Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe by Sharon Jaynes

“If you’ve been married for more than a few days, then you have most likely figured out that the blessed union doesn’t stay so blessed without a lot of work.  And I dare say, the most important “work” we can do as wives is on our knees.” – page 4.  This is an incredible statement, and oh, so true!  None of us can say that being married is “easy”, and it really does involve a whole lot of work.  But what better way to “work” than to be on our knees in prayer?  I think that we often feel like praying is the “easy” thing to do… because we aren’t really “doing” much.  But this book challenged that thought pattern and showed that it wasn’t about what WE do that’s the most important thing.  It’s about what we invite GOD to do that makes the biggest difference.

This book starts out with The Power and Purpose of Prayer, and then it gives The Landmarks of Prayer: From Head to Toe.  After those two sections, it jumps into Thirty Days of Praying Scripture over Your Husband (From Head to Toe), and it’s not kidding – you really DO pray through a whole lot of Scripture.  Each day you get Scriptures for His Mind, His Eyes, His Ears, His Mouth, His Neck, His Shoulders, His Heart, His Back, His Arms, His Hands, His Ring Finger, His Side, His Sexuality, His Legs, His Knees, and His Feet.  After each verse, there are the words to a prayer – you can either read and pray exactly what is written, or you can use it as a springboard for your own prayer.  Either way, you really are praying for your husband – in new and probably different ways than you ever did before!

At the end of the book, there’s a page that invites you do a Thirty-Day Prayer Dare, and it gives you this web address: http://www.prayingforyourhusband.com.  I encourage you to head over to that site and check it out!  There’s a video to watch, the ability to download a free chapter of the book (great way to see what it’s like!), and a sign up for the Prayer Dare.  I signed up for it and really enjoyed the emails that were sent out.  It’s a helpful reminder that our husbands need prayer, and not just in the areas that we think they do.

Overall, I thought this book was really great – not just because it encouraged you to pray (which we could all use more encouragement to do!), but because it helped you to see that praying for specific things for your husband is important.  Using Scripture to help guide those prayers made it a lot easier, and there were often times that one verse would get me wondering, so I’d look it up and read a whole story.  =-)

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.  I was in no way required to write anything positive – the thoughts and opinions expressed here are completely my own.

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