Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Power of a Praying Husband/Wife

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God has really put a burden on my heart for families which are undeniably under attack today. Satan knows the home is the heart of the church and the nation; if he can destroy us there, at our tender spot, then he has the upper hand. We know, of course, that God holds the ultimate victory, but there are too many casualties along the way. For that reason I want to recommend a book that changed my life in regard to marriage. It’s a pair of books really: The Power of a Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Husband both by Stormie Omartian. (When you have children pick up Power of a Praying Parent.) I cannot overstate the life-changing (marriage-changing) power of these books. It’s not that Omartian is offering some magical incantation that will miraculously strengthen marriages and families, it’s that she opens our eyes to the many facets of our husband’s (or our wife’s) life that need prayer cover. The power is in prayer.

The books are divided into short chapters, each highlighting an area of our spouse’s life which needs to be prayed over. Many are areas I’d not thought of before. A strong marriage requires prayer to keep it strong, and sincere prayer is the only hope for a marriage that is floundering. Don’t just say you believe in prayer – DO IT! These books are not for the faint of heart or those looking for a quick marriage “fix”. They are for couples who are willing to invest their heart and lives into strengthening their marriage one day at a time.

I John 5 14 says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” You can be assured God wants our marriages to succeed – to be rich in love and faithfulness, why wouldn’t He help us achieve it?

~ Drewe Llyn Jeffcoat
If you'd like more information on Stormie Omartian just click on her name.

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