Kristen E. Vincent

Award-winning author Kristen E. Vincent is owner and principal artisan of Prayerworks Studio, which specializes in making handcrafted prayer beads and other prayer tools. She speaks widely on prayer and prayer beads and enjoys leading retreats.

A freelance writer, Vincent writes frequently for The Upper Room and is author of A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads and coauthor of Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions for Protestant Prayer Beads, both published by Upper Room Books. She also maintains a blog at

prayer beads crafted by Kristen

prayer beads crafted by Kristen

Kristen has a Master of Theological Studies degree from Duke Divinity School and is a graduate of the two-year Academy for Spiritual Formation (Academy #34).  A native Texan, Kristen lives in Georgia with her husband, Max, a Methodist minister, and their son, Matthew. She loves dark chocolate, the Texas Hill Country, and gadgets. She remains committed to her lifelong quest for the perfect chocolate mousse.



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January 22, 2015

Finding Your Own Rhythm for Prayer

6-hands-beads-low-res-22When should I pray? How often and how long? Should I pray out loud or not? What should I say?
These are some of the questions people often raise when we teach workshops read more