Week 10: November 16: Series Close and Benediction

As you read through the final chapter of Hebrews (13), underline and circle all the words and phrases that speak to you. Let God's Word lift and deepen your commitment to daily prayer and Bible reading. Consider the words of Paul, then with all of your heart and life, offer a continual sacrifice of praise to God!  For you, a Benediction: Hebrews 13:18-21!

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Reading for the today: Hebrews 13


Week 9: November 9-November 15: Hold on with unwavering PASSION

Today's lesson is taken from Chapters 10-12 of Hebrews. The handout describes the following 7 Ways to Hold onto Passion in Prayer:

When you PRAY…Go right into the presence of Jesus with sincere hearts (10:22), Keep your eyes on Jesus (12:1), run your race with PATIENT ENDURANCE (10:35-39; 12:1), strip off any weight that slows you down (12:1), hold onto discipline (12:11), hold tight without wavering (10:23),  strengthen your weak knees (12:12), and do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking (12:25)!

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Reading for the week: Hebrews 9:11 to Hebrews 12:29


Week 6: October 19-October 25: How to gain SECURITY that we are heard

This week's reading in the Change Your Life Daily Bible provides you with the assurance that you are heard in prayer. As you read Paul's letters to Timothy, underline and circle words and phrases that convict or comfort you. Consider each of the questions in Week 6 handout, based on II Timothy 3:14-17, and answer them either in a journal or discuss them with a small group. Lessons will resume Wednesday, October 26, with Week 7.

Reading for the week:  I Timothy 4:1 to II Timothy 4:22


Week 5: October 12-October 18: How to develop emotional COURAGE

Today's lesson is about being fearless in your prayer life, powerful in your witness, and strong in your faith. Taken from both letters to the Thessalonians, I suggest five ways that you can develop emotional courage in order to face difficulties, and overcome the temptations of our culture.

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Reading for the week:  I Thessalonians 5:4 to I Timothy 3:16


Week 4: October 5-October 11: How to find STRENGTH for your WHOLE SELF!

Today's message is a "walk through" Colossians. By now, you are noticing a resemblance between and throughout each of Paul's New Testament books! As you listen to the podcast, be sure to listen for the encouragement, expectations, and hope Paul (and Timothy) give to the Colossians.

This week, as you daily read through God's Word, underline or circle the words or phrases that either convict or comfort you. Don't be afraid to dig deep, step out, and go big in your Christian faith.

In order to get the most out of this series, please read the assigned daily readings that are posted each week (below) -- especially through the "lens" of prayer!

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Reading for the week:  Colossians 1:18 to I Thessalonians 5:3


Week 3: September 28-October 4: How to fight your BATTLES

Through Ephesians we hear Paul rallying the Christians to become powerful pray-ers. He reminds them that they first must "take off" their old lives like an old coat, no longer needed. And to put on their new life with Christ. He speaks to them of their responsibility and of God's power to fight their battles. In Ephesians 6:18, he challenges his readers to be constant, intense, and unselfish in prayer. I encourage you to do the same! 

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Reading for the week:  Ephesians 6:1 to Colossians 1:17 

Be encouraged, 


Week 2 / September 21-27: How to overcome our STRUGGLES

This week, you will read in Ephesians 3 how Paul prays for the young believers in Ephesus. He reminds them that -- when they struggle -- their posture in prayer matters, their perspective in prayer  matters, and more importantly, that His presence and power matters! Again, I want to remind you that when you combine "talking to God" with "listening to God," you will release MORE of God's power in your prayer life.

Click here to listen to this week's podcast, Overcome Your Struggles. 

Be sure to read this week's Change Your Life Daily Bible readings:

Galatians 6:1 to Ephesians 5:33

Be encouraged,


September 14-20 Kickoff Week

I am so excited to see what God wants to do in each of our lives through this Series, Releasing God's Power in Prayer! This week was the BIG overview--WHY PRAY?

Everyday, for 10 weeks, starting today, Wednesday, September 14, we'll be reading TOGETHER through 11 books of the New Testament, beginning with Galatians 1 and ending with Hebrews 13 (on 11/16). (See above link for FREE reading schedule or purchase Bible/Notebooks below).

Each week, the podcast link will be "live" by 5pm, including today, at:  POWER IN PRAYER. 

I'd love for you to keep a journal and record your thoughts, as well as God's impressions upon you. My hope is that we will ALL see God's power released in our lives as we pray and read the Bible daily. If you would like to purchase the Change Your Life Daily Bible, click here. If you would like to use My Partner Prayer Notebook, click here. Or for the combo, click here.

Reading for the week:  Galatians 1:1 to 5:26