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The Power of a Praying Woman

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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
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Published January 1st 2007 by Harvest House Publishers (first published January 1st 1997)
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Jan 13, 2011 Kathleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 24, 2012 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, favorites
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
Dawn Hemenway
Sep 04, 2008 Dawn Hemenway rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 31, 2009 Single & Sound rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 10, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-books
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
*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.
Mar 20, 2015 Naomi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic
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...
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
Apr 03, 2011 Jennifer Failla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I love Stormie's books. She add a beautiful and enriching prayer at the end of each chapter which always seems to hit home!
May 15, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prayer-weapons
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.
Dec 08, 2014 Simplymegy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two words: completely amazing
It took me almost a month to finish this book because I honestly didn't want it to end. Every chapter in every day was like my daily dose of fresh air. The perfect soul food to every woman who wants to live with more and more purpose all the days of her life . Will definitely reread the prayers.
Ella Zungu
I feel that every woman should read this book honestly. Its so inspirational and empowering.
Sara Mccandless
Mar 19, 2014 Sara Mccandless rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very inspiring and motivating. Prayer is powerful in healing.
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
Jan 02, 2009 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful book about the best thing we can do for our husbands.
Oct 09, 2012 Elyssa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!!!
Mar 01, 2013 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lisa Curtis
I have sticky notes on all the prayer pages and I pray one every day. I have for a few years now.
Nov 13, 2013 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, 2014, favorites
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
Feb 01, 2014 Shauni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.


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Mar 19, 2017 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great and powerful book. God bless you all
Lisa Crenshaw
Feb 05, 2014 Lisa Crenshaw rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: godly-living
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
Jordanne Berry
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
Jun 03, 2008 Viv rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Mar 09, 2017 Hadassah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! I added this into my personal quiet/Bible time in the mornings. It was a perfect addition. Short chapters followed with a powerful prayer and "God's Promises to Me". I love that she incorporated so much scripture in her chapters and prayers. Much of what she said hit me right where I needed it. This book was such an encouragement to me in a time when I didn't even know I needed it. A must-read for all women. I'm excited to begin another book by Stormie.
Nov 01, 2016 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been reading this book for devotions over the last year and it has been amazing. Not the book I thought it was going to be when I first found it though. Stormie knows what Christian women want, it was like she read my mind! This book isn't so much about the ins and outs of how to pray but rather a step to step guide of walking the Christian life and all the areas we need to pray in. I found it very well rounded over all. Some of the chapters seem to double up with others. Definitely recom ...more
This book is wonderful and inspiring. Thanks to this book I have a whole new prospective of prayer, the possibilities it can bring and ideas of how to pray for just about anything and anyone. My favorite part was at the end of each chapter there was a prayer included covering what she included in the short chapter. I highly recommend this book to all Christian women out there.
Jennifer Mueller
Dec 28, 2008 Jennifer Mueller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had read it a few years ago and really liked it. I saw it on the shelve not too long ago and decided to pick it up again. The second time around was probably a lot better, too. It just makes you think about who you are and what you have and the people you get to share this time with and your overall purpose. Things can change in an instant, but it is your faith that gets you through it!
This book was full of wonderful encouragement and prayers for everyday issues women face. I didn't want it to end and only read a chapter or two a day, letting them skin in. It just kept getting better and better as it kept going. This is one of my favorite Christian books ever, highly recommended for women! I plan to keep re-reading it often.
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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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