Pray More


February 22, 2017

My prayer life includes praying with seasoned Christians as well as baby Christians. The veterans give me inspiration with the variety of styles they share me. Those new to the prayer scene allow me to really appreciate the relationship I have with my Lord, and I am by their side in prayer as they learn that prayer is just a conversation with God.  

In 2015, my Lenten discipline was to recount the ways that prayer fed my soul. I wrote a short devotional of sorts, titled Pray More, that recounted some of the ways that I pray. Designed not as an instruction booklet, but instead as a jumping in point – providing sources of variety for anyone’s spiritual practice. The great thing about prayer is that there are dozens of ways to pray. There is no rulebook.

Because I enjoy hand lettering, I created an art piece to accompany each of the passages in the booklet. Creating faith-based art is an escape for me and allows me to turn over my troubles over while I focus on His promises.

Do you know the story of  David and Goliath? David’s mastery with the slingshot was so acute that he could protect his sheep, but God took this skill and gave him the courage to use this ability for something much bigger. If David’s slingshot skills benefited the greater flock of God’s kingdom, perhaps my reflection could too. With the hope that others would also be inspired to Pray More, I make this booklet available to others. It has been read in 21 countries, that I know of. Just last week, I was notified that it was enjoyed by women in the Dominican Republic as it was used to bless and teach them as a part of their women’s retreat. My heart was filled knowing this, and then I realized that if you were not among the few hundred that got a printed or digital copy last year, I need to offer you one.  

If you would like a complimentary copy of this little book, Pray More, which is full of ways to incorporate prayer into your life, along with hand illustrated & painted scripture verses throughout, you just need to send me a message!

prayer booklet

  1. Amy Cleaver says:

    Me, me! I’d love a copy! I follow you on Instagram and that’s how I came about your post. Feel free to message me there or an email!

    God bless you!

    • thephotocottage says:

      Links went out last week to those who requested a copy. Please let me know if you did not receive it.

  2. I would love a copy. I just contacted you through your CONTACT ME. Thanks so much

    • thephotocottage says:

      You should have gotten a link in your email last week. If for some reason, you missed it or it did not work, please let me know.

  3. Robin says:

    Please and thank you, I would love a copy of your “Pray More”. I found you page by searching for journaling bible reviews.

  4. Rebecca says:

    I just found your website and am so inspired! I have been struggling for years with bible reading, and when at the house of prayer found lettering and patterning helped me focus and pray most.

    I would LOVE a copy of your book if it’s still up for grabs =)

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