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There is no perfect marriage, but we can and should strive to be the best version of ourselves that we can be.
You’ll go through stages of marital bliss, where everything feels near perfect, then you might go through a stage where it feels like you’re constantly arguing with one another, but no matter what stage you’re in, we as wives should be looking for ways that we can better ourselves.
Ways to become the wife that your husband needs you to be.
As I said, and you already know, no marriage is perfect. But God put you two together for a reason and for a lifetime. No one wants to spend their lives miserable, and that’s not how God intended for your life or marriage to be, He wants you to thrive in your marriage and to show the love of God to others through your marriage. It’s a little hard to be displaying the love of God to others through your marriage when you’re struggling to show it to your spouse.
In Stormie Omartian’s book, The Power of a Praying Wife, you will find the power of God working through and in your marriage as you pray for your husband, for your marriage, and for yourself through the days in this book.
My mom gave me this book a few days before I walked down the aisle to my new life as a wife. This book is the most treasured gift anyone has ever given me, it has helped my husband’s and my marriage flourish and helped pick me up in the hard times.
This book is a must-read for newlyweds and those who have been married countless years…and everyone in between! When your marriage feels as if it is down in the slumps, use this book. When your marriage has you feeling like you’re on top of the world, use this book.
It is not just for when you are having struggles, because we should be looking to better ourselves and our marriages all the time, and we should be praying God’s protecting hand over our marriages, all the time. This little book is perfect for you busy wives and also you not so busy wives. It’s short, to the point, daily prayers don’t leave you any excuse not to read it as it really takes no time at all to pick up and read one prayer.
I’m going to share with you one page out of this book (have I mentioned how much I love this book?!). This page happens to be my favourite out of the whole book, but no one prayer in the book is any less important than the rest.
“Lord, I pray that the commitment my husband
and I have to You and to one another will
grow stronger and more passionate every day.
Enable him to be the head of the home as You
made him to be, and show me how to support and
respect him as he rises to that place of leadership.
Reveal to me what he wants and needs and
show me potential problems before they arise.
Breathe Your life into this marriage. Make me a
new person, Lord. Give me a fresh perspective, a
positive outlook, and a renewed relationship with
the man You’ve given me.
Help me see him with new eyes, new appreciation,
new love, new compassion, and new acceptance.
Give my husband a new wife, and let it be
In Jesus’ name I pray.
And then on the next page of the book it has a verse at the top, and a section called “Prayer Notes” where you can write out your own personalized prayer, or thoughts, or verses, or whatever!
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
– Matthew 7:7-8
Can I just say, again, I love this book and would highly recommend it to any wife out there.
I believe it is a book that every wife should have, I have already read through mine 3 times, and I’m going through it again. It would be the perfect gift for any bride to be’s that you know, or just a little gift to buy yourself.
Check out the book here: The Power of a Praying® Wife Book of Prayers
Stormie Omartian also has available:
The Power of a Praying® Wife this is pretty much the same book I’m talking about except much larger. My booklet is a book of prayers, whereas this is a larger book and actually has chapters. If you are someone who likes to read more this might be the book you would want.
The Power of a Praying® Husband again, this is just like the book of prayers, just larger and longer.
If you want to buy any of these books through Amazon.ca, click here.
As I said, I highly recommend Stormie Omartian’s books. I use The Power of a Praying® Wife Book of Prayers daily and just love it, and my husband has The Power of a Praying® Husband Book of Prayers. I just can’t say enough about these books. I encourage you to get them and see for yourself.
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