"Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it..." John 14: 13-14
One of my biggest goals for 2009 is to become a woman of prayer. Women underestimate the influence they can have in the world simply by being prayer warriors. As wives and mothers, the best place to start being a prayer warrior is at home, going to our knees at every opportunity to pray over our husbands and children. The enemy is constantly at work attacking your loved ones, just as he attacks you! Wouldn't it feel so much better knowing that you are constantly bathing your husband and children in prayer?
I have found the following resources helpful in my quest to bless my family with prayer:
"The Power of a Praying Wife" and "The Power of a Praying Parent" by Stormie Omartian-- two very helpful books full of ideas for praying for your husband and your marriage, and for your children and motherhood. Dad's can read the latter as well, as it is geared to both moms and dads.
31 Days of Praying for your Husband--a free download at http://www.reviveourhearts.com/.
31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for your Children--another free download from Revive Our Hearts that uses Scripturally-based daily prayer for your little ones.
"A Mom After God's Own Heart" by Elizabeth George--a wonderful resource on bringing up children Biblically, that emphasizes lots and lots of prayer!
Ladies, I encourage you to join me in becoming a prayer warrior, especially in your own homes! Bathe your loved ones in prayer daily, and remember that praying for your family is never ever a waste of time, but the single most important thing you can do for them! We must always find time to pray for our husbands and children, just as we find time to cook them a meal or change a diaper. As a matter of fact, these would be good opportunities to sneak in a little prayer, as with other daily tasks. I encourage each of you to become women of prayer.