Mama B taught from the book by Stormie Omartian, the power of a praying wife.
The power of a praying woman- “a gentle tool of restoration and to give life”
The power of a praying wife is not a means of gaining control over your husband, it’s about laying down claim to all power in yourself and relying on God’s power to transform you and your husband! This power is not given to wield like a weapon in order to beat back an unruly beast!
Praying for your husbands is not the same as praying for your children ( similar) you are not his mother! We have authority over our children ( God given) . We don’t have authority over our husbands- however God has given us authority ‘over ALL the power of the enemy ‘- Luke 10:19 – We can do great damage to the enemy’s plans when we pray! Don’t sit idle and let confusion, miscommunication,wrong attitudes and bad choices erode what you are trying to build! Matthew 18:18 ” whatsoever you bind in earth…..
A wife’s prayer for her husband has far greater effect in him than anyone else’s- even his mother- when a man marries , he leaves father/mother and becomes one with his wife – they are a TEAM,one UNIT, unified in SPIRIT! There is added POWER to a couple’s PRAYER when they understand this fact! This oneness gives us a power that the enemy doesn’t like, that’s why he devices ways to weaken it. He gives us whatever we will fall for- it could be LOW SELF ESTEEM,PRIDE, the Need to be RIGHT, MISCOMMUNICATION, SELFISH desires etc,- He will tell you lies , whatever you will believe, because he knows if he can get you to believe it , there is no future for your marriage!! “IF YOU BELIEVE ENOUGH LIES, YOUR HEART WILL EVENTUALLY BE HARDENED AGAINST GOD’S TRUTH”
Praying for your husband must be done with a pure/clean heart before God in order to see results! You can’t pray for him without praying for yourself first- If you have resentment, anger,forgiveness, or an ungodly attitude- even if you have a good reason for it, you will struggle to see answer to prayer. You must RELEASE those feelings to God in TOTAL HONESTY and move into prayer! Sometimes wives sabotage our own prayers because we don’t pray from a right heart!
It’s impossible to truly pray for your husband without first examining your own heart! You can’t expect God to answer your prayers when you have bitterness, resentment, hatred and unforgiveness in your heart! Your first prayer must be God’s favourite thee- word prayer: “CHANGE ME, LORD”
We might think we don’t need changing and it’s our husbands who do, but God sees things we don’t! Psalm 66:18 ” if I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me”! God wants our hearts to be right so that our prayers are not hindered! It doesn’t matter if he has committed what we deem the WORST sin, God considers anger,bitterness,hatred, self pity, lovelessness, and revenge as bad as any others! Confess them and ask God to set you free from anything that is not of Him! Don’t burden your husband by looking to him to fulfil you in areas you should be looking to God for fulfilment!!
PRAYER -Lord help me to be a good wife- I cannot do it without your help- take my selfishness, impatience and irritability and turn it into Kindness, long- suffering and willingness to bear all things – Take my old emotional habits, mindsets, automatic reactions, rude assumptions and self -protective stance and make me patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle and self controlled- take the hardness of my heart and break it down- Give me a new heart and let your Joy, Love, Peace work in me (Gal 5:22-23) – You alone can transform me in Jesus’ name -AMEN.
The power of a praying wife by Stormie Omartian. If you would like a copy of the book please let us know so we can order it in bulk.