Journey Deeper into Prayer
Cultivate a vibrant life of prayer!
Experience the fresh grace of God with Chronic Joy® Prayer Prompts. Take one gentle step today, lift one precious life, pray for one more minute in a style that’s familiar to you or maybe brand new.
HOW TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY DEEPER INTO PRAYER
Sometimes the hardest part is figuring out how to start. Chronic Joy® Prayer Prompts extend a warm invitation. Step in, hush the voices of the world, and enter into holy conversation with God.
God longs for us to bring ourselves. He delights when we bring our time and attention, our words and questions, our frustrations and laughter, our joy, and even our tears. Then He promises something even more – He promises that the One who searches our hearts for the feelings too deep for words “intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”
“When life is going smoothly, and our truest heart treasures seem safe, it does not occur to us to pray,” writes Timothy Keller.
Tonnya Blaylock adds, “One thing I have learned about my prayer life is that it is enriched through pain. It may not be the thing one wants to hear or acknowledge, but that doesn’t make it any less true. It is through pain that my prayer becomes deeper and more authentic. I love Psalm 31:7, which says, “I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul.”
Can you think of a time when your words have felt futile, when you’ve prayed but haven’t felt heard, when there were no words? Maybe that’s where you are now. Or where you’ve recently been.
We understand. You are not alone here. And it’s why we’ve lovingly crafted these prayer prompts to meet you exactly as you are, right where you are, as is.
WHAT IS A PRAYER PROMPT?
Chronic Joy® Prayer Prompts are an invitation to take one gentle step, to pray in a comforting and familiar or perhaps new-to-you way, or to cry out on behalf of one precious life today … maybe even yours.
- Strengthen and deepen our relationship with God
- Change and enrich us Psalm 51:10
- Help us to engage with Scripture
- Shed a whole new light on interruptions! (Theology of disruption)
- Equip prayer to nourish and inform the rhythms of our lives
- Develop consistency over time.
PRAY IN THE SPIRIT AND JOURNEY DEEPER INTO PRAYER
Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and requests. Ephesians 6:18 ISV
We know how difficult prayer can be, how hard it sometimes is to find the words, to feel that our hearts are heard, and that our prayers for someone matter. We understand the days when our prayers seem to bounce back off the ceiling or echo into space, the days when we’re so exhausted, so burdened by pain that we cannot pray. And those days when we sense the Spirit’s gentle nudging, but let the moment slip away.
You are not alone. We are in this together.
It’s why we created our new Let’s Pray page.
Charles Spurgeon wrote, “True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length.”
And Brennan Manning said, “prayer is first and foremost an act of love … born of a desire to be with Jesus.”
Join us as we Journey Deeper Into Prayer. Sign-up is quick and easy. You’ll receive an email with a beautiful image, a short passage of Scripture, and an invitation to step into prayer in a way you might not be familiar with or to lean a little deeper into ways that you are.
Journey Deeper Into Prayer Posts
Slowly, God’s promises and grace penetrated the lies I had believed and replaced them in my mind. God's peace passes all understanding.
When chronic pain hits, we might wonder, “How can I have confident hope?”. But I soon learned that this hope comes from drawing ever closer to the One Who gives all hope. That is, Jesus!
Even More Prompts
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HEARTBEAT OF HOPE • GENEROSITY CHALLENGE
Inspiring challenges inviting you to excel in grace-filled generosity. Join us on this lifelong pilgrimage of learning to selflessly love one another with our time, patience, gifts, resources, and kindness.
INTENTIONAL KINDNESS • A REVOLUTIONARY SERVICE CHALLENGE
Kindness is love in action. It’s paying attention to the people right in front of you. It’s a heart of gentleness, generosity, and compassion intentionally poured out one precious life at a time.
ACTIVATING THE WHOLE YOU! • A UNIQUE MOVEMENT CHALLENGE
Inspiring challenges inviting you to move in step with the Spirit-led rhythms of creation, always at the pace of grace.
CALLED TO CREATE • A JOURNEY OF SURPRISES
Set Sail for creative art prompts. Creativity is a language of the soul and it builds space for community to grow!
CREATIVE WAYS TO SERVE • LOVE ONE ANOTHER
Courageously engage in these unique service prompts. Lean in, listen long, look with the eyes of compassion, and love one another as God incomparably loves us.