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6. Is your husband easily deceived? Have you ever seen him being deceived in any way? Are you concerned that he might be deceived sometime in the future? Explain. Write a prayer below, asking God to open your husband’s eyes to the truth so that the enemy will not be able to blind him.

  
7. Do you believe your husband would ever compromise what he knows to be the right thing to do? Explain. Write a prayer about that.

  
8. Do you sense there are influences around your husband trying to sway him away from the paths of righteousness? Identify those influences and write a prayer for the removal of them from his life.

  
9. Any man can be bombarded by the enemy seeking to destroy him. Write a proclamation in Jesus’ name that the enemy of your husband’s soul will have no power to sway him from moral principles he knows are right.

10. Pray the prayer out loud on pages 118–19 in T
HE
P
OWER OF A
P
RAYING
W
IFE
. Include specifics about your husband’s integrity.

W
EEK
F
IFTEEN
 

Read chapter 15:
“His Reputation”
from T
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P
OWER OF A
P
RAYING
W
IFE
.

 

  
1. Read Proverbs 22:1 in your Bible and underline it.
Why do you think God puts such a high value on having a good reputation?

  
2. What are three ways our reputations can be ruined (page 121)?

  
3. Have any of the three ways mentioned previously happened to you and/or your husband? Explain.

  
4. Do you feel your and/or your husband’s reputations have been damaged? How so? How do you feel about that? Do you believe God can restore your good name?

  
5. If you feel that your or your husband’s reputations have been damaged in any way, write a prayer asking God to redeem and restore your good names. Whether anything like that has happened to you or not, write a prayer asking God to keep this kind of situation from happening to you in the future.

  
6. Read Proverbs 31:23 in your Bible and underline it.
Do you think a virtuous wife automatically deserves a husband who is respected, or does she have an important part to play in that happening? What part could she play?

  
7. Read Psalm 17:8,9 in your Bible and underline it.
In these days of lawsuits, it is worth your time and effort to pray that such things never bring destruction upon you or your husband. How could you pray the above Scripture over you and your husband?

  
8. Gossip can destroy reputations quickly. Write a prayer asking God to protect you and your husband from it.

  
9. If damaging gossip has already been spread about you or your husband, write a prayer asking God to silence those voices and be your Defender. Ask Him to bring restoration and help you and your husband to forgive the people who gossiped.

10. Pray the prayer out loud on pages 122–24 in T
HE
P
OWER OF A
P
RAYING
W
IFE
. Include specifics about your husband’s reputation.

W
EEK
S
IXTEEN
 

Read chapter 16:
“His Priorities”
from T
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P
OWER OF A
P
RAYING
W
IFE
.

 

  
1. Read Matthew 4:10 in your Bible and underline it.
What should be the top priority in your husband’s life? In your life?

  
2. Do you feel your husband’s priorities are in the right order? Explain.

  
3. Do you feel that you are first, after God, on your husband’s priority list? How does that make you feel?

  
4. Do you ever feel that you are unprotected, unloved, or uncovered because you are not a priority with your husband? Why or why not? Write a prayer asking God to heal any hurts in this area.

  
5. Can you think of ways you could set aside time for you and your husband to be alone, doing something he would enjoy? Write down those ideas.

  
6. Do you ever wish your husband would take time for you alone more than he does? Explain.

  
7. Do you ever feel your husband puts his children before you? In what way?

  
8. Does your husband ever feel you put your children before him? Are you sure? If so, what could you do about this? Ask God to help you change that.

  
9. Read Philippians 2:4 in your Bible and underline it.
Does your husband look out for the interests of his family before himself? Do you feel he puts the interests of other people before those of his own family? Explain. How does that affect your family? Write a prayer about it.

10. Pray the prayer out loud on page 129 in T
HE
P
OWER OF A
P
RAYING
W
IFE
. Include specifics about your husband’s priorities.

W
EEK
S
EVENTEEN
 

Read chapter 17:
“His Relationships”
from T
HE
P
OWER OF A
P
RAYING
W
IFE
.

 

  
1. What are your husband’s friends like? Are they godly? Do you feel they are an asset to him or a detriment? Explain.

  
2. Read Proverbs 12:26 in your Bible and underline it.
Are there any people you would consider to be especially bad influences in your husband’s life? Does he have any relationships that continually trouble him? Explain.

  
3. Read 2 Corinthians 6:14 in your Bible and underline it.
Does your husband have any close friends or close business relationships with people who are not believers? List their names below and pray for their salvation.

  
4. Where does your husband find most of his friends (church, work, athletic clubs, and so on)? Do you think it is a good place to meet the kinds of friends he needs?

  
5. Does your husband have close, mature, believing male friends or mentors who counsel him and encourage his spiritual growth? Does he want them?

  
6. Does your husband have a good relationship with each of his family members? Is there anyone in particular who is especially troubling for him? Are some family relationships weak or strained? Write a prayer about those relationships.

  
7. Is your husband part of a men’s prayer group or Bible study? If yes, write a prayer concerning his involvement in that group. If no, write a prayer for that to become a reality in his life, no matter how remote that possibility may seem now.

  
8. Is there any relationship your husband has that is strained or broken because of his unforgiveness? Explain. Write a prayer asking God to convict your husband’s heart about his need to forgive.

  
9. How is your friendship with your husband? Do you think it could be improved upon or deepened? How could you pray to that end?

10. Pray the prayer out loud on pages 134–35 in T
HE
P
OWER OF A
P
RAYING
W
IFE
. Include specifics about your husband’s relationships.

W
EEK
E
IGHTEEN
 

Read chapter 18:
“His Fatherhood”
from T
HE
P
OWER OF A
P
RAYING
W
IFE
.

 

  
1. Does your husband ever worry about being a good father? Have you asked him if he does? If he has never been a father, does he want to be? Explain.

  
2. Did your husband have a good father? What does he say his relationship with his father was like? What is it like today?

  
3. Does your husband desire to emulate his father as a dad, or does he want to do a better job with his children than his father did with him? Why?

  
4. Does your husband have a good relationship with each of his children? Why or why not? If he does not have children of his own, does he get along well with other people’s children? Does he need prayer about that?

  
5. Do you feel your husband has bonded with each child? Do you feel you have bonded with each of your children? If you do not have children, explain how you feel about this situation and how you would like to see your prayers answered regarding it.

  
6. Does your husband ever feel guilty or like he has failed as a parent when he sees something wrong with his children? Explain. If he does not have children, does he feel a lack because of it? How could you pray about that?

  
7. What is the best way for a man to become a good father? What is the best way to have a father’s heart (page 139)?

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