Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe: A Daily Guide to Scripture-Based Prayer
Sharon Jaynes is the author of numerous books, a conference speaker, and the cofounder of Girlfriends in God (a ministry with approximately 500,000 online devotion subscribers), as well as a popular radio and television guest. Jaynes’s newest title, PRAYING FOR YOUR HUSBAND FROM HEAD TO TOE, exemplifies her winsome and oh-so-wise perspective on relationships.
"PRAYING FOR YOUR HUSBAND FROM HEAD TO TOE is the most comprehensive book on praying for one’s spouse on the market today."
Specifically, Jaynes sets her focus on the marital relationship and how women can best pray for their husbands throughout the day. She uses her opening words to help women catch the vision and impact that prayer can have on individuals’ lives by sharing various scriptural principles on the subject. She also shares poignant stories of otherwise hopeless situations where women were about to give up on their spouses but instead prayed and trusted God, and He worked.
An especially helpful tool for praying daily for one’s husband that Jaynes has developed is the model of praying from head to toe. This is how she breaks down these specific pressure points for praying:
- His mind: what he thinks about
- His eyes: what he looks at
- His ears: what he listens to
- His mouth: the words he speaks
- His neck: the decisions that turn his head
- His shoulders: his burdens and worries
- His heart: who or what he loves
- His back: his protection
- His arms: his strength
- His hands: his work
- His ring finger: his marriage
- His side: his relationships
- His sexuality: his need for physical intimacy
- His legs: his stand on the truth
- His knees: his relationship with God
- His feet: his walk
Within this daily framework, Jaynes has compiled 30 prayers that completely “cover” a man’s concerns and needs from head to toe. She offers a related Bible verse to accompany each “body part” and a brief paragraph of powerful prayer that speaks to that exact area of interest. Praying Jaynes’s prayers as they are written out so eloquently will bring encouragement and hope to women that they are obeying Christ by, first of all, offering continual prayers, and second, by making the investment into their marital relationship in such a powerfully effective manner.
Jaynes offers an Appendix that includes several different specific prayers for situations involving a spouse’s salvation, his fatherhood, his healing, and time for reflection before she signs off with the 30-day prayer dare. Readers will find great value and loads of encouragement throughout this resource, which is not only inspirational but also highly practical. The book is all about making an investment that is applauded on both heaven and earth and where the repercussions will be felt throughout eternity.
PRAYING FOR YOUR HUSBAND FROM HEAD TO TOE is the most comprehensive book on praying for one’s spouse on the market today. Whether a woman is just getting married, newly married, or a longtime spouse, this is the new must-have guide for Christians.
Reviewed by Michele Howe on January 23, 2014