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PEWAndrew Case has produced another book giving guidance to praying the Scriptures for our spouses. His first book was for men to pray for their wives; this one is for wives to pray for their husbands. Unlike some other similar books, this one is saturated with Bible and sound biblical theology, along with lots of good sidebar quotes about the power and purpose of prayer.

Here are a few blurbs:

"Of all the things a wife can do for her husband, of all the many ways she can show her support, nothing tops the prayers she offers up before the Throne. And it's the wise wife who, when she prays, recognizes how her marriage--even her own life--is being strengthened and deepened. God sees when women kneel in prayer for their husbands, and Prayers of an Excellent Wife provides the reader with all the scriptural principles and language needed to cover a man with powerful intercession--prayers so effective, they'll resonate throughout his life."

--JONI EARECKSON TADA, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“Charles Spurgeon said we can do our husband ‘no truer kindness in the world’ than to pray for him. Yet as wives, we often struggle to pray consistently for our husbands. We forget in the busyness of life; or when we do remember, our prayers may lack clarity and direction. That’s what makes this book such a valuable tool for any wife who wants to grow in praying for her husband-and isn’t that all of us? Prayers of an Excellent Wife will inspire you to pray faithfully and fervently, and instruct you how to pray according to Scripture. I hope many wives will use these prayers to lavish their husbands with kindness.”

--CAROLYN MAHANEY, Author of Feminine Appeal

Prayers of an Excellent Wife provides a guide for humbly engaging in the joyful duty of intercession, petition, and thanksgiving for our husbands. I am delighted to speak these prayers with and on behalf of Matt.”

--LAUREN CHANDLER

“My prayers for Tom can become tepid and redundant.  This book personalizes Scripture into prayers, touching on areas that I don’t always think of to pray for him.  The quotes sprinkled throughout are very insightful as well.  I would recommend it to any wife who is wanting to deepen and expand her prayer life for her husband.  It only takes a few minutes so it's easy to incorporate into one's devotional time.”

--DIANE SCHREINER

“Just imagine how our marriages, families and in turn the cause of Christ would be forever changed if godly wives took seriously their responsibility to pray for their husbands.  We know that we are commanded to pray--and to pray daily and specifically for our husbands.  Sadly, that mandate too often gets pushed aside, to Satan’s delight and our detriment, by the hectic pace of our lives.  Prayers of An Excellent Wife provides a template that if used properly will indeed produce excellent wives who faithfully and passionately pray God's word for their precious husbands.  Andrew Case has skillfully compiled scores of poignant scriptural passages that when raised to God's ear by the sincerity of a praying wife will move mountains.  I encourage Christian women everywhere to embrace this privilege that is ours to pray.  I recommend this book as an excellent resource to intentionally do so.  May we never underestimate how God will use our earnest prayers to raise up husbands who will lovingly lead their wives and families; who will be emboldened for the arduous work of the Kingdom, and who will eagerly seek to glorify the name of Christ alone.”

--MARY K. MOHLER, Director of Seminary Wives Institute, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


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12 thoughts on “Prayers of an Excellent Wife”

  1. Scott V says:

    If Dr. Mohler’s wife’s name is Mark then we had better ask him to remove his name from the Manhattan statement!

    1. Justin Taylor says:

      mea culpa!!

      1. Scott V says:

        Sorry, I just could not let the humor of that one pass! :)

      2. Rachael Starke says:

        I was wondering why Al Mohler’s brother was in charge of a sem wives program… . :)

  2. Arminian says:

    Does anyone know how these would compare to the Stormie Omartian books, THE POWER OF A PRAYING WIFE and THE POWER OF A PRAYING HUSBAND? I have not really looked at those either, but have heard of them; they seem to be well spoken of.

    1. Justin Taylor says:

      I think Omartian’s books are more teaching oriented, with just a written prayer at the end of each chapter. Case’s book is mainly written prayers, 98% of which contain the words of Scripture–praying God’s Word for your spouse.

      Hope that helps.

    2. Rachael Starke says:

      I’ve read the Stormie Omartian book, and found it to be a little fluffy and not as Biblically-informed as this one sounds.

  3. Andrew Case says:

    If you want to get half-off the retail price, go here for instructions: http://hismagnificence.com/index.php/view/Content-Main/page/books.html

  4. Whitney says:

    We have his first one and absolutely LOVE it. I can’t wait to read this one, too.

  5. Michael C. says:

    Just ordered both of them (should be some good Christmas presents, one for me, the other for the wife).

    Thanks for the updates

  6. Matt Urbanic says:

    I received both Prayers of an Excellent Wife and Water of the Word, and though I have enjoyed the Biblically powered prayers I am disappointed that many, if not most, of the prayers are exactly the same in both books, with “wife” substituted for “husband.”

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