I mentioned the fabulous Girlfriends in God devotional email newsletter in a recent post. If you don’t already subscribe to it, go check it out and consider signing up. It really is such a blessing!
Sharon Jaynes is one of the Girlfriends in God, along with Gwen Smith and Mary Southerland. A while back one of Sharon’s devotionals was about praying for your husband. She provided a sample prayer based on different scriptures with landmarks representing body parts as a guide. It used to be available as a free download on her blog. Sadly when I checked today I found that it is no longer there. I’d copied it down in my Bible and have used it regularly.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I was very excited when I heard about Sharon’s new book Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe. And I was even more excited when I spotted that the book was available on Blogging For Books. I am so glad I got the opportunity to review this wonderful book.
Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe: A Daily Guide to Scripture-Based Prayer is exactly what it says it is.
In the first part of the book, Sharon Jaynes introduces her readers to the power and purpose of prayer as well as the sixteen landmarks used as a guide to cover your husband in prayer from head to toe. Each landmark represents a body part: his mind, eyes, ears, mouth, neck, shoulders, heart, back, arms, hands, ring finger, side, sexuality, legs, knees and feet. His mind represents what he thinks about; his eyes, what he looks at, his ears, what he listens to, and so on all the way down to his feet representing the path he takes.
The second and main part of the book consists of a thirty-day prayer guide. Each day contains scripture for each landmark and a prayer based on and incorporating that Bible passage. The daily prayers last between five to ten minutes. What a great way to invest your time!
One way to use the book is to start at the beginning of a month so that the days of prayer correspond with the dates of the month. Or just jump right in and start at any time of the month. After completing the thirty days of prayer you can start over again. I most certainly will. The book closes with a time for reflection.
The prayers are written as though your husband were a Christian. But if he isn’t, the appendix offers prayers for his salvation. Other additional resources include prayers for his fatherhood if he is a dad and prayers for healing if he is sick. The book can be used individually or with girlfriends and as part of a women’s group at church.
Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe is a unique and powerful tool that will no doubt enrich your prayer life. It would make a perfect gift for your girlfriends and female family members, whether they recently got engaged, are newlywed or have been married for decades.
Take a sneak peek at Chapter 1.
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.