Pray Confidently and Consistently: Finally Let Go of the Things Holding You Back from Your Most Important Conversation

Pray Confidently and Consistently: Finally Let Go of the Things Holding You Back from Your Most Important Conversation

by Valerie Woerner
Pray Confidently and Consistently: Finally Let Go of the Things Holding You Back from Your Most Important Conversation

Pray Confidently and Consistently: Finally Let Go of the Things Holding You Back from Your Most Important Conversation

by Valerie Woerner


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A vibrant, unstuck prayer life can begin for you right now.

Why is it so difficult to pray without getting distracted?
Why don’t I have this figured out by now?

Pray Confidently and Consistently is for all of us who ask these questions and yearn for more. Join author and prayer journal creator Valerie Woerner in learning to pray boldly to the God of the universe who is beckoning us to come sit with him, share our hearts and needs, and simply know him.

Living in close communication with our Father has the power to transform even the most difficult moments of our lives. What weights do we need to throw off so they don’t hold us back from a deeper connection with God? What distractions are keeping us from running freely with him?

When we release the burdens suffocating our prayer lives and leaving us gasping for Jesus, we can finally experience the truth that prayer changes everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496451996
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 10/12/2021
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,121,480
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Valerie Woerner is an author and owner of Val Marie Paper ( . Her mission is to create practical tools, including her original 6-month prompted prayer journal and content that equip women to cut through the noise of everyday life and find fullness of life in the presence of the Lord. Valerie is also an author of Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday, Fresh Start for Moms and The Finishing School. She lives off dark chocolate, Waterloo, good Cajun food and Psalm 16:11. She was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and lives with her husband Tyler and daughters Vivi Mae and Vana.
She just left Instagram earlier this year, but you can find her on her blog and monthly peptalk available at

Table of Contents

Introduction xi


1 Where's My Genie in a Bottle? 3

Understanding Who I'm Praying To

2 Am I Doing This Right? 17

Discovering a Right Posture for Prayer

3 Will I Ever Get It? 35

Standing on God's Promises to Pray Confidently


4 You Want It All? 53

Surrendering Every Part of Me

5 What if I Don't Feel like It? 67

Letting Truth, Not Emotions, Determine My Obedience

6 You Loved That Whiner David? 81

Learning to Lament, Doubt, and Cry Out to God

7 How about We Go with My Plan? 95

Giving Up Control and Trusting God's Will


8 Where Did You Go, God? 113

Drawing Near to God in the Valley

9 I'm Good Now, but Want to Get the Next One? 129

Staying Dependent on the Mountaintop

10 Can You Fit in This Box? 143

Learning the Power of Living in God's Presence

11 Am I Fighting the Right Things? 161

Engaging in My Real Spiritual Battle


12 Can I Get a Little Help? 177

Embracing Tools That Clear the Noise

13 Did You Want to Say Something? 197

Quieting My Own Voice to Hear His

It Are You Sure That Command Was for Me? 215

Learning to Pair Prayer and Fasting

15 But for How Long? 233

Keeping On When I'm Weary

Epilogue 245

Prayers to Help Us Throw Off the Weights 249

Acknowledgments 255

Notes 257

About the Author 261

What People are Saying About This

Gretchen Saffles

Powerful, biblical, and practical, Pray Confidently and Consistently will ignite a desire in your heart to be a prayer warrior in daily life. In this book, Val exposes the weights that burden us and keep us from praying with confidence, and she leads us into freedom as we talk to God. I’ve been waiting for a book like this to recommend to many women and know this will lead us into a deeper walk with God!

Phylicia Masonheimer

I am delighted to see a resource on prayer that is approachable, practical, and dedicated to the truth of God’s Word. This would be an excellent starting point for both new believers and long-time Christians who desire to know God intimately through prayer. Val doesn’t just teach it—she lives it, and it comes through in her book.

Lara Casey

This book! Val has written a classic—the book we all need most. There is no more important relationship than with our Father, yet it’s one of the most mysterious. Val has broken down the walls of fear, hesitation, and insecurity we so often face with prayer. Get ready to experience freedom as Val skillfully guides you to God’s truth about our most important conversation. With practical, real-world wisdom, Pray Confidently and Consistently will equip you to deepen your faith or cultivate it for the first time! A must-read!

Sara Hagerty

We too easily stand at a distance from the most important topic of the hour: How can we talk to our God? And Val shows us how to close that distance—not as a dispassionate expert but, instead, as a real human who is desperate to talk to God, just like you and me. This book is a needed guide for days like the ones in which we’ve found ourselves.

Hannah Brencher

Seeking to deepen her own prayer life, the great writer Flannery O’Connor once penned in her journal, “Can’t anyone teach me how to pray?” No doubt, Flannery needed this book. In a refreshing guide to prayer that will embolden you to seek more conversation with God, Valerie takes us into the raw and personal parts of her journey. She is both a guide and friend as she uncovers and dives deep into the hard-to-talk-about topics. Her words are both inspiring and encouraging, and this book is one you will pull off the shelf again and again. The wisdom within these pages is the kindling for the fire you need to take your prayer life to the next level.

Asheritah Ciuciu

What’s causing you to neglect prayer? Pause to think about your answer, and then dig into this book to find in Val Woerner a trusty companion who will walk you through the process of overcoming that obstacle to nurture a thriving prayer life.

Michelle Myers

Inside these pages, Val shares God’s truth that shaped her own prayer life. While guiding you to realize the same consistency and confidence is possible for you, she’s honest enough to let you know of the struggles you’ll inevitably encounter. Get ready to be encouraged and challenged by this real conversation about prayer to better know the even more real God who is listening.

Jess Connolly

I believe that talking to God should be simple. It should feel accessible. It should come naturally to us! And yet we live in a fallen world where we’ve forgotten that he is as near to us as our own bodies and breath. So we need guides . . . encouragers . . . women with wisdom to remind us of the power and practicality of prayer. Val has been that guide for me the last few years—first through her products and now through this book. I am so grateful for her and cannot suggest reading her words enough!

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