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Praying Christian Women Podcast: The Podcast About Prayer

Praying Christian Women Podcast: The Podcast About Prayer

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The show that brings Christian women from all backgrounds together as award-winning authors Alana Terry and Jaime Hampton discuss what it means to be a woman of prayer in the 21st century.

Whether you’re brand new to the faith or have been a believer for decades, the Praying Christian Women podcast brings you biblical encouragement and inspiration (as well as an abundance of practical tips and easy-to-implement suggestions) to deepen your prayer life.

Join your hosts Alana and Jaime, whose books have reached over 100,000 readers. We’re more than just a podcast; we’re a community of believers
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145 Inviting God Into Your Marriage with Jamie Ivey
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!  This week we're really excited to have a conversation with author, speaker and host of the Happy Hour podcast, Jamie Ivey. This week Jamie and her husband Aaron are releasing a fun, creative marriage project called Complement that includes books and a bible study (and more if you preorder before Tuesday March 2nd!). Jamie joins us for a great discussion about how to invite God into your marriage - whether it's happy and thriving or struggling mightily. She gets real about some of the most difficult times in her own marriage, how ages and stages of children have changed the way she and Aaron relate to each other, and what it means to be "on mission" with your spouse.  You can preorder (and plain old normal order) Complement here, but don't forget to check in at AaronAndJamieIvey.com to claim your preorder bonuses if you are able to order the book before Tuesday March 2nd (you might just get a Zoom date night with the Iveys!).
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March 1, 2021
144 Transforming Your Home Through the Daily Practice of Gratitude with Amber Cullum
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! This week's guest on the podcast is host of the Grace Enough Podcast, Amber Cullum. Join us for a discussion about how the daily practice of gratitude can transform you - and even your entire home. Amber talks about her own journey of practicing gratitude and gives us some practical tips for how you can tailor your own pursuit of gratitude to the needs of your home and family. You won't want to miss this! You can connect with Amber at www.graceenoughpodcast.com.
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February 22, 2021
143 Coffee Break: Prayer and Toxic Relationships Part 2 (Toxic Family Members)
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Join us for part 2 of our conversation about prayer and toxic relationships. In Episode 141 we talked about some generally toxic relationships that can be drains on your physical and spiritual energy, but in this coffee break episode we answer a listener question about what to do when those toxic relationships happen to be family members.  Remember, "toxic relationship" is different from abuse. If you believe you are in an abusive relationship or feel unsafe in your home, visit: https://www.womenshealth.gov/relationships-and-safety/get-help or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-994-9662
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February 15, 2021
142 Being Intentional About Prayer and Parenting with Monica Swanson
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! This week’s guest on the podcast is “Grom Mom” Monica Swanson (if you don’t know what a grom is, listen to the episode to find out!). We talk about what intentional parenting looks like for her, how her prayer life has evolved during different ages and stages of her boys’ lives, and discuss her book “Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most From You.” Join us today! You can connect with Monica at https://monicaswanson.com
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February 8, 2021
141 Prayer and Toxic Relationships
Check out our online prayer retreat "Praying in the New Year" at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/newyear today! Have you ever been in a toxic relationship? Maybe a person comes to mind who has inappropriately latched on to your desire to help others, or even deliberately deceived you just to get attention, prayer or financial help. In this episode, we discuss several different types of toxic relationships, how to identify if you're in one, and what you can do to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a hurting world - without being taken advantage of, and while being a good steward of your limited time, energy and prayers.
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February 1, 2021
140 Journaling Your Way Through the Word of God with Angella Bundz
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Join us today for a conversation with author Angella Bundz about her book “7 Simple Steps to Studying Scripture: How to Journal Your Way Through the Word of God.” Angella shares about how God prompted her to begin journaling just before a devastating cancer diagnosis, and how a passion for prayer and God’s word came out of that difficult time. You can connect with Angella at https://www.angellabundz.com. Join her Facebook group “The Power of Paper” at https://m.facebook.com/groups/530245811236975/?tsid=0.5470549744201514&source=result
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January 25, 2021
139 Can Items Be Cursed or Have Spiritual Attachments?
Grab your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! As Christians we know there is a spiritual battle going on behind the veil of what we can see and touch, but sometimes the specifics of what that battle looks like in our day-to-day can be hard to discern when there aren't specific examples in scripture to draw from. Our discussion today centers around whether items can be cursed or have spiritual attachments, and if so, what should we do if we come across one? Join us today for a balanced, biblically-focused conversation about a topic we've been wanting to cover on the podcast for a long time!
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January 18, 2021
138 Discovering a Passion for Prayer Journaling with Eliane Smith
** This episode is even better on video! Typically only our Patreon community has access to our recent video episodes but we're offering today's episode to the public. Watch here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/46084761 Have you ever wanted to journal your prayers more, but just haven't known where to start? If so, you won't want to miss our conversation today with author and member of our Praying Christian Women Community, Eliane Smith.  Eliane takes us through her journey of prayer journaling, sharing how it became a passion for her, as well as giving some practical tips and advice for making prayer journaling a more regular part of your life. During the episode, she mentions her book "Ten Homeschool Secrets: How I Survived Being Homeschooled." You can find it on Amazon!
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January 11, 2021
137 Learning from 2020 and Praying in the New Year
Looking to pray more in the new year? For a limited time we’re offering our "Praying in the New Year" online retreat for 50% off at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/retreats. Check it out today! Just about all of us are glad to see 2020 in the rearview mirror...right? But what if instead of forgetting all about it, we decided to welcome 2021 by looking back on the lessons we've learned from 2020? After all, God was in it, and we don't want to miss any lessons he's had for us to learn during this unprecedented year! Whether you came out of 2020 relatively unscathed but inconvenienced, or are still dealing with trauma, loss and devastation that will be with you for years to come (or somewhere in-between), we invite you join us for what we hope will be a God-seeking time of reflection and prayer.  If you're in that second category - please know we are with you and lifting you up in our prayers today. We have a prayer for you at the end of this episode. We would also love to hear from you at connect@prayingchristianwomen.com if you have prayer needs. 
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January 4, 2021
136 Sacred Rest with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
Looking for ways to pray for healthcare workers, particularly during the pandemic? Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/healthcare today for your free devotional!  Join us today on the podcast for an eye-opening, conversation with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, author of “Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.” We talk about how to determine what kind of rest you’re lacking in your own life, how to find the rest your body, soul and spirit need, and of course the role prayer plays in our quest for rest. Join us today!  You can take Dr. Saundra’s “Rest Quiz” at https://www.restquiz.com/quiz/rest-quiz-test/ Connect with Dr. Saundra at https://ichoosemybestlife.com/ And that quote I butchered? Here it is: "If the heart wanders or is distracted, bring it back to the point quite gently and replace it tenderly in its Master's presence. And even if you did nothing during the whole of your hour but bring your heart back and place it again in our Lord's presence, though it went away every time you brought it back, your hour will be very well employed." — St. Francis de Sales
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December 27, 2020
135 Unwrapping the Gifts of Christmas
If you’d like our “Unwrapping the Gifts of Christmas” free PDF visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/gifts today!  Our goal for today’s episode is to offer you a time of rest, prayer and worship as we get ready for Christmas. Take some time out of your busy day to unwrap eight gifts of Christmas by reading and praying through prophecies pointing to Jesus. We can’t wait to see you there!
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December 21, 2020
Bonus Episode: How to Pray for Healthcare Workers During the Pandemic with Dr. Sasha Shillcutt
Have you been wanting to pray for healthcare workers during the pandemic, but just haven't known where to start? We've got you covered! Download your free PDF at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/healthcare today! Today's bonus episode of the podcast couldn't be more timely, as COVID-19 cases have been surging and healthcare workers have been stretched thin. Join us for an eye-opening conversation with Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, a physician, teacher, podcaster, CEO and author of the book "Between Grit and Grace."  Dr. Sasha takes us through "a day in the life" of a physician in this COVID-19 pandemic era, and gives us so many prayer points and practical tips for how we can support those working in the healthcare field. We also get to talk about her book "Between Grit and Grace" and her passion for encouraging women to step boldly into who God has created them to be. You will not want to miss this power-packed conversation! You can connect with Dr. Sasha at www.becomebraveenough.com.
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December 18, 2020
134 Developing the Discipline of Gratitude
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! It's a pretty universally accepted concept that gratitude is good for you. Good for the spirit, good for the mind, even good for the body! But it doesn't come naturally; it's something that needs to be cultivated. Join us today for a discussion about some practical ways we can develop the discipline of gratitude in our everyday lives. Check out our "Gratitude from A to Z" blog for some prayer points, then try to come up with your own list!
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December 13, 2020
133 From Atheist to All-In God Girl with Erin Weidemann
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!  This week's guest, Erin Weidemann, has battled (and survived) cancer five times. She is a former atheist and "mean girl" turned all-in "God girl." She wears more hats than you can count as a podcaster, speaker, best-selling author, homeschool consultant, certified teacher and coach.  In our conversation, Erin talks about how God met her during a very dark time and transformed her unbelief into an unwavering faith. We talk about how she became passionate about pointing girls to Jesus, and Erin tells us all about her amazing "Bible Belles" book series for girls and her newest release of "Ringleaders." These would make wonderful gifts for any little girls in your life. Join us today! You can connect with Erin at https://erinweidemann.com/ and find out more about her books at https://biblebelles.com/ 
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December 6, 2020
Bonus Episode: Counting Up to Christmas with Jennifer Elwood
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Are you already feeling the pressure to "have it all together" for the holiday season? With all of the added stresses of 2020, more than ever we need rest for our bodies, minds and spirits. That’s precisely the reason we decided to air this bonus episode! Today we get to sit down with Jennifer Elwood, author of “Counting Up to Christmas: 24 gifts from the gospel of Luke” about the importance of slowing down and seeking rest each day during the holidays through prayer and meditation on God’s Word. We know it’s going to bless you today! You can connect with Jennifer in lots of ways: Website: https://jenniferelwood.com/ Her Facebook Page: Jennifer Elwood, Author https://www.facebook.com/peacocksojourning The Counting Up To Christmas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/countinguptochristmas Counting Up To Christmas on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peacocksojourning/ Spotify Playlist “Counting Up To Christmas in the Gospel of Luke” https://open.spotify.com/playlist/07T8R6EIHt6lMhpuDRHCJu
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December 2, 2020
132 How Discovering Your Strengths Can Benefit Your Prayer Life - Part 2
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! With all of the self-help resources available today, we often get stuck focusing on the things in our lives that need improvement. But have you ever bothered discovering your strengths? This week's episode was as enlightening for us as we hope it will be for you! Join us for this two-part episode (see Episode 129 for part 1) as we dive into CliftonStrengths and discover how knowing the way God has wired us can be an amazing tool for growing in our prayer lives.
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November 29, 2020
131 Thanksgiving Week 2020
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Celebrate Thanksgiving week with the Praying Christian Women podcast! This week we share some listener testimonies about answered prayers and talk about some of the many things we're thankful for. 
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November 23, 2020
130 Experiencing God at Work Even Through Tragedy with Robyn Karns
If you haven't already, visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal to get your free scripture journal today! Today's guest on the podcast is Robyn Karns, who talks with us about learning to lean into God and to see him at work in her life, even after the devastating loss of her son Zach after his long battle with depression, substance abuse and addiction. She also tells us all about the jewelry line God has inspired her to create in the aftermath of Zach's death to honor his life and to lift up other warrior women who are fighting every day on their knees for their children. You can connect with Robyn and see her beautiful jewelry line at www.robynkarns.com!
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November 16, 2020
129 How Discovering Your Strengths Can Benefit Your Prayer Life
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal!    With all of the self-help resources available today, we often get stuck focusing on the things in our lives that need improvement. But have you ever bothered discovering your strengths? This week's episode was as enlightening for us as we hope it will be for you! Join us for this two-part episode as we dive into CliftonStrengths and discover how knowing the way God has wired us can be an amazing tool for growing in our prayer lives.
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November 9, 2020
128 Coffee Break with Sunday Burquest: Embracing Joy and Hope in the Midst of a Cancer Diagnosis
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! Today's guest on the podcast is Sunday Burquest (a.k.a. "Grit Girl"). You might know Sunday from her appearance on Survivor: Millenials vs. Gen X as the faith-filled friend to everyone who wouldn't give up. But Sunday's story of grit goes much deeper. After beating breast cancer, appearing on Survivor and establishing her "Grit Girl" ministry, Sunday was told her cancer had recurred and spread. Join us today to hear Sunday's amazing story of staying focused on God and full of joy and hope despite facing some of life's biggest challenges. Sunday also answers a listener question from Natalya about how to embrace the nearness of God throughout the journey of cancer patients and their families. You can connect with Sunday and find out more about her story and her book at www.iamgritgirl.com. Sunday also has a Go Fund Me page at https://gf.me/u/yjzph4.
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November 1, 2020
127 Prayer as an Excuse for Inactivity
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!   We're the Praying Christian Women Podcast. We like prayer. Actually, we love prayer! And we believe that our prayers change the fabric of reality. But we also acknowledge that there are times when prayer can be an excuse not to take action. So how do we know if we're making prayer a priority in a healthy way, or at the expense of taking the actions God is calling us to? Join us for a really interesting discussion!
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October 26, 2020
126 Hospitality as a Launchpad for Deeper Prayer Relationships with Karen Ehman
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!  This week's guest on the Praying Christian Women podcast is author, speaker and mentor Karen Ehman. Karen brings us an incredibly timely message straight from her new book "Reach Out, Gather In: 40 Days to Opening Your Heart and Home." Hospitality is something we might find more difficult in a post-COVID world, but Karen brings us some much-needed encouragement about how hospitality is a state of heart you can take with you anywhere. She offers advice, personal stories and helpful tips for how we can overcome obstacles to making hospitality a regular part of our lives, and in doing so how we can open doors to minister to others through prayer in ways we never could have otherwise.  You can find out more about Karen's new book at www.karenehman.com
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October 19, 2020
125 Coffee Break: How to Pray Consistently When You're Not Even Sure God Hears You
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!   Today's "coffee break" question (from listener Rebecca) is how do you continue praying consistently when you aren't even sure God hears you? Join us for a discussion about how to cultivate consistency in your prayer life in general, as well as how to press on even when God seems silent.
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October 12, 2020
124 Navigating God's Plans for Your Life with Alli Worthington
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Do you ever wonder how to discern God's voice from all of the noise? Have you ever struggled to figure out which people to surround yourself with to help you navigate an important decision, or to decide whether to follow a dream or not? If so, you'll definitely want to join us for today's episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast! Our guest Alli Worthington talks with us about her own experiences in these areas and so much more. We discuss her new book, "Standing Strong: A Woman's Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence," and the amazing story about how even the book itself is a testimony to God's ability to faithfully and powerfully direct our steps, even when we can't see what's ahead. You can connect with Alli at www.alliworthington.com, where you can find out more about her book (and take a really fun quiz to find out what your superpower is!).
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October 5, 2020
123 Prayers for Protection and "Travel Mercies"
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!   Do you pray before going on a big trip, or even each time you walk out the door? Praying for "travel mercies" or a "hedge of protection" is something that has become commonplace in many Christian homes. Is this kind of prayer biblical? Can it become superstitious? Is God interested in our physical protection, or is it missing a bigger picture to focus only on remaining safe? You might be surprised at some of the conclusions we come to in this really interesting discussion about prayers for protection!
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September 28, 2020
122 Advice and Prayer for Moms Schooling at Home
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!   Are you one of the many moms schooling from home right now? Maybe it's by choice, or maybe it's the last thing you ever thought you'd be doing right now. Either way, we're here for you!  Join us for an episode of encouragement, advice, and of course prayer for all the moms experiencing "schooling from home." And even if you aren't teaching children at the moment, this episode will equip you with ways you can be praying for and supporting the moms who are!
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September 21, 2020
121 From Trials to Triumph with Cherlyn Decker
Grab your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! In this episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast, we get to talk with author, speaker and Christian Life Coach Cherlyn Decker. Cherlyn was a self-described "people-pleasing workaholic" who talks about how God used an incredibly difficult time of pruning to remind her of the true source of power, launching her forward in ways she never imagined. Join us as she shares her ongoing journey from trials to triumph!  You can connect with Cherlyn at https://www.cherlyndecker.com/prayingwomen
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September 14, 2020
120 Coffee Break: Should I Share Revelations I Think I Hear From God with Others?
Grab your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal!   Have you ever heard God speak to you, but weren't sure whether you should share your revelation with others? This is our listener question in today's Coffee Break episode of the podcast. Join us for the discussion!
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September 7, 2020
119 Moving Mountains with Patricia Raybon
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Award-winning author and journalist Patricia Raybon joins us on the podcast today to expound on some powerful lessons about prayer from her book "I Told the Mountain to Move." Patricia has a gentle, quiet spirit ... and the heart and soul of a warrior. There is so much wisdom in this conversation, you will not want to miss out! You can connect with Patricia at https://www.patriciaraybon.com.
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August 31, 2020
118 Making Your Home a Sanctuary
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! In episode 116 we talked about "spiritual housekeeping," looking at different aspects of our spiritual lives using the analogy of rooms in a house (if you missed it, you might want to listen to that one first!). But after getting your spiritual house in order, what are the next steps involved to get your physical house in order: taking a home and making it into a sanctuary for you, your family members, and even any visitors who might come through the door?  This episode was so much fun to record. We think you'll come away from listening with a renewed passion to make your house a home, and to make your home a house of prayer!
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August 24, 2020
117 The 28 Day Prayer Journey with Chrystal Evans Hurst
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Today's guest on the podcast is author, speaker and podcaster Chrystal Evans Hurst. She's about to launch an amazing devotional called "The 28 Day Prayer Journey: A Daily Guide to Conversations with God." During our conversation we talk about her family and her new book, as well as how to love each other well during these unprecedented times. The 28 Day Prayer Journey launches September 1, but if you preorder you can get some pretty sweet bonuses! Visit www.chrystalevanshurst.com/pray to find out more. Here's the link to the video we mention in the interview where Chrystal's dad Tony Evans talks with his children and grandchildren about the tense cultural climate: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA3H9x-D44l/ And here's a great blog post from Chrystal's website for anyone wanting to continue the conversation about racism: https://chrystalevanshurst.com/so-what-do-i-do/
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August 17, 2020
Special Episode: Praying for Unity During Times of Pandemic
Grab your free prayer journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! In today's special episode of the podcast, we dive headfirst into the topic of unity in the Body of Christ during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tensions are high, opinions are strong, and we'd love to invite you into a time to talk and pray about how now more than ever it's important for us as believers to approach each other (as well as the rest of the world) from a heart of love, humility and desire to glorify God despite our differences of opinion.
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August 12, 2020
116 Spiritual Housekeeping
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Join us today for a fun conversation about "spiritual housekeeping" where we draw parallels between each room of a typical house and a component of your spiritual life. We'll take you through each "room," offering up questions you can ask yourself to determine whether or not your house is in order - and give you some suggestions for how to tidy up when necessary!
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August 10, 2020
115 Rethinking the Proverbs 31 Woman with Lauren Crews
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Be honest, does the Proverbs 31 woman sometimes seem like an unattainable standard? If so, get ready to be encouraged and inspired. Award-winning author and speaker Lauren Crews joins us today on the podcast to shed light on Proverbs 31, revealing some amazing truths from God's word. You will never look at Proverbs 31 the same again! You can connect with Lauren and find her books at www.laurencrews.com
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August 3, 2020
114 Spiritual Warfare: Combating Satan's Battle Plan with Prayer
Don't forget to pick up your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! How much time do you spend thinking about spiritual warfare? If you're like most of us, the busyness of life probably prevents you from focusing too much on the spiritual realities the Bible talks about in Ephesians 6:12. So today we're taking some time to use an outline of "Satan's Battle Plan" from Lysa TerKeurst as a launchpad to create an offensive (and defensive) strategy to combat his plan with prayer. Pull up a chair and join us! To listen to the episode of "Chrystal's Chronicles" where Lysa TerKeurst explains her perspective on Satan's battle plan, visit https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/chrystals-chronicles/222-seeing-god-at-work-in-zQyW4L53oCg/#
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July 27, 2020
113 Prayer Regrets (Dedicated to Kitty)
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Do you ever have prayer regrets? Things you wish in retrospect you'd prayed for? Or maybe your prayer regrets are things you prayed long and hard for that turned out not to be in your best interest, and you feel like your prayer energy was misspent. Join us today for a lengthy discussion about prayer regrets, dedicated to Kitty (who happens to be a dog). And a disclaimer: there's a lot of dog-talk in this episode. If you're not a fan of dogs, you might want to search the archives for another episode. If you're a dog lover (or even dog-neutral), pull up a chair, because you won't want to miss this conversation!
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July 20, 2020
112 Forgiveness and Faith with Kelly Yonce
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!   Christian fiction author Kelly Yonce joins us on the podcast today to talk about her newest book, The Thing About Mustard Seeds. We discuss English tea, as well as faith, forgiveness and the importance of having grace with the difficult people in your life. Pull up a chair, you won't want to miss our conversation! You can connect with Kelly and find her books at https://www.bayoulibertybooks-kellyyonce.com/
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July 13, 2020
111 Behind the Scenes with Alana and Jaime - Part 2
Get your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!  Here's part 2 of our look behind the scenes of the Praying Christian Women podcast. We reminisce about the early days of podcasting, answer some questions about what we do when we're not podcasting, consider each others' strengths and weaknesses, and laugh a whole lot in the process.
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July 6, 2020
110 From Overwhelmed to Overjoyed with Alexandra Kaval
Grab your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! We had the pleasure of talking with Alexandra Kaval from Grace Space Christian Coaching about how we can journey from being overwhelmed and scattered to becoming focused and purposeful, and ultimately rooted in our identity in Christ. If you've ever wondered what Christian coaching looks like, she gives a great description of what she does, and shares how God called her to serve women through Christian coaching. As a bonus, she answers one of our listener questions about how to discern God's will for your future. We'd love for you to join us! You can connect with Alexandra at www.gracespacechristiancoaching.com
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June 29, 2020
109 Behind the Scenes with Alana and Jaime - Part 1
Get your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!  This week we take you behind the scenes of the Praying Christian Women podcast, answering some "ask us anything" listener questions. We end up talking a lot about life in Alaska, and end with some prayer points for our beautiful state, and encouragement for you to pray for your own local region!
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June 22, 2020
108 Releasing Life in the Middle of Your Mess with Nancy Hicks
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! We were so excited to have author and speaker Nancy Hicks back on the podcast. Nancy opens up about some of her recent personal struggles, as well as how she has been navigating some of the larger nation- and worldwide struggles of 2020. You don't want to miss some of the priceless nuggets of wisdom Nancy offers as we discuss how we can all "release life in the middle of the mess." Pull up a chair and join us! You can connect with Nancy at www.NancyHicksLive.com
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June 15, 2020
107 Prayers of Lament
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Today we discuss how to transform feelings of anger, grief or frustration into powerful prayers of lament. We talk about the difference between lament and complaining or grumbling, as well as the importance of not rushing through your grief just to keep others from feeling uncomfortable. 
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June 8, 2020
106 Prayer for Racial Healing
Join us today for a time of prayer for racial healing in America and across the globe.
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June 1, 2020
105 Mental Illness Awareness Month: Revisiting Our Conversation with Kay Warren
Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal to get your free scripture journal today! There is a stigma surrounding the term "mental illness" that makes people reluctant to admit that they or someone they love is suffering. Kay Warren shatters the silence by sharing her own deeply personal story. She talks about the powerful role of prayer (as well as its limitations) in supporting loved ones with mental illness, and offers hope to those whose faith has been shaken by profound loss.  Because May is Mental Illness Awareness Month, we wanted to revisit this conversation with Kay and point you to some of her resources to support families impacted by mental illness at www.kaywarren.com. NOTE: This episode includes discussion about severe depression and suicide
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May 25, 2020
104 Coffee Break: How Family History Can Affect Your Prayer Life
Get 30 Days of Prayer for the Unsaved delivered right to your inbox! Sign up at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/unsaved today. In today's Coffee Break episode, our listener shares about a family history of mental illness that caused "hearing from God" to be something she had to navigate with extra wisdom and discernment. Join us today for a discussion about how family history can affect each one of us in our prayer lives. We can't wait to see you there! Related podcast episodes: 006 Generational Sins, 038 Is it Me, God, or the Devil Talking and 062 When God Calls You to Step Out in Faith with Cristy Olof
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May 18, 2020
103 Creating Good Prayer Habits Part 2
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! A lot has happened since we've recorded our last "normal" Praying Christian Women podcast episode! We celebrated our 100th episode (woot woot!!) and are so incredibly thankful for each of our listeners (that's you!) Today we pick up right where we left off in episode 99 discussing the book "Atomic Habits" by James Clear and applying the principles from the book specifically to our prayer lives. If you've ever wanted to be more focused and intentional about your prayer life, you will not want to miss this episode! If you'd like to listen to part 1, head back to Episode 099 first. 
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May 12, 2020
COVID Conversation 23: Acting in love despite our differences, family lessons learned, and prayer!
Want a resource to help you pray through the pandemic? Grab our 14 day COVID-19 devotional at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight today! Today we talk about loving our brothers and sisters in Christ even when our opinions differ, discuss some of the things our families have learned through our time at home, and as always end with prayer. 
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May 8, 2020
COVID Conversation 22: Graduations and funerals, the Praying Christian Women Community, and praising God together!
Join our Praying Christian Women Community facebook group today! https://www.facebook.com/groups/634515453629795   Today we talk about graduations, what we'd do to prepare if we knew we'd be sick for a few weeks, and end with talking about the Praying Christian Women Community (our private facebook group) and praising God by reading through Psalm 19.
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May 5, 2020
COVID Conversation 21: Our ideal quarantine date night, a new Christian sit-com idea, and prayer for Christian unity
Grab our 14-day COVID-19 devotional at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight today!     We spent way too much time talking about Christian comedy (and coming up with the plot for a new sit-com involving a pastor's family). We also discussed our ideal quarantine date night, and finished up with the last day of our COVID-19 devotional: prayer for unity of believers. Pull up a chair and join in our conversation!
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May 1, 2020
COVID Conversation 20: family tension, days when you have the "blahs," and prayer for spiritual revival!
Grab our 14-day COVID-19 devotional at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight today!   It's been a while since we've talked! Join us today as we discuss family tension, days when you have the "blahs," and Alana gets back to us about a pressing question she's been mulling over since the last time we met up. Don't forget to listen to the end when we go through Day 12 of our COVID devotional, praying for spiritual revival!
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April 29, 2020
102 Prayer and Support for Moms During the Pandemic (and Beyond!) with Pam Fields
Grab our 14-day COVID-19 devotional at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight today!   Today we got to talk with Pam Fields from www.tendingfields.net about how God has called her to blog and speak to "less-than-perfect Christian mamas" from all walks of life, and how the pandemic launched her into a new ministry. She shares her story, as well as lots of great prayer tips. You won't want to miss this conversation...pull up a chair and join us! You can connect with Pam at www.tendingfields.net.
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April 23, 2020
COVID Conversation 19: puppies, internet restrictions and prayer for the homeless
Grab our free COVID-19 devotional today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight!      You never know what we're going to talk about next. Today we discuss puppies and even pause (paws?) for a barking dog. We talk decide what we'd do with just one hour of internet each day, and end with a bible reading in Genesis 16 and prayer for the homeless. Grab your coffee and join us!
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April 22, 2020
COVID Conversation 18: Our ideal quarantine-free day, clean stand-up comedy, and prayer for financial burdens
Grab our free COVID-19 devotional today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight!    In today's COVID Conversation, we talk about fixing plumbing and other things we never thought we'd do pre-quarantine, as well as what we'd do with one whole day quarantine-free! Don't forget to listen to the end when we'll pray for financial burdens during this difficult time for so many.
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April 20, 2020
COVID Conversation 17: More Baby Yoda, mind over matter, and prayer for the sick
Grab our free COVID-19 devotional today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight!   We just can't get enough of Baby Yoda. Today we talk about him again, talk about memories that may or may not be accurate, discuss the placebo effect and mind over matter - and most importantly, we take time to pray for the sick. We can't wait to see you there!
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April 17, 2020
COVID Conversation 16: COVID confessions, spiritual parallels to harvesting peanuts, and prayer for the economy
Grab our free COVID-19 devotional today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight!   Today we dive into some COVID Confessions, talk about an inspirational story that highlights the amazing gift of prayer, and end with prayer for our economy.
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April 17, 2020
COVID Conversation 15: favorite foods, predicting the future and prayer for vulnerable people
Get our  free downloadable 14-day devotional: Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis today! Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight.       Join us today as we project how COVID-19 might transform life as we know it, share our favorite quarantine meals and end in prayer for vulnerable people.
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April 13, 2020
COVID Conversation 14: our favorite quarantine movies, the real meaning of "Maundy Thursday," and an excerpt from John 14
Get our  free downloadable 14-day devotional: Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis today! Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight.     Join us today as we talk about favorite quarantine movies and series, the real meaning (and pronunciation!) of "Maundy Thursday" and an excerpt from John 14. We can't wait to see you there!
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April 9, 2020
COVID Conversation 13: Holy week traditions, favorite Easter hymns and prayer for teachers
Get our  free downloadable 14-day devotional: Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis today! Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight.   In this COVID Conversation we talk about holy week traditions, our favorite Easter hymns and close in prayer for teachers, students and parents.
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April 8, 2020
101 How Prayer Can Launch Us Into Action with Jen M. Watson
Download Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis, our free 14-day devotional at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight today!  In today's interview, we got to talk with Jen M. Watson, prayer director for Black Christian Influencers, about how prayer has launched her into action, how to discern our God-given purpose in life, and so much more!  You can connect with Jen at www.jenmwatson.com, and partner with her to empower the lives of underserved women and children in Nigeria, West Africa by visiting www.mygracedavid.com.
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April 6, 2020
COVID Conversation 12: Dolly Parton, practical jokes, and prayer for medical workers/essential employees
Get our  free downloadable 14-day devotional: Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis today! Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight.   In today's COVID Conversation we talk about Dolly Parton, practical jokes, and end with prayer for medical workers and essential employees.
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April 3, 2020
COVID Conversation 11: Baby Yoda, survivor's guilt, and Day 4 of our new devotional!
Get our  free downloadable 14-day devotional: Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis today! Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight.   In today's conversation, we talk about Baby Yoda, survivor's guilt, and pray for people in isolation. Come join us!
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April 2, 2020
COVID Conversation 10: family traditions, things that make us laugh out loud, and prayer for the Church
Get our  free downloadable 14-day devotional: Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis today! Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight.   Today was just a fun, lighthearted look at what makes us laugh, some stories of everyday heroes and we close with prayer for the Church as Christians all over the globe navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
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March 31, 2020
100 Encouragement For the Special Needs Parent with Jamie Sumner
Download Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis, our free 15-day devotional at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight today!   Today's interview with special needs mom and author of Eat, Sleep, Save the World, Jamie Sumner, couldn't have been more timely. With many parents struggling to navigate the COVID-19 crisis and how to deal with school closures and activity cancellations, perhaps none have been impacted more than parents of children with special needs. Jamie joins us on the podcast today to share her own story, and to offer practical and spiritual encouragement not just for special needs moms, but to all of you moms out there who might feel unseen and alone in your parenting struggles!   Connect with Jamie and find out more about her books at www.jamie-sumner.com
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March 31, 2020
COVID Conversation 09: learning to be still, embracing the new normal, and praying for our leaders
Get our  free downloadable 14-day devotional: Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis today! Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight. Today we talk about the importance of learning to be still while helping when we can. We discuss how we're adjusting to the "new normal," and end with Day 2 of our new 14-day devotional where we pray for our leaders. 
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March 30, 2020
COVID Conversation 08: everyday heroes, our deepest fears, and God on the throne
Get our  free downloadable 14-day devotional: Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis today! Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight. This is our longest-yet COVID conversation, and quite possibly the heaviest. If you're not in the mood for discussing some of the darker topics of COVID-19, maybe wait for another time to tune in. But if you're up for it, join us for a look at how our deepest fears can be used to launch us into powerful prayers, as well as reminders that God is on the throne! 
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March 27, 2020
COVID Conversation 07: Rising hope, calculated risks, and Day 1 of our new devotional!
Get our  free downloadable 14-day devotional: Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis today! Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight.   Today we talk about rising hope, balancing calculated risk with wisdom, and a helpful tool for seeing people through God's eyes. We also go through Day 1 of our new devotional and pray for our family and friends. Pull up a chair and join us!
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March 25, 2020
COVID Conversation 06: Silver linings, bearded dragons and amazing teachers
Download your copy of our 14-day devotional: Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight! In today's COVID conversation we talk about silver linings, bearded dragons and amazing teachers (and a whole lot more!). So tune in and we'll see you there!
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March 25, 2020
COVID Conversation 05: Distance church, hunker down mandates, prayers for government officials
We've just finished our "Praying Christian Women's Guide to Praying Through the COVID-19 Crisis." It's a 14-day e-book devotional you can download as a PDF. Get a copy at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/bethelight today! Today we discuss 97-year-olds climbing orange trees, Alana rolls out her brilliant (and really fun) plan for how to commemorate our experience with COVID-19 in the future, and we discuss why it's so important to pray for our leaders more than we complain about them. We can't wait to see you there!
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March 23, 2020
COVID Conversation 04: Toilet paper, bidets, and are these the end times?
Sign up for our free "Worrier to Warrior" webinar at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/warrior to learn an easy system for transforming fear and chronic worry into powerful prayers and affirmations! In today's "COVID Conversation" we talk about some of our super-personal isolation-related purchases, discuss how great God is and the importance of being unified as believers, and pray specifically for our church leaders, and those nations being hit hardest by the pandemic. Pull up a chair and join us today!
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March 20, 2020
COVID Conversation 03: Is it prepping or panic?
Sign up for our free "Worrier to Warrior" webinar at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/warrior to help you change worry into powerful prayers! In light of recent events (i.e. the world as we know it seeming to have turned upside-down!) we wanted to connect with you on a more regular basis to offer hope and encouragement (and of course some prayer!)...because we're pretty sure you have some extra time on your hands at home! Join us for another "COVID Conversation," and stay tuned for more in the days to come!
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March 19, 2020
COVID Conversation 02: Germophobia & cute stories of humanity
Looking for some inspiration? Grab our FREE video series, Gratitude from A to Z, today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/gratitude. In light of recent events (i.e. the world as we know it seeming to have turned upside-down!) we wanted to connect with you on a more regular basis to offer hope and encouragement (and of course some prayer!)...because we're pretty sure you have some extra time on your hands at home! Join us for another "COVID Conversation," and stay tuned for more in the days to come!
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March 19, 2020
COVID Conversation 01: A unique period of history
Looking for some inspiration? Grab our FREE video series, Gratitude from A to Z, today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/gratitude. In light of recent events (i.e. the world as we know it seeming to have turned upside-down!) we wanted to connect with you on a more regular basis to offer hope and encouragement (and of course some prayer!)...because we're pretty sure you have some extra time on your hands at home! Join us for our first "COVID Conversation," and stay tuned for more in the days to come!
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March 17, 2020
099 Creating Good Prayer Habits Part 1
Grab your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! Prayer is a relationship, not just something to check off a list...right? But even in a relationship, if we're not intentional about meeting with the person in question, the relationship can suffer! We need good prayer habits. So take a break and pull up a chair and join us for part 1 of our conversation and learn how to deepen your relationship with God through some "habit hacks" that might surprise you!
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March 16, 2020
098 Coffee Break: Am I Praying the Right Way?
Grab your free scripture journal now at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! Since much of our prayer lives are private, have you ever wondered if you're going about it in the right (or wrong) way? How do other people pray? How long should prayers last? Is there a particular structure we should follow? Join us on today's coffee break episode of the podcast where we discuss a listener's question about how to know if you're praying the right way.
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March 9, 2020
097 How to Pray for Current Events Without Feeling Overwhelmed
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com today! Do the news headlines leave you feeling anxious or even hopeless? Do you really want to pray for current events, but find that there's just too much to pray for and end up feeling overwhelmed? In today's episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast, we offer up some practical advice for how to transform those negative feelings into powerful prayers - without the overwhelm.
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March 2, 2020
096 Coffee Break: Help! I don't feel like God is even listening to my prayers
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! Have you ever felt like maybe God isn't listening when you pray? You aren't alone! Today's listener question expresses this very frustration. Take a coffee break and come sit down with us as we discuss how to deal with those times of "radio silence" from God.
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February 24, 2020
095 Living a Life of Powerful Prayer with Nancy Hicks
Get your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Today's guest on the podcast is Nancy Hicks, author of Meant to Live: Living in Light of the Good News. Her passion for the Lord and about her message is absolutely contagious! You won't want to miss this inspiring interview where Nancy shares about what she's learned in her extensive international travels about what makes powerful prayer and much, much more! You can connect with Nancy at www.nancyhickslive.com
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February 17, 2020
094 Coffee Break: What About When Things Get Worse After You Pray?
If you haven't already, head over to www.prayingchristianwomen.com/gratitude to get instant access to our free video series "Gratitude from A to Z".  Have you ever prayed your heart out about a situation...only to find things getting worse instead of improving? Maybe you've wondered if God heard you, or if you've done something to make him angry. If so, you aren't alone! Join us today for a dose of hope and encouragement as we discuss what do when things seem to get worse after you pray.
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February 10, 2020
093 How Imagination Can Enhance Your Prayer Life
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Do you ever feel like you don't fit into the mold of what you think a "praying Christian woman" should look like? Maybe you're more likely to daydream than to sit down and pray through a list. Or maybe you pray regularly through your list, but your prayers feel dry and lifeless. If this is you, come join us for this week's episode of the podcast all about how imagination can actually enhance your prayer life!
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February 3, 2020
092 Coffee Break: How Do I Keep From Sounding Repetitive When I Pray?
Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Do you ever feel like a broken record when you pray? You aren't alone! In this week's "coffee break" episode of the podcast, a listener asks us how to keep from sounding repetitive in her prayers, and we do our best to offer some scripture and helpful tips. We hope you'll join us!
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January 27, 2020
091 Unstoppable Faith with Bethany Hamilton
Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/unstoppable to enter to win Bethany Hamilton's Unstoppable Year online course! You may have heard how Bethany Hamilton survived a shark attack when she was thirteen, then went on to resume surfing and win a national title - but the story didn't end there. Today Bethany joins us to talk about her recent roles (in addition to surfing!) as a wife and mother, and how prayer and a foundation of faith have given her the strength to persevere through all of life's challenges.
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January 20, 2020
090 Praising God Together: A Sneak Peek Into the Praying Christian Women Community
Get instant access to our new free video series "Gratitude from A to Z" right now at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/gratitude! On this week's episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast you'll get a sneak peek into the Praying Christian Women Community, our private Facebook group where you can connect with Alana, Jaime and other women who share your passion to deepen their prayer lives! Join us for a time of adoration, as we praise God for his attributes by praying through some of the names of God.
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January 13, 2020
089 Reflecting on the Past Year and Looking Forward
On this week's episode of the podcast, Alana and Jaime discuss some reflective questions about the last year, and look ahead to 2020. If you're interested in doing some reflecting and goal-setting of your own, you can take part in our "New Beginnings" retreat by visiting www.prayingchristianwomen.com/newyear today!
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January 6, 2020
088 Praying in the New Year 2020
Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/gratitude to get instant access to our free video series, "Gratitude from A to Z"! Welcome to a very special episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast! We wanted to bring in the new year with an all-prayer episode. So rather than just talking about prayer, we want to invite you to pray right along with us, as we ask God for his "kingdom come and will be done" in as many facets of 2019 as we could fit into one episode!
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December 30, 2019
087 What You Don't Need in Your Prayer Closet
Grab your free scripture journal today! www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal In this week's "just for fun" episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast, we take a humorous look at what you don't need in your prayer closet (and dream big about what our ideal prayer room would look like on an unlimited budget!). If you're looking for deep spiritual truths, maybe skip this one. But if you're in the mood for some fun conversation with good friends, grab your coffee and join us!
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December 23, 2019
086 How to Pray for Your Unsaved Friends and Family (Throwback to Episode 024!)
We are thrilled to be revisiting this episode to celebrate the release of "30 Days of Prayer for the Unsaved" in e-book and paperback form! Just visit Amazon.com and search for this title and choose how you'd like to receive it, or better yet give it as a gift! And you can still get the prayers delivered to your inbox daily for free by signing up at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/unsaved. However you choose to use these resources, may God bless your efforts to pray for the unsaved people in your life!
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December 16, 2019
085 The Importance of Mindfulness in Your Prayer Life
Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/gratitude to get instant access to our free video series "Gratitude from A to Z" Maybe you've never heard of the term "mindfulness." Or maybe you've heard the term in a secular context, or even lumped in with New Age practices. But today we talk about what cultivating mindfulness actually is at its core, and equip you with some really exciting new (free!) resources we've created to help you incorporate mindfulness into your prayer life in a God-glorifying way.
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December 9, 2019
084 Spiritual Decluttering
Get instant access to our FREE video devotional series "Gratitude From A to Z" by visiting www.prayingchristianwomen.com/gratitude today! Marie Kondo can't help us in this episode! Today we're talking about decluttering, but a very different kind. Join us for a discussion about the things that clutter our minds and spirits and prevent us from achieving the kind of focused, powerful prayer lives we desperately want to have.
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December 2, 2019
083 How God Can Transform Our Fear Into Hope Through Prayer with Shauna Amick of Joni and Friends
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! We were so blessed to have Shauna Amick from Joni and Friends on the podcast this week to share about how God took devastating news and the fear that came with it and transformed it into hope, joy and blessing she never dreamed possible. Join us and you're sure to come away encouraged and inspired! You can find more resources from Shauna and others to help advance disability ministry at www.joniandfriends.org.
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November 25, 2019
082 Coffee Break: Should I Allow Someone of a Different Faith to Pray For Me?
Grab your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! Today's Coffee Break question is about whether it's okay to allow someone of a different faith to pray for or with us. Alana and I went into this without discussing it beforehand, and it turned out to be one of the most challenging questions we've gotten to date! We hope you'll come away from this episode with some food for thought, and if you have any thoughts we'd love to hear from you in the comments!
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November 18, 2019
081 Balancing Prayer and Action (and so much more!) with Author Kathryn Ransom
This week's guest on the Praying Christian Women podcast wrote and published her first book at age 83. You absolutely have to meet Kathryn Ransom, author of Ransom Notes, an inspirational collection of essay-style devotions full of wisdom and wit that are sure to leave you encouraged. Join us for a fun discussion about how to balance prayer and action, stories about miraculous answers to prayer from Kathryn's own life, and much, much more!  Connect with Kathryn at www.kathrynransom.com
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November 11, 2019
080 Our Favorite Episodes So Far (and Coffee Break Shoutouts!)
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! This is a very special episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast, because it was presumed lost for months...until we found it. We're very excited to share our belated "summer roundup" with updates from Jaime and Alana, a review of some of our favorite episodes to date, as well as some Coffee Break shoutouts where we acknowledge some of our amazing listeners who may not have had their questions answered yet on the show.
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November 4, 2019
079 How Understanding Your Motivational Tendencies Can Transform Your Prayer Life
Grab your free prayer journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Do you ever feel like motivating yourself to pray takes more time than prayer itself? If so, you're not alone, and we're here to help! What motivates one person to pray isn't necessarily a one-size-fits-all solution, so today we're exploring how understanding your motivational tendencies can transform your prayer life.
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October 28, 2019
078 Coffee Break: How Do You Pray When You're Expecting a Child With Special Needs?
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! On today's episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast, we discuss the difficult topic of how to pray through hard times of all sorts, but particularly when you learn you're expecting a child with special needs. You might also want to visit episode 083, where Shauna Amick from Joni and Friends shares about how God transformed her fears into hope when she discovered she was expecting a child with Down Syndrome.
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October 21, 2019
077 The Role of Prayer in "The Grumble Free Year" with Tricia Goyer
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! It was such a joy to talk with Tricia Goyer, author of "The Grumble Free Year" about the role prayer and gratitude played in her family's year-long quest to become grumble-free. Join us for a really honest look into the struggles and victories her family of eleven experienced along the way! Connect with Tricia at www.triciagoyer.com, and learn more about the book (and some preorder bonuses!) at www.thegrumblefreeyear.com
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October 14, 2019
076 How Learning Style Can Affect Your Prayer Life
If you haven't already, visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal to get your free scripture journal today! We're so excited about this week's episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast! You may have heard of the different learning styles (visual, auditory and kinesthetic), but have you ever thought about how you particular learning style might be impacting your prayer life? Join us today for a really fun (and enlightening!) discussion that just might change the way you look at how you pray.
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October 7, 2019
075 Coffee Break: How to Pray For Your Husband (Even When It's Not Easy)
Marriage is easy. It's often like a fairy tale, where you say "I do!" and then live happily ever after. Okay, if you're married you know that's simply not true... If you've ever felt disconnected with your spouse and at a loss for how to pray, you need to listen to this week's Coffee Break episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast. Our prayer is that you'll come away infused with truth, ready to battle enemy lies, and equipped and inspired to pray like you've never prayed before for your husband!
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September 30, 2019
074 Conviction vs. Condemnation
If you haven't already, head over to www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal to receive your free scripture journal! Have you ever been confused about the difference between conviction and condemnation? Today on the Praying Christian Women podcast we sit down to contrast the terms, and talk about how you can recognize the hallmarks of each of these responses in your own life.
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September 23, 2019
073 Coffee Break: Why Didn't God Heal My Husband?
Grab your free scripture journal today! www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal This week's coffee break episode deals with a heart-wrenching question: why doesn't God always heal the people we love? While no answer could be sufficient to dissolve the pain and disappointment that results when prayers for healing seem to go unanswered, we try our best to discuss this question honestly and biblically.
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September 16, 2019
072 Showing Up to Pray
Do you ever guilt-trip yourself about prayer? Maybe you feel inadequate, like everyone else is better at it than you. Or maybe you try to pray, but always seem to be distracted. Whatever burden you're carrying around, we're here today to share a core truth about prayer: Showing up to pray is enough. It's a better goal than trying to polish your delivery, or even to try to be more focused. Because God will meet you where you are if you'll just kneel before the throne.
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September 9, 2019
071 How to Pray For an Unbelieving Spouse with Leslie Strobel
Grab your free prayer journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! It can be heartbreaking when the love of your life doesn't share your faith. Leslie Strobel knows this struggle well, and her story was chronicled in the film "The Case For Christ". In today's episode, we talk with Leslie about how she made it through the hard times living in a spiritually mismatched marriage. Find the book Leslie wrote with her husband Lee, "Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage," anywhere books are sold!
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September 2, 2019
070 Coffee Break: How Do I Start My Own Prayer Group?
Have you ever had the desire to start your own prayer group, but have no idea where to begin? If so, you won't want to miss this week's Coffee Break episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast, where we answer a listener question about specific steps you can take to begin several different types of prayer groups. This was a really fun discussion, and we think you'll enjoy it whether you're looking seriously at starting a group now, or maybe just want to listen in for future reference!
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August 26, 2019
069 Prayer Meeting Troubleshooting
Grab your free prayer journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Prayer is communication between us and a perfect God. But because prayer meetings involve imperfect people, sometimes the meetings themselves can be far from perfect! Join us today for a lighthearted look at some common prayer meeting blunders, and learn how to troubleshoot them!
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August 22, 2019
068 Coffee Break: Specific vs. Unspoken Prayers
Get your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! Have you ever wondered why some people pray very specific prayers, while others lift up "unspoken prayers," assuming God already knows their needs? Is one way better than the other? Join us for this week's coffee break episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast as we discuss this question submitted by Gretchen, one of our listeners. Thanks, Gretchen!
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August 13, 2019
067 Prayer and Miracles with Robert and Stephanie McDonald
(Note: we recommend you watch this episode at https://youtu.be/d3oiDFo2uhk, but you can still listen here if that isn't an option!) After a tragic accident, Robert and Stephanie McDonald's son Jace wasn't expected to live. But as prayers from all around the world surrounded Jace and his family, God's power was displayed in a truly miraculous way. This interview appeared in August 2017 in a two-part episode of the Prevailing Prayer Podcast (our former podcast) called "Prayer and Miracles."
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August 5, 2019
066 Coffee Break: How to Pray for Someone Struggling to Find Their Calling
Grab your free prayer journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Do you know someone struggling to find their purpose in life, or calling from God? Join us today for a discussion about how you can pray for that person, as well as some practical ways to support your friend or loved one in their search for peace and purpose. Here are some topics and verses from the episode to supplement your prayer time: 1. Pray for your own heart and motives, for objectivity. 2. Isaiah 30:21: That the person you're praying for would hear God's voice above all others 3. Pray for them to know when to wait and when to move forward, and trust that God will redirect accordingly. 4. Jeremiah 29:13: For a heart that seeks after God. 5. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17: A spirit of prayer and thanksgiving is God's will and calling on any life. 6. Colossians 3:23: To recognize that what they are doing right now is part of their journey and calling. 7. 1 Corinthians 12: For others around them to recognize and point out their God-given gifts and talents to use in the kingdom.
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July 29, 2019
065 Looking at Prayer as Exercise (and how that changes everything)
Grab your free prayer journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Have you ever thought about how much prayer is like exercise? Once you realize the implications, it could literally change everything about your prayer life. Find out how changing the way you think about prayer can dissolve prayer guilt, inspire you to think and act more positively in your prayer life, and motivate you to pray like you've never prayed before.
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July 22, 2019
064 How to Start a Blessings Journal with Cheri Swalwell
Get your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal Do you journal? There are so many different ways to do it, and this week our friend Cheri Swalwell shares how she began a blessings journal that turned into so much more. Tune in to gain some helpful tips for how you can incorporate journaling into your prayer life, and be encouraged and inspired by Cheri's story! You can connect with Cheri at www.cheriswalwell.com
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July 15, 2019
063 How to Find Hope After a Miscarriage with Cheri Swalwell
If you've experienced a miscarriage, you know how devastating it can be. Wife, mother and author Cheri Swalwell opens up on the podcast to talk about a very painful time in her life when she faced multiple heartaches at once, including her husband's serious illness and a miscarriage. But Cheri brings so much hope and encouragement as she shares how prayer showed up in some unexpected ways to help draw her closer to God, and eventually to write her book "Hope During Heartache." www.cheriswalwell.com
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July 8, 2019
062 When God Calls You to Step Out in Faith with Cristy Olof
Have you gotten your free scripture journal? If not, visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal  Have you ever felt God calling you to do something that seems impractical, or even impossible? Cristy Olof joins us this week to share her own story of stepping out in faith, and the prayer adventures God took her and her husband Tim through as he called them to leave everything they knew and start a church in Arizona. Learn more about the Rock Church of Sahuarita at http://www.tros.church.
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July 1, 2019
Bonus Episode: Live a Praying Life with Jennifer Kennedy Dean
Grab your free prayer journal! www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal In this bonus episode, we pay tribute to the late Jennifer Kennedy Dean by airing an interview recorded in April 2018 on the Prevailing Prayer Podcast (our podcast before we began Praying Christian Women) discussing some of the big questions about why we pray, and the purpose of prayer. Our prayers are with Jennifer's family and her ministry team as they grieve the loss of an amazing mother, grandmother, author, and prayer warrior.
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June 25, 2019
061 Prayer Lessons From Movies - Part 2
Get your free prayer journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! We had so much fun recording part 1 of "Prayer Lessons From Movies" that we sat down to record part 2...and it ended up being our longest episode yet. Join us today for more discussion about prayer themes we've gleaned from some well-known (secular) movies, and let us know whether you enjoyed it as much as we did!
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June 24, 2019
060 Prayer Lessons From Movies
If you haven't gotten your free scripture journal yet, head over to www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal and grab one today! Have you ever watched a movie and immediately thought of a prayer parallel? If not, you will after today's episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast! Join us for a fun discussion about prayer lessons we've learned from some of our favorite movies, and how you can glean spiritual truths from some pretty unlikely places!
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June 17, 2019
059 Building Cultural Bridges Through Prayer (and Action!) with Dorena Williamson
Grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!  This week, we get to sit down with author, bridge-builder, and "First Lady" of Strong Tower Bible Church, Dorena Williamson. We talk about the balance between prayer and action in the important task of building bridges across culture, race, and within the Church. You won't want to miss this conversation! You can connect with Dorena, and find out more about her amazing children's books at www.dorenawilliamson.com
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June 10, 2019
058 Benefits of a Morning Prayer Routine (but why it won't make or break your prayer life)
If you haven't already, get your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! Are you a morning person, or does the mere mention of waking up early make you tired? Either way, we have something in this week's episode just for you! We share some great benefits of a morning prayer routine, but also talk about what prayer could look like for those of us who just aren't morning people - and why that's completely okay!
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June 3, 2019
057 Coffee Break: Does Prayer Change God's Plan?
Grab your free scripture journal today at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal! Today's coffee break question is one that keeps coming up, and has been debated for centuries by theologians: Does prayer change God's plan? Join us for a discussion about this important question and how the way you approach it can make all the difference in your prayer life!
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May 27, 2019
056 The Role of Prayer in Reaching Your Full Potential with Devoreaux Walton
Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal to get your free scripture journal! Do you feel selfish about praying for your goals and dreams, or for wanting to achieve more in life? If so, you won't want to miss this episode! Devoreaux Walton, founder of TheModernLady.com and author of "Je Ne Sais Quoi" speaks about the role prayer plays in silencing negative self-talk, the importance of living to your God-given potential, and so much more! You can connect with Devoreaux at www.themodernlady.com
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May 20, 2019
055 Behind the Scenes of the Praying Christian Women Podcast
If you haven't already, head over to www.prayingchristianwomen.com to get your free scripture journal now!  Today we take a lighthearted look behind the scenes of the Praying Christian Women podcast. We talk about how a dream was responsible for Jaime and Alana becoming prayer partners, share a story about how a room full of praying children led to something miraculous, and much more.
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May 13, 2019
054 Coffee Break: Does It Matter if We Pray to God the Father, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit?
Grab your free prayer journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! How do you address God when you pray? Have you ever wondered if there's a difference between praying to Father, Son, or Holy Spirit? Our listener Kimberly has, and asked us to cover this question on a Coffee Break episode...so we did! Join us for a conversation about the different roles of the three persons of the Godhead, and a discussion about whether it makes a difference which one we address when we pray.
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May 6, 2019
053 Praying Through Difficulties in Marriage with Karen Ehman
Grab your free prayer journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Today we're joined by Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and New York Times best-selling author Karen Ehman. She's here to talk about her book "Keep Showing Up," which chronicles her journey through the good and bad times of her own marriage, and offers some amazing tips for how prayer can lay the foundation for a stronger marriage.  You can connect with Karen and find her book at www.karenehman.com!
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April 29, 2019
052 Myths About Spiritual Warfare
Most Christians wouldn't dispute that there is a very real (though invisible) spiritual battle going on. But what that actually looks like is definitely up for debate! Today we're going to take a look at some myths about spiritual warfare that you might have encountered at some point, as well as some biblical truths about the battle taking place in the heavenlies. If you haven't already, get your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today!
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April 22, 2019
Bonus Episode: Preparing Our Hearts on Good Friday
Get your free prayer journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Have you ever felt strange calling it "Good Friday" when it's the day Jesus was tortured and crucified? Today we talk a little bit about this sacred day, and take some time for prayer, reflection, and confession to prepare our hearts to receive the resurrected Jesus.
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April 20, 2019
051 How to Have More Fun in Your Prayer Life with Mandy Arioto
Grab your free prayer journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Buckle up for a really fun episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast! We had the pleasure of sitting down with Mandy Arioto, President and CEO of MOPS International, to talk about how to have more fun in your prayer life. She also talks about her new book "Have More Fun: How to Be Remarkable, Stop Feeling Stuck, and Start Enjoying Life. Don't miss it! www.mandyarioto.com
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April 15, 2019
050 Is it Spiritual Warfare (and how can I know for sure)?
We live in a world where heavenly and demonic forces are constantly at work. But how do we know if we're under spiritual attack or not? In today's episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast, we're diving deep into the practical theology of spiritual warfare so step on by for a listen. If you haven't already gotten your free scripture journal, visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal now!
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April 8, 2019
049 Creative Ways to Use Your Prayer Journal You Might Not Have Thought of Before
When you think of prayer journaling, you might think of praying from lists or writing out diary-like prayers to God. If you'd like to add a little creativity to your prayer routine, today's Praying Christian Women podcast episode is just for you! Join us while we discuss creative ways to use your prayer journal that you may not have thought of before! For more creative tips and inspiring ideas, check out our course all about prayer journaling at prayingchristianwomen.com/journaling.
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April 3, 2019
048 Coffee Break: Spicing Up Your Prayer Life
Let's admit it. Sometimes praying can feel rote, mechanical...or yes, even boring. Today in the Praying Christian Women lounge, we're giving out proven tips and tricks to spark new joy and vibrancy into a lackluster prayer life. Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal!
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April 1, 2019
047 Coffee Break: Is it Okay to Pray From a List?
Prayer lists: do you love them, or could you do without? In today's Coffee Break episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast, we discuss a listener's question about whether praying from a list is repetitive and legalistic, or if it can be a useful part of the praying Christian woman's prayer repertoire. What do you think? We'd love to hear from you in the comments! Don't forget to check out our newest online prayer course all about prayer journaling at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journaling today!
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March 27, 2019
046 Fostering Deeper Prayer Relationships
Get your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! If you're like many Christian women, you might be craving deeper spiritual connections than what you typically find sitting in your sanctuary on Sunday mornings. Today on the Praying Christian Women Podcast, we're discussing ways to develop deeper and more meaningful spiritual relationships with those around us and tips for building stronger, more prayer-full fellowship.
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March 25, 2019
045 All the (Totally Selfish) Benefits of Keeping a Prayer Journal
We all know that prayer journaling has TREMENDOUS spiritual benefits. But that's not the only reason to love this spiritual discipline. Join us on the Praying Christian Women podcast for a brief discussion of some of the physical and psychological benefits you'll also reap when you make prayer journaling a regular (or even irregular!) part of your life. For more resources, videos, and downloadable prompts to turn you into a prayer journaling aficionado, visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journaling
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March 20, 2019
044 The Deep Work of Prayer: Staying Focused in a Distracted World
Fighting distractions is one of the hardest challenges we have to face when we want to go deeper into prayer. Today on the Praying Christian Women Podcast, we're diving in deep with some practical, science-backed suggestions for freeing up mental space so we can stay more on task when we pray. If you'd like to find out more about our new prayer journaling course, visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journaling today!
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March 18, 2019
043 How Prayer Journaling Can Deepen Your Relationship with God
Prayer journaling can draw you closer to God in so many ways, it would be difficult to fit them all into one episode, so today we're going to narrow it down to some spiritual benefits of prayer journaling. We'll also give you some practical tips to get started if you're new to prayer journaling, or have tried it before without success. If you'd like to go deeper into the world of prayer journaling, visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journaling to check out our newest online course!
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March 13, 2019
042 Prayer and Mental Illness with Kay Warren
Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal to get your free scripture journal! There is a stigma surrounding the term "mental illness" that makes people reluctant to admit that they or someone they love is suffering. Kay Warren shatters the silence by sharing her own deeply personal story. Kay talks about the role (and limitations) of prayer, and offers hope to those whose faith has been shaken by profound loss. NOTE: This episode includes discussion about severe depression and thoughts of self-harm.
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March 11, 2019
041 Times When Prayer Journaling Changed My Life
Description: I can definitely say with confidence that prayer journaling has changed my life ... and I believe it can do the same for yours! Today on the Praying Christian Women Podcast, tune in while Alana shares three different stories of how her life was changed for the better because of prayer journaling. It just might do the same for you! You can also visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journaling for our brand-new video series, a Praying Christian Woman's Guide to Prayer Journaling!
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March 6, 2019
040 Coffee Break: When Your Mind Keeps Wandering
Do you have a hard time staying focused when you pray? You're not alone. Join us over some coffee (or tea!) for a discussion on why our minds are so distracted and how grace and perseverance matter way more than 100% focus. If you have questions you'd like discussed on a future "Coffee Break" episode (we only use first names, or even keep you completely anonymous, so please don't hold back!), visit prayingchristianwomen.com/questions to submit yours!
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March 4, 2019
039 Should You Set Prayer Goals?
Goal-setting is everywhere. If you want to get fit, you set exercise goals. If you want to focus on self-development, you set learning goals. But what if your goal is to become a better pray-er, and can such a thing even be measured? Join us today in the Praying Christian Women lounge for a discussion on prayer, growth and the ins and outs of spiritual goal-setting. Don't forget to grab your free scripture journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal!
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February 25, 2019
038 Coffee Break: Is it God, Me, or the Devil Talking? (and how can I tell the difference?)
Have you ever been praying and *think* you've heard God's voice, but really can't be sure? Even though nobody alive today can boast 100 percent accuracy hearing from God, some of the tips in today's Praying Christian Women podcast will steer you on the right path of discerning God's voice in the midst of all the other noise. Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/newyear to find out more about Alana's newest online prayer retreat!
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February 18, 2019
037 Cultivating True Health Through Biblical Affirmations with Julie Watson
Julie Watson (www.thetruehealthlife.com) is back to talk with us in-depth about her life's passion: calling others into greater physical and spiritual health. In this episode, Julie shares the connection between spiritual and physical well-being, including some tips for how to incorporate biblical affirmations as prayers into your day-to-day! Follow Julie on Instagram at @true.health.life before midnight Feb 14th to find out how you can win a free copy of her book!
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February 11, 2019
036 Does God Still Talk to Us Through Dreams? (and how to know if he does)
Does God still talk to people through dreams? It's a discussion we've been dying to have on the Praying Christian Women podcast, and today we're diving right in. So what exactly are dreams? Is it our subconscious' way of sorting through the stress of the day, something far more divine, or could it be both?
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February 4, 2019
035 Praying Imaginatively
Have you ever thought about using your imagination to fuel your prayer life? At first, this may seem like a crazy idea...but Alana would love to convince you otherwise! Join us for a sneak peek at Alana's new "Praying in the New Year" online retreat! No matter what time of year, this retreat is ideal if you're looking to reflect on the past in a positive way, and use that momentum to launch you forward into a more vibrant prayer life.  Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/newyear to learn more!
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January 29, 2019
034 How to Pray Through Fear and Loss with Julie Watson
Grab your free prayer journal at www.prayingchristianwomen.com/journal today! Almost everyone can relate to experiencing fear and loss in some form. In today's interview with author, blogger, health coach and life coach Julie Watson, we discuss Julie's own journey to push past fear and loss to live out a love relationship with God. Julie shares her story, and the important role prayer played in returning to her first love. You can find Julie at www.thetruehealthlife.com.
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January 28, 2019
033 Coffee Break: How to Combat Negative Self-Talk with Prayer
Do you find yourself speaking well of others, but putting yourself down? Or maybe you never openly speak poorly about yourself, but consistently have negative thoughts about yourself, self-doubt, or even self-loathing? You aren't alone. Admitting it is the first step toward healing, and today's listener question is about how to combat that negative self-talk (or thinking) through prayer. So put on your combat boots and let's talk battle strategy!
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January 21, 2019
032 Praying the Promises of God with Arabah Joy
Do you ever wonder what Biblical promises you can confidently claim? Navigating scripture and interpreting it correctly can take time and care, so we are so very excited to welcome AJ from the Arabah Joy blog (www.arabahjoy.com) to talk about one of her favorite topics: Praying God's promises. She also offers some amazing resources to help you get started praying the promises of God if you're not quite sure where to start. This is an episode nobody should miss!
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January 14, 2019
031 Coffee Break: How to Pray for a Wayward Child
If you've personally experienced the heartbreak of seeing your own child or grandchild leave the faith you hold dear, you know how helpless it can leave you feeling. But the one thing you can do is pray. In this "coffee break," we address a question from a listener who needs guidance about how to pray for a wayward child. Whether you have a wayward child or know someone who has left the faith, we hope this episode will fill you with hope and encourage you in your prayers.
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January 7, 2019
030 Praying in the New Year
Welcome to a very special episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast! We wanted to bring in the new year with an all-prayer episode. So rather than just talking about prayer, we want to invite you to pray right along with us, as we ask God for his "kingdom come and will be done" in as many facets of 2019 as we could fit into one episode!  For even more prayer resources, and to help Praying Christian Women reach as many women as possible, visit www.patreon.com/prayingchristianwomen today!
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December 31, 2018
029 Smash Your Prayer Blocks Part 2
Do you ever feel like your prayers are hitting a brick wall? If so, you won't want to miss today's episode! Join us for part 2 of a 2-part episode where you'll get a sneak peek at our "Smash Your Prayer Blocks" online retreat, available now! And listen at the end of the podcast for a way to get instant access for yourself or a friend (this would make a great last-minute Christmas gift!) for just $1/month through our new Patreon page!
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December 24, 2018
028 Smash Your Prayer Blocks Part 1
Do you ever feel like your prayers are hitting a brick wall? If so, you won't want to miss today's episode! Join us for a sneak peek at our "Smash Your Prayer Blocks" online retreat, available now! And listen at the end of the podcast for a way to get instant access for yourself or a friend (this would make a great last-minute Christmas gift!) for just $1/month through our new Patreon page!
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December 19, 2018
027 Coffee Break: What to do when dark days prevent you from praying
There is no doubt, dark days will come. They range from the "blues" to serious, clinical depression. So what do you do when you find that dark days are keeping you from prayer? Join us for a personal, emotional and honest look at how to handle different levels of spiritual and emotional darkness. Note: If the issues of depression and thoughts of self-harm are triggers for you, you might consider skipping this episode or waiting until you're in emotionally prepared to face these heavy topics.
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December 10, 2018
026 Giving Thanks During Hard Times
Do we really have to give thanks for everything, even the hard times? According to Jesus, the answer is yes. But the reality is when difficulties arise, it can be painful and even seem downright impossible to do it. Join Alana and Jaime for an honest discussion about how we can move forward in obedience to give thanks and praise God - no matter what.
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December 3, 2018
025 Coffee Break: What to do when you stop hearing from God
What do you do when God seems silent? Today's listener has lost the desire to pray, and feels like she isn't hearing from God like she used to. Join Alana and Jaime for a candid discussion about their own experiences with not hearing from God, and some encouragement and helpful prayer tips along the way. If you have questions you'd like discussed on a future "Coffee Break" episode, visit prayingchristianwomen.com/questions to submit yours!
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November 28, 2018
024 How to Pray for Your Unsaved Friends and Family
In this episode, Alana and Jaime share some of their own experiences (and even frustrations) with praying for unsaved friends and family members. We hope this episode will encourage and equip you to tap into the power of prayer to see God move in big ways as you commit to changing the world...one prayer at a time. Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/unsaved to receive "30 Days of Prayer for the Unsaved," a tool to help you stay focused and to cover your unsaved friends and family with prayer each day!
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November 26, 2018
023 Coffee Break: Finding balance in your prayer life
Finding balance in everyday life can be challenging, but have you ever thought about how balanced your prayer life is? An imbalanced prayer life can seriously impact your relationship with God, and today's listener question in our "Coffee Break" episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast deals specifically with whether there is a place in our prayer lives for formulas or lists, and how to balance that with heartfelt, sincere connection with the Almighty God!
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November 21, 2018
022 Excuses We Make Not to Pray (and how to beat them)
Excuses creep into many different areas of our lives. But have you ever thought about what prayer excuses you've been making? In today’s episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast, we will explore how prayer excuses can be a huge prayer block. Alana and Jaime will discuss some common prayer excuses , and offer up encouragement and ideas to help you identify and move beyond your own prayer excuses. Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/blocks to enroll in our "Smash Your Prayer Blocks" online retreat!
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November 19, 2018
020 How to Pray More During the Day (A guide for busy Christians)
Which is more important…setting aside quiet time every day, or praying regularly and thoroughly while you go about your regular routine? We’re here to tell you that you can have both – and today we’re talking all about how to turn your thoughts to God (and prayer!) in the midst of your busy schedule. Looking for more prayer resources? Visit www.prayingchristianwomen.com/blocks to enroll in our “Smash Your Prayer Blocks” online retreat!
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November 12, 2018
019 Coffee Break: Prayer, Free Will, and God's Plans (and how they all interact)
Do you ever feel trapped in your prayers by the underlying question of whether what you're praying for is within God's will? You aren't alone! In today's "Coffee Break" episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast, Alana and Jaime discuss a listener's question about how prayer and God's will work together. If you have questions you'd like discussed on a future "Coffee Break" episode, visit prayingchristianwomen.com/questions to submit yours!
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November 7, 2018
018 Finding Time to Pray (Hint: It’s not as hard as it sounds!)
Finding time to pray is one of the biggest struggles facing busy Christian women today. Thankfully, you don’t need to live in a convent or sequester yourself away from the world to connect with God. Join us for today’s episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast to hear how even busy women like you can develop (and enjoy!) vibrant and passionate prayer lives. Want more? Visit prayingchristianwomen.com/blocks to enroll in our “Smash Your Prayer Blocks” online retreat!
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November 5, 2018
017 Coffee Break: Prayers for Healing (Why some receive miracles and others don't)
Do you ever wonder why some people have their prayers for healing answered and some don't? One listener was brave enough to ask this question...so Alana and Jaime felt they needed to be brave enough to discuss it on the air! Join us for a heartfelt discussion about this often confusing aspect of prayer. If you have questions you'd like discussed on a future "Coffee Break" episode, visit prayingchristianwomen.com/questions to submit yours!
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October 31, 2018
016 Leaving a Lasting Prayer Legacy: Impacting Future Generations With Your Prayers
Have you received spiritual blessings? (Hint: if you’re saved the answer is yes!) Today in the Praying Christian Women podcast lounge, we’re talking about how by prayer we can pass those blessings on to others, leaving ripples (or tidal waves!) of blessings that can last for generations to come. For more inspiration for your prayer life, visit prayingchristianwomen.com/university to enroll in Prevailing Prayer University, a crash course in praying with power and purpose!
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October 29, 2018
015 Coffee Break: Help! How do I pray for someone I can't forgive?
Have you ever found it difficult to forgive? On this week's "Coffee Break" installment of the Praying Christian Women podcast, a listener writes in asking how to pray through unforgiveness. Alana and Jaime offer some stories and encouragement for anyone struggling with one of the most difficult aspects of a praying Christian woman's life. If you have questions you'd like discussed on a future "Coffee Break" episode, visit prayingchristianwomen.com/questions to submit yours!
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October 24, 2018
014 How to Raise Kids Who Love to Pray
Calling all parents, grandparents, teachers, VBS workers…basically any praying Christian with a heart to see God raise up a whole new generation of prayer warriors! Join us for this special episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast as we talk about raising children who LOVE to pray.
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October 22, 2018
013 Coffee Break: Help! What to Do When You're Bored With Prayer
Have you ever felt bored with prayer? If so, you aren't alone! In our first "Coffee Break" episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast, we discuss a question sent in by one of our listeners about what to do when you find yourself unmotivated to pray. If you have questions you'd like discussed on a future "Coffee Break" episode (we only use first names, or even keep you completely anonymous, so please don't hold back!), visit prayingchristianwomen.com/questions to submit yours!
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October 17, 2018
012 Having Trouble Finding Time to Pray? This One Mental Shift Might Help!
Let’s face it: believers today are busier than ever before. Whether our distractions come in the form of work obligations, internet browsing, or even Christian ministry, it’s hard making prayer a priority. Thankfully, this one simple mindset shift has deeply blessed our own prayer lives, and we hope it does the same for yours. Today’s episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast is all about letting go of guilt and seeing prayer for what it really is- an invitation to connect with the Almighty G
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October 15, 2018
011 The Science of Prayer
We’ve all heard that prayer is vital for a healthy spiritual life…but recent scientific studies take it a step further. Join Alana and Jaime on this week’s episode of the Praying Christian Women podcast as we discuss how prayer can change our brains for the better, and why that’s good news for those of us who might have a hard time focusing while we’re on our knees.
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October 10, 2018
010 How to Stay Focused When You Pray
Have you ever sat down to pray with the purest of intentions, only to find your mind wandering to your grocery list, unpaid bills, or a random television show you watched the night before? Good news...you're in good company! In fact, we haven't met many women who didn't list staying focused in prayer as one of their top prayer struggles. Join us today for tools and tips that we hope will help you deepen your prayer life...and maybe even start to look at distractions in a totally different way!
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October 8, 2018
009 Where Busy Women Go to Pray
It takes work (and sometimes a little imagination) to find the time to pray, but did you know that carving out a space to pray might be just as important? Join Alana and Jaime and the members of the Praying Christian Women community in this frank, open (and sometimes humorous) discussion about the difficulties busy women like you often face to find just the right spot where you can grow your prayer life in a peaceful, serene and perfectly distraction-free environment (yeah, right!).
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October 5, 2018
008 Encouraging Others with Your Prayers
We’re keeping it real today on the Praying Christian Women podcast talking about the right – and absolute wrong – ways to encourage others through prayer. Want to go deeper with those around you and offer to pray with them…without feeling like a total weirdo? Join us in the Praying Christian Women lounge as we discuss the dos and don’ts of praying for others. Don't forget to visit prayingchristianwomen.com/journal for your free scripture journal!
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October 3, 2018
007 Prayers for Healing (Calming an Anxious Heart)
Anxiety can be crippling to an otherwise vibrant and active prayer life. Join us today in the Praying Christian Women lounge as we dive into the nitty-gritty details of anxiety and its power to paralyze our prayer lives. We’re not offering a one-size-fits-all solution (wouldn’t that be nice?) but we are handing out several practical ways to find victory in your struggle with anxiety…and the encouragement that comes from knowing that you are not alone.
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October 1, 2018
006 Generational Sins: Praying Down Strongholds that Span Generations
When is a sin “just a sin”? How do you know if what you’re struggling with has generational roots or not? Some generational sins are easy to identify, but others are far more subtle. Join Alana and Jaime from the Praying Christian Women podcast as we dig deep into the roots of generational sin patterns, and discern how we can pray more effectively to find complete and total victory over them. Don't forget to visit prayingchristianwomen.com/journal for your free scripture journal!
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September 28, 2018
005 Prayers for Healing (Finding Peace in Light of Unanswered Prayers)
Where do we go when our most heartfelt prayers don’t seem to be answered? It’s one thing to ask God for a pay raise or healing from the common cold without getting the response we want, but what about times when the deepest desires of our hearts remain glaringly unfulfilled? Today on the Praying Christian Women podcast, we’re hoping to offer you encouragement even in the midst of disappointment, so we sure hope you’ll join us. Visit prayingchristianwomen.com/journal for your free prayer journal!
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September 26, 2018