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Prayer in the Making

36 EpisodesProduced by Lyndall BywaterWebsite

Lyndall talks about prayer and life, and how to mix them both together.

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A coronavirus Retreat Part 8: Crossing over

April 4th, 2020


Thoughts on those stories in the Old Testament about the Israelites finding ways through rivers and seas ... rye stopping of the flow, the opening of a way and the chance to cross to somewhere and something new.

A coronavirus Retreat Part 7: Who's in control around here?

April 2nd, 2020


Getting into a bit of prayer theology about how sovereignty and human agency work. Is God in control? Are we in control? And how do we pray in the …

A Coronavirus Retreat Part 6: Let it be

March 29th, 2020


What does prayer look like on the days when this doesn't feel doable?

A coronavirus Retreat Part 5: The 'one word' technique

March 25th, 2020


Thoughts on turning prayer from a flood of words into a simpler, deeper, fuller, more meaningful connection with God.

A Coronavirus Retreat Part 4: At home

March 24th, 2020


Well, we're all at home for a while. But home can be a place that's full of the living, loving presence of God. Here's some thoughts on how ...

A coronavirus Retreat Part 3: Being Present

March 22nd, 2020


Thoughts on multitasking, focusing, living well and lighting candles ...

A coronavirus Retreat Part 2: Steadying

March 21st, 2020


Thoughts on finding our balance amidst the wobbly-ness of it all.

A coronavirus Retreat Part 1: Going beneath

March 20th, 2020


This is a strange old time, isn't it ... So why don't we make it a retreat? Here are my first three tips on how to get your coronavirus retreat …

The nub of it all (Chapter 12 Part 2)

April 20th, 2019


Chapter 12: Resilience; Part 2: Growing a Relationship. It's the last episode in this Prayer in the Making Lent Bookclub, and this is my attempt to get to the heart of things. Thanks for listening, and May your prayer …

Praying the way you're made (Chapter 12 Part 1)

April 18th, 2019


Chapter 12: Resilience; Part 1: Building a Rhythm. If our relationships with our loved ones always include things we really love to do, then how much more our relationship with God? Yet how often do we focus on the …

Essential ingredients for a breakthrough (Chapter 11 Part 2)

April 16th, 2019


Chapter 11: Warfare; Part 2: Victory Strategies. The Bible is full of stories about people who needed to hold their ground until God helped them win …

Alienation and homecoming (Chapter 11 Part 1)

April 14th, 2019


Chapter 11: Warfare; Part 1: Opposition Strategies. Why is prayer so hard? The answer is partly because it's opposed. Since the dawn of time, the enemy has been sowing alienation between humankind and God. Here's how …

Praying the Bible for your local community (Chapter 10 Part 2)

April 14th, 2019


Chapter 10: Scripture; Part 2: Justice and Kingdom. How do you take what was written in the Bible centuries ago and pray it for your 21st century community? This is a few thoughts on how we need to approach scripture …

Reading the Bible with all 5 senses (Chapter 10 Part 1)

April 11th, 2019


Chapter 10: Scripture; Part 1: Power and Promise. One of my biggest struggles with prayer over the years has been how to keep myself fresh and open to hearing God's voice in the Bible. Of course that's essentially the …

The tricky subject of praying out loud (Chapter 9 Part 2)

April 9th, 2019


Chapter 9: Voice and Body; Part 2: Praying out loud. After a lot of years of praying with people in prayer meetings, I have some thoughts on how we might make praying out loud more engaging and more enjoyable. This …

A menu of fasting options (Chapter 9 Part 1)

April 7th, 2019


Chapter 9: Voice and Body; Part 1: Praying with your Body. This chapter mentions fasting briefly, so this podcast digs into that subject a bit more. It's an intro to three different types of fasting.

Thoughts on forgiveness (Chapter 8 Part 2)

April 6th, 2019


Chapter 8: Restoration; Part 2: Forgiveness. These are just a few thoughts on how the act of turning to God in prayer can make it easier for us to forgive others.

Wound management (Chapter 8 Part 1)

April 4th, 2019


Chapter 8: Restoration; Part 1: Inner Healing. If God is doing a work of renovation, restoration and transformation in us, then prayer is the place where we receive it. This is me talking through a few questions that …

Another brick in the wall (Chapter 7 Part 2)

April 3rd, 2019


Chapter 7: Strategy; Part 2: Prayerful Persevering. This is all about how we probably need to change our view of prayer if we're going to learn how …

Getting life in focus (Chapter 7 Part 1)

April 1st, 2019


Chapter 7: Strategy; Part 1: Prayerful planning. This episode looks at 3 questions we can ask ourselves, to help set focus and direction in the way …

You need to want (Chapter 6 Part 2)

March 30th, 2019


Chapter 6: Intercession; Part 2: Heart Prayers. This is a bit about the importance of expressing our own desires in prayer ... telling God what we want. We're often afraid to do that in case we're wrong or we're being …

Splendidly specific (Chapter 6 Part 1)

March 29th, 2019


Chapter 6: Intercessian; Part 1: Shoulder Prayers. These are the confessions of a non-specific pray-er. When it comes to intercession, I am far …

Don't feel bad for getting bored (Chapter 5 Part 2)

March 27th, 2019


Chapter 5: Action; Part 2: Doing and Making. If you're the type who finds stillness difficult, then take heart. This is me talking about how God …

Prayer action stories (Chapter 5 Part 1

March 25th, 2019


Chapter 5: Action; Part 1: Prayer beyond Words. Sometimes words fail us in prayer. They're not enough, or we just can't find the right ones. But fortunately God isn't limited to words. This is me telling a few stories …

Healing balm (Chapter 4 Part 2)

March 23rd, 2019


Chapter 4: Stillness; Part 2: Feeling and Filling. Some reflections on stillness, healing and the Balm of Gilead.

Soul-parenting (Chapter 4 Part 1)

March 21st, 2019


Chapter 4: Stillness; Part 1: Making Space for God. Learning to still your body is one thing, but learning to still your soul is quite a different …

The wonder of stories (Chapter 3 Part 2)

March 19th, 2019


Chapter 3: Listening; Part 2: Listening with the Senses. This is all about stories ... why they mean so much to us when we're little, why they still matter today, even when we're grown up, and how God uses them to speak …

God and sat navs (Chapter 3 Part 1)

March 18th, 2019


Chapter 3: Listening; Part 1: Recognising God's Voice

Grief is worship (Chapter 2 Part 2)

March 16th, 2019


Chapter 2: Worship; Part 2: Grief and Gratitude. This is me talking about grief: how it doesn't stop us worshipping or get in the way of worship. Grief really is worship.

Mini Explosions (Chapter 2 Part 1

March 13th, 2019


Chapter 2: Worship; Part 1: Presence and Praise. This is me sharing a few of my favourite tips for bringing praise and worship to life in me, especially when I've become too familiar with God's goodness ... when I'm in …

Deep calls to deep (Chapter 1 Part 2)

March 12th, 2019


We're on to the second half of the Encounter chapter, called Heart to Heart, and this is me talking a bit about the importance of telling God how we feel when we pray, even if he already knows.

God is real (Chapter 1 Part 1)

March 11th, 2019


Today we're reading Chapter 1 Part 1: Face to face, and this is me talking about knowing God is real and present when we pray.

God wants to be with you (Introduction and Foreword)

March 8th, 2019


A little delve into what may be the most important thing you'll ever learn about prayer

Episode 1: The best and worst of Prayer (Foreword and Introduction)

March 6th, 2019


In this episode we're talking about our favourite prayer times ... and our least favourite prayer times. Go on ... join the conversation! We'd love to hear about your best and worst prayer moments ... and we promise we …

Lent Bookclub info and instructions

March 1st, 2019


This is me telling you how the bookclub will work once we get started on Wednesday 6th.

About the Prayer in the Making Lent Bookclub

February 15th, 2019


Find out how the Bookclub will work and where you can get the book, "Prayer in the Making", by Lyndall Bywater

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