Week One: Breakthrough

Back by popular demand is our annual Process and Pray series! If you’re new here, in December, we spend every Monday morning in a series where we process and pray through the year. Each week the focus will be different, but the theme of processing and praying will remain the same. As a therapist, I believe in the power of pausing and reflecting so we can embrace the present and look forward to the future.

We are starting this series by looking at the goodness of God. Today we are looking at what worked and what victories we experienced this year.

Process:

What victories or breakthroughs came this year? There is nothing too small to celebrate.

What went well that I want to carry into the new year? (Consider how time was spent, relationships you want to invest in, etc).

Thank God for these victories with your voice.

Tell someone about the goodness of God.

Resource:

One of my victories this year was my book, Image Restored. If you don’t yet have a copy, learn more or grab one at imagerestoredbook.com.

Week Two: Boundaries

We started this series by looking at the goodness of God by reflecting on our victories. In this episode, we are pausing to process our personal boundaries this year.

Pray:

“Jesus, what boundaries do you want to encourage me to set in my life?”

Process:

What boundaries did I establish that went well this year?

What unspoken boundaries did I find myself frustrated with when people broke them? Sometimes, a boundary is not a boundary unless it is spoken.

What areas of my life might need new boundaries this coming year? Boundaries can change with seasons.

Resource:

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud

Week Three: Answered Prayers

Process:

What prayers have I seen answered this year? Write them down.

What am I still praying for? Don’t quit.

Pray, “Jesus, what bold prayers do you want me to pray this coming year?”

Read:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,  give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Resource:

Do you still need a Christmas gift for someone? Two resources mentioned in today’s episode that would make great gifts are the Radjoy Surrender Cross and my book, Image Restored. Give it as a gift and invite them to join you in a small group to read it and pray together.

Week Four: A Word from God

Thus far, we have discussed victories, boundaries, and prayers. We are finishing the series by reflecting on words, or promises, from God we are standing on.

Process:

What word did God give me for the year?

What promises has God spoken to me and my family?

Pray, “God, what word are you giving me for the coming year?”

Resource: 

Thank you for joining me in December as we praised, processed, and prayed through the year. I would love it if you would take the time to share this series with a friend so we can walk boldly into the new year. If you haven’t already, please leave a review for the show so other listeners can join us on this journey through life with Jesus as our guide.

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