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How to Be Honest With God in Prayer

“We wanted to give women permission to say all the things. That they don’t have to pretty themselves up before they come to the Lord; they can come to Him with all their yuck.” Hillary Morgan Ferrer, founder of Mama Bear Apologetics, and Julie Loos, who has served in Moms in Prayer for over 20 years, share about their newest book, “Honest Prayers for Mama Bears.” God wants us to bring our whole, true selves to Him and lay our hearts and burdens before Him. And you know what? That’s not too much for God. That’s actually what He wants! He loves you, uniquely made you, and wants to hear from YOU.

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How do I give my burdens to God?Scriptures

You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. James 4:3 ESV

The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:21b ESV

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12-13 NIV

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 NIV


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Authors of Honest Prayers for Mama BearsHillary Morgan Ferrer is the founder and President of Mama Bear Apologetics. She feels a burden for providing accessible apologetics resources for busy moms. She is the chief author and editor of the bestselling books Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies, Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality: Empowering Your Kids to Understand and Live Out God’s Design, and the soon to be released, Honest Prayers for Mama Bears. Hillary has her master’s degree in biology and loves helping moms to discern truths and lies in both science and culture. She and her husband, John, have been married for 16 years and minister together as an apologetics team. She can never sneak up on anybody because of her chronic hiccups, which you can hear occasionally in interviews.

Julie Loos has a passion for biblical truth and has been a contributor for both flagship Mama Bear Apologetics books. She has a BA in journalism and psychology from the University of North Carolina as well as a certificate in apologetics from Biola University, and has served in Moms in Prayer International for more than 22 years. Julie and her husband Todd live in Missouri and have two grown sons.