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In January I joined a married ladies Bible study. “The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian was the book they were scheduled next to read. Over the last few months we read this book and then met twice a month to discuss how it related to our marriages, husbands and selves.
“The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian was the first marriage book by a woman for women that I read and I loved it.
Have you ever read a book and thought “How did the author know I/we were struggling with this very subject right now?”
Well I have and a lot of what is written in “The Power of a Praying Wife“ hit home for me. The prayers that Stormie Omartian includes at the end of each chapter are so compelling. I not only found the prayers impressive but the topic of each chapter to be on point. I quickly realized that while this book was written to help wives build up their husbands through prayer, I was lacking in certain areas too.
I felt really inspired and encourage each time I read a chapter from the book. Throughout “The Power of a Praying Wife,” Stormie states that you should pray for protection in all areas of your marriage, whether you think the topic at hand could be a problem or not, so that they never become problems. This idea was not something I had ever really thought about before. However, it makes complete sense to me. Do you protect your house or car by locking it all the time or just when you think something may happen? I, for one, protect those areas of my life all the time, and since my marriage is more important to me than those material things I should be praying for protection over it too.
I often complain (jokingly) about James and I not having close friends and never going to social events but I am sorry to say it never occurred to me to pray about it. I guess I just assumed that having other couple friends was not something God needed to hear or address. With all that I could be worried and praying about does it really matter that James and I are not super social? Keeping James safe at work? Absolutely I pray about that. Helping us remember to put our marriage first? Yes. Praying about who is influencing him? It’s crossed my mind. Praying specifically that he will develop strong relationships with good godly men who are of noble character? Why did I never think of that?! Friends are always some of our and our husband’s strongest influences. We need to pray for godly friendships for ourselves and our husbands!
I highly recommended “The Power of a Praying Wife” to any married woman. Honestly, it does not matter if you just got married or have been married for twenty years, “The Power of a Praying Wife” will change you, your husband, and your marriage all for the better.
Have you read “The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian? Share your opinions about it below in the comments section.
Have a blessed day!
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