The Prays Of A Praying Woman?

The Prays Of A Praying Woman?
Author: Pat Aman
2002REVJanuary 26, 2023

1 Thessalonians 5:17 “PRAY CONTINUALLY”

I was blessed with one of these women who prayed, as my Mama. I’m not talking about simple prayers at the end of the day and before meals; I’m talking straight forward to the point prayers.

My mama was a warrior armed with the Sword of the Word, a passionate heart, and a determined spirit.

There were two worn spots in the floor on the side of her bed, left there by her knees from years of kneeling before her Father God even when it hard for her. Her Bible had tear stains, where she cried out of her children, family and friends.

I cherish the memory of hearing her pray in her last days each night over a monitor we had in her bedroom. Praying till her last breath for her children.

Yes, we had a monitor in her bedroom so if she needed us after we helped her in bed we would hear her calling us. We were there at her beckon call, just as she did for us while children under her love and care.

She was truly a woman who prayed and she charged me to become one. Here is what I learned sitting at her knee…

Prayer was a part of her identity, not just a part of her routine.That dedication is what called her out of bed with the earliest rays of the sun to pray for her family and had her praying for anyone Father God bought before her, in her heart and mind. She prayed immediately in her kitchen, garden and wherever she was called to pray.

Mama knew prayer was powerful, not because of the one praying or the words of the prayer itself…it is powerful because Father God who heard her prayers was all powerful and He answers powerfully. The power of a praying woman isn’t in her own strength, but the result of her relationship with the Lord God Almighty.

Just as women in the Bible like Hannah, The priest Eli saw Hannah praying intensely but silently and, thinking she was drunk, rebuked her. Once Hannah explained that she was praying, the priest blessed her and asked God to grant her request. She returned home and was able to conceive. Hannah bore a son and named him “Samuel,” which means “I have asked for him from the LORD” 1 Samuel 2:20.

And let’s look at The Parable of the Persistent Widow
Luke 18: 1-8 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought ralways to pray and not slose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who tneither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’ And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them aspeedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

I learned from my Mama prayer is literally talking to the Father God with freedom and confidence…it’s not something to be taken lightly.

The power of a praying woman isn’t in her own strength, but her relationship with her Father God.

Women who prays continually, with focus, dedication, and intimacy are women with strength because of God’s ability to work through them.

Thank you Mama, for teaching me to pray.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2023 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of © Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……….

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