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The Power of a Praying Wife

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Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives.

Stormie joyfully inspires you to develop a deeper relationship with your husband by utilizing the amazing power of prayer. This u
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 1st 2014 by Harvest House Publishers (first published July 1st 1996)
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Jul 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: women-of-grace, 2010
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.
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
Aug 09, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
I find this book to be quite sexist, and feel that it tries to resurrect some old and trite stereotypes about men and women. It is also very hard on women. There seems to be an unhealthy tradition to place the blame on the woman and the entire burden and responsibility upon her for the success of her marriage.

Not only that, this book only applies to a very narrow sector of married women in the world. It may be applicable if you are young, healthy and not disabled, and affluent.

What about the maj
Gloria Vodicka
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably the best book to help a marriage with God's blessing. ...more
Rachel Maria
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: devotional
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
Oct 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 husbands, a
E.N. Joy
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've owned this book for years. I've read it a few times, but it truly was not until this third time around that the words actually pierced my spirit and renewed my soul. I received a new revelation, as it was a different time in my life and my marriage now than the other times I've read it. If you've read the book and find it to be so-so, hold onto it and be obedient for when your spirit man tells you to pull it out again. Stormie is truly ministering in this book. She's being very transparent. ...more
Jun 18, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"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
Jan 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Highly unfortunate that this is a book that was recommended to me by a pastor. Ladies, if your husband is treating you in the same manner the author reports, you certainly need to pray, but please do so in a safe place while seeking professional counsel for your marriage. That sort of behavior is abuse. I find it bewildering that this is a bestseller that has been recommended by Christian leaders for years, and I feel very strongly about making sure people are aware of the dangerous messages in ...more
Nov 29, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book and other Stormie Omartian books have been a huge influence in my life, in how I pray for my family.
Apr 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Heather Bates
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this book when my husband to be gave it to me 10 yrs ago. After being married now for 10 years, many pages have fallen out & been put back but I still use this powerful resource almost every day to fight for my husband. Everyone is under attack from the enemy. I'm so glad i've learned how to fight through prayer & not to fight my husband anymore. ...more
Jul 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was so helpful. I recommend it for those interested in strengthening their prayer life.
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fabulous read. Great resource with scripturally-based prayers for knowing how to pray for one’s husband. This book provided relevant comments, definitions, example stories, and Bible verses while avoiding common pitfalls of many Christian Living books such as meandering “storytelling” to fill the pages or questionably Biblical advice. I found it to be helpful not only in praying for my husband but also for other people in my life and for areas of my OWN life that the topics applied to ...more
Mandy J. Hoffman

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
Jun 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 09, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried to be open-minded with this, reading it to participate in a weekly discussion on the chapters. But in the end, as I feared, I was usually more incensed by each chapter than I was bettered. Surely I could have gotten more out of it only were I the type of woman who believes the husband necessarily is the head of the household and the wife's role is to serve and uphold him, the children, and the house. I'm just not that kind of Christian - or person - and couldn't get over her antiquated v ...more
JoJo Sutis
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!!!
May 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
It gets two stars because, yes, you should pray for your husband. Other than that, she makes a LOT of assumptions about what women are like, what men are like, and what a marriage should look like. Also about how prayer works. I’m surprised this book is so popular.
Kendra Neal
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Amber Sims
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saved my marriage. It is amazing what can happen in your marriage if you read this book and really pray for your spouse ( even when you do not like him ).
Rachel {bibliopals}
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'll be buying a physical copy and rereading this one--multiple times. ...more
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok, I definitely don't line up with Stormie Omartian theologically. However, I really love my husband and don't pray for him enough! A month of consistent, thoughtful prayer was a delightful task that bore good fruit in our lives. I'm going to try to find or make a list with the topics and Scripture references so I can return to it at a few times each year! ...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

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“Lord, I pray that my husband will be strong in the Lord and put on the whole armor of God, so he can stand against the enemy every day. Enable him to take up the shield of faith, helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” 14 likes
“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” 8 likes
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