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Worrying about your marriage changes nothing... Praying about it can change everything.

Today's challenges and pressures can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream. Yet God delights in doing the impossible if only we would ask! Stormie Omartian shares how God has strengthened her own marriage since she began to pray for her husband concerning key areas in...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Harvest House Publishers (first published January 1st 1997)
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Amy
Just finished (re)reading this book this morning. I first got it the year after we got married, back when I thought my husband and our marriage was perfect. I read it cover to cover in a very short time period and thought it was great.
Then we moved to AZ, I was invited to a women's Bible Study that just happened to being to doing this book. It was life changing at that time, as things were a little rocky and this book gave me the hope and tools I needed to see me through that period of time.
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Kristen
This book is exactly the same setup as the power of a woman, and I am sure it's the same setup as power of a praying parent too. Good thing though the chapters are short so I don't have to try and keep my attention span for long. I just don't get this book. Talking about how if your husband is a stay at home Dad how men aren't wired to clean and you might still have to clean and it's our job to keep the house in order and make it a home, blahh, blahh blahh, I am sorry but my husband is a stay at...more
Gloria Vodicka
Probably the best book to help a marriage with God's blessing.
Heather
I have to be honest about a book that's been so popular. The main value in this book for me was (1) it spurred me on to pray intentionally for my husband more regularly and (2) the prayers at the end of each chapter provided a good tool for prayer. However, I have a big issue with her theology that seems to put too much emphasis on the power of the one praying instead of the power of the God who hears prayer! I didn't agree with her teaching that my lack of prayer can limit God's work in my husb...more
Julianna
I think I may have found this book at Wal-Mart, which is good because that means it can hit a wider base if people than if it were just sold at B&N, for example. Anyway, Mrs. Omartian divides the book into 30 chapters, each with an aspect of a Christian man's life, from sexuality to faith to fatherhood. Actually, that is one of the best things about it, its holistic approach to protection through faith.

The Power of a Praying wife is a great guide for women who love God and love their husband...more
Janelle
"Praying Wife" was different to what I was expecting and at first I found it hard to relate to the topics as they didn't seem relevant to where my husband is in his journey with Christ. However, I realised that I could just use the topics as a starting point for my prayers for my husband. The prayers were quite specific, so it was hard to find them personal for our situations/circumstances, but I would like to go through the headings again and write up my own prayers for my husband, based on tho...more
Rachel Maria
This book serves as a wonderful resource book. I've read it from cover to cover. I've read it several times. And, I've referenced it several times. The title pretty much sums it up. In my personal experience, I can definitely serve as witness to the POWER of a Praying Wife. In a nutshell, the theme of the book encourages the reader to allow God to handle your marriage. In letting go of trying to make your spouse change, YOU will be changed. Any improvements you witness in your husband's life (fr...more
Lori
Nov 29, 2007 Lori rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: married ladies
This book is broken down into 30 one-day aspects of a man's life (i.e. his work, his relationships, his reputation). There are some thoughts from the author based on scripture, and a prayer at the end of each day's selection which comes directly from the Bible so that the reader is praying the scripture verses. It's very powerful stuff.

I found this to be a tremendously helpful tool in my marriage as I focus, not on myself, but on my husband and tha challenges he faces each day. (Incidentally, t...more
Carol
This book and other Stormie Omartian books have been a huge influence in my life, in how I pray for my family.
Invinceable2
Apr 02, 2009 Invinceable2 rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All wives
Recommended to Invinceable2 by: Vicki
I've read and used this book as a hand book to my marriage (next to the Bible of course). Stormie really hits on the truth , and the truth you find out about yourself when you read this is life altering. Great book to read if you've ever thought to yourself or cried out in the night..."Somethings got to change"! I've grown soo much from using the prayers in this hidden "treasure" given to me by a friend who loved me enough to show me the light. It's about keeping your eyes on the true lover of...more
Maria
Stormie Omartian is a wonderful prayer and Scripture teacher, even through the written word. I have learnt so much from reading her books. This book literally helped me to turn a bad situation in my life into a good one. The teaching in this book is truly inspired and anointed and I go back to this book again and again and again and my copy is falling apart. I think it's probably time to buy another. The book is written like a devotional, 30 daily teachings with relevant scriptures. It makes som...more
JoJo Sutis
This book is such a wonderful resource for wives! Every woman needs this book!
Stormie's sweet spirit and passion for prayer comes across beautifully and you feel as if she is guiding you step by step on this new journey of praying for your husband in ways you may not have thought of before. I highly recommend this book to keep on your bookshelf and read over and over again. Not only will it change your prayer life, but it will take your relationship with your spouse to a whole new level of spiri...more
Carolyn
I should probably buy a new copy, my first copy was stained with coffee and missing a few pages from continued use and I gave my second copy away. I learned a lot about how to pray for my husband from these pages and where to look for peace in every situation. Highly recommend!!!
Denise
I love this book it has truly helped me in my prayers for my hubby. He has truly come along way God is awesome and has done great things in his life and is still at work thats to being a praying wife.
Kendra Neal
I received this book to read and review. I have read the book Power of a Praying Wife before and this is truly a great companion for that book! AWESOME Book!
Jodie
As a wife and mom, often times I forget to take care of me. Stormie once again reminds us how "extremely important" it is "to pray for yourself as a wife." Many times we are so busy taking care of everyone elses' needs, we neglect our own. But, God, called us to love ourselves too. When I read Stormie's books, it reminds me that I'm not praying to change my husband, but rather to change myself first. As wives and mothers, we need to remember to pray for what God wants, for the Lord to change me,...more
Christy
Jun 19, 2008 Christy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any married women
Recommended to Christy by: I was given it as a wedding shower gift by a friend
I read this book 3 years ago as my husband and I toured Germany. I remember it bringing up lots of good conversations and the one thing that stands out especially is the first chapter. The whole "Lord change me." deal is VERY convicting and I often think of that prayer when I really upset about something that's going on in my marriage. Say my husband leaves his socks around and I totally get annoyed with it. Wouldn't it be great if I just didn't care, rather than thinking all the time "Lord, why...more
Brenda
"The Power of a Praying Wife Devotional," is different than other devotionals that I use. It is set up in a way that allows us to focus on praying not only for our marriage, and husband, but also to to focus on praying for ourselves.I think often as wives,mothers and caretakers we often forget the importance of praying for ourselves, but Ms. Omartian gently reminds us that when we pray for ourselves it affects our spirit,soul and body as well as our marriage. The author actually devotes one thir...more
Mandy Hoffman
MY REVIEW:

I truly appreciate the concept of this book - having devotionals and prayers coming from the three perspectives of "I", "He", and "We" and all focused on a godly marriage. However, while there is truth in the pages, it is presented together with a very weak focus on the gospel and way too much focus on the act of prayer being the magic act needed for change. I believe there is power in prayer and I am not here to bash prayer in anyway, but I do not agree with phrases like: "The more yo...more
Melissa
This was a gift to me from a good friend I initially wondered if my marriage appears troubled to her, but I learned, however, that this book isn't just for those whose marriage are troubled but for those who are doing ok as well. As they say, relationships, especially marriages, are works in progress. Anything could go wrong at anytime. This book gives ideas & solutions to maintain and nourish a couple's relationship.

This book counsels the wife to strengthen the marriage at all times with pr...more
Lori Colombo-Dunham
I was given this book as gift by a very dear friend who had no idea about the marital misery I was experiencing at the time. She just spontaneously offered it to me with the recommendation that "it's a beautiful book for life." Little did I know my friend's thoughtful gesture would provide the guidance I desperately needed to turn my shotgun wedding into an amazing love story and marriage. Though not always easy and often with extreme difficulty, I applied the principles contained within The Pow...more
Angela Dolbear
Even though I finished this book a couple months ago, I find myself going back to it to look up topics and Scriptures that it talked about. I increased my rating to five stars since it's content has stayed with me, and I continue to apply it to everyday life.

This book is a must read for every wife. I wish I had read it 11 years ago when I first got married. It really impressed upon me the importance of daily (and sometimes hourly) praying for my husband, and praying for him specifically. Just ye...more
April Dorris
Anyone that knows me closely knows that getting prepared for marriage has been a struggle for me for a number of reasons. That is one of the reasons you will see a lot of marriage prep/marriage counseling type books in my read-stream. This title was the first one that I purchased over a year ago and I can say it helped more that any other book so far. Prayer is an important part of my life and it was important for me to learn when and how and to what extreme I need to be praying for my future hu...more
Sara ♥
This was a REALLY good little audiobook. It was abridged (I realized about halfway through), but reading through the reviews, I'm glad I went that route. Most of the things people were complaining about, I didn't really run into, as the audio was abbreviated.

The book is broken down by topics based on specific things we can pray for our husbands about with regard to his life. I thought her points were sound in most cases, and supported well by Bible passages. I didn't agree with EVERYTHING, of co...more
Dorry
Sep 02, 2014 Dorry marked it as to-read
I love many aspects of this book. The Authors own plight in her marriage was reassuring, she is very wise and her words are beautifully written. At times I feel the author makes prayer a means to an end. If you pray for your kids they will not struggle with their job choices, if you pray you will want to lose weight and your husband will desire you more, if you pray you will have the right words at the right time. Prayer does change things. Prayer makes a way when there is no way. But prayer isn...more
LeeAnn
This book was eye-opening to me in many ways. It had a way of telling me what I needed to hear, but not always what I wanted to hear. ;)
It helped me practice thinking more in positive terms about problems, how to stop complaining about things and how to "give it to God." I learned that I can be extremely selfish and learned how to pray for others' improvement and strength as well as my own.
It also helped me see the role of a wife in different terms. It does bring a feeling of power in letting go...more
Christine
I learned that a lot of times we ask God to change our spouses but really we ought to self-examine ourselves first and ask God to change us to become prayerful and loving wives. We are to pray for his spiritual walk, his emotions, his roles as a leader and decision maker, his security and finances, his health and physical protection, and his faith and his future. SO often we forget to do these things and we just look at how our spouses could do stuff for us. I think this book really helps you se...more
Kyeong
I read this book years ago. Such a powerful book. I sent this book right away to my sister in Japan, who was a newly-wed wife at that time. Now I wish I still have the book with me so that I can read it again. Last year, something funny happened. My sister on the phone was raving about a book she read, and it was this book. Apparently, she did not read the book when I gave her years ago. Somehow she picked it up and read it this time, and could not stop praising the book and the wisdom in it. I...more
Melissa
This book is a must for Christian wives. It is set up in 30 chapters, perfect for reading one a day over a month...and then beginning again. It really should be an ongoing read, although some chapters may need more time than others according to the needs of your marriage.

"Every woman who desires a closer relationship with her husband will appreciate this refreshing look at the power of prayer in marriage. Along with real-life illustrations, Stormie also includes sample prayers and "power tools"-...more
 Gen
Apr 27, 2011 Gen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: married women or maybe engaged women
I first read this one a few years ago, upon purchasing it. I had this buried with a few other forgotten about books, due to a recent move. I enjoyed it the first time I read it and I have referred back to it a few times in the past. It was really helpful. I liked that the author added lots of scriptures to go along with what she wrote about. I will be re-reading this one whenever I feel the need to. This is a great book for married women. I think it would also be a good read for women planning t...more
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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...more
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“I Don’t Even Like Him—How Can I Pray for Him? Have you ever been so mad at your husband that the last thing you wanted to do was pray for him? So have I. It’s hard to pray for someone when you’re angry or he’s hurt you. But that’s exactly what God wants us to do. If He asks us to pray for our enemies, how much more should we be praying for the person with whom we have become one and are supposed to love? But how do we get past the unforgiveness and critical attitude? The first thing to do is be completely honest with God. In order to break down the walls in our hearts and smash the barriers that stop communication, we have to be totally up-front with the Lord about our feelings. We don’t have to “pretty it up” for Him. He already knows the truth. He just wants to see if we’re willing to admit it and confess it as disobedience to His ways. If so, He” 2 likes
“I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. 2 KINGS 20:5” 2 likes
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