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book-40dayprayerchallenge40 Day Prayer Challenge – Book and Study Guide
by SQuire Rushnell & Louise DuArt

Simon & Schuster/Howard Books – February 2016


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Partnered Prayer [pärtnər’d • prer] noun

  1. The action of two people—married or non-married couples; two family members; or two friends—who have agreed to pray together in partnership.


This book is designed to guide you and a partner through The 40 Day Prayer Challenge™ to develop your daily habit of speaking together with God. In so doing, you are unwrapping a special gift that has been awaiting you in these ancient words: “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.  Matthew 12:2, NIV”

The premise is this: if you and your spouse, family member, or friend are willing to commit to as little as five minutes a day, speaking with God about issues of concern to you, and praising Him for blessings you’ve experienced since yesterday—much the same as two people would gather with a granddad over a cup of tea and a biscuit for a daily chat—the joy in your life will expand immeasurably.

Our beta-study evidence impressively demonstrates that when two people are willing to spend five minutes a day—as much time as you spend combing your hair and brushing your…

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Couples Who Pray
SQuire Rushnell & Louise DuArt

Thomas Nelson Publishing 2006

The initial work between authors Rushnell and DuArt, in association with Baylor University’s Institute for the Studies of Religion, was published in 2006 and introduced the concept of The 40 Day Prayer Challenge™.

Couples Who Pray is written to transform your marriage or relationship to “better than ever.” Communication elevates. Respect rises. Romance soars. Arguments diminish. And, the fear of divorce plummets.


  • What do I have to do to get these results?
    Invest five minutes a day, minimum, praying with your partner.
  • Is this some kind of new discovery a long-held secret?
    No. The principles discussed here, are found in the instruction manual to life; it sits on a shelf in most homes and in the top drawer of just about every hotel room in America. The Bible. Couples Who Pray shows you how to tap into those biblical promises and claim them for yourselves.
  • Why is this called “The Most Intimate Act Between A Man And A Woman?”
    Try to name one thing, from sharing a toothbrush to soaking in a hot-tub, that is truly more intimate than exposing your vulnerabilities to your spouse and your Creator, simultaneously?
  • How can I trust your claims?
    Astonishing research unveiled in these pages¾conducted by prominent social scientists and actual testimonies from couples¾ substantiates our premise, over and over.
  • How come I’ve never heard about this before?
    It is true, the vast majority of couples¾even Christian couples¾have not been told about, let alone practiced, the extraordinary power and intimacy of joint prayer for a few minutes every day. If they did, divorce rates and happiness would be a way of life in every home.

As you will learn in this book, couples who bare themselves before God in daily prayer, for a minimum of five minutes a day, have extraordinary results. Satisfaction in lovemaking soars. Spousal communication elevates. Respect rises. Agreement replaces argument. And, fear of divorce plummets.

Your marriage can have exactly the same results.

That is a promise.

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Couples Who Pray Study Guide
By SQuire Rushnell, Louise DuArt and Michael Simone

House On The Vineyard, LLC 2007

This 8 session Study Guide is a companion to the popular ground-breaking book Couples Who Pray: The Most Intimate Act Between a Man and a Woman, by SQuire, Louise and co-author Michael Simone.

Michael is the Senior Pastor at Spring Branch Community Church, Virginia Beach, VA, a member of the Willow Creek Association. He received his degrees in Religious Education and Marriage and Family Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His wife Gail Simone, director of Production at Spring Branch, has been an integral partner in building of their ministry.

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CWP Journal
By SQuire Rushnell & Louise DuArt

House On The Vineyard, LLC 2007

The CWP Journal will help you keep notes, stories, challenges and victories on your journey with the 40 Day Prayer Challenge.

Keeping this journal, writing down observations, concerns, and discoveries that emerge during your CWP experience, will give you a map of your progress.

You might want to think of it as a “Daily Letter To God.” You’ll love looking back at it; seeing how God has been directing your paths and answering your prayers in extraordinary ways.