Jennifer lost her husband Wayne in 2005 after 26 years of marriage. He was her partner both in life and ministry. With two months from diagnosis of brain cancer (Glioblastoma) to his death, Jennifer put the truths she has been teaching for decades to the test and found that they hold up when the rubber meets the road. She was not exempt from deep sorrow and fierce grief, but she found that she was held and that healing was in progress and that grief does not last forever. Joy comes in the morning.Jennifer Kennedy Dean is Executive director of The Praying Life Foundation and a respected author and speaker. She is the author of numerous books, studies, and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual growth. Her book, Heart's Cry, has been named National Day of Prayer's recommended resource. Her book, Live a Praying Life® has been called a flagship work on prayer.
Widely recognized as an unusually gifted communicator of the deep truths of God's Word, Jennifer speaks all over the world calling God's people to discover the difference between "a prayer life" and "a praying life."
Jennifer is National Prayer Director and board member for Christian Women in Media, Kentucky State Director for United States National Prayer Council, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and a member of America's National Prayer Committee (National Day of Prayer), and an advisory board member for Women's Prayer International. She is host of The Praying Life Minute and the podcast Praying Life Live.