War Room Prayers to Pray Over Your Marriage

War room prayers for protection over your marriage. Plus download the free prayer cards!

Taking My Marriage to the War Room:

One thing I have learned after 13 years of marriage is that prayer is NOT the last resort–it is the first line of defense against any attack. This is especially true in regards to marriage.

The enemy will find any crack in your marriage in order to weasel his way into your relationship. He is slimy and full of darkness.

But our most powerful weapon against that little jerk is always prayer.

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7 Bible Studies Perfect for New Believers

Check out this list of Bible study books for small groups. 7 studies to choose from--perfect for new believers.The Study You Choose is Really Important

Over the past few years, I have been lucky enough to be involved in many small groups. I am an extrovert, so anytime I get a chance to break open the Word with friends–I don’t hesitate to join.

What I have learned is that the study that you choose can make or break the group–especially when some or all of the participants are new believers.

In my experience, you don’t want to choose a study or book that is too complicated or in-depth. Of course, that isn’t always true–some new believers want to dive right into the deep end of Bible study.

Consider some of these foundational topics:

  • Introduction to prayer
  • Armor of God from Ephesians 6
  • Discipleship
  • Christian marriage
  • Christian parenting
  • Finding your purpose in Christ

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Prayer of Desperation

Ever feel lost and in need of a savior? Read a real life example of crying out to the Lord and actually getting a response!

Have you ever experienced a moment of realization during prayer or journaling?

As you know, I am a big proponent of prayer journaling and have written many posts on the topic. But every so often, I have a moment that can only be attributed to the Holy Spirit.

Where I do not have control of my pen.

So today, in a moment of vulnerability and obedience, I’m sharing my prayer journal entry.

It all started because I was feeling so frustrated with myself–my diet has been horrible, I’m not getting enough sleep, I’m procrastinating, I’m burnt out with homeschooling, I’m yelling at my kids and quite frankly, I’ve not been having quiet time with the Lord.

I’m desperate for a savior, you guys. Like–I literally cannot do this on my own.

Believe me, I’ve tried.

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4 Surefire Ways for Adults to Make Friends

I recently wrote a guest post for ChristaSterken.com that I thought needed to mentioned here as well

Friendship has been on my heart and mind a lot over the past few years. I’ve written about it a few times here.

You see, making friends has always come pretty easy to me—it’s keeping them that is the struggle. Our little family has done a lot of moving around and nothing stops a friendship in its tracks like packing up and moving out of town.

Now that we know for sure that this is where God wants us—we are staying put. Planting roots. Making friends. Keeping friends.

So how do you do that? How do you get beyond the small talk? How do you let down your walls and allow people to get to know the REAL you?

Before you go, let me say that I am not an expert.

I was praying in the shower this morning for some guidance regarding a few real-life friendships of my own, and God spoke so clearly to me and I’m going to share that with you.

From His heart to my hand.

Head on over to ChristSterken.com and read all about how I have found the keys (at least for now) to making and keeping friends as an adult.

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War Room Prayers for the Weary Mom

I am a weary mom–yes I am.

I know a lot about moms. For one thing—I am one. But I also spend a lot of time with other moms. At church, in my small group, various homeschool groups, my family and friends—almost every woman I know is a mom.

All of these women in my life are very different, but they do have one thing in common– (besides the whole mom thing)

They are all very tenderhearted.

They take a lot on their shoulders and find themselves easily hurt.

7 amazing prayers for your war room wall. Especially if you're a weary mom.

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Top Nine Must Have Prayer Journal Tools

Ever wonder what it takes to start a prayer journal? Check out this post for all the details about the best prayer journal tools.
I get a ton of Emails from readers who want to know two things: the first is HOW to keep a prayer journal and the second is WHAT are my favorite prayer journal tools.

I already posted the HOW–you can read about that HERE.

“What are my favorite tools for prayer journaling?”

For some reason, I have been having trouble answering the second question. I think it’s because there is nothing particularly fancy or special about the tools I choose. I mostly just use whatever I have around the house.

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