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Teach Us to Pray

with Christina Patterson

Teach Us to Pray Episodes
Episode 9: What to Pray When You Don't Know What to Say
September 21, 2020 - 11 min
What are we supposed to do when we don't know what to pray? Just make it up? That doesn't seem sincere. Not say anything at all? That doesn't feel right. Today, we share five things you can do when you find yourself at a loss for words when it's time to pray. Key Takeaways • Scripture can serve as the outline or framework for your prayer, thus giving you words to pray that you may not have had otherwise. • God knows the deepest longings of our hearts that our mouths sometimes can't formulate the words to say. • Sometimes we need help, and it's okay to allow someone else to give us their strength. Prayer Resources: Download Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide at https://www.belovedwomen.org/prayer-guide to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Connect with Christina Paterson Website: https://www.belovedwomen.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BelovedWomen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BelovedWomen Scriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV Episode Image Credit: Getty/riedjal
Episode 8: Making Time for Prayer When Life is Busy
September 10, 2020 - 13 min
The stress, pressure, and overwhelm we feel in busy seasons of our lives does not come from God. Jesus gives us peace, no matter how busy life may get. This is why the busier we are, the more time we need with God. In today's episode, we discuss grace-filled practical ways to make time for prayer when life is full. Key Takeaways • We can't compartmentalize our relationship with God and feel like the only time God is pleased with us is when we're praying. • God is not going to be less powerful if we don't spend time praying to Him today. We will be less powerful if we do not spend time praying to Him today. • There is nothing that can fill you up like God can. Resources Mentions in This Podcast 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 Paterson Website: https://www.belovedwomen.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BelovedWomen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BelovedWomen Scriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV
Episode 7: How to Stay Focused When You Pray
September 02, 2020 - 7 min
While praying, has your mind ever drifted off to your to-do list? Have you been distracted by notifications on your phone, or just lost your place and forgot what you were praying? If so, in today's episode, I want to offer you some practical tips that you can implement to stay focused when you pray. Key Takeaways: • If you're finding yourself distracted and losing focus as you pray, ask for God to help you. If anybody is going to be able to help you, it's Him. • Any prayer is better than no prayer at all. • Start small, be patient with yourself, and you will get there. God doesn't need much to do much. So if five minutes of focused prayer is all you have, give it to God and know that He treasures every minute. Resources Mentions in This Podcast 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 Paterson Website: https://www.belovedwomen.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BelovedWomen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BelovedWomen Scriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV Episode Image Credit: Getty/Ajijchan
Episode 6: 5 Tips for More Effective Prayer
August 24, 2020 - 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. 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 Podcast Download Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide at to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Connect with Christina Paterson Website: www.belovedwomen.org YouTube: www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTV Instagram: www.instagram.com/BelovedWomen Facebook: www.facebook.com/BelovedWomen Scriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV Episode Image Credit: Getty/pinkomelet
Episode 5: When You Don't Feel Like Praying
August 17, 2020 - 10 min
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 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 Podcast Download Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide at to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Connect with Christina Paterson Website: www.belovedwomen.org YouTube: www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTV Instagram: www.instagram.com/BelovedWomen Facebook: www.facebook.com/BelovedWomen Scriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV Episode Image Credit: Getty/Jorm Sangsorn
Episode 4: Why Pray if God Already Knows?
August 10, 2020 - 10 min
If 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. 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 to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Connect with Christina Paterson Website: www.belovedwomen.org YouTube: www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTV Instagram: www.instagram.com/BelovedWomen Facebook: www.facebook.com/BelovedWomen Scriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV Episode Image Credit: Getty/Aleksei Morozov
Episode 3: When You Pray
August 03, 2020 - 10 min
As important as it is to know how to pray, it is also important to understand how not to pray. As believers and friends of God, we have a lot of liberty when it comes to prayer. We are not restricted when it comes to where we pray, the structure of our prayers, and even what we pray for. The Lord's Prayer that Jesus used as an example to teach His disciples and us how to pray is just that. An example to teach us how to pray. At the same time, Jesus also provided instruction on things we should not do when we pray. In this podcast, we will take a more in-depth look into Jesus' teachings on how not to pray. Key Takeaways: • When it comes to prayer, it's all about God. • We don't pray to be seen by others; we pray to be seen by God. • When we come to God sincerely in prayer, we don't have to have all the right words or correct speech. • Prayer is not about being perfect; it's about connecting with the God who perfectly loves us. Resources Mentions in This Podcast Download Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide at to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Connect with Christina Paterson Website: www.belovedwomen.org YouTube: www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTV Instagram: www.instagram.com/BelovedWomen Facebook: www.facebook.com/BelovedWomen Scriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV Image Credit: Getty/siraanamwong
Episode 2: How to Pray
July 27, 2020 - 18 min
Last episode, we had the privilege of digging deep into the scriptures to learn God's purpose for prayer in the believer's life, why prayer is so essential, and answer the question: what is prayer. I hope the episode left you with a desire to pray more. So it's only appropriate that in today's episode, we will discuss how to pray. I don't want to only leave you with the desire to pray without learning how to do so by looking at the example of Jesus. Key Takeaways: • Jesus teaches us to recognize Who we are praying to through worship. • Jesus teaches us the importance of being in alignment with God's will. • Jesus teaches us to make our requests to God, repent, and forgive when we pray. • The three "R" Prayer Process stands for Reverence, Repent, and Request. Resources Mentions in This Podcast Download Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide at to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Connect with Christina Paterson: Website: www.belovedwomen.org YouTube: www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTV Instagram: www.instagram.com/BelovedWomen Facebook: www.facebook.com/BelovedWomen Scriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV Episode Image Credit: Getty/Maria Voronovich
Episode 1: What is Prayer?
July 26, 2020 - 17 min
On our first episode of the Teach Us to Pray Podcast, we're talking about what prayer is and the importance of prayer. Before we move forward with each episode and get into the specifics of how to pray and practically make prayer a transformational part of our everyday lives, today's episode will lay a strong foundation as to why prayer is so vital in the first place. Key Takeaways: • Prayer is God's purpose and command for believers to communicate with Him to receive power from Him, victory through Him, and access to Him. • Prayer is our connection to heaven that enables us to realize even heaven here on earth. It is our access to receive God's power to do things we could never have imagined possible had we not asked Him. • Prayer is one of the greatest weapons God has given believers to combat spiritual warfare • Not only do we have access to God, but we can approach Him confidently. Resources Mentions in This Podcast Download Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide at to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Connect with Christina: Website: www.belovedwomen.org YouTube: www.youtube.com/BelovedWomenTV Instagram: www.instagram.com/BelovedWomen Facebook: www.facebook.com/BelovedWomen Scriptures in the Podcast are from NIV, ESV or NKJV Episode Image Credit: Getty/mhatzapa
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