Monday, April 21, 2014

Motivate Monday - The Power of Prayer

Last week was a rough week, hence not one posting! I was super sick and literally couldn't do anything except lay in bed! But I am starting to get my energy back so back to Motivate Monday...

     A book that I have been reading lately is called, 'The Power of a Praying Wife" by Stormie Omartian. I have read it once before but had the desire to read it again and I can see why!  I first read this book when my husband and I got married, but a lot of things have changed in 8 years and what marriage doesn't need some fine tuning. It necessarily isn't on marriage but it’s about becoming the wife you are suppose to be for your husband and praying for your husband’s needs.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0736957499
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     The first chapter discusses the power of prayer and how it can change you, your husband, and your marriage. It pretty much tells you to stop trying to change your husband and start praying for him...and I am pretty sure that we ALL have tried to change our husband, right?!  God doesn't want us to change our husband, He wants to change us first, and then HE will decide if our husband needs to change...and what needs to change in him.  Each chapter of the book is designated to a topic of prayer for your husband. Some of those chapters are his wife, his work, his finances, his sexuality, his affection, his temptation, his mind, his fears, and many more. For many of us we don't even know where to start when it comes to prayer for our husbands but this book helps lay it all out for you. I recommend reading a chapter a week and all week praying for your husband in that area. Maybe even ask him that week if he has any prayer concerns related to that area and then write those down in the book to focus on.  Stormie Omartian also wrote "The Power of a Praying Husband", so this could be a great study you and your husband could do together to strengthen in your marriage. 

     Prayer is powerful and I believe prayer can change anything! So I want to motivate you to start praying for your husband. You don't have to go by this book, but start praying daily for your husband and you'll see change...in yourself and in him. And if you are not married I would highly recommend reading this book if you are engaged or even dating, you want to make sure that your relationship is based on a solid foundation before getting married. 

Now go read Proverbs 31 & start PRAYING!

xoxo
Ali





 
 
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