It’s been quite a while since I posted a Women Praying Boldly update.
And honestly, I’ve debated quite a bit about whether or not I should post this one, because sometimes, sharing honestly and openly is scary. It’s hard to be vulnerable and transparent about what’s going on in our hearts.
But then I thought, if this can be an encouragement to even just one woman, then it’s worth being brave about. It’s worth sharing and writing truthfully.
So, here we go… :)
As I’ve been reading The Circle Maker and growing in my prayer life, I’ve felt challenged to devote 40 days to prayer—specifically for my future husband/desire to be part of a marriage that brings glory to the Lord.
Beginning on June 25, I made a list of prayers/scripture that have been heavy on my heart, and I started circling those prayers and promises from God.
So far, every single day, I’ve prayed through them.
Even when I’m tired.
Even when my doubt feels bigger than my faith.
And those prayers have already affected my heart.
They make me feel more connected to God and to the unexplainable hope I have for marriage.
And I like praying for my future husband, because it makes me feel closer to him, even though I have no idea who he is! ;) I want to be a prayer partner for him when we get married, so it makes sense to start now, to be lifting him up every day and praying for him, his dreams, and his walk with the Lord.
I want to be a blessing to him even now.
It is my hope that these prayers will begin a foundation for us, and that the Lord will use them for His glory.
And one last little thing just for fun…
I recently stumbled upon these adorable “My Better Half” interviews over at Amanda Jane Jone’s blog. They are so sweet and quirky and cute, and they really reflect my own hopes to marry a man who will be my best friend.
A man I’ll be better for the Kingdom with.
A man I can be silly with and creative with.
And a man I can grow with, learn with, and create a life story with — one that we’ll fill with our own unique traditions, moments, and memories.
9 thoughts on “Women Praying Boldly: 40 Days of Prayer”
I jut love this Katie! What an encouragement. Surely you achieve what you wanted with this because I feel spurred on and motivated to pray more wildly, especially for my future hubby. Thank you for sharing this!!
oh i’m so excited to hear this, katie! and i am SO GLAD you are overcoming the fears and blogging about it. because i can’t wait to see what god does with this “step of faith” you’re making by putting it out there. do you care if i link to this post in an upcoming newsletter? prob not until september, so maybe by then you’ll be done with the 40 days and have an update?! :) i would love it. so excited for you lady. praying alongside you.
@allie ~ Thank you so much, girl! It blesses me to hear that this encouraged you and that you feel spurred on and motivated to pray boldly! To Him be the glory! :) Are you doing the She Reads Truth prayer study? I’m working on that one and surrender.
@carmen ~ Thank you for the encouragement! Definitely feel free to share in the newsletter. I actually just joined the online community She Reads Truth, and amazingly, the current study plan is on prayer. I’ll be posting a blog about She Reads Truth in the next few days. I’m also doing the plan they just finished about surrender, and I’m pretty excited to see how God uses both of these devotional study plans during my 40 days of focused prayer!
Katie, I am so thankful that you posted this. It was encouraging and challenging to read. I cannot tell you how long I have felt weary about praying for my future husband. It was becoming more of an obligation than joyfully waiting. Praying until I see answers is intimidating. Committing to specific prayer for 40 days is doable. I am on the fifth day of my 40 and it has been so wonderful so far.
That’s awesome! I’m so encouraged to hear that you’ve decided to commit to 40 days of prayer. Thank you so much for sharing! :) I pray God blesses your time in prayer and renews your hope and excitement. Keep me posted on how it’s going for you!
Oh my, I’m so glad you guest posted on Allie’s blog because it led me to discover your blog! Your words carry so much weight and resonate with me. I’m looking forward to learning from you.
I just came across your post over at sequins and faith and I love what you have done with your 40 days of prayer. I read The Circle Maker a few months back and it totally changed the way I look at prayer.
And I love that you are praying for your future spouse!
@Chantel: Hello, again! I replied to your other comment before this one. Anywho, thanks again for stopping by and reading. I look forward to exploring your blog.
And I totally agree about The Circle Maker — it changed the way I look at prayer, too! :)
Thanks so much, Samantha! I’m so glad you found me. I look forward to exploring your blog, too! :)