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Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Review: Praying God's Word for Your Husband


I admit, when it comes to praying for my husband, I am often stumped and stick to the basics. "Please, Lord, keep him safe...help him do well at work and enjoy his job...help me to be a good wife…" and so on. Since he was not a Christian when we were first married, I was forever petitioning, begging, pleading God for his salvation, but once the prayer was answered and he began to know the Lord, I tended to forget that my "prayer warrior" work wasn't done yet.

Therefore, I was glad to review Praying God's Word for Your Husband by Kathi Lipp when Baker Publishing offered me the book. In these pages, Kathi walks us through various aspects, circumstances, challenges in the lives of our husbands and how we not only can pray for them but pray God's Word back to Him in our prayers. Why do this? As Kathi points out on page 33: "I was praying Scripture, so I didn't have to wonder if it was God's will. I was praying the promises that God had set out in his Word. Praying Scripture over my husband gave me a new freedom in my petitions to God."

I found this book to be a great resource in not only learning how to pray Scripture but how to apply it to specific circumstances in my husband's life. I also loved that there was a section in the book on how to pray for an unbelieving husband, since I think a lot of prayer references tend to leave this possibility out. I also enjoyed having the Scriptures and instruction broken out by circumstance/situation, because it makes for an easy reference when there is something in particular I want to pray about (employment, relationships, parenting, worry). This is more than a read once book, but a reference to keep handy as an aid in being an effective prayer partner for your husband.

**Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. 

Note: I received this book for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. 

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