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Beautiful Wife Prayer Challenge 2021 (Edition 6.0)

Hello friends, it’s Beautiful Wife Prayer Challenge 6.0!

With gratitude in our hearts to God and our mouths filled with praise; we are so excited to host you in this year’s challenge.

It’s been 6 years of praying and I am grateful to God for all the testimonies that I receive. It is to God alone that all the glory belongs. I must say a big thank you for sticking with us on this challenge every year since 2016. I am also blessed that you would come here and find reasons to pray during these challenges every year.

This year is quite different because God wants to do something different in the lives of wives. The Holy Spirit of God is ready to usher many wives into a deeper understanding and relationship with God.

We are praying to be wives surrendered to and filled with the Holy Spirit.

  • Wives who are led by the Spirit of God in everything.
  • Wives on fire.
  • Wives bringing about the presence of God to their homes, place of work and church.
  • Wives who hear God clearly.
  • Wives who speak God’s mind to His people.

Oh there’s a lot the Holy Spirit wants to do in us, with us and through us. Now is the time. As we go through these 12 days of this challenge, I’ll love you to seek God truly and from a place of total surrender.


 I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth.  The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you.

John 16:16,26 The Message


Please feel free to invite as many wives and share this with them.

Beautiful Blessings.

DAY 7 – Thankful for my family

One important lesson to learn from Esther is her love for her people. Yes, she was married to another family; but she didn’t forget or neglect her family, especially in their time of need. As wives, when we get married, we go into a new family as much as our husband come in to be part of our family. Now if God has blessed you and you are now a mum, your child or children will go to be members of new families and you will also become parents to new sons and daughters. What a cycle it is. Do you see it?

Today, as we bring this challenge to a close, we will be taking time to thank God for this beautiful family we belong to. Whether we are few or many, (don’t compare yours with any other knowing each family is unique on its own) we will be offering prayers of thanksgiving to God.

Like Esther, let it not stop here. Let us always remember to raise our immediate and extended families up in prayers because, if it is well with them, it will be well with us too.

Prayers

Psalm 133:1 (MSG) How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along!

Dear God, I thank you for _____, _____ and _____. Thank you for putting me in this family. There are times we disagree but I thank you that in spite of this, we still get along. I praise you because, no matter how hard life becomes, you will help us to always see the beauty of being united as a family, in Jesus Name. Amen.

Matthew 12:48-50 (ERV) Jesus answered, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” Then he pointed to his followers and said, “See! These people are my mother and my brothers. Yes, anyone who does what my Father in heaven wants is my true brother and sister and mother.”

Dear God, I thank you that _____, _____ and _____ love you with all their heart and always seek to do what makes you, our Father in Heaven happy. These, I know, are my true family members far beyond just blood ties. I thank you because _____ and _____ are growing up to know you more and love you with all their heart. I praise you Lord that every member of my household will be to me a true family member united by the blood of Jesus in Jesus Name. Amen.

Proverbs 27:17 (AMP) As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion].

Dear God, I praise you for bringing into my life _____, _____ and _____. Thank you for the good and godly influences they have been to me. Thank you for those sweet beautiful discussions that we have, which leaves me inspired, edified and encouraged. It is with thankfulness of heart that I come to you, for I know there is going to always be someone influencing us in a godly way in Jesus Name. Amen.

Proverbs 27:10 (GNT) Do not forget your friends or your father’s friends. If you are in trouble, don’t ask a relative for help; a nearby neighbor can help you more than relatives who are far away.

Thank you Father for the friends you have brought into our lives. Thank you for the friends that we can go to in time of need when family is far away from us. For my children, _____ and _____; I thank you for all the friends you are planting in their lives. For my husband, _____, I thank you also for the friends you are planting in his life. When I am not immediately close by and available, I praise you because they are not lacking anything in Jesus Name. Amen.

Deuteronomy 5:16 (ERV) You must honor your father and your mother. The Lord your God has commanded you to do this. If you follow this command, you will live a long time, and everything will go well for you in the land that the Lord your God gives you.

Dear God, I thank you for the gift of my father and mother. Thank you for also making me a mum and my husband a dad. I thank you Lord for helping us honor our parents thereby showing our children _____ and _____ a good example to follow. I thank you Lord for helping my children obey your command and earning for themselves a long life and prosperity here on earth in all the land you give them. I praise you because you will continue to help us be great examples as we continue to honor our parents even in their old age in Jesus Name. Amen.

For some of us who have lost one or both parents, I know, from experience, that this can be hard; but please pray anyway.

Ephesians 6:4 (AMP) Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to the point of resentment with demands that are trivial or unreasonable or humiliating or abusive; nor by showing favoritism or indifference to any of them], but bring them up [tenderly, with lovingkindness] in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Dear God, thank you for reminding us of what to do as parents through your word, knowing that we are humans who can and most likely will make mistakes. I thank you that your Holy Spirit is helping us to be understanding, tolerant, patient, encouraging, impartial and very present in our children’s lives. Thank you Father for guiding us and helping us, _____ and I to bring up _____ and _____ tenderly and lovingly in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. I praise you for this in Jesus Name. Amen.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9 (ERV) You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Always remember these commands that I give you today. Be sure to teach them to your children. Talk about these commands when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road. Talk about them when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them on your hands and wear them on your foreheads to help you remember my teachings. Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.

Thank you dear God for this wonderful reminder to love you with all our heart, soul and strength. I thank you for counting us worthy to be able to teach our children, _____ and _____ about you and your words. Thank you for the opportunity to tell them about you at home, outside, while we are sitting, at bedtime and even in the morning when we wake up. I thank you that our children can look at us and see Jesus in us. I thank you that our children will love you with all their heart and even go on to teach their own children, who’ll grow to love you and then go on to teach theirs; and on and on. Lord I just thank you that every member of my family loves you. We will continue to put you first in our lives in Jesus Name. Amen.

John 15:12-13 (AMP) This is My commandment, that you love and unselfishly seek the best for one another, just as I have loved you. No one has greater love [nor stronger commitment] than to lay down his own life for his friends.

Heavenly Father, I thank you for showing us what and how it is to love. I thank you because you are teaching us as a family to seek the best in each other just like you. I praise you for filling us with your Holy Spirit who teaches us to love and even more gives us the ability to love like Jesus. Thank you for all these in Jesus Name. Amen.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (GNT) Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it’s just too bad, because there is no one to help him.

Thank you Lord for the gift of my husband _____ and my children _____ and _____. With them by my side, I can look back on the things their support and encouragement have helped me achieved. I can also see all the beautiful things we accomplished as a team. Lord, we thank you that we have each other to lean on and support as we go through life. For the many things we will accomplish in the future, dear God, we praise you. I also want to thank you for the spouses you are bringing into my children, _____ and _____’s life who are working effectively with them to accomplish all you have set for them to do. We love you Father in Jesus Name. Amen.

1 Corinthians 15:33 (ERV) Don’t be fooled: “Bad friends will ruin good habits.”

Dear Lord, I thank you for this wonderful reminder on choosing our friends carefully. I praise you for helping my husband _____, my children _____ and _____ and I carefully choose our friends. I praise you for the beautiful godly people you have brought and are bringing into our circle who are influencing us to righteousness and enabling us maintain and develop good habits. I also want to thank you Lord for making us also influencers of godly habits to those around us in Jesus Name. Amen.

Reflection

As you go on in the remaining days of the year, make sure to develop a praying habit. Instead of worrying or rather, when you find yourself worried about something, tell Father about it.

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours]. Philippians 4:6-7 Amplified

It has been a great priviledge to challenge you all to pray for the past seven (7) days. Thank you for honoring my invitation to pray again this year. All prayers have gone from our lips to Father’s ears. I look forward to reading your testimonies. If you desire to stay anonymous, do send yours to our email here.

God bless you all.

Till the end of the year, we would continue to post here.

Day 6 – God-fearing spouses for our children

The future of our children, right from their early age till old age, is not something any mother should joke with. When our children have peace in all areas of their lives, and settled in life according to God’s will, we also will have peace. God has made us ‘caretakers’ over their lives, He has brought them into our lives for such a time like this, and we must not fail God in fulfilling our responsibility over them, especially by interceding daily for these precious gifts.

The area of marriage is one we must not fail to table before God regularly for our children. If Christ tarries, no matter how young they are now, they will someday get married. But it is not enough to get married; it is IMPORTANT that they get married to a person after God’s own heart, one who loves Jesus passionately, and encourages them to love Jesus, one who has their best interest at heart, and not jut a ‘church goer’. The spouses of our children will have a tremendous impact on their faith, their happiness, many significant choices they will make every day, and even for eternity. Therefore, we cannot afford to toil with this aspect of their lives.

The world today portrays a false representation of Christian marriages, and it is saddening to see a lot of young ones fall into errors, as the rate of divorce is also at an increasing rate. Though we can not make the choice of a life partner for a children, but we can stand in the gap like Esther did for her people and intercede for their ‘deliverance and safety’ from the corrupt practices of the evil men and women in the world today. Our prayers can make God lead them into His will, just like the prayers of Esther made God arise for the deliverance of her people.

Prayers

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

My Heavenly Father, I thank You for blessing me with these great gifts (mention the names of your children). I know before You gave them to me, You already prepared a GLORIOUS future for them, which includes the area of making the right choice of a spouse after Your heart. Thank You Jesus for You precisely know the God-fearing man or woman for these children. Thank You because You are also willing to guide them into Your path. Lord, I am grateful.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

My Heavenly Father, I plead with You, guide the steps of my children to the God-fearing man/woman you have prepared for them. Plant in them a desire to do nothing less than Your will in marriage (and other areas). Help them to be interested in what interests you, so they will not fall into error. No matter the pressure they face, impress upon their hearts that which is Your will alone, and help them to obey You in Jesus name, Amen.

Isaiah 30:21 Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

My Heavenly Father, please silence every inordinate desire that the devil may want to plant in the hearts of my children to lead them astray, and amplify Your Voice in their ears, and hearts. Teach them the right way to go in making the right choice in marriage. Speak to me too on this aspect of their lives and help me to cooperate with Your will for their lives. Help me never to act out of flesh, nor let my desires override Your will. No matter what my desires are, help me to ALWAYS submit to Your will for their lives in marriage, because You own them, and know what is best for them.

Matthew 22:37 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

My Heavenly Father, I humbly plead that You give my children spouses who will not only love You for a moment, but for a lifetime. Give them spouses who absolutely loves God with all their heart wants to please the Lord in their marriage, with a goal of making Heaven. I pray that the love of God will be deeply rooted in their hearts and will keep them together in the face of the storms of life. Help them to serve You together with their children, not looking back in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Isaiah 42:16b I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

My Heavenly Father, every battle waiting at whatever stage of my children’s lives, to cripple them or limit them and their spouses; Lord, I ask that You go ahead of them and clear those ‘battles/mountains’ on their way. Please, grant them the courage and power to overcome whatever the devil may throw at them.At every stage and every minute of their lives, help them to be MORE THAN CONQUERORS. By Your mighty Hand, lead them into the glorious future You have prepared for them with their spouses and children in Jesus name, Amen.

Reflection & Action

Now imagine if Esther had remained silent. Praying is one of the best ways to influence wise and godly choices in this crucial decision. It is never too late nor too early to petition God on your child’s behalf, in all areas of life, but ESPECIALLY in the choice of a spouse. How sad and heart-breaking will it be ON THE LAST DAY if one does not receive a commendation from God for diligently carrying out one’s responsibilities as ‘caretakers’ over the precious destines He has put in their care. ALL we need to parent our children, and stand in the gap for them, God has provided; so, we have NO EXCUSE to be careless over their lives.

Mothers, and Mothers in waiting: Get on your knees and pray! Marriage is the one covenant that is binding until death, so it is necessary to begin our intercessory prayer for our children now! Never underestimate the power of a praying mother that can reach far into the future generations. Resist the urge towards laziness and plan to set aside a certain time of the week to intercede for your children’s future spouses. If you do not, who will?

Thank you for joining us today. Let us pray tomorrow as we bring this challenge to a close.

Stay beautiful, Stay blessed.

DAY 5 – Protection and preservation for my people

I don’t want anything to happen to any member of my family. Everyday I pray that their lives are secured in Christ with God. I’m sure you do this too. As a wife and mum, I want to grow old with my husband; and to be here for my children, grandchildren and by God’s grace my great grandchildren.

If the Jews were destroyed as Haman wanted, this meant that Esther would not see her family again and several lineages would have been eliminated completely. And more so, we many not have been able to read about Esther.

We cannot always be everywhere together. Our children will go to school. Our husbands would go to work and if we don’t work together, this means we would be going to different places. As times goes on, our children will go on to schools away from home, to college and to university, some away from home. Also, for some of us, our husbands may travel out of state to work or even go off-shore. All we can do at this time is to accompany them with our prayers.

Prayers accompanied Esther as she went to see the king against the normal. We also see God preserving Esther because if the king did not hold his scepter to her, she would have lost her life.

Now let us send our prayers to accompany our family and us.

Prayers

Psalm 121:5-8 ERV. 5 The Lord is your Protector. The Lord stands by your side, shading and protecting you. 6 The sun cannot harm you during the day, and the moon cannot harm you at night. 7 The Lord will protect you from every danger. He will protect your soul. 8 The Lord will protect you as you come and go, both now and forever!

Dear God, thank you for being our protector. I pray that you will always stand by ________ and I’s side every day. Protect us from every danger along the way. As _______ and I go to and come back from work, the mall, or even a visit, protect _______ and I. Deliver us from any harm scheduled at daytime and at night in Jesus Name. Amen.

Psalm 138:7 NLT. Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will protect me from the anger of my enemies. You reach out your hand, and the power of your right hand saves me.

Dear God, I want to thank you for reassuring _______ and I in your word that no matter the amount of troubles surrounding us, we will be saved from them all. I pray that anyone who has decided in his/her heart to be _______ or I’s enemies, you will not give them any reason to succeed; but Lord, they will also see for themselves, your saving power in our lives in Jesus Name. Amen.

Psalm 17:8-9 NLT. 8 Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings. 9 Protect me from wicked people who attack me, from murderous enemies who surround me.
Psalm 34:7-8 AMP. 7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [with awe-inspired reverence and worship Him with obedience], And He rescues [each of] them. 8 O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good; How blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who takes refuge in Him.

Dear God, I commit _______ and I into your hands. Give us a heart that reverence, worship and is obedient to you. As _______ and I take refuge in you, bless us, protect us, prosper us, favor us and let your angels be around _______ and I each day. Like your eye Lord, we believe we are rescued and protected in Jesus Name. Amen

Proverbs 18:10-11 AMP. The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous runs to it and is safe and set on high [far above evil].
Psalm 3:3-6 NLT. But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. 4 I cried out to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy mountain. 5 I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. 6 I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.

Dear God, thank you for the name of Jesus. A name above all other names. The name _______ and I can call on when we are in trouble. Because of the name of Jesus, ______ and I can call upon you and go to bed knowing you are watching us. Because of your name Lord, _______ and I are not afraid of ten thousand enemies. Oh how we love the name of Jesus. I pray that any time _______ and I call upon your name, you will arise to protect and preserve us in Jesus Name. Amen.

Isaiah 54:17 AMP. No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; and every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from Me, says the Lord.

Dear God, _______ and I believe with all of our heart and with our mouth we confess that no weapon formed against ________ and I will succeed. When tongues speak evil of us or in a way that will make us to suffer wrongly, I pray that you will raise tongues that will vindicate us and this to your glory in Jesus name. Amen.

Reflections

Take time to put scriptures together to make a family prayer creed.

I hope you have been finding the time to pray. See you gain tomorrow.

Stay beautiful, stay blessed.

DAY 4 – Knowledge and wisdom for my people

Everyone can be knowledgeable, but not everyone can be wise. You can be both wise and knowledgeable but you cannot be wise without being knowledgeable. In the past, we’ve had wisdom attributed to elderly people. But even from the Bible, we can see that wisdom is not measured in years or experience.

We see a display of wisdom from Esther is her approach to requesting of the king to spare her people. She didn’t just speak out her intention at the behest of the king. She by the help of God, we know, wisely created the perfect opportunity to make her request to the King. I must mention that Esther was young. Many of us, I believe, on this prayer challenge are older than Esther was at the time.

You see, our family needs to be both knowledgeable and wise. Even in this times that we live in, oh we need the wisdom that God give and I love what James 1:5 tells us –  If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. (Amplified)

One thing that strikes me is how God loves for us to be wise. How? Remember Solomon? What did he ask God for?

Prayers

2 Chronicles 1:7,10-12 AMP 7That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask what I shall give to you.” 10Give me wisdom and knowledge, so that I may go out and come in [performing my duties] before this people, for [otherwise] who can rule and administer justice to this great people of Yours?” 11 God replied to Solomon, “Because this was in your heart and you did not ask for riches, possessions or honor and personal glory, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself so that you may rule and administer justice to My people over whom I have made you king, 12wisdom and knowledge have been granted you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings who were before you has possessed nor will those who will come after you.”

Dear Heavenly Father, Give _______ and I wisdom and knowledge so we can perform our duties with integrity at home, work, school and wherever we find ourselves. As _______ go to school, learning new concepts and ideas, help them understand everything they are being taught. Dear God, give _______ and I wisdom at work to deal with honor and integrity, in a Christlike way, with people who have varying beliefs and ideas in Jesus Name. Amen.

Proverbs 2:1-7a ICB 1My child, believe what I say and remember what I command you. 2 Listen to wisdom. Try with all your heart to gain understanding. 3 Cry out for wisdom. Beg for understanding. 4 Search for it as you would for silver. Hunt for it like hidden treasure. 5 Then you will understand what it means to respect the Lord. Then you will begin to know God. 6 Only the Lord gives wisdom. Knowledge and understanding come from him. 7 He stores up wisdom for those who are honest.

Dear God my father, I believe all you’ve said. I trust you and I rely on you completely. I pray that _______ and I will not be comfortable with the wisdom we think we have. Lord I pray that ________ and I will always cry out to you for wisdom regarding every decision we have to make and I pray we will always seek you for understanding of what we have to do. Only you God can give_______ and I the kind of wisdom that is unquestionable and acceptable. Even what _______ and I know is nothing, nothing at all compared to that which you know and that is what we want. You all knowing and all wise God, give to _______ and I the wisdom, knowledge and understanding only you can give in Jesus Name. Amen.

1 Corinthians 1:25 NLT This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.
Proverbs 1:7 NLT Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Dear God, you have my express permission to flush out every foolishness in the heart of _______ and myself that is making us look down on your wise counsel. Lord, may _______ and I never come to a point where we think that your ways, your instructions are foolish just because it doesn’t seem wise in the world’s eyes. I pray that _______ and I will embrace with all our hearts even the most foolish plans of yours for us and our family because we know it is wiser than the wisest of any human’s plan and leads us to fulfillment in Jesus Name. Amen.

Romans 11:33-36 AMP  Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and decisions and how unfathomable and untraceable are His ways! 34 For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? 35 Or who has first given to Him that it would be paid back to him? 36 For from Him [all things originate] and through Him [all things live and exist] and to Him are all things [directed]. To Him be glory and honor forever! Amen.

Dear God, I acknowledge and confess that if _______ or I decide to take on the world career-wise, relationship-wise or in any other way on our own, we will only come so far. We know you are the creator of wisdom. In you wisdom, knowledge and understanding resides. Lord, help _______ and I to always remember this and never stop drawing from your well of wisdom, knowledge and understanding in all that we do. When ______, _______ and I are in different places, help us remember that you are always with us, ready to give us all the wisdom we desire in Jesus Name. Amen.

James 3:17 ERV But the wisdom that comes from God is like this: First, it is pure. It is also peaceful, gentle, and easy to please. This wisdom is always ready to help people who have trouble and to do good for others. This wisdom is always fair and honest.
Colossians 2:3 ERV In him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are kept safe.

Dear God, take away from _______ and I any form of wisdom that is selfish, wicked and dishonest. Put in _______ and I the purest wisdom that makes us gentle, peaceful, ready and willing to help, good, fair and honest in Jesus Name. Amen.

Reflection

The wise woman builds her house [on a foundation of godly precepts, and her household thrives], but the foolish one [who lacks spiritual insight] tears it down with her own hands [by ignoring godly principles]. Proverbs 14:1 Amplified

Thank you so much for praying with us today. See you tomorrow.

Beautiful blessings.

DAY 3 – A beautiful god-filled future for me and my family

The life of Esther is an evidence that God can make EXTRAORDINARY things, out of the ordinary!

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there anything too difficult for Me?”

The fact that God has given one a promise of a beautiful future, does not exclude such from playing her part. Sin, pride, laziness, fear, prayerlessness, lack of knowledge of God’s Word and His promises; are some of the antidotes to the fulfilment of God’s plan and promise for an individual. God has great plans for us; but we need to be willing to submit to His will, totally obedient to all His instructions, and go when and where He calls us.

One other major lesson we can glean from the life of Esther was, when she became the queen, she did not forget the purpose why God sent her into the palace. She never allowed the beauty and splendor of the palace, the delicious delicacies, and assorted drinks in the palace, make her forget her God’s purpose for her life. Esther’s uncle, Mordecai, who played the role of a mentor to her at that time, also never ceased to remind her of her purpose.

How many people today forget all God’s instructions, the vow they made to God, the purpose He revealed to them; just because they had a little ‘breathe of fresh air’ when God took them to an elevated position. They forget that the ‘promotion’ is to enable them fulfil purpose, and not forget God. Many have also been replaced in the scheme of God’s plan, because they turned their backs on God.

Wives, it is time to Arise, and stand before the King of kings, that your life, that of your family, generations tied to your loins, the ‘tribe’ God has sent you to, will be preserved. God has promised you, your husband, your children, a beautiful life; but this will not happen by chance, because the devil will always try to fight It. You’ve got to arise and fight on your knees! You’ve got to arise and possess your possessions. You’ve got to exercise your Authority in Christ, and lay hold on all the good things God has promised you and your family.

You need to get to the point of: “Whatever the cost; even if I have to sacrifice this worldly pleasure, put away this sinful habit, let go off ‘this and that’, according to God’s instructions, to lay hold on the glorious future God has promised me, and my family, I will and I am ready”.

Prayers

Hebrews 4:16 Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment].

My Heavenly Father, thank You for the privilege to come boldly before You today. Please, cause Your mercy and favour to speak for me, and my family. Baptise me afresh with Your Spirit, Your righteousness, and give me utterance in the place of prayer today. Fill me with Yourself and empower me with the Holy Ghost as I stand in the gap for my life and family. Let me see You, hear you, understand You, and experience Your power in a different dimension today in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Jeremiah 32:17 AMP Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! There is nothing too difficult or too wonderful for You.

My Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that there is absolutely nothing that is hard for you to do. I bring my husband before you. Every power contending with his relationship with God, sapping out his zeal for God and gradually distracting him, every power preventing him from attaining his position as the head, priest, leader, watchman of our home, every hindrances and obstacles that the devil has placed on his career/business life, every ‘crumbs lifestyle’ placed on his finances; Lord I ask that the fire of the Holy Ghost destroys such powers, and liberate my husband this day, and cause him to step into the fulfilment of Your purpose for his life in Jesus name, Amen.

Isaiah 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

My Heavenly Father, I pray for the salvation of the lives of my children, let them encounter Jesus early in life. Guide them into Your Truth daily. Any strange spirit roaming around, possessing children of these last days, shall have NO way in the lives of my children (whichever one that has possessed them, and causing them to already misbehave, I chase them out of my children’s lives now by the fire of the Holy Ghost into the sea in Jesus’ name). Dear Lord Jesus, let Your Spirit possess the hearts of my children. Every second of the lives of my children shall be used to serve you. Cause Your Excellent Spirit to be mighty upon them and make them better than their counterparts. Connect them to godly friends and take the sons of ‘belial’ and daughters of ‘jezebel’ far from them. Take sickness and diseases far from them and help them to begin to walk the path of Your purpose for their lives. Help us as parents to guide and train them in Your way Lord, in Jesus mighty name, Amen.

Ephesians 4:2-3 Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love, and make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together.

My Heavenly Father, please bind my husband and I, with Your divine cords of love that cannot be broken. Let Your peace, unity, and love fill my home. Teach my husband how to love me unconditionally and teach me how to be submissive unto him. In these last days, where domestic violence is on a high rate, cause my marriage to stand strong, weather all storms, and come out victoriously. Dear Lord Jesus, please cause the wine of our love to always remain fresh. Shield my marriage from strange men and women and destroy all their schemes and plans against my home. Release Your glory and beauty into my home and cause us to walk into the fulfillment of Your purpose for our marriage in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD bestows grace and favor and honor; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

My Heavenly Father, You are a God that cannot lie. The Bible tells me that Your Word is yea and amen. I come with this understanding and faith in You and plead that You bring to pass Your promises for my husband, children, and my life. Our hope is in you, and our help comes from You alone. Like You called Lazarus that has been dead four days to come forth, Father, cause our long-expected blessings to come to manifestation. Take us to that ‘GREAT’ height, You promised us, for Your glory, and cause us to be channels of blessings to others in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Joshua 24:15b …..but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

My Heavenly Father, please plant a fresh hunger and thirst for MORE of You in my husband, children, and my life. Help us to always seek You first and pursue to do Your will above all else. Help us to understand Your purpose for our lives, and empower us with the courage, faith, and all we need to fulfill it, whatever the cost. Help us that NOTHING will separate us from Your love, and help us to enjoy the beautiful God-filled life You promised us, as you also use us for the deliverance of others in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Reflections

Dear sisters, even if you are still in the waiting room, either for a child or husband; please still participate in this prayer challenge. Activate your faith, and see God do the miraculous for you, and give you a testimony!

Thank you for joining us today, see you tomorrow.

Beautiful Blessings.

DAY 2 – Healing and health for my people

No one looks forward to being ill. As much as possible we all want to be healthy all the time. Being a care-giver as a family member can be such an emotional journey and a draining one as well. I remember when my family took ill, I kept asking the Lord to keep me strong and healthy to be able to care for them.

As a mom, I don’t sleep well if my child has a simple cold. And I am sure so many of you can relate to this. We don’t want any of our family member to be sick even if it is the common cold. It is also Father’s desire that we be in health at all times. But does that mean that because we are Father’s children, we will never fall sick? No! Since we know what Father’s will is, we are confident that He will always heal us because by the stripes of Jesus, we are healed. So it is done already.

Therefore today, we would be asking Father and receiving from Him, this healing that He has made available to us through Jesus.

Prayers

Psalm 30:2 NLT O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health.

Dear Father, thank you for all the times _______ and I called upon you to heal us and you healed us. Thank you for all the time, others called upon you on _______ and I’s behalf and you healed us. Thank you for always been there for _______ and I, healing us of even the illnesses that aren’t so serious. We love you Father in Jesus Name. Amen

3 John 1:2 AMP Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually].

Dear Lord, I pray that _______ and I will enjoy a healthy life as we go on about this beautiful life you have given us. I know that _______ and I need to be healthy to fulfill your desire and purpose for our lives. Lord, as we feed our spirit with the spiritual food of your word, help _______ and I to always feed our bodies with food that keeps us healthy physically and to your glory in Jesus Name. Amen.

Psalm 91:9-12 NLV Because you have made the Lord your safe place, and the Most High the place where you live, nothing will hurt you. No trouble will come near your tent. For He will tell His angels to care for you and keep you in all your ways. They will hold you up in their hands. So your foot will not hit against a stone.

Dear Lord, I pray that __________ and I will always make you our safe place. When we are in you, everything including our health comes under your care. With you we are safe for you have assigned your angels to take care of us. Hold ________ and I up, and show us what to do correctly to keep ourselves safe from illnesses that result from our own carelessness in Jesus Name. Amen.

Jeremiah 30:17 GNT I will make you well again; I will heal your wounds, though your enemies say, ‘Zion is an outcast; no one cares about her.’ I, the Lord, have spoken.”

Dear God, thank you for your promise of healing to ________ and I. Whenever _______ and I feel unwell in our bodies or in our minds, I pray that you will always fulfill your promise and make us well again. When the enemy comes to put fear in us, help _______ and I to remember that we are yours and your words do not return to you without fulfilling the purpose for which you have sent it in Jesus Name. Amen.

Hosea 6:1 NLT Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces; now he will heal us. He has injured us; now he will bandage our wounds.

Heavenly Father, where the reason for _______ and I being unwell is due to our own doing, Lord have mercy on us. We confess and come before you in repentance. Forgive us and heal us. Bandage our wounds and make _______ and I whole again in Jesus Name. Amen.

Isaiah 38:16 ERV Lord, use this hard time to make my spirit live again. Help my spirit become strong and healthy. Help me become well! Help me live again!

Dear God, for the hard decisions _______ and I have to make regarding our health, I pray that you will give us the strength to make them. Help _______ and I to discipline ourselves, remembering that this that we must do, like a little fast or an exercise is to keep us well in Jesus Name. Amen.

Reflection

What are those meals you should limit in portion? What other things can you do to stay healthy. Also, make sure to bless every food you eat. Yes even those snacks.

See you all tomorrow.

Beautiful Blessings.

DAY 1 – Salvation for my people

How important is the salvation of your family members to you?

The moment I got to know God for myself and was genuinely saved, I found myself praying for my entire family and friends. I wanted my parents to be genuinely saved even though Dad is a pastor, I still prayed for my father to be truly saved and I told God, I wanted to see my father in Heaven. I prayed for my sisters as well as my mum. I prayed for my friends too. To the extent that sometimes I forget to pray for myself.

When I got married, my husband joined the list. When I got pregnant, my unborn babies joined the list. As a wife and mom, I am unconsciously consistently praying that my children, my husband, my extended family and friends know the Lord genuinely, obey Him and give Him complete control of their lives. Also, myself.

I’m sure, some of you are nodding your head as you read this. But let me tell you that even when they come to know the Lord, accept Him into their hearts, we should never stop praying because complete salvation is on the Day Jesus comes to take us to Himself.

For Esther, even though she got the King to spare her people, her people still had to fight for their complete salvation from the decree of destruction that was already written. Thank God many of us don’t have to fight physically, but sure we still do have to “fight” in a way.

Prayers

Important: Every place you see _______, please insert the name of each member of your family. Don’t say us, mention each name.

John‬ ‭3‬:‭16-17‬ ‭AMP‬‬ For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but that the world might be saved through Him.

Dear God, I want to thank you for loving me, _______ and _____. I admit that even though we love each other so much, we cannot die for one another; but Jesus died for us and now we all can be saved from the consequences of our sins. Lord I pray that _______ and I will always remember that you didn’t come to judge us but save us. Help _______ and I to continually believe in you, love you and never allow ourselves to be overcome by self-condemnation, but complete reliance on the blood of Jesus that has washed away all our sins. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Romans‬ ‭6‬:‭23‬ ‭AMP For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 John‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ ‭AMP‬‬ If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]. ‭‭

Dear God, thank you for your overwhelming gift of grace to _______ and I. Lord help us not to ignore or overlook any sin in our lives. Help _______ and I to always see the need to confess every sin and repent of them. Help us to see how faithful you are in forgiving our sin and your desire for us to enjoy your free gift of eternal life in Jesus Name. Amen.

2 Corinthians‬ ‭5‬:‭17‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].

Dear Jesus, it is so beautiful to know that when _______ and I believe in you, accepting you as our personal Lord and Saviour, you make us NEW. I pray for me, _______ and all future members of my family that we will let go of our old ways and embrace this new life you are giving us. And when the “old man” come knocking, help us never to open the door to him in Jesus Name. Amen.

Ezekiel‬ ‭11‬:‭19‬-‭20‬ ‭NLT‬‬ And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart, so they will obey my decrees and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God.

Dear God, please give _______ and I an undivided heart. Fill us with your Holy Spirit and help us surrender to His leading and guidance. Give _______ and I a heart that will always obey your degrees and regulations. Lord make _______ and I truly your people and help us to always know you are our God in Jesus Name. Amen.

Acts‬ ‭4‬:‭12‬ ‭AMP‬‬ And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among people by which we must be saved [for God has provided the world no alternative for salvation]. ‭‭

Dear Lord, as _______ and I go on in this beautiful life that you have given us, I pray that we never look to other things or people as an alternative for our salvation. You know us best and you have given us the name of Jesus as the ONLY name by which we must be saved. Help _______ and I to always remember this and call upon you for our salvation in Jesus Name. Amen

Finally, like a military personnel assigned with ensuring a missile hits a target, I want you to send a lock-on missile of salvation to every single member of your family such that no matter where they are or go to, they cannot escape been hit with the power of God’s salvation. (Take time to say this prayer for each member of your family.)

Lord Jesus, I lock-on _______ as the target of the missile of your salvation. How, where and when _______ gets hit, you have total control over. In this life, _______ cannot escape it Lord. Let it hit _______ and let _______ have a Paul-like encounter in Jesus Mighty Name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

As you go about today, be thankful to Jesus for the salvation of the souls of you and your family members.

See you tomorrow as we pray again for our family.

Beautiful blessings.

Beautiful Wives Prayer Challenge 2022 (Edition 7.0)

Hello and welcome to this year’s beautiful wife prayer challenge. It is our seventh edition. Wow!!! God has indeed been good to us. Don’t you think so?

This year, while I thought about what would be our theme, I got quite a lot; but I went back to pray about it, telling God I want to only do what He wants and that was when this theme came. “For my people.”

Our key verses would be from the book of Esther. I am sure we all know the story of Esther and how she prayerfully saved her people from destruction at the hand of Haman.

Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, “Go, gather all the Jews that are present in Susa, and observe a fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids also will fast in the same way. Then I will go in to [see] the king [without being summoned], which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish.”

Esther 3:15-16 AMP

Queen Esther replied, “If I have found favor with the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my request, I ask that my life and the lives of my people will be spared.

Esther 7:3 NLT

It hit differently as I read these verses and it stirred up a fire within me to pray for my people. For the purpose of this challenge, this is going to be limited to our immediate family.

Over the seven days starting 5th and ending 11th, I’ll want to encourage you to fast if you can. Not compulsory but recommended.

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I hope you join us and pray for your family.

Beautiful blessings.