Summertime Prayer Spaces

As a young women in college, my summers were usually spent at youth camp, serving at my local church, and going on mission trips. It was simple to focus on the things of God. As an adult with countless responsibilities and distractions, prayer sometimes goes on the back burner. So this useful and colorful worksheet is meant to fill the spaces in between the hustle and bustle with prayer. Scroll to download this Summer Prayer Spaces worksheet…

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USA Prints & Free Downloads

Happy 4th of July Weekend, ya’ll!

I’ve created some patriotic goodies for you to spruce up your phone & home.

In the Etsy shop, we have listed a very special print. It is a Prayer for Our Nation, which my good friend Yoshika Green wrote up just for Styld by Grace. I think this is a beautiful way to honor and celebrate our country. And you can download it and print it yourself here.


AND… because the 4th of July is all about the red, white, and blue, get your American on with some really fun red, white, and blue wallpapers for your phone. Enjoy & share!

To download long press and save:

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The Arrested Heart Prayer

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Life can change in a matter of minutes. Jesus was praised and worshiped on a Sunday and betrayed and killed by Friday. Somethings happen that don’t make sense. And even when life is going pretty good, we can grow weary and discontent. When life happens, I pray that our response would be to run to our Father.

Maybe you’re the midst of chaos, turmoil, and uncertainty. Or maybe life is okay but you long for more. Jesus knows it, felt it, and overcame it. No matter the turn of events, the bumps in the road, or the monotony of life, because of Jesus we are victors.

My prayer this Easter is for my heart to be arrested by God. To be taken over, bound up, and hidden in Him. By faith, I know that if my heart’s tied to His, I’ll be able to navigate all the storms, valleys, mountain tops, so-so moments, and dry seasons in life.

My Easter Prayer for you & me:

“Lord, when life doesn’t make sense and bad things happen, arrest my heart to your Word, that I may cling to it and declare it over my life.

Lord, when I’m hurt, tired, and worn out, when it seems like the wells run dry, arrest my heart to your presence, that I may come alive and be washed over by Your Spirit.

Lord, when I’m scared and anxious, arrest my heart to your peace, that I may sleep through the night and feel your presence all around.

Lord, when my hope has come to an end, arrest my heart to the hope there is in Christ, that I may be reminded of my purpose and the plan you have for my life.

Lord, when nothing can satisfy me and I thirst for more, arrest my heart to your Spirit, that I may have rivers of living water flowing from within.

Lord, arrest my heart to yours, that I may see things as you do, and walk in your will all the days of my life.”

I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend, remembering Jesus. He is real, He is alive, and He’s coming back again. I pray you’d be reminded of the wonderful plan and purpose He has for your life.

Anchored by God-Hope

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When Theresa asked me to write about being anchored in God, I immediately doubted myself. I felt intimated. I felt like I wasn’t worthy.

As my mind was drowning in negative thoughts, God reminded me of who I am IN Him!

  • I am a daughter of the Most High God.
  • I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
  • I am redeemed.
  • I am precious.
  • I am chosen.
  • I am loved!

This is why God is my anchor! When I doubt myself, when the raging waves surround me, and I am in the midst of a storm seeing no way out, I cling onto Him.

My Anchor holds me in place despite what surrounds me.

But in order to be anchored in God I need to know who He is and who I am IN Him.

When God created Adam and Eve, He walked with them daily. From the very beginning, God created humans to have an intimate relationship with Him. In order to know Him intimately, He provides us with:

His Word
“Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.” -2 Timothy 3:16-17 (MSG)

Prayer
“Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace… This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply.” – Matthew 6:6,8 (MSG)

I encourage you to spend time reading His Word and in prayer! It takes a lot of discipline to become consistent, but you will see how God starts working in you as you learn more about who He is!

As a first year teacher, I constantly doubted every move I made. Due to my insecurity, I tried to mimic every teacher around me. I didn’t know who I was and because of that I became everyone else.

When we don’t know who we are, it’s so easy to be swayed by the waves of this world. Our family, society and the world are constantly telling us who we are. But when we are secure in our identity in Christ, in who He called us to be, we are no longer tossed back and forth by the waves. Instead, we stand firm in who God created us to be!

“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming” (Ephesians 4:14 MSG)

I pray that you will allow God to become your anchor! When the storms of life come, remember who He is and who you are IN Him!

For IN Him, we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28)

I’ll leave you with this:

Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him. (Psalm 62:5)

We have this hope as an anchor for our soul, firm and secure. (Hebrews 6:19)

Cling onto Hope!

The Key to Finding Peace

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This past month I’ve been learning more in depth about prayer. I have the privilege of leading a small group of young women during the mid-week service at the church I attend and in this group we have discussed and shared about praying to God.

Talking about praying and actually praying are two completely different things. I don’t think we really know how vital prayer is in our lives, until there is nothing left to do but pray.

More than anything I’ve learned that there’s a certain posture you must take when it comes to prayer. It’s not what you say, but how you say it.

You must be humble yet bold. You must come with an open heart yet stand firm on what you’re believing for. Prayer, while it can be intimate and sacred, should be a time when you fight for what you believe.

One of my biggest struggles is trying to find peace. I get so caught up in the demands of life and on my own plans, that I leave no room to find peace and quiet. In times when I should be diligent to seek God in prayer, when I feel like peace has run out, I try to sweep my anxiousness under the rug.

Isn’t that exactly what the enemy would want us to do? Let our worries and anxieties get the best of us, so that we stop connecting with God.

I’ve discovered that the longer I wait to pray, the more difficult it becomes to verbalize and admit what’s going on in my heart. The longer I wait to let God in, the harder it is for me to open up.

Why must we wait to be exhausted mentally, physically and spiritually to ask for peace? I believe deep down inside we know we play a part in finding peace. We must turn towards God and quit trying to do it on our own. When we pray we remind ourselves of who God is. Prayer is a tool God has given us to discover and enjoy His peace.

Are you out of fuel? Do you feel empty and in need of refreshment? Going to a spa will help, eating some chocolate will ease the anxiousness and talking to a friend might help at the moment. But nothing can calm our hearts like praying, “God you are my refuge, you are my fortress and I can hide under the shadow of your wing”.

My newly discovered recipe for peace is to pray fervently. To me, fervently means to pray without fear. Praying with fervor means to come before God unashamed and ready to fight against the opposition with His word. The posture I’ve decided to take is that of a humble warrior. I surrender to my King, and only to Him. I won’t surrender to anxiety, worry, chaos or any other dart of the enemy. I’ll fight humbly through prayer.


“Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,” Psalm 17:8

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:8

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2


How has prayer changed a challenging situation in your life for the better?

Has prayer helped you feel reenergized and refreshed? How?

What “posture” do you take when you are in time of prayer? How has it helped you connect with God?