Do you ever find yourself feeling paralyzed when it comes to prayer? You certainly wouldn’t be alone! What if prayer could be as effortless as chatting with a friend? Many of us struggle to understand prayer because we’ve only witnessed it modeled in a formal way before meals, at bedtime, or at church.

What if we could learn to engage in regular, honest conversation with God?

In today’s episode, we’re diving into how we can cultivate a personal prayer life and discover our unique prayer styles. Joining me for this conversation is Janet McHenry, a national speaker and the author of 27 books, including Praying Personalities: Finding Your Natural Prayer Style.

In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • The difference between having a “prayer life” and a “praying life”
  • Examples we see in the Bible of various styles of prayer
  • How understanding your prayer personality can enhance your relationship with God
  • And more!

I’m praying you’ll find value in this conversation with Janet!

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My Key Takeaways:

1) Prayer is less about answers and more about access. God has invited us into His presence and He truly wants us to have a relationship with Him. When we are able to shift from asking for answers, and instead see prayer as access to a thriving relationship with God, we begin to experience a more authentic prayer life.

2) There is no one-size-fits-all approach to prayer. Just as we all have a unique personality, we also have distinct ways of connecting with God through prayer. Throughout Scripture, we see all kinds of different prayers, from structured prayers to heartfelt petitions. We shouldn’t be afraid to ask God to help us identify our own unique prayer personality!

3) Be flexible. As with most things in life, nothing happens overnight, and finding our prayer personality is no different. On the journey of figuring this all out, we need to be open to trying new methods. It’s okay to try out new prayer practices such as kneeling before bed, using a prayer journal, or praying Scriptures. Flexibility is key when we are trying to develop a deep rhythm and relationship with God.

About Janet:


Janet McHenry is a writer, national speaker, author of 27 books, life coach, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association Certified Coach, and the founder of the Sierra Valley Writers Retreat. She loves encouraging others to turn to God through a praying lifestyle. Janet and her husband, Craig, raised their four children in the Sierra Valley where they now raise beef cattle and share the outdoors with their nine grandchildren.





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