Prayers for Women – At a Loss for Words
Most women have no trouble communicating. Studies indicate women speak twice as many words as men. So why do women sometimes have difficulty praying out loud, particularly in front of others? It would seem that conversing with God often leaves women at a loss for words.
While there is a willingness to pray, some women choose to remain silent allowing the “more eloquent” individuals to address God. God never values one person (or their prayer) above another. We are, however, given guidelines that guarantee any women’s prayer will be priceless before God.
- Express your love and appreciation for God’s power (Psalm 18:1–6). Begin by thanking God for things that are humanly impossible to provide (creation, peace, grace, the Holy Spirit, salvation).
- Make your “conversation” a joyful attitude towards others (1 John 4:7–8). A self-righteous attitude stops prayer dead in its tracks! It’s still gossip when you share the “juicy details” with others in the name of prayer. Pray with a compassionate heart and watch God breathe joy into your words.
- Trust God to hear every precious word you utter, allowing His peace to envelop you (Isaiah 26:3–4). Each prayer comes to life when we speak with assurance, free from worry, having peace that surpasses all human comprehension.
Prayers for Women – It’s Not About You
When we understand the importance of attitude, we can focus next on the priority of our prayers. By design, God gave women an abundance of emotions which they use to connect with people. While men are often methodical problem-solvers, women are relational caregivers. A woman’s prayer often centers upon how a situation relates to her. All emotions (and fluctuating hormones) place the emphasis on her need to establish or preserve relationships. By changing the “primary object” of any prayer, women tap into greater prayer effectiveness.
- Prayer requires patience as well as surrendering our rights (Hebrews 10:35–36). As women, it’s easy to become impatient — with family conflicts, broken friendships — even God. “Doesn’t God know how upset I am? I lack the composure to deal with all this.” Surrender your timeframe to Him, offering your patience as a prayer of trust.
- Pray specifically for the person who irritated you the most today. When we extend unmerited kindness to another it transforms two lives, not just yours. I guarantee you, at the end of the day your kind words and thoughts will free you from any “I wish I hadn’t . . .” guilt (Ephesians 4:31-32).
Men cannot fulfill God’s good purpose for them without the influence of women (1 Corinthians 11:11). Men face temptation and evil continually. Instead of praying
after his bad behavior, pray
before , seeking his protection and good wisdom from above. A woman’s tongue is only three inches long, but it can destroy or strengthen a full-grown man (James 3:5–6).
Prayers for Women – Structured or Non-Structured
Women utilize their time by multi-tasking. Yet we still struggle to find time to pray. Knowing that God is merciful, we hope that He’ll excuse us “just one more day.” Ultimately, we realize that, if we don’t take time to converse with God on a regular basis, our lives unravels quickly (illness, finances, separation). How then should we pray?
- Pray faithfully, seeking the Holy Spirit’s help (Ephesians 6:18; Romans 8:26). A few words spoken from the heart speak volumes. God is faithful as we depend on Him daily for answers.
- Choose a place of rest, free of distractions (Matthew 11:28–29). Through those tender moments of communication, we experience the gentleness of a Father-daughter relationship.
- Expect distractions, but practice self-control, remaining steadfast in prayer (1 Peter 1:13; 5:7–8). When we will to pray…God’s will is done!
When we follow these guidelines, our prayers will always be fruitful (Galatians 5:22–23).
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
– We have all
and deserve God’s judgment.
, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him.
, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He
for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was
rose from the dead
according to the
. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your
, declaring, “
Jesus is Lord
,” you will be saved from
and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
Yes, today I am deciding to follow JesusYes, I am already a follower of JesusI still have questions
God calls us to come to Him in prayer. He wants our praises and petitions; He wants the concerns of our hearts. He invites us:
- Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
- This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
- Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
(Philippians 4:6, 1 John 5:14, Matthew 7:7,8)
When you are struggling with depression
Lord Jesus, as you walked this earth your heart ached for those who were hurting. Your compassion and tenderness reached out to lives shattered by sin and sadness. You saw people’s hearts. You saw their fears and their greatest need. Oh, Jesus how I need you to see my heart and my hurt, my sin and my sadness! I feel like you are so far away and I am so alone in my darkness. I feel unworthy of love and can barely lift my heart to think of you. But you are there. I know you are there and I know how desperately I need you. Please Lord, save me – I cannot even grasp the thought of another meaningless day with thoughts that only bring despair. I trust you but I am so weak and empty. In your great mercy, take my hand and renew my spirit. Give me your hope and the light of your truth. Lift my eyes to gaze on your rich grace and unfailing love. Fill my mind with the truths of your Word that speak of your love and undying commitment. Speak the truth of the gospel to my heart – you already died to save me, you could not love me more. My sins are forgiven and new life is mine with Christ. As your child I am filled with rich blessings and treasures that come from your hand. You are my Savior and my God. Keep me in these truths Lord, every moment and every hour. Get me through this day focused on you. You are the refuge and help that I need. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
When hurting in a relationship
Father, only your love is perfect, only your love. Focus my heart on the joy of your holy, perfect love because in this world human love will fail. I am a sinner who cannot love others perfectly. Those who love me will fail and hurt me because they, too are sinners. I know it is true, but Lord I am overwhelmed and tired of this heartache. It feels like nothing else matters because this isn’t right and I can’t get it out of my mind. Sin is so ugly and destructive, and there are so many hurts. Sharp words echo in my mind, piercing my heart over and over. My heart races as I imagine conversations that have never happened. Hateful glances, lists of past failures; it just gets bigger and bigger in my mind and is so heavy in my heart. I just want healing. I need your love and comfort. Jesus can you just reach in my heart and remind me of your grace? Heal my torn heart with your compassion. Tell me again how you wept and ached over relationships that crushed you when you lived here. Remind me of your suffering in betrayal, denial and death. You know this pain; you lived through it. But more than that, you died to pay for all this ugly sin. You gave your life because we all need a Savior. And you lived a perfect life and covered me with your righteousness. All of this is atoned for with your blood. Fill me with your grace so I can be strong and forgiving. Drive me to your Word so I can be guided by your wisdom. Wash me clean and renew my heart so I long for what is right in your eyes. Calm my heart Lord. Own it and rule it. Put your love in my heart and fill my mind with thoughts that are pleasing to you. Teach me again to rest in your salvation and entrust my burdens to your care. Comfort me Jesus; in your holy name I pray, Amen.
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(1) A Virtuous Woman — Proverbs 31:10, 26
Father, help me to be a capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman – faithful, diligent, generous and spiritually strong. May the law of love and kindness always be in my heart and on my lips. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(2) A Woman Obedient to God’s Word and Will — Colossians 3:16; 1 John 2:1; 3:22
Father, I determine to continually allow Your Word to dwell in me richly. As I grow in Your Word, help me to always be obedient to it, and to Your will in every area of my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(3) An Excellent Wife — Proverbs 31:11-12
Father, help me to be a loving and excellent wife to my husband so that he will be able to trust confidently and unreservedly in me. May I greatly enrich his life, comforting, encouraging and doing him good as long as there is life within me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(4) A Godly Mother — Ephesians 6:4
Father, I ask You to help me reflect Your love to each of my children. Help me to raise them in Your tender nurture, training, discipline, counsel and admonition. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(5) Managing Our Home — Proverbs 31:15, 27
Father, I ask You for wisdom as I manage our home. Help me to look well to how things are run, and refuse to eat the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent or self-pity). Show me how to organize my day and be more productive with my time. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(6) Grace for the Pace — 2 Corinthians 12:9
Thank You, Father, for Your amazing grace! I receive Your grace – Your power, ability, and help – in every area of my life to accomplish all that I need to accomplish. Your grace strengthens me to stand no matter what comes my way. Your grace is sufficient. It is all I need. It is more than enough!
(7) A Woman of Peace — Isaiah 26:3; Colossians 3:15
Father, I trust in You and keep my thoughts fixed on You and Your promises. And You will keep me in perfect peace. I let Your peace rule in my heart. I allow it to settle any questions that arise in my mind. I wholeheartedly trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(8) No Worries or Cares — 1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:6-7; 19
Father, I thank You that You love me and that You care about everything that concerns me and my family. Today, I cast the care of ___________ on You, knowing that You will take care of me. With Your help, I refuse to worry, fret or have any anxiety about it. Instead, I thank You in advance for meeting all my needs and working out this situation for Your glory. I trust in Your faithfulness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(9) Financial Provision — Malachi 3:10; Matthew 6:25, 31-33; Philippians 4:19
Father, I thank You for promising that if we would honor You with our finances by tithing and joyfully giving, that You would bless us abundantly. You know what we need and You will provide for my family and me. I determine to seek first Your Kingdom and Your righteousness, and I know that all the things we need (finances, food, clothing, shelter, etc.) will be given to us. You are always faithful to supply all our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus!
(10) Healing in My Body — Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24
Father, I believe Jesus Himself took stripes on His body so that I could be healed. He bore my sicknesses and diseases, and carried my pains when He died on the cross. Therefore, by faith, I receive healing in my body. I believe that I am healed and that I will continue to experience excellent health in my life. Thank you, Lord, for healing me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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