Carla McDougal Releases 'My Prayer Chair'
Although many people turn to prayer in times of need, such as when a loved one is sick, Carla McDougal doesn't think that prayer should be employed only when a person has struggles or worries. McDougal, who founded Reflective Life Ministries to connect women like herself by sharing the message of Jesus Christ, acknowledges that it's easy to fall into a trap of feeling too busy to pray. Her book, My Prayer Chair, was written to dispel that notion.
People often feel as though their prayers must take place when there are no other distractions, but, then, they fall into the trap of never praying, because, in today's society, very few people find themselves with stretches of uninterrupted time. However, praying while engaging in other activities doesn't diminish the value of that prayer. McDougal encourages readers to enter into a constant conversation with the Lord, so that it becomes habitual. "Prayer can absolutely be worked into your everyday life, during chores or just before bed, and the frequency will strengthen your relationship to Jesus," she states.
McDougal also frequently speaks on devotion and Christian women's ministry to spread the messages in My Prayer Chair. Having cultivated her strong relationship to the Lord for years, she feels called to ministry to help guide others along the same path.
McDougal acknowledges that keeping in conversation with the Lord is simple, but it takes practice and dedication to build the habit. She adds, "You can't underestimate the power of continuous prayer to your individual relationship to both the Lord, and your loved ones."
Carla McDougal is the founder of Reflective Life Ministries in the Houston area, as well as an author and a speaker. Her true passion is her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. It humbles her to realize that His love, grace, and mercy go beyond her understanding. She truly believes laughter is medicine from the Lord that breaks down walls and removes the masks in our lives. As a result, God has taken her around the world to encourage others to live every day for Him. RLM's newest venture involved the production of a second movie. Carla explains, "Reaching audiences through high-quality, Christ-centered films offers powerful avenues to affect the Kingdom of God." Carla and her husband, Fred, live in the Houston area and have three sons, one daughter, and two daughters-in-law. She smiles to think of the experiences God has allowed in her life to teach and remind her "He is in control."