I received a copy of The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian, about 10 years ago. That was before I was even married! I have always known the value of prayer, but I always struggle with a wandering mind. Stormie’s book helps me to keep a little more focus 🙂 Notice, I did say “a little”
The book was given to me by a dear couple who were good friends with my husband-to-be during college. I’m sad to say that we have lost track of them. I did want to share the precious words that were written at the front of the book.
I realize that this is just a book by an ordinary woman, and I will never treat it as Gospel. I may even respectfully disagree with some things she writes. She is a great writer though who reminds us of the fact that our Savior wants to hear from us.
She uses lots of Scripture in the book, and each chapter ends with “Power Tools” which are the verses that pertain to the topic at hand.
In addition to her references, I want YOU to dig into the Bible yourself. We will also be doing an in-depth study of the section of Proverbs 31 about the excellent wife.
Did you know that Proverbs 31:1-31 is an acrostic of the Hebrew Alphabet? “The ABC’s of a Godly household”. I don’t remember ever hearing this before, but I of course, don’t know Hebrew. Any Hebrew scholars out there who could verify this for me?
Your assignment for week 1: Try to find a book, although not completely necessary. Read the “The Power”. I already respectfully disagree with a few points. Did you find anything you disagree with? What did you find that really touched you? Look up the history of Proverbs 31 and report back what you find. I will post each Friday (or try my hardest) with a new topic and assignment.