In the Garden:
A Journey to a Deeper and More Powerful Place of Prayer
by Laurie Aker
In the Garden is a study devoted to prayer and particularly to teaching us how to pray and to fully enjoy it, to the glory of God. It is meant to compliment your normal study of God’s Word and guide you in your prayer time. Over the years, as we have asked women what the weakest area is in their Christian walk, time and again the answer has been prayer. God’s Word commands us to “pray without ceasing” and to devote ourselves to prayer, because prayer gives us access to God and brings us humbly before His throne. As we commit to prayer, this book will help shape our hearts—and change our view of God, our view of ourselves and others, and our dependence upon our Lord.
Introduction to Prayer Part One
Introduction to Prayer Part Two
Week One: Prepare
Week Two: Plant
Week Three: Prune
Week Four: Produce
For extended bowing and kneeling, find a good yoga mat or foam cushion. As you kneel, propping yourself up with a pillow or a blanket can help if you are trying to read and pray through Scriptures in your Bible. The pillow/blanket is also helpful if bowing lower causes discomfort. To bow prostrate before the Lord, you can use a cushion for added comfort and/or use your hands to hold your forehead. For those with physical limitations, the following are some alternatives to kneeling that you might want to try: bowing from a seated position in a chair, kneeling against a chair with a pillow/blanket under your knees, or bowing at a table or desk (this is also an alternative for times when you don’t have an adequate place to get on your knees).
Companion Prayer Binder Setup Instructions
You will find all prayer binder setup instructions in the handouts provided on the resource page.