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The Power of a Praying Wife

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I am so excited to share this review with you today.  I have been wanting to read The Power of a Praying Wife for a while, but I can't seem to find the time.  So a wonderful blogging friend has taken the time to read and review it for me!  I know she is amazing...  Rosilind from A Little R&R is sharing her thoughts on this book - please leave her some love after you're done reading...

The Power of a Praying Wife
By Stormie Omartian

Somehow I had believed most of my life that the majority of our prayers should be focused on needs not related to ourselves or our family. After all, it is selfish to spend the majority of our time praying for ourselves and our family. Right? Shouldn’t our prayers should be more outward focused and our hearts should be more concerned with others’ needs?

As wives, our primary concern is for the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of our husbands. Our hearts should be in a continual attitude of prayer for them.  Covering them with prayers for physical protection, bathing them with prayers for that God will protect their hearts and minds, and saturating them with prayers for spiritual safety.  It is an essential part of our role that is often neglected in our natural, maternal effort to live unselfishly.  And yet, by doing so, we deprive them of one of the most important needs they have – a praying, interceding wife who knows how to storm heaven with prayers for the ones she has been called to nurture.

The Power of the Praying Wife addresses several areas of that wives should regularly be covering in prayer for their husbands and provides sample prayers that are heavily laced with scripture. Ms. Omartian liberally scatters personal testimonies throughout the book of times she prayed for her husband for various things and how the Lord answered her prayers.

After finishing this book, I found my entire approach to prayer had completely changed.  I was no longer concerned that 90% of my prayers were now focused on my family, for I knew now that this was, in fact my role – and more so, my responsibility  as a wife and mother to cover my family in prayer.

In the end, she points out that as we begin to pray for our husbands, God often begins to deal first with us, so that with pure hearts we can pray prayers He can answer.  And that is a great place to start.

Rosilind is the author of A Little R & R. Her deep passion to encourage women to embrace the role God created them for and her deep love of the Bible drove her to take A Little R & R from the random blog about her kids and use it to encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She also shares recipes, tips on organizing, and advice for new moms. Rosilind has been blogging since 2004 and has written 2 books, a personal commentary of the Bible, numerous unpublished articles, and songs. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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