Authors: Stormie Omartian
HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS
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THE POWER OF A PRAYING
WIFE PRAYER AND STUDY GUIDE
Copyright © 2000 by Stormie Omartian
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How Do I Begin?
elcome to this great adventure of becoming a praying wife. Don’t worry if you have mixed emotions during this process. We all do. It may not be easy, but it will be rewarding. That’s because
This prayer and study guide is divided into a 30-week plan for use in personal or group study. You will need to have the book T
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. You will also need a Bible. Make sure the Bible you have is one you are not hesitant to write in.
The questions in this study are sometimes very personal, and your answers should be completely honest. Therefore, keep this book in a private place. If the answers you need to write down are lengthy and have the potential to be hurtful to other people, write them in a separate blank notebook that you can keep private or destroy later. Your answers are not for anyone else to read or for you to be tested on. They are to help you see the truth and be able to think clearly about each area of prayer focus. They will assist you in determining exactly what you and your husband’s prayer needs are, and they will show you how to pray. Try to write something for each question or direction, even if it’s only one sentence.
In group study, it’s good to follow the order in this book so the group will have the same focus when it comes together each week. In individual study, don’t feel you must continue in the same order if there are pressing issues you need to pray about right away. In every instance, however, “The Power” and chapter 1: “His Wife” must be the first chapters read before proceeding.
In group study, after you have read the appropriate chapter in T
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book and answered the questions in this P
on your own, the leader will bring the group together and go over each question to see what insights God has given you and the other women as they feel led to share them. Although you may or may not want to share personal information in the group, please share what God is showing you and speaking to your heart when you find this happening. It’s good for you to say it, and it’s helpful for other people to hear.
When referring to God, the pronouns
will be capitalized. When referring to your husband, the pronouns
will not be capitalized.
Frequently, you will be asked to write out a specific Scripture as a prayer over your husband. To help you understand how to do that, I have included an example of how I pray Ephesians 1:17,18 over my husband. Look it up in your Bible, and then see what I have done below: