Bloom: Intentionally Praying for Your Child 5 Day Challenge

By Karen Isbell

PRAYING INTENTIONALLY FOR YOUR-2Do you long to pray purposeful and powerful prayers for your child but feel like they fall flat sometimes?

The “mom brain” struggle is real. Most days I can’t put together a complete sentence much less an effective prayer.

My mom taught me the power of prayer, cultivating in me a passion for prayer and diligence to be faithful in it. But motherhood has brought an unexpected season to my prayer life, one that yields half-sentence prayers offered whenever I find a quiet (or not so quiet) moment. I long to pray intentional, purposeful and powerful prayers for my children but struggle to find the words.

Desperate, God led me to His word, reminding me that powerful and purposeful prayers are already written for us, we don’t have to depend on the cohesiveness of our words to pray intentionally for our children. He has equipped us when our words fail us. FullSizeRender

Join us for a 5 Day Challenge as we pray intentionally for our children. You will get 5 free scripture prayer cards to download and use during our journey. Print them off and place them around your home or in your Bible to remind you to pause and dwell with Him as you go throughout your day. Sign up here.

 

Flourish: Praying Intentionally for Your Husband

By Karen Isbell

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Prayer is one of the greatest gifts we have been given as children of God. Yet, in the crazy and chaos of raising two littles and working my prayers often fall short of powerful and effective. I long to pray for the important not just urgent. Out of my own desperation to have a way to pray scripture intentionally for my husband, children and home @intentionalprayercards were born.

flourish 1Praying scripture aligns our hearts with God’s Word producing fervent, powerful and effective prayers. As wives, praying for our husbands is one of the most powerful things we can to do to love and encourage him and strengthen our marriage. I want to invite you to join me and a community of women in February who are going to pray intentionally for our husbands. 40% of the proceeds from FLOURISH Intentional Prayer Cards will support our monthly partner. Find out more about them and their story here.


 

Intentional Prayers for Your Husband

By Karen Isbell

As a mom of two littles most days I struggle to put a complete sentence together much less an effective prayer. I longed to pray powerful and effective prayers for my children and husband but felt like I kept praying for the urgent and not the important. Intentional Prayer Cards were birthed from my own desperation to pray powerful and intentional prayers…the fact that they are pretty is just a fun bonus 😉 I love having them around my house to remind me as I go throughout my day to pause and pray over these people God has given to me.

Here is a free PDF download of intentional prayers to pray for your husband. Sign up for our mailing list and it will come to your inbox!

 

 

 

Where it All Began

By Karen Isbell

I love words. I love how they can inspire, encourage, convict. Words are powerful and they can move people. I have decorated my walls with words for years, framed cards with a quote I loved or a hand painted canvas. I love capturing words in a way that makes me smile and imprints them deeper on my heart.

When I began dreaming of the girls nursery, I knew I wanted it covered with quotes and scripture illustrating the Lion and the Lamb. This was one of the first times I began to play with illustrating words as I call it (I’m sure there is a more formal term) and it was a love affair.

I have continued to play with words in decorating our house to make quotes and scriptures that are meaningful to us come alive. My girls play with dolls…I play with words 😉

Back in February, I launched the Etsy store, just as a fun way to help friends raise funds for their adoption. Yet, as I continued, I knew I wanted to create something that would combine my passion for prayer with illustrated words.

I was looking for a way to encourage a friend struggling with anxiety. I wanted to put scriptures about resting in God’s peace at her fingertips and the first set of SOW Scripture Cards was born. Over the next few days, I actually laughed at how often I used them myself, becoming more aware of my own anxiety.

The rest of the sets were birthed out of my own desperation to be diligent in praying scripture over my husband, my girls and our home, yet in the daily trenches of motherhood, recalling the scriptures to speak over them seemed to be a lost cause.

I pray these cards will encourage you to SOW God’s Word into your heart through praying scripture over the different areas of your life. I can’t wait to see how God uses these to encourage you. Thanks for following along!

(P.S. I have a total list of 30 sets to reveal in the coming months! If you see a set missing, just wait, it’s coming!)

SOW Scripture Prayer Cards

By Karen Isbell

As a mom of two littles prayer is something I crave yet so often the words are in short supply. Out of my desperation to have scripture and prayers readily on hand, I began to create scripture prayer cards. I have been humbled and overwhelmed at how praying through these daily or in times of need have brought peace and strength. I would love to share these with you and use them as a fundraiser for families in the adoption process. However, your feedback would be so helpful in ensuring that we create something that is valuable and will meet you where you are!

I’ve included a few images to give you an idea of what the cards look like and the format.

I would love for you to answer this 5 question survey!

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