Dear Friend,

It’s often in the very toughest of times that God works in us to teach us to pray. You may have heard it put like this: “When you’re swept off your feet, get on your knees.”

I experienced such a time of trial in 2009 when I was diagnosed with cancer. I’m so thankful that I made it through surgery without incident. But I must tell you that recovery nearly did me in. I was exhausted. I was fearful. I was weak and despondent.

Strangely, during this time of pain and fragility, more than at any other point in my life, I became utterly convinced of the power of prayer. Though I was wobbly and wounded, the more I pursued interaction with my heavenly Father, the more divine strength I sensed in my life.

Which is why I’m so excited about this edition of the PowerLiving newsletter – and why I’m sure it will encourage and inspire you in your own prayer life.

Whatever circumstances you are facing today – in your marriage, your home, your work – know this: The more you knock on the door of heaven, the more you will find God ready and willing to carry the burden you bear.

I’d love to encourage you even more about prayer, by sending you a copy of my new 30-day devotional, Lord, Hear Our Cry, as my thank-you for your donation to PowerPoint this month. I pray the Lord uses it to revitalize your prayer life and renew your devotion to Jesus.

God bless you for your partnership!