Is there a person in scripture you kinda hate? Well, maybe hate is a strong word… The Proverbs 31 Woman is one I would rather skip, ignore and pretend I don’t need to study at all. If you would have told me 10 years ago that we would be talking about how to craft a Proverbs 31 Prayer I would have laughed at you but that is exactly what we will do today. Today we will look at 4 Characteristics of a Proverbs 31 Woman and see how to turn them into a powerful Prayer.
Honestly, the Proverbs 31 Woman has set the bar so high I could never measure up – and so I’d rather ignore her. But God would not let me leave her out of our series on Effective Prayer Strategies! So far we’ve seen
- How to Create a Prayer Strategy that will change Every Thing
- How to Pray Powerful Effective Prayers over My Own Life
A Proverbs 31 Prayer that can change your life.
Why start with a Proverbs 31 Prayer? It seems an appropriate passage to use to kick off our series of Praying over our own lives. Not that I believe I will ever measure up to that godly Woman’s example, but I see God molding me and changing me into it more and more every day – when I ask Him. In Fact, I can tell you all about how to Not be like a Proverbs 31 Woman.
How do you turn Proverbs 31 into a prayer (A Proverbs 31 Woman Prayer)?
First, to create a Proverbs 31 woman prayer you read the passage. Second, you turn it into a simple prayer to pray over your life. As we go through it I will highlight some phrases in the passage to use as prayer points and help us focus our time because it is long.How do you turn Proverbs 31 into a prayer (A Proverbs 31 Woman Prayer)? First, to create a Proverbs 31 woman prayer you read the passage. Second, you turn it into a simple prayer to pray over your life. Click To Tweet
A godly wife (a Proverbs 31 Wife) lives so that her husband can trust her
A godly wife (a Proverbs 31 Wife) lives so that her husband can trust her! Click To Tweet
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. (A Proverbs 31 Wife) She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight. and She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar. and She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens.
A virtuous woman (a Proverbs 31 Woman) who is a diligent worker
(A Proverbs 31 Woman) She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong. and She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night; She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle.
A godly woman (A Proverbs 31 Woman) is strong and not fearful
(The Proverbs 31 Woman) She extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet. and She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. and She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen.
A Proverbs 31 Woman has the Fear the Lord and trusts God with our whole life.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. and She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: “Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all.”
A Proverbs 31 Woman has the Fear the Lord and trusts God with our whole life. Click To Tweet
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.
4 Prayer Points from Proverbs 31 to turn into a Proverbs 31 Prayer
The Bold phrases pull out the four main prayer points from Proverbs 31 that we will focus on today. We see them here:
- Be a godly wife (A Proverbs 31 Wife) that my husband can trust
- A virtuous woman (A Proverbs 31 Woman) is a diligent worker
- A Christian woman is strong and not fearful
- Fear the Lord and trust Him with our whole life
Just reading that shorter list makes me feel overwhelmed. It is easy to ignore Proverbs 31 because it adds to that. I can never measure up or be like this woman. But God says I can cast my cares on Him and just rest in Him. I’d love to give you a Free 40 Day reading plan through Anxiety below.
Turn those Effective Prayer points into A Powerful Effective Proverbs 31 Prayer
Lord help me be a godly wife (a Proverbs 31 Wife) that my husband can trust
Father, please give me clear guidance and direction in my life. I long to be a Proverbs 31 wife that is excellent. As a Christian wife, a godly wife, I pray you would help me accept who my husband is in this moment and teach me to leave changing Him up to You. I know he longs to be loved, accepted and respected for the person he is – rather than nagged and “Helped” to become the man I wish he were.
Give me a desire to pray this Proverbs 31 Prayer often and help me to trust You more God!
Teach me to be A virtuous woman (a Proverbs 31 Woman) who is a diligent worker
Thank You for showing that a virtuous woman (a Proverbs 31 Woman) can be a working woman. Whether I am blessed to stay at home – and work diligently to care for my home and children – or whether I am called to work outside of them home I am thankful to know You see my value, Father!
Teach me to delight in the work of my hands – even the tedious work like laundry and bookkeeping. They are all important somehow and I long to glorify you in even them. Give me knowledge and discernment to take care of our finances. Show me how to stretch what we have and be a good steward of those financial resources you have blessed us with.
Remind me that A godly woman is strong and not fearful
Please God, help me to care for my body to endure the calling You have given me. Teach me to ignore the voice of the enemy that would discourage me from pursuing Your Calling in my life. Help me always step out in faith and show dignity as I walk humbly with You and help the poor, the orphan and the widows. Regardless of our situations, I pray for our family to have a reputation that is above reproach – and that my husband would be well respected.
A Proverbs 31 Woman has the Fear the Lord and trusts God with our whole life.
Give me wisdom Father, keep me firmly planted in the truth of your Word so that I am able to teach with kindness on my tongue. Help those things to season my speech when life is hard, my children are driving me crazy and my husband is not meeting the expectations. Each day help me to look well to my household and keep laziness far from me.
One day help see some of the harvests from this life; my children walking as disciples of yours, my husband loving me well, this ministry prosper. But more than anything I long to one day hear your precious voice say “My daughter you have done nobly and you excel them all.”
Thank you in advance for changing me, molding me, teaching me to fear You Lord and above else… never giving up on me. For being an Again kind of God and for Your Mercies that are new each morning!
Will you join me in praying this Proverbs 31 Prayer over your life today?
One of my favorite pro-prayer tips is to copy the prayer and text it to myself or set it as a reminder on my phone. That way I can redeem some of that waiting time with prayer. You can Pray this Proverbs 31 Prayer anywhere!
- Whether I am in line at Walmart
- Witting in a Waiting room
- Or at a Doctors Visit.
- We all have 2-5 minutes tucked away in our day where we can Pray.
Comment “I’m In” if you will fit time into your day to pray this simple prayer through Proverbs 31 today or this week!
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