Why should I join an A Praying Life cohort?
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 through this 10-week cohort.
What happens in a cohort? 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.
How do I join a cohort? Cohorts are always developing, and we have specialized cohorts for men, women, and pastors. There is a $149 fee for cohort participation.
- Listen to "Prayer Cards 101", a podcast conversation with A Praying Life trainers Lydia Leggett and David Bostrom, for an overview of the content covered in cohorts.
- All cohort participants need to have the 2017 edition of A Praying Life
- If you are a pastor, we have a cohort just for you! You can read about our pastor cohorts here.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."