Teach Us to Pray
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Teach Us to Pray

Christina Patterson
Teach Us to Pray gives listeners practical, real-life tips on how to grow your faith and relationship with God through the power of prayer.
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Why Pray If God Already Knows and Has Already Decided Everything?
January 29, 2024 - 10 min
f you have ever wondered, why should I even pray if God already knows everything today's episode is for you. Today's episode offers three reasons why we should continue to pray, even though God already knows what's going to happen. Editor's Note - We're sharing some of Christina's most popular episodes from the archives. This episode first aired in August 2020. Key Takeaways:• Prayer is not only about asking for what we want but about growing and developing our relationship with God.• God is everything that we need, even when he doesn't give us everything that we want. • Our prayer requires faith because we don't know the outcomes, but it ushers us into the presence of the one who does.Download Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide at www.belovedwomen.org/prayer-guide to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer.Connect with Christina PatersonWebsite: www.belovedwomen.orgYouTube: www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTVInstagram: www.instagram.com/BelovedWomenFacebook: www.facebook.com/BelovedWomenScriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJVEpisode Image Credit: Getty/Aleksei Morozov Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Transform Your Prayer Life This Year with These 5 Simple Tips
January 22, 2024 - 9 min
In the Christian life, prayer is powerful. Through the power of prayer, lives are changed, bodies healed, and hearts transformed. The good thing about prayer is it doesn't have to be complicated. The five-minute prayer at the sink washing dishes can be just as effective as the hour prayer in your prayer closet. The effectiveness of your prayer does not have to do with rituals, long length, and big words. In today's podcast, we discuss five practical and simple ways that lead to more effective prayer. Editor's Note: We're bringing some of our favorite episodes of Teach Us to Pray out of the archives for you to discover or rediscover again. This episode originally aired in August 2020.Key Takeaways:• Once we pray about it, we need to let the worry go, and trust that whatever we prayed about is safely in God's hands. • Prayer schedules take the pressure off feeling like we need to spend 12 hours praying for everything at once by conveniently breaking up our prayer time.• When we don't place limits on when we should pray, it becomes a natural rhythm in our lives, and we become less likely to skip this powerful discipline. Resources Mentions in This PodcastDownload Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide at www.belovedwomen.org/prayer-guide to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer.Connect with Christina:Website: www.belovedwomen.orgYouTube: www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTVInstagram: www.instagram.com/BelovedWomenFacebook: www.facebook.com/BelovedWomenScriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
How to Pray When You Don't Feel Like Praying
January 15, 2024 - 10 min
Editor's Note: We're bringing some of our favorite episodes of Teach Us to Pray out of the archives for you to discover or rediscover again. This episode originally aired in August of 2020. As much as we've learned about the numerous benefits of prayer so far in this podcast, you'd think it would always come easy. Sometimes we just don't feel like praying. Feelings should not be ignored. They are indicators as to what deeper issues may be going on within us that needs to be addressed. In today's podcast, we discuss some of the feelings that challenge our desire to pray so that we can find the faith to keep praying anyway.Key Takeaways:• In your feelings of grief and sadness, God is with you. He is not only with you; the Bible tells us He is close.• Our struggle with doubt can often be rooted in our view of God and what we know about Him or what we don't know about Him.• God is not mad at you; He is mad for you.• When we feel guilty, the last thing we need to do is run from God, that is the time we need to run to God to receive the grace and forgiveness our souls desperately need. Resources Mentions in This PodcastDownload Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide at www.belovedwomen.org/prayer-guide to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer.Connect with Christina PatersonWebsite: www.belovedwomen.orgYouTube: www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTVInstagram: www.instagram.com/BelovedWomenFacebook: www.facebook.com/BelovedWomenScriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJVEpisode Image Credit: Getty/Jorm Sangsorn Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
How to Prayerfully Make This Your Best Year Yet
January 1, 2024 - 20 min
There is no need for New Year’s resolutions if you have not unlocked the power of prayer in your life. Prayer has the power to make this a great year so join me as we pray 3 life-changing prayers for your best year yet. RESOURCES: Download Christina's Free 5-Day Prayer Guide to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Take the Prayer Personality Quiz to learn how you best Hear from God and communicate with Him: https://www.prayquiz.com.CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA:Go to her site, www.belovedwomen.org, and study the Bible with her in the Beloved Women app available in the Apple and Google Play stores, where she invites busy women to fill up on God’s love and truth through online Bible study, practical Christian living, and authentic womanhood. https://www.belovedwomen.org/join/ Scriptures are taken from ESV. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
What the Christmas Story Teaches Us about Prayer
December 25, 2023 - 12 min
There are so many ways in the Bible that God speaks to His people because God wants to speak to us, and as we look at the story of Christ’s birth, we learn God speaks in various ways. In today’s episode, we’ll see how God speaks through angels, the Holy Spirit, dreams, and confirmation and how all of that is confirmed through the birth story of Jesus to learn what that means for how God speaks to us today.  Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
How God Speaks through the Christmas Story - Ep 77
December 18, 2023 - 17 min
There are so many ways in the Bible that God speaks to His people because God wants to speak to us, and as we look at the story of Christ’s birth, we learn God speaks in various ways. In today’s episode, we’ll see how God speaks through angels, the Holy Spirit, dreams, and confirmation and how all of that is confirmed through the birth story of Jesus to learn what that means for how God speaks to us today.    Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
How to Stay Prayerfully Peaceful This Christmas Season - Ep. 76
December 11, 2023 - 12 min
It’s during Christmas that we celebrate the birth of our Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. It’s ironic because this is also one of the year's busiest, most hectic, and stressful seasons. If you are feeling the pressure of trying to do everything before the year ends, like getting Christmas gifts, preparing for family visits, and more, this episode is for you. Listen to learn how to prayerfully stay peaceful this Christmas season.    Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
How to Know if a Prophetic Word Is True - Ep. 75
December 4, 2023 - 18 min
We’ve talked a lot about the various ways that God speaks to His people. Have you ever wondered about prophecy as a way that God speaks to us? You may wonder what prophesy is, whether it still exists today, and how we can know. We’ll discuss all that and more in today’s episode.  Download Christina's Free 5-Day Prayer Guide to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Take the Prayer Personality Quiz to learn how you best Hear from God and communicate with Him: https://www.prayquiz.com.CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA:Go to her site, www.belovedwomen.org, and study the Bible with her in the Beloved Women app available in the Apple and Google Play stores, where she invites busy women to fill up on God’s love and truth through online Bible study, practical Christian living, and authentic womanhood. https://www.belovedwomen.org/join/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us. Scriptures are taken from ESV. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
How to Pray When You’re Tired and Weary Ep. 74
November 13, 2023 - 20 min
When we are overwhelmingly weary, it’s easy to want to give up or overlook the signs our bodies and souls are trying to send. Prayer during these times is important to discern when it’s time to press through and when it’s time to let go. In today’s episode, learn how to pray best when you’re tired and weary.  Download Christina's Free 5-Day Prayer Guide to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Take the Prayer Personality Quiz to learn how you best Hear from God and communicate with Him: https://www.prayquiz.com.CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA:Go to her site, www.belovedwomen.org, and study the Bible with her in the Beloved Women app available in the Apple and Google Play stores, where she invites busy women to fill up on God’s love and truth through online Bible study, practical Christian living, and authentic womanhood. https://www.belovedwomen.org/join/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us. Scriptures are taken from ESV. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
When Doubt Interrupts Your Prayers - Ep. 73
October 30, 2023 - 20 min
Faith activates our prayers, but doubt blocks God’s power from moving in our lives. What are we to do then when doubt interrupts our prayers? In today’s episode, learn 4 common doubts we all face when we approach God in prayer, and how to overcome each one. Download Christina's Free 5-Day Prayer Guide to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Take the Prayer Personality Quiz to learn how you best Hear from God and communicate with Him: https://www.prayquiz.com.CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA:Go to her site, www.belovedwomen.org, and study the Bible with her in the Beloved Women app available in the Apple and Google Play stores, where she invites busy women to fill up on God’s love and truth through online Bible study, practical Christian living, and authentic womanhood. https://www.belovedwomen.org/join/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us. Scriptures are taken from ESV. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
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Christina Patterson is a wife and stay-at-home mom with a passion to encourage women in the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s Word. When she is not folding laundry or playing blocks you will find her with her head deep in her Bible or a commentary. She holds her masters in Theology from Liberty University and is the founder of Beloved Women, a non-profit providing resources and community for women to truly know who they are in Christ: His Beloved. She blogs at belovedwomen.org.
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