Prayer Strategies for Busy Moms and Other News

Dear Friends,

My hope and prayer is that you will be encouraged, inspired, and built up in your faith through what I share. They say we should do an occasional newsletter, so here’s what’s happening in my writing journey–all to help you find something that will encourage you and give you hope.


First, I recently had the honor of being interviewed on the Raising Christian Kids Podcast. Lee Ann Mancini and I had a great chat about prayer and how we can incorporate more prayer into our day. Below is the link to the podcast episode as well as the blog, “10 Prayer Strategies for Busy Moms,” which includes a printable kids coloring page. I hope it blesses you, your kids and family…

Raising Christian Kids Podcast with Penny Cooke

10 Proactive Strategies for Busy Moms to Pursue Prayer and printable kids PRAY coloring page.

I also invite you to check out her other podcast episodes as well–they’re informative and helpful. And please feel free to share it with those who can benefit by it.

What I’ve been working on:

Stay tuned for more on prayer coming: a prayer devotional as well as a children’s book, The Wake-Up Prayer (the short version of the poem was published in Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Jr. Magazine’s March 2022 issue).

Don’t miss a thing by signing up for my updates and blogs here (scroll to bottom to join). And when you do, you can download my free ebook, which has a sample devotion and PRAY coloring page for adults.

Other recent articles/devotions (clickable links):

Don’t Lose Heart

Destination Publication

Three Lessons from My Dog

Pursuing Prayer

Short story titled, “Not Me,” in the compilation book, What’s In A Name? (Pg. 103);  and another coming out soon in the compilation Radical Abundance titled, “You Will Reap.”

Devotion coming July 4 in “A Writer’s Recipe for Prayer”


Did you know my friend Del Bates and I have a podcast,“Seeds of Hope”? It will give you encouragement for what you face today, tomorrow, and always. We record live on Facebook every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. on Vero’s Voice Magazine‘s Facebook page and Vero’s Voice app (download for free). You can also access them on my podcast page right here on my website.


That’s it for my latest news. Thanks so much for stopping by. Your support is more appreciated than you will ever know!! (Authors always appreciate you sharing their books, AND leaving reviews on Amazon, etc. – they are the lifeblood of our books!)


Remember, Jesus said, “Always pray, and don’t lose heart.” If you’re losing heart, I hope you’ll check out my article “Don’t Lose Heart” above.

As always, I’d love to hear from you. Let me know what you found encouraging from what I’ve shared.  Or – What’s your greatest struggle when it comes to prayer? Do you have a prayer request I can pray for you? Please share in the comments or contact me privately here on my website.


Love and blessings,



Points in the above interview are from the book,

Pursuing Prayer – Being Effective in a Busy World.

You can check it out here: Pursuing Prayer book



  1. Jennifer on June 22, 2022 at 11:47 am

    This is so exciting Penny! You are such a blessing.

  2. Penny Cooke on June 22, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks so much, Jennifer. I hope and pray I can bless somebody out there 😉
    Miss you!

  3. Lee Ann Mancini on June 22, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Thank you, Penny, for being on Raising Christian Podcast. We loved what you shared with our listeners!

  4. Karen on June 22, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    So amazing how God is using you…well not amazing… you are a gift to all! Love you and always proud to call you my friend.

  5. Samson Keya on June 22, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    I am blessed for the wonderful message.
    God bless you penny Cooke.
    I love,
    Brother Samson Keya

  6. Penny Cooke on June 22, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    You’re welcome, and thank you for having me on, Lee Ann! I pray many are blessed by it.
    I pray God’s blessing on your podcast–it’s wonderful!

  7. Penny Cooke on June 22, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks “again” Karen. You are a blessing to me!

  8. Penny Cooke on June 22, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you … all glory to God.

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