Each of us fail to measure up to the idealistic Proverbs 31 woman.
But there are two ways to deal with this reality:
1) shrug it off, and keep living our lives the same way we always have;
2) seek the Father on our knees, asking Him to show us how we should live.
Striving to live like a Proverbs 31 woman will look different for each one of us (as we all have different personalities, talents, families, cultures, etc.). And yet there is unity in the fact that a woman who fears Yahweh is the one who is giving of her time, effort, finances, and emotions to see the Kingdom of God draw nearer to this broken earth.
Let’s be women who fear Yahweh.
Let’s get on our knees in prayer.
And then let’s rise up in action.
This printable can easily be used as a two week prayer guide.
As you pray each point, allow the heavenly Father to speak to your heart, showing you how to become the woman that He has called you to be to make a difference in this world for His glory.
Living like our Savior in a world that is tarnished by sin is not easy.
Ever since the day that we were born, we have been sinners, and we will never cease to sin until the day that we die. Sin is something that it is hard for some people to recognize and admit. And we all have secret sins that we would prefer no one knew about. Sometimes our sin may not be a bad deed, but it may be neglecting something that we know we should do (James 4:17). But in order to become more like Christ and to grow in our relationship with Him, we have to address the problem of sin. We have to pray about sin on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis.It’s important to remember that Jesus knows our hearts, and that we can come to Him in prayer even about our deepest, darkest secrets.
Here are some prayer prompts that I have put together to encourage us as we confess and forsake our sins and find mercy (Proverbs 28:13):
As you pray through the points, remember to humble yourself and to come before the throne of the King of Kings in a broken spirit. Be ready to give yourself to the Lord again. Pray and feel the power of forgiveness as you “cast your cares upon the LORD” (Psalm 55:22).
What are some Bible verses that encourage you to avoid sin?
Keeping a prayer journal is a wonderful way to remember prayer requests and to build a prayer strategy.
As far as choosing a notebook, I’ve found that a three-ring binder is a great option. I’ve used a regular notebook for a prayer journal if it’s only focused on one subject, but when it comes to a book with multiple prayer requests, a three-ring binder is excellent for organization.
Benefits of using a three-ring binder:
You can rearrange the pages as desired. (If you fill a sheet of paper with prayers for a certain person, you can move a blank page to the next spot and keep writing.)
You can add prayer guides that you’ve printed online. Simply hole-punch them.
You can store pictures of people to pray for in the pockets on the inside of the binder.
Writing down prayers definitely has it’s benefits. It can help you remember what you’ve prayed and when you’ve prayed (if you write down the date). And as you mark the prayers that the Father has answered in His mighty way, it turns into a wonderful testimony of His faithfulness.
Here is a fictional sample that I’ve written as an example to get your creativity flowing:
Have you ever kept a prayer journal? What are some tips you’d like to share?