Trying to grow in my prayer life, I’ve found some prayer resources that have been encouraging, and I would love to share them with you. (Most of these links are affiliate links when available and I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.)
Books about Prayer
I love books from the Moms in Prayer organization, which I will talk about later.
My favorite book from the ministry is Mom’s Little Book of Powerful Prayers. The fact that I’ve bought this book five times – once each in Kindle and paperback for myself, and three times as gifts – tells you that I think this book is worth it. Tied for second are Start with Praise: Living Empowered Through Prayer and Unshaken: Experience the Power and Peace of a Life of Prayer. They also have prayer sheets on their website that you can look at for free if you are curious about this format of prayer.
Jodie Berndt has written some great books about praying Bible verses for your children. I have read and used Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love and Praying the Scriptures for Your Teenagers: Opening the Door for God’s Provision in Their Lives (this is the updated edition I did not use). I haven’t read Praying the Scriptures for Your Children: Discover How to Pray God’s Purpose for Their Lives, but it is by the same author. On my to-read list is Praying the Scriptures for Your Life.
For further reading, my pastor recommends The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer: Experience the Wonders of God through Prayer. I have not read it myself. He says it will show you the importance of prayer and give you great instruction and encouragement from a mature follower of Christ.
Organizations with Prayer Resources
Moms in Prayer
One of the best steps I have taken to help my prayer life is to be part of a Moms in Prayer group. It gives a format to a prayer group:
- Praise (about an attribute of God),
- Thankfulness, and
- Intercession (praying for needs).
The intercession section includes praying a Bible verse over the person you are praying for. I have also found that this is a helpful way to be praying on my own, too. Moms in Prayer concentrates on praying for the needs of your child (of any age), but many of the principles can be adapted for praying for others as well as yourself.
If you find yourself wanting to pray for people around the world, but aren’t sure how, Operation World is a great place to start. Their book and app guide you in praying through the world in a year with key information on the needs of the country and its people.
Open Doors USA
Another great resource for praying for people around the world is Open Doors USA’s Prayer App. If you leave notifications on, it gives timely reminders and information on how to pray for persecuted Chrsitians around the world. They have other prayer resources on their Prayer page.
Audio/Podcasts about Prayer
Moms in Prayer Podcast
Moms in Prayer has an excellent podcast that encourages women in their praying and in their walk with God. Definitely worth a listen!
Pray Every Day
This is a new favorite of mine. I love hearing the Bible read to me each day and then praying along with the prayer by the host, Mary DeMuth. I listen to it in a podcast app, but you can also get the podcast as an app. See this page for more information.
The Dwell App
This may be more of a quiet time recommendation than prayer, but I figure that it is worth mentioning. Dwell is an app where you can listen to a Bible passage you’ve picked out, relax with a playlist of Bible verses, or follow along with a reading plan that you listen to. I pictured myself using this everyday, and sometimes I do. But other times I don’t. My favorite part is the curated playlists arranged by topics. Visit the Dwell website to learn more about this subscription-based app.
I pray that these resources will be an encouragement to you. May God bless you as you follow Him!