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The Power of a Praying Woman

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  16,967 ratings  ·  152 reviews
Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 8.2 million copies sold) is re-released with fresh new covers to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. Bestselling author Stormie Omartian's deep knowledge of Scripture and candid examples from her own prayer life provide guidance for women who s ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Harvest House Publishers (first published 2002)
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5 Stars...did you hear me? * * * * * Stars! I LOVED this book. I've read the Power of a Praying Wife before this and was expecting this book to be very similar. Now don't get me wrong, the Power of a Praying Wife is also a very good book, but this book, this book breaks the mold. It's so much more.

Stormie Omartian goes to the heart of the woman's soul and speaks to the very things that I think women all struggle with. This is probably the best supplemental book to the Bible that I have ever read
This book is all about learning to pray for yourself. The chapters are very short (only 3-4 pages each) and fairly quick to read, and each concludes with a prayer and Bible verses related to the topic. Ms. Omartian discussed topics that I had never thought to pray for myself for. I read this over the course of a month, but may reread it over a longer period of time in order to build each topic into my prayer time for a few days. I will definately come back to this book as it really has changed t ...more
Dawn Hemenway
It is the best book a women can read, you usually pray for others but how can you take care of others when you are not taking care of yourself. It really spoke to me. God worked in me while I was reading it.
Single & Sound
Just like 'God's Word for the Single Believer' I don't really regard this as a book that i've 'read' but will perhaps continue to refer back to for the rest of my days. It was about at page 60/61 that I realised that the best way to read this book was not to read each chapter sequentially - instead this book requires life application, prayer and a heart that sincerely seeks change and spiritual growth through a closer walk with Jesus. To get the best out of this book (for me anyway), is to spend ...more
As wives and mothers, our personal needs often get pushed to the back burner-here's an easy way to move it front and center and get the support we all need. As with "Power of a Praying Wife", the book is set up in 30 chapters that can be read as a chapter a day for a month.

"In The Power of a Praying "RM" Woman, Stormie's deep knowledge of Scripture and candid examples of her own struggles and epiphanies in prayer provide reassuring guidance for those who seek a greater sense of God's presence in
Eileen Rubio
Apr 19, 2010 Eileen Rubio is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
God is speaking through me with this book. I never felt that way about a book ever since reading "A Return to Love" in 2006. :)
Two Thumbs Up!
Jennifer Failla
I love Stormie's books. She add a beautiful and enriching prayer at the end of each chapter which always seems to hit home!
Mrs. Omartian's book of praying woman is excellent. It helps you to pray for yourself and for others. It teaches you and helps with words that you might've not known. I bought this book for my daughter. I would recommend this book especially for single women and of course married women. It also helped to realize that I don't need approval from a man but from God. It helped me realize my self-worth as a Christian woman. I wished I had read this book when I was single. Its a powerful book.
What an incredibly encouraging read! So important to pray for ourselves as well as others. I have had a revelation reading this book that prayer unlocks everything God has for us. He wants to give it to us but we must first humble ourselves to ask.

This might be on my 'read' shelf but this book will become a way of life for me. I can't just read it and let it collect dust on the shelf.

Women of faith, you owe it to yourself to read this book! May God bless you...
Originally Reviewed For: Shauni's Faith

This book was hard for me to review because I don't usually review non fiction. But when I was browsing through Netgalley title really captured my attention.

When I saw it I assumed it would share with me how my prayers could be answered but I also assumed it was about praying for others. To my delight it was about how a woman of God needed to remember to pray for herself. To stand firm in her faith and allow God to do the heavy lifting.


Stormie O
*Listening to the audio CD version.

I loved chapter 7 so far about how to gain a closer relationship with God, and to spend more time with Him. I also liked when she shared on "jobs/occupations" and chapter 13 on holiness and purity.

I needed these friendly reminders. "Change me Lord prayers" is what I am seeking and working heavily on based on the calling that God foresees for my life.

3.5 stars.
VictoriaBG Publishing
Hi. I have started reading this book and then it turned out I have to translate it into my native language; which made the experience with this book even MORE PERSONAL; I hope now that it will get published in my native language my friends, family and many unknown to me women will be able to profit from the spiritual nourishment the author gets to provide to a female audience. There is need for such spiritual advices. I really want to get copies of her other books: The Power of a Praying ~Husban ...more
I. Love. Stormie. Omartian. I had been away from God for 20 years and when I finally got my head together and surrendered to Him, I found I hadn't been living at all. This book was the second book I read after making that decision for Christ. I talked about it so much that a few women at my church decided they would do a Bible study with me and this was our first book. We all learned and grew from Stormies' teaching. Her writing style is so easy to read and understand. The workbook that you can ...more
Sara Mccandless
Very inspiring and motivating. Prayer is powerful in healing.
Beautifully written!! Definitely a book to keep on your shelf and turn back to as you work on your prayer life and strengthen your faith. Not just a one time read! I need I buy me a copy!!!
Beautiful study group where woman got together to share in there faith in Jesus. Laughter, tears, joy and hope were shared here. Friendships were formed. Lookiing forward to the next one.
Creseida Greene
Jul 07, 2013 Creseida Greene is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
This is a must read for every woman trying to grow in her faith. It shows you the power of praying for yourself as well as others
Lisa Curtis
I have sticky notes on all the prayer pages and I pray one every day. I have for a few years now.
Ella Zungu
I feel that every woman should read this book honestly. Its so inspirational and empowering.
A wonderful book about the best thing we can do for our husbands.
Lisa Crenshaw
Immediately after I started this study, I felt a whole new connection to God. The reader quickly realizes this is not about changing your husband, or making him into the man you want. This is about strengthening your own prayer life, learning how to pray with a pure heart, and seeing how God works in your life, your husband's life, and in your marriage. This study was a blessing to me as much as it was, though he was unaware, to my husband. I immediately saw results, and I immediately saw the en ...more
Several years ago I had a realization that while being told to pray all of my life, my prayer life was indeed pitiful. At that point in my life I made a conscious effort to work on my prayer life and grow my intimate relationship with my God and Father. Stormie Omartian's books have helped me so much on my journey. The Power of a Praying Wife was the first book that I picked up by her and was impressed by the idea of spending time in focused prayer on one topic. Up until this point, I'd always t ...more
Ashley Wells
The Power of a Praying Woman is an incredibly powerful book! I have never read a whole book on prayer that included actual prayers, and at first I didn’t really like it. But, my whole opinion changed after reading about 3 chapters.

Sometimes I know what I want to pray about and need to pray, but I just can’t think of how to say it. This book helped me so much! The past month has been kind of crazy and I really needed to be praying for God to be present in my life and for His will. This book helpe
~Prayer is powerful~ but do you know how to pray for yourself? (God wants to hear the requests for your life too!)
Trust Him moment by moment with the concerns of your heart and discover the awesome power that prayer will release in your life.
Draw closer to God. Know His plans and purposes for your life. Receive comfort, help and strength for every day.
30 chapters on specific topics/prayers, including these:
"Lord, comfort me in times of trouble."
"Lord, preserve me in purity and holiness."
"Lord, f
Lawanda Sykes
I love this book, it has practical prayers and scripture for the many issues in my life, I keep this book with me all the time, I highly recommend this book as her dedication says (to my sisters in Christ all over the world who long to deepen their walk with the Lord, move into everything God has for them, and become all He made them to be). I am never done with this book, I keep reading it over and over, and use it for reference also.
I have to change my review of this book. I originally rated it as just being "ok". However, I find myself reverting to it to pray the different prayers in it. Obviously, Stormie had more of an influence on me than I had originally anticipated. I'm greatly that the author offers such warm and heartfelt prayers.
Jun 04, 2008 Viv rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All ladies wanting to grow in and deepen their relationship with the Lord.
I have read through and prayed through this book many times over. What I love about Stormie's books are that they are filled with scriptures which are life giving and truths that are life changing. My mind is challenged and renewed everytime I read from one of her books.

This quote from Chapter 14 really encouraged me in January 2008:
"No matter how far off the path you have gotten from the plans and purposes God has for you, when you surrender your life to the Lord and declare your utter dependan
This book woke a more confident woman that has been buried deep inside me for many years. I am more confident in who I am as a woman and it is not dependent on anyone else's opinion or thoughts.
Joei Revilleza
Planning to buy this again and re-read this as I have given my first copy to a friend. Definitely recommending this to every woman who wants to reach her destiny in God and grow closer to Him. :)
I learned a lot from this, can't just pray one way and expect results. I have to change to myself too. I plan to read it again. I'm hunting around for extra copies to give away as gifts.
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