Jennifer Kennedy Dean

Jennifer Kennedy Dean

Jennifer Kennedy Dean is executive director of The Praying Life Foundation and a respected author and speaker. She is the author of numerous books, studies, and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual formation. Her book, Heart’s Cry, has been named National Day of Prayer’s signature book, and you will find articles and daily quotes from Jennifer at the National Day of Prayer website.

Posts by Jennifer Kennedy Dean:

God-Shaped Prayers

Sometimes we pray as if prayer is the means of cajoling God into releasing His carefully hoarded riches. What makes prayer work the way God says it will work? How can we experience the power in prayer that Scripture promises? […]

Read More

Taking Your Needs to God

Prayer is complicated and difficult. Or is it? Could it be that prayer is so simple that any child of God can lay hold of all God’s power and provision through His designated strategy called prayer? Decades ago God began […]

Read More

The God Who Reminds

Sometimes we pray as if God sometimes forgets or tries to renege on His promises and is depending on pray-ers to remind Him of them. God does not need to be reminded of His promises. He made promises and bound […]

Read More

Do Your Prayers Have Power?

“The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” —James 5:16 Do your prayers have power? When you pray, do you consistently see the power of God manifested on the earth? Does your experience in prayer match God’s descriptions of […]

Read More

Prayer: The Way to Get Stuff

We hold many misconceptions about prayer that skew our understanding of what God is doing. Misconceptions about prayer limit us. These misunderstandings are perhaps not articulated, but they are obvious in our approach to prayer and our expectations about prayer. […]

Read More

Praying God’s Promises

A promise is only as good as the person who makes it. The character of the promiser is what gives the promise its value. As we learn to pray God’s promises, the starting point is the nature of God. The […]

Read More

The Freedom of Obedience

For thirty years now, I have been teaching about the difference between a prayer life and a praying life. Prayer is more than packaging words together and sandwiching them between “Dear God” and “Amen.” When we learn to live a […]

Read More

Wordless Prayer

Noise is more portable than ever before, yet, it is in silence and solitude that we learn to synchronize our hearts with His. The very silence that has become so elusive in our world is the essential element for you […]

Read More

Lord, Teach Me to Pray

Jesus, while on earth as a man, spent much time in prayer. He often prayed all night long. He rose up hours before dawn to be alone and pray. He withdrew to pray after ministering to the crowds. He prayed […]

Read More

Parenting by Prayer

“All your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace” (Isa. 54:13). The most important parenting skill we can hone is prayer. Through prayer, we can reach into the lives of our children, our […]

Read More

Prayer: The Key to Everything

Prayer is the key that unlocks all the treasures of the Kingdom of God. It is a key that He has placed in your hand and invited you to use. Prayer is the conduit through which all the power and […]

Read More