This morning I woke up groggily and unwillingly but with one thought “I haven’t been praying for him every morning like I set out to!” And then, I remembered a book that I had spotted the other day on my bookshelf called “The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian. I believe there is a whole series of “the power of…” books but this is the only one I have read.
I picked it up when we were still engaged, wanting something to help/encourage me in praying for my then-fiance’. After scouring the racks at the christian bookstore, this is what I found. I like the format of a bit of a personal story from the author, encouragement, the prayer which is then followed by some verses. I feel like there is a bit too much ‘christian-ese’ in it, but being a christian prayer book…. shrug. I went through the book during our year of engagement and had pretty much forgotten about it since.
But with this months’ goal it will be a great help and reminder! I opened up to the 11th prayer (there being 30 prayers in total I thought I’d follow it in the prayer-a-day fashion) and lo and behold. The chapter is on Health. Quite appropriate – for both of us actually- right now.
Here are the verses in todays chapter:
Bless the Lord oh my soul, and forget not all His
benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.
They cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses.
He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Psalm 107: 19,20
I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears;
surely I will heal you.
2 Kings 20:5
Your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily,
and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Isaiah 58: 8
I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
Jeremiah 33: 6
I feel like so often we think of prayer as the ‘last option’ or the ‘least we can do’ but that is completely untrue. It is the first and best option in any situation and the most we can do for ourselves and others. If you do not already regularly pray for your husband ( and if fitting – your children), I encourage you to begin! Praying for our spouse is another way to show our love and care of them. Praying together is also a wonderful way for the two of you to grow closer to each other and the Lord. If that is not something that you see as possible right now, pray for him and throw in that you would love to see prayer times happen! The Lord moves in mighty ways.
I want to become a woman of prayer, with praises and supplications on my lips. Our wedding ceremony was full of our love for our Messiah, prayers and praises throughout.
(hopefully you’re not getting tired of our wedding photos!!! I need to get out with my camera and take some photos to fill my blog with, but for now, you get wedding photos!!!! remember, we are still newlyweds, so I can get away with it. hehe)
God bless – and go love on your spouse!