One breakthrough strategy that will revive your War Room today. After I started this one simple thing, my prayer life was deepened, expanded, and empowered.

One Breakthrough Strategy that will revive your War Room today

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Last week I shared my new prayer strategy with a friend over lunch.

It’s nothing fancy.  People have been doing it for hundreds of years.

But when I described its powerful effect not only on my life, but other moms as well, my friend nearly leaped out of her Cracker Barrel chair.

“I’m in.  Count me in.  I’m doing this.  Let’s do it!”

That’s a whole lotta commitment right there, girlfriend.


One breakthrough strategy that will revive your War Room today. After I started this one simple thing, my prayer life was deepened, expanded, and empowered.

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You’ve heard of the C25K running programs?

Last week on my morning run (having downloaded a C25K ap for a 5K) I literally stopped mid-stride and thought, “I’ve been practicing  Couch to Knee prayer!

Sister, I have my own C2K program going on!

In times past, I’ve knelt by my bed when distressed, praying aloud, pouring my guts out.

And I always came away refreshed, no matter the unchanged circumstances.

So last month I decided to commit to knee prayer five days a week.



Knee prayer is the one breakthrough strategy that revives my War Room


1.)  I’ve lots to pray about.  Family, friends, blog readers, and more.

2.)  I can’t cover them all in five minutes.

3.)  I’m focused.  When I’m on my knees, I’m uncomfortable, thus awake and aware of what I’m doing (as opposed to on my comfie couch, nursing my coffee and letting my  mind wander).

4.)  I want to grow my relationship with God to be more like Him and less like myself.

5.)  I want time with God to take priority over anyone and anything else, no matter how busy I am, because

6.)  I can do nothing without God.

7.)  God desires fellowship with me and longs to dwell in my praises.

8.)  Daniel knelt in prayer and God saved him IN the lion’s den (note: he had to still go in, but God protected him)

9.)  There’s a reason the spiritual greats of yesteryear spent knee time!  It works!


Those are my reasons for knee prayer.  Maybe you have more.  But if you’ve become disillusioned with your War Room and gotten stuck or distracted along the way, I promise you, knee prayer will jump-start that spark you first had after watching the movie.

Dear mom, knee prayer is the one breakthrough strategy that will revive your War Room today!

In the month of September, I created a special challenge for the month of September, in order to keep myself and others accountable.


Join the C2K Challenge and grow your prayer life deeply, strongly, and more powerfully in the next 30 days. Experience the power of prayer for your family, kids, and husband.


Details of the C2K program

  • The C2K challenge runs for 30 days.
  • All members receive one email per week for the challenge, packed with encouragement and Scripture prayers for each day.
  • Members commit to knee prayer five days each week
  • Members determine the amount of time spent each day in knee prayer (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 minutes, etc.-I do 20-30)
  • Members are added to my regular Rear Release Regroup {dot} com newsletter ( current subscribers subscriptions aren’t doubled), receiving 1-2 updates per week from my blog (loaded with encouragement, humor, and actionable advice on parenting, marriage, and Christian living)
  • Members have the option to join the C2K Facebook group, in order to ask for prayer, or share a praise!  (These details will be in your first newsletter, so be sure to add this email to your contacts and open each one as it comes!)
  • Members may send special requests for me to cover during my C2K time

As my thank you for joining, members receive my 6 Powerful Scripture Prayers for the Overwhelmed Mom upon completing email confirmation.

Are you ready for a deeper, more powerful prayer life?  Are you ready for a breakthrough strategy that will revive your War Room today?

In the words of my Cracker Barrel Buddy,

“Let’s do this!”


Prayer does not equip us for greater works.  Prayer is the greater work.  ~Oswald Chambers


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Can’t get control of your temper?

From the book, "Count to Nine; 9 Liberating Steps for Mom Frustration and Anger". Tips for applying Scriptural methods to curb anger. Dear mom, you have the tools to overcome anger and frustration!
In Count to Nine, moms discover a Scripturally sound, methodical approach for taming the temper. Ruthie Gray, mother of four and grandparent of two, gently guides frazzled mothers of all ages toward God’s Word, His view on anger, and the nine steps to overcoming wrath.

In this book, you will learn

*The surprising reasons behind your anger

*The mind-blowing truth of God’s view on anger

*One eye-opening tactic for changing your reactions

*How the staggering power of unbelief can keep you from change

*How to triumph through one key attitude adjustment

*How to gain victory over a life-long stronghold

*And much, much more!

The author, Ruthie Gray, transparently shares her own motherhood struggles, instantly connecting with moms through her “been there” approach. Moms will find victory, new hope, and support through this encouraging method of actionable Scripture verses and Scripture prayers.


Dear mom, isn’t it time you Count to Nine?


From the book, "Count to Nine; 9 Liberating Steps for Mom Frustration and Anger". Tips for applying Scriptural methods to curb anger. Dear mom, you have the tools to overcome anger and frustration!


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      Deb, this one is on God so thank Him, not me! LOL. I already had enough on my plate but He showed me some of that has to go because this is THE most important work. Just like the Chambers quote! So glad to have you aboard! 🙂

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  1. Gotta share this testimony: So I signed up for C2K, got all my stuff in gear…and THEN realized that *the day this starts* our family is heading away for the weekend to visit my father-in-law. So right at the get-go the enemy thinks he’s gonna throw in a stumbling block.
    Not to be deterred, dear friend! Just asking for a little extra prayer over the weekend as I employ a ‘plan B’ strategy!
    I’m confident this month will bear much fruit…

    Thanks for putting this in action, dear Ruthie!!!

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      It’s ok! You’ll sneak it in. Can’t wait to see how you creatively decide to do that! And if you don’t, you can pick up next week. Don’t fret, my sweet, dear friend! There’s grace for Plan B too!

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