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Do you desire a closer walk with Jesus? Do you crave the wondrous oneness that comes from abiding in the love of Christ and resting in the care of the Father?

Sarah Koontz invites you to join us for “Pray Like David,” a free online Bible study exploring the life and prayers of King David.

Prayer is a spiritual discipline most Christians desire to cultivate, yet we often struggle to know where to start. In the same way that children absorb and acquire language from their parents, we will learn the language of prayer by studying the Psalms of David over the next six weeks. We will learn to pray with confidence, allowing the Psalms to teach us as we go.

Invite the richness of God’s Word to permeate your prayer life and transform you over the next six weeks. Allow the Holy Spirit to use this study to lead you to the abundant pools of spiritual refreshment and satisfy your thirsty soul.

Once you confirm your subscription, you will receive a welcome letter and a free digital gift. The first devotional will arrive in your inbox tomorrow morning.

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Each week we will learn more about the life and testimony of King David as we study a specific genre of the Psalms that is relevant to the circumstances he is facing. His life will become for us an example on how to persist in prayer, persevere in affliction, and submit to a holy God who allows suffering to shape us into His image.

This Free Online Bible Study Will Help You…

  • Learn about the life and legacy of King David
  • Study the language of prayer in the Psalms
  • Draw near to God through personal prayer
  • Infuse your worship with the songs of the Bible
  • Rest and rejoice in the beauty of the Psalms

Our Summer Bible studies at Living by Design are designed to fit into your busy summer schedule. They are six-weeks long and include just one teaching e-mail per week. Each teaching e-mail is packed with resources to help guide your study throughout the week, including a PDF with five days of guided study and prayers inspired by the Psalms.

Once you confirm your subscription, you will receive a welcome letter and a free digital gift. The first devotional will arrive in your inbox on tomorrow morning.

All Participants Will Receive This Free Digital Art

Free Digital Print included in the Pray Like David Bible Study

Artwork Donated by Margaret @LightLettering


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What To Expect During The “Pray Like David” Study

Each week you will receive several free resources to help you immerse yourself in the prayerbook of the Bible, including:

✔ Weekly Lessons: Because many of David’s Psalms are inspired by his life circumstances, we’ve included a weekly lesson to help you put the Psalms we are studying into context.

✔ Daily Prayers: Because many of David’s Psalms are prayers, we’ve included daily prayers inspired by the Psalms in our study (and recorded an audio version for your benefit).

✔ Free Music: Because many of David’s Psalms are song lyrics, we’ve partnered with The Psalms Project to provide a free MP3 download of a Psalm set to music each week.

✔Journaling Pages: Because many of David’s Psalms are personal requests, we’ve partnered with Girlfriends in the Word™ to include printable journaling pages to help you personalize and apply the Psalms to your life.

Do you lack peace? Do you long to experience the presence of God in your day-to-day life? Immerse yourself in the prayerbook of the Bible and find yourself forever changed by the truth it contains.

What People Are Saying about the Pray Like David Study

Sarah Koontz, Author of the Pray Like David Study

Get to Know Your Bible Study Partner

Sarah Koontz invites Christians of all ages to explore the beauty of God’s design through her writing at She is a passionate storyteller who enjoys using illustrations to communicate deep spiritual truths. Pray Like David is Sarah’s seventh free online Bible study, and she hopes to write many more in the years to come.

Sarah and her husband, Ryan, have established a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to support this ministry and invite you to partner with them in their mission to “Feed God’s Sheep.” Every $1 donated to our ministry helps 5 people receive free Bible study material in their inbox.

Sarah and Ryan live on thirteen acres in the heart of the Black Hills, SD. They have two beautiful daughters, Anya (11) and Nadia (10), a rowdy flock of chickens, and two cats. Sarah is an avid gardener, a faithful coffee drinker, lover of one-pot-dinners, and an unexpected homeschooler.

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We are so grateful to our donors, volunteers, and prayer team for their enthusiastic support and enduring love for this ministry. These free Bible studies would not be possible apart from the tireless effort of many faithful souls. I want to personally thank our Board of Directors and Pastoral Council for providing an umbrella of spiritual protection for this ministry. Thank you to our Creative Team for the many ways you invest your time and talents into this ministry. I want to especially thank Yvonne Novak, Neely Beattie, Lana Scroggins, Allie Trumpower, and Sandra Bretschneider for helping me get this project finalized and ready for release.

We also want to thank our Creative Partners for this study: Shane & Emily Heilman from The Psalms Project, Natalia Drumm from Girlfriend’s in the Word™, and Margaret from Light Lettering. The Pray Like David Study has been enriched by your creative contributions and we are so grateful for the generosity you’ve shown our community. Thanks also to our Bible Study Launch Team for helping spread the word, we love you all!

And finally, thank you to my family for your patience and endurance! I am so proud of how Team Koontz has embraced ministry life and I just couldn’t do this work without your constant encouragement. Thank you, Anya, for your kindness and tenderness. Thank you, Nadia, for always sharing your opinions with me. Thank you, Ryan, for being my rock and my anchor when the storms roll in. And thank you, Jesus, for your life flowing through me. – Sarah Koontz

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14