Powerful Prayer Tip – Pinpoint the Perfect Pause for Your Prayer Life

I love being a night owl.  I can easily sit up until 2 or 3 a.m. working away on various writing projects.  My family would tell you that I am a workaholic—all work, no play.  And, if I am not careful I could be all work, no pray, too. By the time I wear myself out working, I am usually so tired that I just…

Powerful Prayer Tip – Dare to Discover!

Happy New Year and welcome to Powerful Prayer Tip Tuesday! Here is my tip for you: Watch. And. Pray. As my watch was counting down the last few minutes of 2014, I was reviewing my structured prayer journal (The Prayer Closet Organizer inside my book Organizing Your Prayer Closet) And what I saw was – God. is. faithful. In 2014 I logged 359 prayer requests. God…

Powerful Prayer Tip Tuesday – The Secret to Securing a Status Update from God

Welcome to Powerful Prayer Tip Tuesday! I don’t know if you have ever thought about this or not but you can tell what people are thinking when they give status updates on social media, mainly Facebook. Status updates can tell the heart and mind of a person. We are not just sharing what we are doing and pictures of our kids, but we are also…

Powerful Prayer Tip Tuesday – Get Serious!

I’ve spoke about this previously on Powerful Prayer Tip Tuesday, but I felt I should really drive it home again in a post solely dedicated to being serious for prayer. In 1 Peter 4:7, Peter urges us to be serious when we pray. Even though that makes sense, and we can easily understand what being serious is all about, do we really know how to…

Powerful Prayer Tip – A Sense of Urgency

A sense of urgency. One thing that I believe is often lacking in many of our prayers is a sense of urgency. I Peter 4:7 says, “The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear-minded and self-controlled so that you can pray” (NIV). I used to skip the first sentence of this verse because I considered it eschatological (end-times) and focus mainly on the…