E.M. Bounds said in the Power Through Prayer, “The men (and women) who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking him the rest of the day.” 

There’s probably no more challenging discipline in the Christian life than developing a powerful and consistent prayer life. We know that to really make a difference in our lives and the world around us, we need to be on our knees. As moms, as wives, as Christ-followers, and as ministry leaders, we need to guard that sacred time every day where we can come away into our prayer closets to commune with the living God. But how?

Jesus modeled this throughout His earthly life. He was continually drawing away to be alone with God. And it didn’t always look the same every day, which encourages us as busy women.  Mark 1:35 says, “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” In Matthew 14:23, Jesus “went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.” And in Luke 6:12, it says “one of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray and spent the night praying to God.” Jesus found different times in His busy schedule that worked. And so can we. It’s not so much the time and place, but that there is a time and place you can find for prayer. And it will probably change throughout the different seasons of your life.

Maybe the morning isn’t your freshest time of the day—maybe it’s during your kid’s naptime, or on your way to work in the solitude of the car, or before you lay your head on your pillow at night. You need to figure out what time of the day is best for you and make it happen. It may mean doing something as simple as writing it on your calendar every day, so you can keep your appointment with God just like you would meeting a friend for coffee. God desires to meet with you in prayer, to hear your voice, and for you to listen to His voice.

Because we at Just Between Us (JBU) understand how hard it can be, we’ve put together all kinds of articles to help you in your pursuit of going deeper with God through prayer. Spend some time checking them out. Maybe pick one or two, begin applying the ideas, and watch your prayer life grow. You won’t be sorry to have been on your knees!      

The upper room represents important principles of prayer. Our upper room is, first of all, a place to be honest in prayer. more


You can re-energize your prayer life by avoiding these pitfalls. more


Have you become discouraged by how few signs there are of His answer? Look up, scan the horizon. Watch for the little answers, and take heart - God hears your prayers. more


When you’re feeling forgotten or alone don’t forget that on any given day, one or two people - or maybe even a great crowd - is lifting you up in prayer! more


God reminds us that we are not alone, but equipped by the Holy Spirit. more

Spiritual Growth

As significant as ministries seem to be, the most important ministry is that of praying for your husband. more

Pastors' Wives

Are you struggling in your prayer life? Start looking around the situation until you see a tiny answer to prayer. more


Christian love always has hope for the future. This living hope enables us to cope with all eventualities and sets us free to love people to faith along the way. more

Trusting God

None of our prayers fall to the ground. Every prayer we ever pray hangs, as it were, in space, until God answers it according to His eternal purposes and in His perfect timing. more


What sort of person do you need to be in order to be effective in your prayer life? more


Do you struggle with pride when God uses you? Prayer keeps the glory where it is due. more


Are your prayers more like an order to Amazon, said with the same frantic urgency, rather than a reverent plea to the Creator? Maybe it's time for a "petition shift". more


Once we realize that the Godhead – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – is involved in the prayer life of the believer, a new confidence is born in our hearts. more


Regardless of what hinders you from connecting with God, your soul will lack rest until you turn to Him as the one thing needed. more

Bible Study

Jennie Allen talks about the radical prayer that changed her life. more

Inspirational Stories

One aspect of prayer is thanksgiving. Send God some roses of thanks today! more


Prayer is a place where we can ask all our whys. We must not demand that our whys be answered, but we can ask them and know that God feels our pain. more


When it comes time to talk to God about what He wants from us, how should we approach the Lord and what should we say? more

Relationship with God

Miracles take time. Until then...Persist. Pray. Don’t lose hope. Ask for your miracle, then trust God for it according to His will and in His time. more

Trusting God

We’re living in a war zone. We are in the heat of a spiritual battle and we must quickly come to “wit’s end corner” and cry out to God. more

Spiritual Fatigue