So, kick off your shoes and join me in: PRAYING NATURALLY: BECOMING COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT IN OUR CONVERSATION WITH GOD. Scroll down to learn more.

God wants you to talk to him, and I’m here to help you do just that. Prayer, however, can be intimidating, seem formal, and take commitment. Often we struggle to find the right words, stay focused and pray regularly.

If you want to become more natural at praying or want to make it a daily routine, then you’re in the right place. The guided prayers on this site will help you practice prayer so you become comfortable and confident in your conversation with God.

What does praying naturally look like?

The more we practice, the more prayer becomes easier. Here, you will not just read about prayer, you will become a doer of prayer.

Scroll down to see HOW TO GET STARTED.

How to Pray for Strength When Facing Trials

I have admired Lyli Dunbar’s writing and her passion for prayer for a long time. So, I was thrilled to meet her (virtually) at a conference we both attended this summer. And, equally thrilled to have her share her wisdom today. Be ready to find strength if you feel inadequate for the tasks and trials ahead of you. Last May, I unexpectedly became a first-time parent to an almost potty trained 3-year-old. I had never purchased a box of diapers in my life, nor could I ever have imagined reading bedtime stories to a toddler at age 52. When friends ask me how I am

Discovering the Power of Earnest Prayer

Maybe you doubt whether your prayers can really be effective, especially when you’re asking for the impossible or what seems unlikely. In the back of your mind you’re thinking, “will my prayer really make a difference?” Or, as one of my readers asks, “Can I move God?”   Just the other day, I found myself struggling with these questions. My daughter lives in Los Angeles where the wildfires this year have been particularly devastating—ravaging the landscape, towns, and homes of California, Washington and Oregon. The fires have been so widespread, they seem impossible for firefighters to put out.  These areas of the country need our

Prayerwalking: Walking for your health, praying for your community

By Janet McHenry: Some years ago I was falling apart physically. I needed to do something about my health, but I also knew God had been nudging me to spend more time with him. So I decided to get up just a little bit earlier the next day to walk. And while I walked, I would take care of my prayer lists. 

There was a lot of my-ness in those early prayers: my marriage, my kids, my teaching job. But that changed when I saw a young man entrust his blanketed little girl to the daycare worker outside Toddler Towers in our town of eight hundred in the Sierra Valley. 

Never Give Up Praying for Those Who Are Lost

I’m sure like me, there is someone in your life you are desperately praying for because of the choices they are making or have made. Maybe it’s a brother or sister who has drifted away from faith. Perhaps it’s a child who, having left home or at college, is hanging out with a less than desirable group of friends. It can be heartbreaking and troubling. And again, if you’re like me, you are praying for them. Sometimes though, doubt and despondency seep in. It can seem like our prayers will never make a difference. So, I want to encourage you with three truths from scripture


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