Let It Rise
What in the world does baking bread have to do with a life of prayer?
Using something as seemingly ordinary as baking bread, God taught me a whole new way to worship, pray, and enjoy His presence. He showed me how to stay connected to Him through healthy rhythms of work and rest, and He made my home a joyful house of prayer. And I realized, this isn’t just for me to experience—it’s for you, too.
I’m delighted to share with you how God graciously revealed the sacred ingredients that, when mixed together, helped me develop and nurture an intentional life of prayer. Within these pages, you will discover practical and powerful ways to cultivate an environment to meet with God every day.
Be blessed, dear friend, as the Lord refreshes you with His Presence. Lean in and let your prayers rise!
— Mary Jo
“Some authors and teachers are well-informed, diligent students and, therefore, can dispense good information. Then there are those who have actually fleshed out the teaching, put their theories to the test until they are proven, and are now laced with wisdom. These are the leaders who can say with genuine authority, ‘Here’s what works.’ Mary Jo has mixed the ingredients, kneaded the dough, seasoned it with experience, and baked the bread. You can trust her.”
Dutch Sheets Ministries
Author of Intercessory Prayer
Mary Jo Pierce delights in discovering the presence of God in everyday life. She served as the pastor of prayer and intercession at Gateway Church in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, for more than 17 years. Her books Adventures in Prayer and Follow Me have unlocked the joy of living prayer for readers across the world.