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!      

Someday the heart I’m helping to fashion will crash into one of your love-crafted hearts. So, if my child marries yours…I just want you to know that I’m praying for you! Read more


You can change the atmosphere on those difficult parenting days! Dana Hemminger shares how she was reminded of the power of prayer and the promise of Jesus. Read more


Spiritual intimacy in marriage is not only necessary, it’s possible. Couples that pray together get a window into each other’s soul. Read more

Marriage Advice

God wants us to become like little children, knowing it’s okay to ask - to present our prayers and speak our hearts, trusting in Jesus to whom we pray. Read more


God wants us to come to Him with all our concerns; praying boldly with absolute confidence and surrender. Choosing to trust Him…even if the answer is “no”. Read more


Do you tap into God’s wisdom and listen to His voice in your busy daily life? Consider “apron prayers” and find the discernment, comfort and hope you need. Read more


What role does prayer play in our emotional health? It's a vital gift! Prayer is an invitation to settle into the gracious presence of God and "let it all out." Read more


By far the most important thing we can do for our children is to help them develop a real prayer life for themselves. Read more


Do you often ask yourself, “how can I improve my prayer life?” Here are a few simple tips that may help you in your quest to deepen your time of prayer. Read more


Remember, God is good, He hears your prayers, He loves you, and even if He doesn’t always save you from pain, He makes it count. Read more

Prayer 1 Comments

If you ever find yourself getting nowhere when you are witnessing to someone, try sharing some answers to prayer. Read more

Relationship with God

When we take on the enemy, we must have boldness in the name of Christ. We must declare that there is but one God and that He is the only Savior. Read more

Trusting God

Do you ever get God and life mixed up? Our concept of God can take such a hammering in adversity that our faith faints and our prayer becomes impossible. Read more

Trusting God

No matter your circumstances in life, you can use this season to develop a deeper prayer life. Read more


Fern Nichols shares her heart’s message for women, encouraging them to make an eternal difference in their world through the power of prayer. Read more

Inspirational Stories

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


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


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

Spiritual Growth