Welcome to Only By Prayer!

 We are so glad you stopped in to visit.DSC_0526

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, get comfortable, and explore what God has for you today. At Only By Prayer, we’re all about helping you to bring the sacred into the everyday. Perhaps you’d like to try a Bible study (be sure to explore the drop-down menu on the tab above), enjoy a Scripture Art Journaling lesson, listen to a podcast, or learn a spiritual discipline. These and many other discoveries await you. Be sure to let us (Mary and Jane) know what you think by leaving a comment, and thanks for the visit!

To doers

To Do-ers List

To Do-ers List 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. […]

5 Ways to Pray

5 Ways to Pray in July

Whether it feels like it or not where you live, summer has arrived in full force. In July we usually enjoy long, hot days with lots of sunshine. Summer evenings are illuminated by thousands of lightning bugs, and crickets and cicadas serenade us with a chorus of songs. Thanks for taking some time to pray with […]

Fatima Retreat Center, Indianapolis

Try a Labyrinth Prayer Walk

The word labyrinth often evokes images of maze-like winding paths with dead-end passages designed to confuse. The spiritual practice of a labyrinth prayer walk, however, has an outcome that is quite different. Rather than being confusing, many find clarity and direction as they pray their way through the paths. What Is a Labyrinth Prayer Walk? It is […]

Short and Sweet Nourishment for the Soul

Short & Sweet: She Heard

She Heard “Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You. But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah” …“The queen of the South […]

To do List png

Scripturegraphics: To-Do List

I am a list maker. Each morning, in the summer, when I get up in the morning, I make a to-do list. I list all of my chores and tasks I want to complete that day. I even assign time allotments for each item on my to-do list. My to-do lists aren’t just for chores […]

Read read jpg

Bible Journal-Graphics: Read, Read by Mary Kane

As a teacher, I know the value of repeated readings. Repeated readings help my students retain facts and increase comprehension of the text. Not only school-age children benefit from repeated readings; adults do as well. When I run into a heady portion of scripture, I read through once, go back, slow down and read again. […]

More Posts from this Category

Do Good Day 6

To Do-ers List: Always do Good

Day 6 To Do-ers List: Always do Good 15 “See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. 16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:15 There was a saying when I was growing up, “It’s payback time.” Eye for an […]

dec. pyp not by might

Scripture Art Journaling with Erin Leigh

At Only By Prayer, we are excited to have artist Erin Leigh with us today for an interview. We are discussing Scripture Art Journaling and will be covering how you can get started and what supplies you need. Don’t worry — this can be a cheap hobby, and very few art supplies are required to get started. […]

Take5! png

Take 5! Fear and Faith

 Take 5! Fear and Faith Please Take 5! minutes and go before God in prayer. Confess to Him any sin and ask Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit. Please read John 20:18-22. 18 Mary Magdalene found the disciples and told them, “I have seen the Lord!” Then she gave them his message. 19 That Sunday […]