Several years ago I purchased The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian at the Goodwill and it was one of the best purchases I’ve made. I love this book. It helps me direct my prayers for my husband and each prayer is so personal and powerful.
I especially loved today’s prayer that started more for me than my husband:
“God, I proclaim You Lord over my life. Help me to seek You first every day and set my priorities in perfect order. Reveal to me how to properly put my husband before children, work, family, friends, activities and interests. Show me what I can do right now to demonstrate to him that he has this position in my heart. Mend the times I have caused him to doubt that. Tell me now to prioritize everything so that whatever steals life away, or has no lasting purpose, will not occupy my time.”
This is my prayer for today – and hopefully every day. I want to prioritize everything in the order it should go and keep my time and energy focused on what matters most.
P.S. One slightly embarrassing, though related, side-note: when I was a kid we had Stormie Omartian “Exercise for Life” workout tapes. Not VHS tapes. Actual cassette player tapes. I’d get my leg warmers on and do these tapes every day. I found a YouTube copy of the cassette. Just listing to this 80’s Christian techno makes we want to workout!