A Praying Life Cohort - Women - Wednesdays

A Praying Life Cohort - Women - Wednesdays

Online Cohort
8-Week A Praying Life Cohort
Starting September 16
8 Cohort Meetings 7:00-8:15 PM EDT
Many of us pray badly, yet we long to connect with our Father.

If you struggle with keeping a consistent prayer life, we invite you to learn to pray in community through this 8-week cohort.

What is an online cohort?
In this highly personalized prayer training, you'll gather with an experienced prayer trainer and 7-8 others on Zoom. Together, you'll build a set of 5 or more personal prayer cards that you’ll use to pray through key areas in your lives. Each week, you will experience the accountability and encouragement of praying together. As you see God at work in one another’s lives, you will grow in wisdom and faith.

What happens in a cohort meeting? 
We learn to pray, and we pray. We learn through a book study, open discussions, and applying new ideas in our personal lives. Then we pray through five key areas in each of our lives and begin to watch, together, what God does. Seeing God at work in the lives of others encourages you to keep asking—even when you don’t yet see movement in your own prayer story.

One hour and 15 minutes per week for eight weeks.

There is a $99 fee for cohort participation. Participants will need the 2017 edition of A Praying Life, available here.

Meet Julie Courtney
Editor and Trainer

Julie Courtney led her first Person of Jesus study over 20 years ago with women from all backgrounds, including a Muslim woman who gave her life to Jesus. She moved to Philadelphia in 2004 and worked for seeJesus for twelve years, training small group leaders, leading women's retreats, mentoring and encouraging women as they grew in their understanding of Jesus. Her passion is teaching people about Jesus. Julie currently lives in Columbus, OH, where she works for Heartbeat International, a ministry that provides training and resources for pregnancy help centers. She is a huge Ohio State football fan, so living in Columbus is ideal for her!

Dianne Baker will be co-leading with Julie.

What People Are Saying About Prayer Cohorts

The prayer cohort has been a boot camp for my soul. Just like any other life skill, training and practice in prayer are critical to improvement... and this cohort has provided just what I needed.

Kevin Wing

Prioritizing prayer in this way was transformative for me - I realize how much I had made prayer about me instead of about God. I was convicted of many sins that have plagued and taken away from my prayer life (enter repentance card...), as well as challenged to grow in thankfulness (and thanksgiving card!). God is so good! I was truly blessed to have gone through the prayer cohort with my leader and the rest of my group, and am excited to see how God will continue to work in all our stories. 

Megan Cai

The Praying Life cohort I participated in changed my life forever. It was helpful, life-giving, and encouraging as I learned I'm not alone in my struggle to pray. It helped me to not only grow in my desire to talk to God more, but also in my love for Him.

James Pavlic

It is so powerful to watch the Spirit at work in each person's life (including my own) and to pray specific requests with a group. I love how quickly friendships form. I am not always quick to see the how the threads of my requests are interwoven. . . and it is [now] something that I am praying about.

Women's Cohort Participant

Prayer is often the first thing sacrificed as we try to finish our daily to-do list. But prayer focuses our attention on our Heavenly Father who grants us the grace and strength that we daily need. And when we pray with other brothers, we see our Father working not only in our lives but in each other's lives.

Ruben Sernas

This helped my feeling of isolation as I discovered I'm not the only one that struggles, gets tired, and fails. After weeks of praying with these men, they may be my closest friends.

Craig Meredith