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prayer should—and can—be fun

After all, it was created by our creative God as a way to communicate with Him. Prayer doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating—it is, quite simply, just a conversation. But it’s one that can change you. Teach you. Inspire you. It’s worth putting some effort into it. Because God asked us, over and over in the Bible, to pray. About everything. And I’m so glad you’re here so we can do this together.


Prayer can be beautiful and sustaining and can deepen your faith. It can also be hard—even if you’re a so-called “prayer expert.” Whether you want to know how to pray when your problem seems too big for Godthe problem with prayerhow to overcome obstacles to prayer, or even how to pray without words, you can find that here. If, like me, writing brings you closer to God, check out these writing prompts. Or maybe you’re just looking for a fun, colorful way to amp up your prayer life. Subscribe to my e-newsletter (in right-hand sidebar) and I’ll send you my latest monthly prayer prompt calendar. Or click here to download free computer and phone wallpaper.


Throughout the Bible, Jesus always responded with the unexpected. His way of thinking is different than ours, and He always turned things around. In Praying Upside Down, I tell how I learned to pray this way, and this post explains how Jesus first showed us this idea.


Our prayers often reflect a particular situation—help us with this, save us from that—and in those times, prayer seem to flow. We know what we need and we say so. But sometimes things aren’t so clear-cut. Sometimes emotions are our biggest obstacles. Whether you feel hormonal or hopeful, these prayers can help you find the words to pray. When parenting makes you weary, you’re overwhelmed or broken and afraid, or you’re simply feeling restless, pray with me—or pray these words for someone else. If you struggle with the loud, self-professed Christian voices shouting into the world, this might be for you. If you find it hard to turn over control, pray these prayers for the control freak and overachiever. You don’t have to pray my words, but they’re here for you in case you find them helpful.

Mostly, I hope you feel free to explore. Take your time and soak in new ideas. Allow yourself to look for more of God in the midst of it. And maybe leave me a comment or two, telling me what you think. What you want that you didn’t find. New insights or questions you have about prayer, faith, doubt, or creativity. Or telling me how I can pray for you. Thanks for stopping by.

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