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This week in The Power of a Praying Wife, we are reading chapters on praying for our husbands’ deliverance, obedience, and self-image, but I’d like to focus on the first chapter. Praying for deliverance – for our husbands, ourselves, and others in our lives – is something that we all need to do regularly because the enemy is always looking for ways to pull us back into the bondage of sin.
In the intro of this chapter, Stormie shares a story of a woman whose father-in-law was an alcoholic and husband was beginning to show signs of following in his father’s footsteps. She has prayed for many years for God to protect her husband from this terrible disease and her children as well. Stormie tells us that “To this day, her husband has not become an alcoholic and her teenagers show no signs of it. She feels the power of God in answer to her prayers has played a major part in keeping them from inheriting this condition.”
Alcoholism is something that is very prominent in my family’s history so this story really hit home for me, but if this isn’t something you are concerned about, don’t skip over the message in this chapter. Stormie reminds us that “there are all kinds of things that can pull us into bondage.” We are all susceptible in different ways, and the enemy knows exactly when and how to take advantage of the weaknesses that we have.
Will you join me in praying for deliverance this week?
“Lord, I call upon You now and ask that You work deliverance in my life and my husband’s life. Deliver us from anything that binds us…Give us certainty that even in our most hopeless state, when we find it impossible to change anything, You can change everything…I pray that we will be strong and put on the whole armor of God, so we can stand against the wiles of the devil.”