulate and control. But I’m sure you know this. There is an accident that changes
Posted  on October 28, 2022 0
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A Prayer for Deliverance

A Prayer of Deliverance True and lasting deliverance is only found in God. Oh, we look for plenty of other methods and to sundry hope-filled promises from other sources. Alarm systems. Our jobs. A clean diet. A rich aunt. Side hustles. Our spouses. The bank account. Education. Even our family.
Posted  on October 21, 2022 0
faithfulness
Spiritual Growth

God’s Faithfulness in the Journey

Have you ever been so busy with everyday life that you didn’t realize God’s incredible faithfulness until you looked back? Sometimes, I think we take our faith and God for granted until we take a step back, look at our journey, and evaluate God’s involvement in our lives. God’s Faithfulness
Posted  on October 13, 2022 0
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Spiritual Growth

Choosing Joy in Life’s Hard Places

Choosing joy in life’s hard places is easier said than done, but it is possible. I had opportunity to make this choice after a difficult week filled with bad news: Two of my friends, both of them cancer survivors and mothers with young children, learned that their disease had returned
Posted  on October 6, 2022 0
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Join My Book Club

Join My Book Club That’s right! I am hosting a book club on Facebook called, The Strange Readers Cafe` and I would love for you to join me. For the next 75-days (from Oct. 3 to Dec. 16) we will be reading Can You See Me, Now? in this private
Posted  on October 3, 2022 0
prayer when you feel invisible
Prayer

A Prayer When You Feel Invisible

A Prayer When You Feel Invisible Did you know the current American culture is at its loneliest in the last fifty years? Would you guess loneliness has been found to be a constant throughout the lifespan? That a majority of people feel like no one knows them well. What about
Posted  on September 23, 2022 0
Prayer

A Prayer Before You Go

A Prayer Before You Go It’s Launch Week around here. And what a week it’s been! Wowzers. The book, Can You See Me, Now? Good news for the lonely, left out, and less than is officially out in the world. The launching process involves a lot of people across months.
Posted  on September 16, 2022 0
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Pray for Wisdom

Pray for Wisdom What do you do when you have an issue and realize you don’t know what to do? Who do you seek out for help or advice? Meeting relationships or jobs or problems without knowing what to do next can be daunting. Although a common experience, it’s also
Posted  on September 9, 2022 0
prayer against oppression
Prayer

A Prayer Against Oppression

A Prayer Against Oppression If I could go back and offer my twenty-something self, sound, biblical advice, praying against oppression would be at the top of my list. Doing so might have brought about the freedom I experience today much earlier. Decades so. Instead, I try to capitalize on conversations
Posted  on September 2, 2022 0