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Ann McNeals, Author

Ann created this site to share the power of prayer with Christians around the world!  She’s published hundreds of prayers on Grace and Prayers, published a book of prayers, and started a faith-focused clothing line. 

When she’s not writing, you can find her spending time with her husband, two sons, and her cat. 


Ann McNeals created Grace and Prayers in 2022 with a simple mission: help people connect with God through prayer. 

But her path to Jesus wasn’t a straight line, as is the case for many Christians. 

Ann wasn’t raised Christian and struggled with substance abuse throughout her teens and 20s.  Through a friend, she found a connection to prayer and that was the first time she truly understood His presence. 

She then decided to make Christ her passion, her love and her career. Ann pursued a BA and eventually a Master’s in Theology at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado which is near her hometown of Silverton. 

Ann has leveraged her personal experience with God and her education to create prayers that everyone can read and engage with. 

She’s also published a successful book of prayers and created a clothing line of prayer-focused clothing to help others connect with our God. 


Colorado Christian University, Bachelor of Arts in Theology, 1992 -1996

Colorado Christian University, Master of Arts In Theology, 2001 – 2003

Prayers By Ann

a mother with her children

12 Prayers To Be A More Gentle Mother

Creating a nurturing and gentle atmosphere in your home is essential for your child’s emotional and spiritual well-being. As mothers, we face numerous challenges that test our patience and kindness. Praying for gentleness is a way to seek God’s help in nurturing patience, kindness, and love in our parenting. Motherhood can be incredibly rewarding but

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8 Trusting Prayers To Stop Overthinking The Future

Overthinking the future is a common struggle that can lead to anxiety and stress. It’s easy to get caught up in what might happen and lose sight of the peace that comes from trusting in God’s plan. By turning to prayer, we can calm our minds and focus on the present, knowing that God is

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a toxic family member

7 Prayers For Forgiving Toxic Family Members

Dealing with toxic family members can be incredibly challenging and emotionally draining. Forgiveness is essential for personal peace and spiritual growth, even when it seems difficult or impossible. Through prayer, we can find the strength and grace needed to forgive and move forward. “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along

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7 Comforting Prayers For Suffering

Suffering is a part of life that affects everyone at different times. Whether it’s physical pain, emotional distress, or spiritual struggles, suffering can be overwhelming. During these times, it’s important to turn to God for comfort, strength, and hope. Prayer is a powerful way to seek God’s presence and guidance in our lives, especially during

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a positive woman

12 Prayers To Be A More Positive Woman

Maintaining a positive attitude and mindset is crucial for our overall well-being and relationships. In our daily lives, staying positive can help us navigate challenges with hope and joy. Praying for positivity can foster a hopeful and joyful spirit, enabling us to be a positive influence in our families, communities, and workplaces. “Finally, brothers and

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a woman praying for family protection and health

10 Powerful Prayers For Family Protection And Health

Our families are our most precious gifts, and it is important to pray for their protection and health. By lifting our loved ones up in prayer, we can find peace and comfort, knowing that God is watching over them. Prayer can cover various aspects of protection and health, including physical safety, emotional well-being, and spiritual

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