What to Expect

We’re looking forward to kicking off this study on Prayer with you! Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home is broken down into three parts.  Instead of having the author of the book join us on the couch this time around, we’ve invited three close friends to join us to each discuss a section. And we’re so excited to add Robin Dance‘s voice to the Bloom team! She’ll be here on Bloom for each Chapter study, as well as adding to any discussion in the comments.

There are 21 chapters total in this book- so we’ll be featuring about 3-4 chapters per week. Don’t let this discourage you, you can always keep up with the latest video posts on Bloom and by subscribing to receive email updates.

You’re also invited to join us on our Bloom Facebook Page to interact with other readers!

Buy a Book, Give a Book — and Get Free Shipping!

Right now on DaySpring.com, you can purchase a copy of Prayer for $14.99.

We try our best to make it possible for everyone to participate in the Bloom study, regardless of financial ability to purchase a book. If your financial situation is difficult and you are unable to purchase a book, you can request a free copy this Wednesday. We ask that you only request a copy if you truly can’t afford the book and are willing to participate in the study. We have a very limited amount to give away and that will depend on how many sponsored books are purchased.

This is where we could use your help. If you are able to purchase a book for someone in need, DaySpring has set up a “Sponsored Book” option for you.

And when you purchase a copy for yourself as well as a Sponsored Book you can receive free shipping with code BLOOMBOOK! This code is valid on any two book purchase, so it will work if you’d like to purchase two books for yourself or two sponsored books. DaySpring will take care of delivering the sponsored book to a reader in need.

We are so thankful for DaySpring who is providing copies of Prayer for those in need of  a free book. We are also SO thankful for each of you– for stepping in and caring for your fellow Bloom sisters by purchasing a sponsored copy. This need would not be met without you!

If you have any questions about the sponsored program, you can visit the FAQ page found here.

The Schedule

Wednesday,  January 23: Free Book Request

Monday, January 28: Sponsorship Reminder
Wednesday, January 30: Introduce Robin

Monday, February 4: Prayer Giveaway
Wednesday, February 6: Announce Giveaway Winners
Friday, February 8: Introduce Section 1 Guest, RoseAnne Coleman

Monday, February 11: Preface & Chapter 1
Wednesday, February 13: Chapter 2 & 3
Friday, February 15: Prayer

Monday, February 18: Chapter 4 & 5
Wednesday, February 20: Chapter 6 & 7
Friday, February 22: Introduce Section 2 Guest, Melissa Greene

Monday, February 25: Chapter 8 & 9
Wednesday, February 27: Chapter 10 & 11
Friday, March 1: Prayer

Monday, March 4: Chapter 12-14
Wednesday, March 6: Introduce Section 3 Guest, Julie Hunt
Friday, March 8: Chapter 15 & 16

Monday, March 11: Chapter 17 & 18
Wednesday, March 13: Chapter 19-21
Friday, March 15: Prayer/ Wrap Up

Can’t wait for you to join us!

Jessica, Angie, & Robin


comments (closed):

  1. 1

    Oh! I wish I had time…but it’s not realistic for my season! I’ll be praying though! Love LOVE LOVE his book Celebration of Discipline!!

  2. 3

    I think this is perfect timing for me. Prayer is my word this year. A big word with huge, amazing power! I appreciate Richard Foster and The Celebration Of Discipline so I am sure this will be amazing too. Thank you for picking such a worthy topic, one that most of us struggle with. Prayer changes everything!

  3. 5

    Wow, I am very intimidated on this one. Sounds like a heavy book and a heavy topic. However, I love to see you guys talk about the books and break them down into manageable pieces. :)

    • 6
      Angie Smith says:

      Don’t be intimidated!!!! We promise to do our best to make it accessible:) its easy to feel like prayer is complicated and heavy-hopefully you’ll join us and see how we felt the same!

  4. 7

    Love that Robin is a part of this and love seeing Julie will be a guest! What fun.

    • 8

      Leigh!! THANK YOU, lovie! I’m THRILLED to join Angie and Jess…and the friends who’ll be joining them “on the sofa.” Meeting Julie was a treat–does she know EVERYONE in Nashville?

      Thanks for encouraging me with your comment; I like it when people talk about me behind my back :).

  5. 9

    I’d love to participate but cannot afford it. How would I obtain a copy?

    • 10

      Hi Ashley,

      SORRY for my delayed reply (I’ve been on the road since we completed filming :/); have you gotten your answer yet? I’m almost certain sponsored book copies have all been spoken for, but I’ve seen several people say they found copies at their local libraries. (Answer to your specific question is on this post: http://www.incourage.me/2013/01/prayer-request-a-sponsored-copy.html Sponsored books requests opened yesterday and usually all available copies are requested VERY quickly…but you’re certainly welcome to try :).)

  6. 11

    I don’t have Facebook. Can I still participate?

    • 12

      Susan, YES YES YES! There’s no need to be on Facebook or have a blog or anything social media-y :).

      You just need to pick up a copy of the book and follow along each week. The schedule is posted above, but we’ll get started with videos and companion posts on February 11th :).


  7. 13

    Hi I have only just found your blog. I would very much like to join this study as indeed the discipline
    I can’t afford the book but will you put things on the log that I can follow from the uk please?

    • 14

      Certainly, Tracy :), that’s my role as Book Club Manager. We won’t cover EVERYTHING in the chapters (impossible!) but we’ll hit some meaningful highlights, both on the videos and in the posts. We’re glad you’ll be following along :).

  8. 15
    Deb Stevens says:

    Im looking forward to this. My prayer life is in drastic need of overhaul! I know this is a prayer answered because its been pretty dry and crusty since Thanksgiving :( I appreciate the opportunity to study this <3

  9. 18
    AngelQueen says:

    I just borrowed the book from the library. I look forward to the book study.

  10. 19

    Thank you so much for this opprotunity. I am a stay at home momma to a 2 year old, sometimes it’s just nice to have adult ‘interaction’

  11. 20

    AngelQueen ~ I’m so thankful so many libraries have this book on their shelves; several have told us so.

    Ashley ~ oh, I remember those days! You’ll find refreshment over the coming weeks. This study is deep AND wide!

  12. 21
    Cassie Hale says:

    I am beyond thrilled about studying this topic and this book!

  13. 22
    Marilyn Ojeda says:

    I am so excited about participating in this book club. This is my first time.

  14. 23
    ShaLonda says:

    I’m looking forward to growing in obedience and understanding as my prayer life is enhanced.

  15. 24

    I’m looking forward to great accountability.

  16. 25
    Phyllis Dillard says:

    Prayer is a “feel good no matter what” for me – I talk to God all the time – I would say that is my “prayer” – it’s in my mind, body & soul – 24/7/365 – in the best or worse of life & I’m all good with that:) This will be very interesting!

    • 26


      Well, it certainly seems like you’re intentioned in your prayer life; Foster’s broad scope of the types of prayer will possibly blow your mind!! :)

  17. 27
    Lisa E says:

    I got a copy of my book today, and needless to say, I am beyond thrilled! I’m having a hard time putting the book down, and I can’t wait to join the discussion. This seems to be just what I need right now, as I am going through some struggles. My husband has some very serious medical conditions, which has wiped out our financial situation. I’ve been worrying myself litterally sick! This is just what I need!!!!!!

    • 28


      I’m so sorry to hear about your husband’s illness :(, and how it has affected your finances. It’s hard to understand that even in the midst of that God is at work in your lives. I do pray that this study helps you to see Him more clearly, to have a sweeter fellowship with the One who loves you most.

  18. 29

    Cassie, Marilyn, ShaLonda and Laura,

    Thank you for sharing your excitement and reasons for wanting to take part in this study; do you realize how much that encourages US? We’re grateful for your participation, but hopeful as your lives are changed as a result of spending time seeking God through prayer. :)

  19. 30

    I am so excited to kick the book off tomorrow! I had a question though, what is section 1? Is it in the book? What parts are you talking about exactly? (I’m really sorry about the unintelligent questions)

  20. 31

    Looking forward to this adventure & to a sense of community. I read PRAYER a few years back & have had it on my mind lately. This announcement seemed meant to be!

  21. 32
    Dee Reynolds says:

    I see a need around me for more intercession. So many people asking for someone to pray with, for them. Want God to guide and bless me for this in 2013.

  22. 33
    Monika says:

    I got the book and will be following you from Germany.
    Thanks so much for the “push” towards prayer!

  23. 34

    Loved the first chapter. Prayer has always been a struggle for me, because I’ve envisioned it exactly as you guys talked about.. some big holy thing, when really, God just wants me to pay attention to Him.. and give Him the attention, and praise He deserves. Thank you for this study! Many blessings!

  24. 35

    I intwnded to start reading with everyone and then I got sick last week :( hard to get back in a groove :)


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