Prayer Guide Giveaway!

Thanks girls for all of your answers!!!
The winners to the prayer guide giveaway are….Kat and Kristi!!! Congratulations!
Before I begin the next Giveaway – I need to announce the winner of the Monogrammed Beach Towel. The winner is… Amanda@serenitynow !!! Congratulations!!!

So this week we have TWO new giveaways! Yes – Walking With Him has generously donated TWO rockin’ prayer guides!
Girrrrrrrrls – this is an AWESOME giveaway! I wish I could keep one – hehe! But I have awesome readers and I am excited to see two of you receive these!!!

Each prayer guide comes with a BONUS coordinating prayer journal! The Prayer Guide has a deluxe cover with a pen holder, book marker, and two pockets to hold extra note cards. It is divided into 5 sections: Adoring Him, Thanking Him, Seeking His Forgiveness, Asking Him, and Praising Him.
Within each section is a page of verses and suggestions for what to place in the empty slots. Here’s some examples of what to add to your prayer guide to personalize it… you can put photos of your family and friends, a landscape that causes you to worship the Lord, verses you love, are memorizing or are praying over, pictures of missionaries, birth announcements, mementos, a favorite hymn or poem and on and on the list of ideas go. You can be very creative with your own guide.
For more information visit their website at

To enter to win this giveaway please answer this question in the comment section below:
The one thing/distraction/problem that gets in the way of my prayer life is…

Walk with the King!

RULES: Starts today, Monday, August 31st and Ends Sunday, September 6th at midnight. Open to residents of the United States who are 18 and older. Winner will be contacted via email.

BONUS ENTRIES: Become a follower of my blog and leave a second comment for a bonus entry! For fellow bloggers -blog about this giveaway and include a link back to this post or grab my button and then let me know in the comment section for a bonus entry!


  1. Lack of sleep! I want to get up before my kids & have my personal time with God every day but my kids get up at 6:30! Two under two keeps provide me with a full day & a full night since the baby isn't sleeping through yet.

  2. Joy picked my answer too. The one thing I am always saying is that I need to get more sleep so that I can get up early EVERY day to start my morning with our King! I always sleep later than I want to and then am in a rush to get going in the mornings. I am 'too busy not to pray'!

    These books are fabulous! I think I will be getting one even if I don't win the giveaway! What a beautiful idea for a gift too!

  3. I love these prayer guides! The biggest distraction for me is my mind running ahead with the plans for the day. My quiet time is early morning and many times while praying my mind wants to wander over the to do list. A prayer guide would surely help keep me focused!! Thanks for being such a blessing.

  4. pray guide — sounds like what I need…

    I tried to pray at 5 this morning with my 3 week old on my shoulder, but it wasn't working very well.

    When he finally went back to sleep, I did too and let my other three play by themselves for a while — so much for starting the new school schedule today!

  5. Courtney, You have been such an inspiration to me, I am so glad I found your site! Thank you for all you are doing out in cyberland. I am a scheduler and organizer freak…and have organized and schedule my life to death, all except my prayer time…my time with God I have just "fit in" when I have time…which I don't have any extra so this book would be awesome to help me to schedule time with God. Just like we need to schedule dates with our husbands, we need to make time with God and our prayer life a priority too. Thank you for reminding me of this fact and I too will be getting the prayer book even if I don't win. Thanks again!

  6. Oh Courtney, this prayer guide looks wonderful! I definitely struggle with a consistent prayer life – I think it's because my brain is always trying to multi-task and I find it hard to quiet down and focus. I think that's a lame excuse – I'm very convicted by my lack of consistent time with the Lord. I know it robs me of power and blessing in my walk with Him . . . and a deeper relationship. Thank you for your consistent encouragement to know the Lord and love Him more. You are a blessing! Love, Jenny C.

  7. Wow–those look awesome! My answer would be lack of alone time and the kids. I used to prayer journal for hours, but as a mom haven't found time to pray that way and I so miss it!

  8. The phone … seems like I'm just really getting into a sweet time of prayer, when I hear a distant ring. My mind feels drawn to at least know, "Is that one of the kids? Is that Jeff? Is everything ok?" It takes discipline to just actively trust and let "them" leave a message or call back, guarding my time with the Lord.

  9. My biggest distraction would be busyness. I have the best intentions in the morning but then something happens and I get distracted and I don't get back to my quiet time the rest of the day. What a great giveaway. Thanks.

  10. today was crazy — what was I thinking trying to start a new schedule on a day that I had a doctor's appointment?!?!!!

    I think I *need* that prayer journal!


  11. I would like to say lack of sleep, but lets be honest…the reason I am distracted is because I let other things in my life take precedence. I stay up too late and sleep in too much. I don't give God the time He deserves from me. I should be praying, reading my Bible and dwelling on Him, but instead I'm on facebook checking statuses. Why? That isn't important! So it is I who am the one who needs to change. I could easily blame it on my children (I homeschool which is a full time job, plus I manage my home and am committed to church and mom's groups). I could blame it on lots of things. But when it comes down to it, I don't reach for God when I need to and I overextend myself and then I become useless to God. I like to plan as well, but in the end, I don't plan out time with God to pray. It should be on the top of my list, but somehow I feel pressured by the rest of life when God just wants me to rest in Him. I am going to grab your button and add it to my blog. God bless!

  12. TIME!! I am a stay at home mom and a college student pursing my nursing degree. I find it hard to find time to be alone and have quite prayer time. From the am to the pm, I feel busy. I have two kids in full time school and 1 starting half day kindergarten. I also go to school tues/thurs. 2:30 to 7:15. Sometimes i am very overwheled with everything.I need to make God a priority in my life, I know he is there when ever i need him! i need to make a time to spend alone time with him in prayer. I try ay night after kids in bed and studying done, but i end of falling asleep halfway thru prayer. I think these prayer books would be great for me focus and write my thoughts and prayers down!! I also wanted to thank you for your blog, i read everyday when i get the chance, its a real inspiration to me!!

  13. The one thing that gets in the way of my prayer life is fear. First of all, I fear that I'm not praying for the right things. Sometimes I worry that I spend too much time praying for far-away disasters or illnesses of people I hardly know because it's easier than praying about my own sin. Then when I pray for myself I feel conceited, like I am so wrapped up in my own problems that I forget to think of others. I fear that I spend too much time asking and not enough time thanking and confessing. Secondly, fear can cause me to withhold things from God or pray half-heartedly because I don't really want to change. I am afraid of exchanging what's familiar and mediocre for the unknown glory God has in store for me. Overall, fear causes me to over think and worry about praying instead of just doing it!

  14. Distractions get in the way… plain ol' distractions. I start praying and then I get distracted thinking of the next thing I have to do or a major problem that weighs my thoughts down. I'm typically an organized person, but I'm a disorganized prayer warrior.

  15. My excuses for being distracted in my prayer life are time, kids, schedules, commitments, … life. But really, if I look at all those things, it is my own selfish desires that I let get in the way.

  16. My concentration! I start to pray and as I go one thing or another seems to pull my mined away. Before I know it I am wondering how I got so far off track and I have to try to remember where I was. This may be just what I need. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. I am so glad I found this blog. Especially in this time of my life that seems so ready for change. My own selfishness and lack of discipline are what stand in my way of having a closer relationship with God. I know I need it so badly, but it becomes so easy to say after I feed the kids, after laundry, after everything else, but that is the biggest mistake because He should come first. Thanks for sharing! Laura

  18. My mind goes blank or my thoughts wander. I try to pray at any time as something comes into my mind because sitting down for an intentional prayer time is hard. Maybe a journal would help 🙂

  19. Wandering thoughts! I'd love to have this – having some kind of prayer journal always helps me tremendously. Writing my prayers out is the best way I have found to focus my heart, while having some lists/ verses to focus on gives me some direction!

  20. The one thing/distraction/problem that gets in the way of my prayer life is…how busy I am, or how busy I think I am. I know that I need to spend more structured time in prayer. My husband and I have recently reconcilled with his family and I KNOW this was God's will/doing. Lots of hurts/pain…by the grace of God all forgiven (I posted about it on my blog yesterday). I have a friend that I am covering in prayer this week, and think about how good this would be to keep me on track in the future.

  21. Satan gets in the way. He is the great distractor. Although I love to pray and strive daily to have time alone with God, I am always amazed at how many other things Satan will "suggest" is more important for me to do. I thank God for opening my eyes to our enemy's tactics.

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