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Poder de Los Padres Que Oran, El: Power of a Praying Parent

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After decades of raising her own children along with her husband, Michael, Stormie looks back at the trials and joys of parenting and the power found in praying for her kids. In 30 easy to read chapters, she shares from personal experience as to how parents can pray for their children's safety, character, development, school experiences, marriage and so much more. Perfect ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Spanish House (first published July 1st 1995)
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Leigh
So if I were rating this book just for the prayers I would give it a 5. If I were rating the part where the author writes about each prayer topic I'd give it a 2. I should have just bought the book of prayers! The prayers are excellent and there's enough to pray one each day of the month for your child. Really liked this.

Now, I am a full believer in the power of prayer. But what I didn't care for in this book was the author's attitude that if you simply pray for your children bad things won't h
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Adam K.
An invaluable tool for parents. I think my only caveat with this book is that Omartian gets me worrying a bit more than I should be for my child's welfare. Every parent loses sleep because of their child, and when their child sleeps all the way through the night, we're all wondering if they're dead or just kept awake by thoughts of what could happen to them in the moment we're not there for them. I also worry about screwing my kids up, which I think just because I'm their dad, I'm already doing ...more
Latonya
Our children need our prayers. The enemy is out to destory their lives because to stop them is to stop generations to come who will expose his darkness to a dying world and lead many to Jesus Christ. If you are discouraged and don't know what to do about your children this is the book to read. If your children are on the right path, don't get cocky. We still have to maintain. This is the book for you as well.
Zari
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. I've prayed these series of prayers over my son his whole life, he's 9 now, and I've seen God pour extraordinary favor out on him time and time again. This is a child who rarely gets sick, he's kind, intelligent - almost always straight A's since Kinder, he's respectful, he doesn't get in trouble at school ... and I could just go on and on. I've told him repeatedly I'm blessed to know him because he's so wonderful. I pray for wisdom, and God gives it to him. If you ...more
Wendy
Jan 23, 2015 Wendy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, own
Referred to me by COL Green, I Corps Commanding Chaplain.
Amanda
I absolutely love this book. As a parent, it taught me a lot of things that my child needs prayer for, in every aspect of their lives. It was nice because there was a personal connection made in the devotion, then an example of a prayer about that specific topic, and then 5-6 verses that apply to what was prayed about. For me personally, my prayer life is not the strongest, and I often feel like I don't know *how* to pray, so by reading the example prayers in the book I was able to get an idea o ...more
Maria
I read this several years ago and as with THE POWER OF A PRAYING WIFE, I have my old, falling apart copy. I should update, I guess. I highly recommend this as a mother of four children, for anyone trying to raise their family in a Godly and Christian way. It is written in a daily devotional form with prayers and sciptures for each topic. It has a clear message. As God has a plan for our lives, so has the enemy. But we can do great damage to the enemy's plans for our children, which is havoc and ...more
Amy Walker
This book was very instrumental in changing the way I pray for my children. It was one of those books I had noticed a hundred times at people's houses or at book stores but was always reluctant to pick up. Finally, I did and it was totally God's timing. Reading through Stormie's very practical advice and suggestions for prayer it was literally helping me on a daily basis deal with some frustrating issues with my kids. I would recommend this book to all parents who are serious about advocating fo ...more
Mary
I have had my copy since 2002 and I still use it and read it. I find it helpful when I don't know where to start sometimes praying for my children. I love how she has so much scripture incorporated into her prayers as well for God has said that His word will not return void. I have seen God answer my prayers concerning my children. This book help me to realize that they belong to Him first and foremost and if anything I am to be faithful as a parent and leave the rest up to Him.
Eleanor Hoppe
Great guide to praying for your kids - adding a foundational element to praying with and for your children. Organized in small chapters so you can prioritize. Some of the narration can seem a bit over the top, but the topics covered are valuable and the prayers are powerful. My biggest hesitation is the sense that praying in this way comes across as a guarantee of a certain outcome - and that is not a promise I hear in scripture.
Joanna
This is one of my favorite non-fiction Christian books. I've been humbled over the last fifteen years at how little control I have over my children's choices and actions. Prayer, when I follow the daily, active discipline, has allowed me to "let go and let God." I gave my copy of this book to a friend who really needed it, and Pam's review reminded me to buy another!
Melva
We need all the help we can get in this messed up world and I believe in the power of prayer. This book gives messages on character development, peer pressure, school, friends, relationship with God, family relationships, etc. and teaches you how to pray for our children (whether 3 or 35) - or, for your grandchildren.
Joanne
I go back and re-read this book every couple of years or so and it's always such an inspiration to me and a wonderful reminder of where we as parents really need to keep our focus. I've read a couple of her other "praying" books and well and they are wonderful
Karen
Sep 19, 2011 Karen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all parents
Shelves: spirit
Any book on prayer by Stormie Omartian has always proved to be excellent... She's very down to earth, and optimistic at the same time. Has good knowledge of scripture, and doesn't take things out of context to suit her end.
Sara
Mar 31, 2012 Sara marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion, abandoned
Like this a lot - its helping me focus my prayer life a bit better on my kids and giving me a little more form and specificity as well.

However, not a book I'm reading cover to cover... Just picking it up when I need it.
Karen L.
This was written more from her own life experiences and bible verses. It would have been more enticing if she added stories of praying parents, fathers, mothers or grand parents. St.Augustine's mother really prayed for him!
Valerie
Another MUST READ for raising children in the direction they are meant to go. Even if you don't have children now, you can start praying for your future ones to come - God willing!
Sara Hollar
I quickly realized this book was not going to be tremendously helpful to me. I sensed early that the author views prayer as something that we do to make good things happen for us (for our children). There are many quotes that show her belief that prayer is the reason bad things do not happen:

"But the good news is that if we had not been praying, they might have been killed or sustained serious & permanent injuries."
"Remember, if you don't pray for your children's eternal future, they may not
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Sandy Farmer
I'm not a parent yet, but Husband and I are getting close to expanding our family. So when the opportunity came up to read and review The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian, I jumped on it without thinking twice. I can't give you testimony of how these prayers have worked to change my children's lives because I just don't have children yet, but throughout her other books, Stormie Omartian has taught me that I don't have to wait until prayers are needed over a specific topic in order t ...more
Erin
My feelings about this book are all over the place. While reading it, it's like you're a 49er panning for small tidbits of gold though murky, sandy water. I went into this book expecting it to be a lot like an Elizabeth George book, straightforward Christian guidance in prayer for your children. This book had some of that; there were nuggets of truth in there that I appreciated, but there were other times when my eyebrows almost made it to my hairline. Each chapter is about an area in which you ...more
Janelle
Read my review on "Praying Wife" to hear my thoughts on the author herself. I found the same writing style reading her next book "Praying Parent" as I did "Praying Wife". In regards to the actual content, these are my thoughts:

I found it much more relevant than her other book as all the prayer points relate to children generally, as opposed to being based on certain aspects of their life, depending on what they are doing/where they are at (which was the case with praying for her husband). That s
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Bonita Wise
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent book. If you Do Not know how to pray this is the book for you. If You Do know how to pray then this is still the book for you. It covers just about every topic in the area of prayer for a child life's. I find her own personal experiences to be true to some of the same situations I have experienced .The chapter on Praying Through A Childs Room Stormie speaks of her son who has nightmares, only to find there was something in the room that should not have been.... I ...more
Hilary
As always, I find Stormie Omartian's books both inspirational and humbling. They always inspire me to do more, to pray more and read the Bible more, and I feel humbled by the example of such a prayerful woman, scared by all the things I hadn't thought about, and then very glad that I can leave God in control.

My own little prayers seem quite small and vague in comparison, so I was very glad to see the thorough and Biblical prayers she included in each chapter. Some may seem repetitious, especial
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Brittany
Sep 12, 2010 Brittany rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women's groups
Recommended to Brittany by: Denise Menefee
My personal bookshelf has a copy of Stormie's "The Power of a Praying Wife" in which I clearly remember laying on the couch reading it, scoffing aloud and hearing my husband laugh at me for talking back at the book.

Stormie has great concepts, but she doesn't have a knack for writing! It's very hard for me to get through her books because they literally go on forever. It's like hearing someone tell you story after story and then telling you the lesson they learned which is always the same.

Basica
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Jason Joy
I have read several books on parenting and have preached many sermons on Biblical parenting. I am the parent of four, including two teens. Lately, I have been feeling more and more dependent on the Lord than ever when it comes to being a parent. I wished I would have felt this way when they were toddlers and would have read this book and prayed more faithfully and intentionally for my children.

This book gives you 30 different ways in which you can pray for your child, including praying for their
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Lisa
I've had this book for years, since my boys were young. I have referred to it over and over until the pages are now worn. Depending on what was going on in their lives, I referred to the appropriate chapters and went over the prayers until that particular situation was resolved. God is good and I appreciate Stormie teaching me how to pray the Word.
Jane
A helpful book that guides you through praying about different areas / aspects of your children's lives. Even though I would differ theologically on some things, I still found the book extremely helpful and it challenged me to pray more specifically for my kids, using scripture. However, favourite parenting/prayer book would still be "a praying life" by Paul Miller
Vanya D.
NOTE: I received the ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.

Honestly? I reached 25% of the book and I knew. I had to have the paperback. This book is too good to read on a kindle. I want to be able to underline things, to highlight things, to fold the corners. Which is why I'll be off to order it.

If you're a caring, believing parent, I think you should too.
Sarah
Stormie encourages parents to pray for their children long before any bumps in the road hit the horizon. She writes each chapter from experience and pulls in some powerful scripture with a prayer to address so many areas of our children's lives. Quick and easy to read especially when doled out a chapter a day.
Ladreida Camarillo
Great Book! She shares her own experiences as a mother which encourages you that you are not alone when you are just feeling overwhelmed. I could really relate to some of the stories that she shared concerning her own children and even as mothers, I prayer never cease as the transition into adulthood.
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Stormie Omartian is an award-winning bestselling author and speaker who personally connects with readers and listeners by sharing her experiences and illustrating how God transforms lives when we learn to trust in Him.

The strength and transparency of Stormie’s message has driven her books to the top of the bestsellers list. More than 26 million copies have been sold worldwide of her "Power of Pray
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