Women’s Recommended 2022 Summer Study

Weekly Content

Weekly Content

  • Chapter 1 Video – Click for Week 1 Video; the video is also listed under Connect with Resources / Videos on the Home Page.

If you want to listen to the teaching, you can subscribe to the enCourage Podcast iTunes here or the podcast platform of your choice.

Discussion Questions: Week 1 Discussion Questions

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If you want to listen to the teaching, you can subscribe to the enCourage Podcast iTunes here or the podcast platform of your choice.

Discussion Questions: Week 2 Discussion Questions

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If you want to listen to the teaching, you can subscribe to the enCourage Podcast iTunes here or the podcast platform of your choice.

Discussion Questions: Week 3 Discussion Questions

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If you want to listen to the teaching, you can subscribe to the enCourage Podcast iTunes here or the podcast platform of your choice.

Discussion Questions: Week 4 Discussion Questions

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If you want to listen to the teaching, you can subscribe to the enCourage Podcast iTunes here or the podcast platform of your choice.

Discussion Questions: Week 5 Discussion Questions

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Weekly Content

If you want to listen to the teaching, you can subscribe to the enCourage Podcast iTunes here or the podcast platform of your choice.

Discussion Questions: Week 6 Discussion Questions

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Take a deep breath and exhale. Refreshing, right? Breathing is very complex but is primarily a subconscious activity. There is a danger in familiarity. We may become casual in our relationship with God, taking His presence for granted. Prayer is a lifeline for believers God designed to build our relationship with Him and others. He created it to be an ongoing conversation starting with Him speaking to us through His Word and then us responding in prayer. Spiritual vitally begins with inhaling truth and exhaling prayers.

Jesus gathered a group so they could learn how to pray together. We want to invite you to gather a group to study, pray, and live out the Lord’s Prayer together. Our grand purpose is to consider in the context of community what it might look like if the words of the Lord’s Prayer were written over every aspect of our lives, homes, work, church, and community—to spend time together unpacking how our position in Christ impacts our posture in prayer. Let’s slow down this summer, catch our breath to read and pray through this short passage. We will be amazed at the rich learning-layers as we gaze at the multifaceted truths together.

Learn More about Breathe: The Life-giving Oxygen of the Lord’s Prayer

  • Click for the introduction and sample chapter.
  • This six-week study will include teaching videos, a study and prayer journal, and a downloadable children’s curriculum written by Heather Molendyk.
  • PCA Denomination-wide Women’s Bible Study: June 10‒July 15 (although you are welcome to adjust the dates to fit your schedule)
  • Watch our Breathe Training for Women’s and Children’s Ministry Leaders that was held on April 21 to hear from authors Karen Hodge and Heather Molendyk.

Group and single orders can be placed at PCABookstore.com. Also available to purchase as a PDF.

Sign up to receive weekly emails about the Breathe Summer Study, which will include links for the videos and other encouragement as you study the Lord’s Prayer.

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Building On the Lord’s Prayer

A six-week study of the Lord’s Prayer for children and their families

The disciples were a lot like us. They often depended on their own strength and understanding even as they stood next to the Son of God! So, when they asked Jesus to teach them to pray, they may have been hoping for a “magical formula” to get God to listen and answer.

As children study each element of the Lord’s Prayer in these six lessons, they will come to understand that Jesus didn’t give His disciples (including us) a formula, but a template to first remember to whom we pray, God our Father who is holy and sovereign. Then, He tells us to remember that, like a loving father, God wants to hear from us; He wants us to share our needs and struggles, and, finally, to obey and hope in Him.

By learning and practicing prayer, children will develop confidence  to approach God’s throne with the assurance of the psalmist: “God has surely listened; He has attended to the voice of my prayer” (Ps. 66:19).

See FAQs below to find answers to your questions

You can purchase your print copy at the PCA Bookstore. There is a bulk discount so buy for a group, save the shipping, and have a porch pick up. Currently, the books are available for pre-order and should be ready to ship to have in time for the release of the first video in June.

They will be available at least through 2023.

The teaching videos will be about 20-25 minutes long.

Yes! We invite you to do the study in the summer, fall, or even next spring!

YES and YES! You can do it with women in your church, neighborhood or far away friends. I heard about a group of MTW missionaries who plan to study together and I loved the story of a grandmother who is doing it with her daughter and granddaughter. We have provided helpful tips and discussion questions. You could meet virtually or, Lord willing, in person. You could also do it individually at your own pace.

No! We’d love to have as many join as possible!

On this website, you will see links to weekly teaching videos. A new video will be released each week for 6 weeks in June/July. You can watch them anytime you’d like from the website.

Karen Hodge serves as the Coordinator for PCA Women’s Ministry, where she seeks to connect women and churches to one another and to sound resources. She is also having the time of her life serving alongside her husband, pastor and best friend Chris, as they serve at Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, CO. Chris and Karen have two adult children, Anna Grace Botka and Haddon Hodge. She is the host of the enCourage podcast and along with Susan Hunt, authored Transformed: Life-taker to Life-giverLife-giving Leadership, and Breathe: The Life-giving Oxygen of the Lord’s Prayer.

If you are gathering as a group, it would be good to give everyone her copy of the book ahead of time. It works best to interact 3 times with the material: first in reading and answering questions, second in listening to/watching the videos, and third in discussing the small group questions.

Chapter 1 – Position & Posture

Chapter 2 – Proximity

Chapter 3 – Presence

Chapter 4 – Priority

Chapter 5 – Provision

Chapter 6 – Protection

If you still have a question, email Kathy Wargo, kwargo@pcanet.org or call 678-825-1132.

We held a training session on ways to use the Breathe study this year.

Click for the link to watch the recording of the Livestream

Author: Karen Hodge serves as the Coordinator for PCA Women’s Ministry, where she seeks to connect women and churches to one another and to sound resources. She is also having the time of her life serving alongside her husband, pastor and best friend Chris, as they serve at Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, CO. Chris and Karen have two adult children, Anna Grace Botka and Haddon Hodge. She is the host of the enCourage podcast and along with Susan Hunt, authored Transformed: Life-taker to Life-giverLife-giving Leadership, and Breathe: The Life-giving Oxygen of the Lord’s Prayer.