Dear Christian woman,
How is your prayer life?
Be honest with me… Truly, what does your prayer life look like?
Do you find time every single day to talk to God with intention? Is prayer something you manage during odd moments throughout the day, whenever you have a free moment?
Have you found a way to make prayer a priority, or is it just another task on your endless to-do list, which may or may not happen?
Regardless of how you answer these questions, I want to help. I’ve been there. I’m still there.
Still struggling to prioritize prayer, to carve out deliberate time with God every single day.
But I want to do better, and I have a feeling that you do too.
Muddling Through Together is a website and community for Christian women to learn from each other and to grow together in faith.
My blog exists to help women strengthen their relationship with God, primarily through prayer.
I know I haven’t posted here in a long time, but 2021 will be different. I want to share my Christian journey with you, as I learn to prioritize my Lord every single day.
Here is what Muddling Through Together can offer you, my dear Christian sister.
1) Examine What the Bible Says About Prayer
Most Christians can recite the Lord’s Prayer from memory, but when did you last stop and think about what those words mean? When did you last study the Bible passage that introduces the Lord’s Prayer?
That is just the beginning! The Bible is an incredible guide on prayer. Together we will study the scripture and learn more about the greatest authority on prayer: God’s Word.
Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.-Ephesians 6:18
2) Provide Prayer Prompts on a Variety of Topics
I know how challenging personal prayer can be. It’s so easy to start talking silently to God and then realize you’re daydreaming or reviewing your to-do list!
Prayer prompts can help. They are an easy way to stay focused in prayer. Prayer prompts help with more than just daily prayer. By following prayer prompts in a specific theme, you can also improve a specific aspect of your life every month.
I’ve already put together a few series of prayer prompts. I pray that these will help you with your daily prayer life.
- 31 Days of Prayer for Women
- 31 Days of Prayer for Your Spouse
- 31 Days of Prayer to Cultivate Gratitude
3) Share Resources to Guide Christian Women in Prayer
Right now the Resources for Christian Women page is a little light, but one of my first goals for the new year is to improve that. You can already find book recommendations and blog recommendations.
Email subscribers also have access to an additional library of exclusive content, including phone wallpapers and a prayer book.
I’ve also put together a free prayer challenge, an email course that goes beyond prayer prompts, to encourage you to pray for your spouse daily. I plan to update it this year, but the existing prayer challenge is still available!
When you sign up for the daily prayer challenge, you’ll receive two emails per week for four weeks encouraging you in your prayer life. In addition to prayer prompts, each email will also include relevant scripture verses and links to helpful articles.
Future resources will be prayer printables to help you journal your prayers, additional prayer books, and other resources to help you improve your prayer life.
4) Recommend the Best Books for Christian Women
While I’ve already shared a few book suggestions for Christian women, I plan on sharing detailed book reviews in the future. I’m in the middle of a few different books right now that have helped me with my Christian journey, and I’m excited to share all of them with you.
I know how overwhelming it can be to find the right books for your Christian journey. There are so many authors, so many options.
One of the most thoughtful wedding gifts I received was from a college friend of mine, one who is more traditional than I am in her Christian journey. She knew that I was choosing an egalitarian marriage for myself, so she gave me a book on Christian marriage that didn’t teach wifely submission, a book that had still helped her and her husband.
That is the kind of deliberation I will put in my book reviews. You will know if the books are helpful for you and your own Christian journey. I will also ask all website contributors to use the same consideration when writing their own Christian book reviews.
5) Write Consistent Blog Posts About My Own Prayer Journey
I initially started Muddling Through Together in honor of my mom, launching the website two years after she died. She was such a Christian role model to me–not because she was perfect, but because she kept trying.
My mom knew she was a sinner. My mom struggled with her flaws, especially her insecurities.
But she loved God fervently. She prayed consistently, even if was just a few minutes here and there between her busy life.
I want to be more like her. I want to pray more often, with more deliberation.
You will find my own prayer journey here. My struggles, my triumphs.
If you want to help me, join the Muddling Through Together Facebook group. Christian women share prayer requests there. I’ve become more consistent in my prayer because my Christian sisters need my prayers. You can share your prayer requests and encourage me to pray daily, all at the same time.
2020 was hard for all of us. I let go of my own expectations for myself–for my writing, for my productivity–just to get through the year. I spent more time reading and less time writing, more time praying and less time blogging about it.
2021 will be better. I’m excited to share the books I’ve read. I’m excited to improve my prayer life while helping my fellow sisters in Christ.
Will you join me on this journey to grow closer to God?