Cynthia’s greatest passion and privilege is to help ordinary men and women connect with an extraordinary God through prayer. Leading people into satisfying, two-way, relational, personal conversation with God is the aim of whatever she does, whether as an author, editor, prayer leader, speaker, teacher, mentor, or prayer retreat leader.
The thing people most often say about Cynthia’s communication style is, “She’s one of us! She’s real and she really understands where we’re coming from.” That’s probably because Cynthia did not come out of the chute praying. It was her desperate desire to have a genuinely personal relationship with God—and her years of seeking that—that sets her message apart from many other messages about prayer. You’ll never hear Cynthia putting people on a guilt trip because they don’t pray enough or do it “right.” Instead, you’ll hear her say, “Oh, I really get that! I used to feel that way, too! But let me tell you the cool thing God did that helped me with that!”
Cynthia is the author of a new Bible study series published by NavPress called “Breakthrough Prayer Studies for Small Groups.” The first one, Prayer Begins with Relationship, came out in June 2011. She also authored Come Away with Me, also published by NavPress, a book on personal prayer retreats. She has contributed to a number of books and has written hundreds of magazine articles.
Leading prayer retreats is one of Cynthia’s favorite things to do. She conducts both her “Deeper”
weekend prayer retreats at beautiful Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs. But you may also want to think about asking her to lead a retreat, teach, or speak, for your church, prayer team or other ministry.