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Ep. 181: Asheritah Ciuciu | Prayers of R.E.S.T.
Asheritah Ciuciu | Prayers of R.E.S.T.
Asheritah Ciuciu is a bestselling author, national speaker, and host of the Prayers of REST podcast. She is the founder of One Thing Alone Ministries, an online ministry that helps women all over the world find joy in Jesus through creative and consistent time in God’s word.
Asheritah grew up in Romania as a missionary kid and studied English and Women’s Ministry
at Cedarville University.
She is married to her high school sweetheart and together they raise their three spunky kids in NE Ohio.
Asheritah is the author of several books, including the best-selling Advent devotional Unwrapping the Names of Jesus.
Her writing and speaking has been featured on Focus on the Family, Revive Our Hearts, Moody Radio, Relevant Magazine, Proverbs 31, and MOPS International.
Asheritah and Amber discuss Prayers of R.E.S.T., which was birthed out of a near panic attack she experienced during the first weeks of the pandemic.
Prayers of R.E.S.T. Questions Discussed:
(2:59) Share a little of your faith journey with us. When did you begin walking with Jesus?
(8:06) What gap did you notice in your own life that helped you see the need for creative tools to help women spend time in God’s Word?
(14:16) One of those tools is your newest book and podcast, Prayers of R.E.S.T., that was birthed out of the pandemic. Share with us about that experience.
(28:32) REST is a prayer acronym you use. What does each letter represent?
(34:59) The Prayers of REST format is based not only on the Bible but also on brain science. Can you explain that?
(41:16) Why is there so much pressure for our prayers to sound “good”?
Prayers of R.E.S.T. Quotes to Remember:
What gap did you notice in your own life that helped you see the need for creative tools to help women spend time in God’s Word?
“When we come to Him [God] with sincere hearts, He will respond.”
Prayers of R.E.S.T., that was birthed out of the pandemic. Share with us about that experience.
“And over that soundtrack of, ‘I can’t do this anymore,’ I heard the words, ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.’ “
“It’s not that I’m going to get up early and read my Bible and pray because it’s the good Christian thing to do. I need to do that, for my sanity, just to survive this season.”
REST is a prayer acronym you use. What does each letter represent?
R: recite God’s goodness
E: express your neediness
S: seek God’s stillness
T: trust His faithfulness
Why is there so much pressure for our prayers to sound “good”?
“Jesus is praying for you right now. If you would just hear Jesus’s prayers for you, you would be so encouraged and emboldened that you get to come alongside Him.”
“Embrace the journey that Jesus has you on with Him and join in the prayers that He is praying with you and for you, confident that He is listening to you.”
- Book: Prayers of R.E.S.T. by Asheritah Ciuciu
- FREE Download: 10 Scripture Prayers to Calm Your Heart
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