She Wants to Pray for You

[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]I[/su_dropcap]n California, the rain is pouring down. White blossoms sail sideways to black pavement. A wet crow walks on careful feet, looking for worms, then flies to where I can’t see.

Come on, Father, keep pouring down.


When I run this morning, I let the water fall on my head. And this afternoon again, I walk outside and I don’t pull up the hood on my raincoat.

Come on, Father, keep pouring down.

The drought we’ve faced makes rain reminder of miracle. This parched earth cries out.

And I am so thirsty too, so parched for God.

Come on, Father, keep pouring down.

Last night, too sick to go to the marriage group Justin and I were scheduled to attend, we stay home. I pull my hair into a ponytail; I step into the soft grey track pants that make me smile. And I think about the women who come here, and the women of Loop, and the women who share their hearts in whispered prayers typed out on blank white screens.

In emails you share with me stories of trial and faith, stress and heartache. You share uncertainty and disappointment. You share the miraculous ways God comes through and reminds you how you are not alone. You encourage me in your faith, your choosing God’s strength when times are hard. I want you to know each other’s names.

I want you to gather and listen for God’s voice together.

I’ve been praying, Father, come, keep pouring down

So, on that night when the rain poured down in my little California bungalow, and I was tucked inside, so happy to be home and warm and dry, I wrote a post over at Loop’s page on Facebook, asking if Loop devotional readers would want to have a place to get to know one another, share their hearts with one another, and pray. And nearly two hundred women said yes.

So, in a little corner of the internet, on Facebook, the prayer group, Loop Prayer Sisters was born.

Loop prayer sisters Facebook

It is a closed group, which means that only members, and not people outside the group, can see what’s on the page. So, I am praying it is a place where women seeking God’s voice in their lives can find community, sisterhood, encouragement. I am praying it a place where women can be vulnerable with one another, trusting that the Holy Spirit leads and is the safe place.

This is how I introduce it on the page:

Loop Prayer Sisters Facebook group

And this Friday, when this group was born, women have been gathering, sharing the most beautiful, vulnerable things. Sisters are stepping up, grabbing hold of a sister’s hand, whispering to her God’s truth: you are loved; you are not alone. This burden you feel? Let’s lift it up to our God together.

You, my sisters, are stunning in how you love.

Incline your ear and come to me . .  (Isaiah 55:3).

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them (Matthew 18:20).

Praying in sisterhood, saying “I am here, let’s lean into God together,” might be one of the most powerful, life-changing things we can do together. This is your invitation to join with other sisters, listen to one another’s heart, trust God’s voice and presence, and pray. If you are on Facebook, and you want to join this new community of women joining in sisterhood for one another, click right here and ask to join. How wonderful it will be to see you there.

Come on, Father, keep pouring down.




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  • Beloved Jernnifer, I love your caring and sensitive heart. I appreciate your invitation to the women group of prayer you created for women to hold their hands together to pray and share their hearts together knowing that they are not alone. It is so wonderful.

    Psalms 133 : Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore

    James 5: 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.


  • This is an answer to prayer! I not only love to pray, I love to write! Just pondered with the Lord, how would I be as a blog writer? I have a lot of thoughts I’d like to share with other women that I hope would encourage them as these thoughts from the Father has encouraged me.

    Thank you so much for your step of obedience! I hope and pray that I will step out in obedience as well in what God is calling me to do!

    Love in Christ,

    • Dear Iris, this is so beautiful, sister! I love your heart for encouragement. Yes, listen to those words He gives you! I pray He blesses you with wisdom and courage to step forward into what He has!