Powerful Prayer Tip – How to Know If God is Closing a Door or if Satan is Hindering You

  Discernment is critical to an effective prayer life.  It enables us to determine what is of God and what is not.  I mean, who wants to be deceived or disillusioned?  Deception comes when Satan fools me, and disillusionment comes when I can’t tell the difference. As I go forth in my life’s faith journey, I want to understand whether God is shutting a door…

Powerful Prayer Tip – Pray Purposefully with Pose & Posture

I don’t know if you have given much thought to this or not, but our physical posture during prayer can positively affect our mentality during prayer.  Our posture in prayer can help clear our minds of frivolous thoughts.  Allow me to share six ways we can pray with purpose using poses and our posture.   The first one is probably the most common – we…

Powerful Prayer Tip – Don’t Pray for Patience

  How often have you heard someone say, “Don’t pray for patience” in response to someone who says they need patience?  Too often in my book. Here’s why I’m not a fan—you don’t need to pray for patience because you already HAVE patience!!!  If you are a child of God, then you are filled with the Holy Spirit.  If you are filled with the Holy…

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 Tuesday – The Power of Making Prayerful Proclamations

The ladies in my prayer group decided to pray standing up and holding hands.  We were to pray for two of the women in our prayer circle.  They were both exhausted from each of their respective battles in praying for loved ones. From all outward appearances, it looked as if the enemy was winning big.  My dear sisters were at a place of brokenness, so…