A while back I posted about buying and reading The Power of a Praying Wife. I had heard so many good things about the praying series and wanted to give it a try. I must say, I LOVE this book! It is a must have for all wives, engaged women, and women thinking of ever getting married.
Stormie speaks from a realistic point of view of a marriage that seemed near hopeless and she learned the power of prayer. I love that the foreword is written by her husband and in it he says, 'I cannot imagine what my life would be without her praying for me. It gives my comfort and security, and also fulfills the mission of the Lord for us to pray for each other and bear one other's burdens.'
She explained that we often want our mates to change, but no amount of nagging, fussing, or whatever will make eternal change in a person. Only God can. That's why we must go to Him in prayer and wait for Him to move in HIS TIME. Now this is hard for us to accept as women, because we know what is best for our husbands. Right? Lol.
Stormie mentioned that while praying for your husband, God will ask you to make changes as well. If you aren't willing to make those changes, you can't expect your husband to do the same. I found myself making changes and praying more for myself and my resistance to my husband as a result of past hurts.
Each chapter explains a part of a man's life ( his work, his purpose, his integrity ect.). What thoughts he may be having as a husband and man and what we should be doing as their wives in prayer and in our actions. What I love is that at the end of each chapter there is a prayer that we can say for our husbands. I often said these same prayers for myself lol.
An example is below:
After the prayers she would include power verses that I would use to meditate on concerning my husband and myself.
What people are saying about the book on my fan page:
One from the fellas:
I plan to read more of The Power of a Praying books! Have you read any?
~Be beautiful, inspired, and blessed!