Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe: A Daily Guide to Scripture-Based Prayer

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Powerful, effective prayer for your husband is easier than you think.
 
?I have never seen a more practical book on how to pray for your husband.?
?Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The Five Love Languages
 
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Powerful, effective prayer for your husband is easier than you think.
 
“I have never seen a more practical book on how to pray for your husband.”
—Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The Five Love Languages
 
As a wife, you have been given the privilege of serving as a mighty prayer warrior for your husband. Yet sometimes, even when poised with the best of intentions, you may find the task overwhelming. You wonder: What should I pray? How should I pray? What prayers does he need right now?
 
In Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe, Sharon Jaynes maps out sixteen landmarks to help you consistently and effectively cover your husband in prayer. From his mind and the thoughts he thinks, to his eyes and the images he sees, all the way down to his feet and the path he takes, Sharon teaches you how to pray for your husband in ways that are powerful, practical, and life-changing.
 
The 30-day prayer guide provides Scriptures for each day along with corresponding prayers to target the crucial areas of every man’s life. You’ll be equipped and empowered to establish the habit of purposeful prayer in just a few dedicated minutes each day.
 
Perfect for group use or individual reflection, this book maps out a memorable and reproducible pattern of prayer to strengthen your marriage, deepen your personal prayer life, and cover your husband from head to toe—in ways that will lift not only his spirit, but yours as well.
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“I have never seen a more practical book on how to pray for your husband than Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe. Sharon Jaynes has done wives (and husbands) a great service by writing this book. I can’t wait to see what will happen to husbands whose wives choose this challenge to pray.”
—Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The Five Love Languages

“In this much-needed book, Sharon Jaynes gives readers the whys, whats, and how-tos of praying for a husband. The thirty-day guide for covering every aspect of a man’s life through prayer is every wife’s dream come true. What a gift! As Sharon writes, ‘Prayer can change everything’!”
—Elizabeth George, author of A Woman After God’s Own Heart

“You will be delightfully surprised by the power of this book. Most of us have prayed for our husbands for years, but Sharon’s approach is so unique, it will change how we pray for our men forever.”
—Shaunti Feldhahn, author of For Women Only

“Sharon Jaynes has combined powerful prayers with a practical plan that wives everywhere can follow. Her words are full of wisdom, encouragement, and truth. This book is an invitation to deepen your intimacy with Jesus in ways that will ultimately bless your marriage as well.”
—Holley Gerth, author of You’re Already Amazing

“Every wife wants to know the best way to encourage and support her husband. The best place to begin is by having a conversation with the God who created him. God knows every detail about your husband—his struggles, his concerns, his joys, his fears, his hopes, and his dreams. After all, it’s God who wired your husband exactly the way he is. Sharon Jaynes invites you to pray for your husband by releasing the creation (your husband) back to his Creator (our gracious God) and praying for your husband from head to toe each day. This collection of prayers will be an encouragement to your husband, and in the process, you’ll be drawn closer to God.”
—Diedra Riggs, managing editor of TheHighCalling.org

“Sharon Jaynes has written a book every woman needs on her bedside table. Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe is a powerful and practical marriage changer. A woman will get in tune with God’s heart for her husband—and also with herself, her life, and the future blessings and best God has for her love.”
—Pam Farrel, coauthor of Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti

Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe could not have arrived at a more perfect time. With life moving ahead at a near-frantic pace while I attempt—in vain—to keep up, this book is a reminder to slow it all down. My husband needs not only my love, encouragement, and support but most important, my prayers. And not just any boilerplate prayer, but specific prayers over every square inch of his body, mind, and even his sexuality (one of my personal favorites!).”
—Fawn Weaver, founder of HappyWivesClub.com

“In the nineteen years I’ve been married to my best friend, I’ve lived the ‘for better or for worse’ part of my wedding vows. I’ve learned so much and assembled quite the tool belt in my journey to love and honor my husband. But nothing—nothing—has been as powerful as bowing my heart and knee and simply praying for him. Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe is a practical, powerful guide for blessing not only your spouse’s life but also your own. This resource will take your marriage to a new level!”
—Kristen Welch, author of We Are THAT Family blog

“One of the most important things we can do as wives is to pray daily for our husbands. Sharon Jaynes has given us a great resource to cover every aspect of our husbands’ lives and character with Scripture-based prayer over the course of thirty days. This will be a book I keep on my nightstand for years to come!”
—Melanie Shankle, author of Sparkly Green Earrings and The Big Mama blog

I truly believe that every wife ought to try to be a blessing to her husband, but how?  Sharon Jaynes' book, Praying for your Husband from Head to Toe, is a thirty day prayer guide that takes wives through a selfless, scripture-based prayer journey for their husbands. I am convinced that God will move in marriages in a big way as women use this book to daily pray for their husband.
—Lindsey Nicole (Isham) Graves, National Speaker & Author of No Sex in the City: One Virgin’s Confessions of Love, Lust, Dating, and Waiting
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601424716
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/17/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 120,591
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Jaynes is a popular conference speaker, avid blogger, and best-selling author of numerous books and Bible studies. She is the cofounder of Girlfriends in God, a ministry with approximately 500,000 online devotion subscribers, and a popular guest on Christian radio and television programs such as Revive Our Hearts, FamilyLife Today, and Focus on the Family.
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The Power and Purpose of Prayer

I can still remember being sequestered in the “bride’s room” of our church just moments before the organist began to play for the early arrivals. As I sat in front of an oversized gilded mirror, trying not to wrinkle my dress, I daydreamed about the man who would become my husband by day’s end. He was everything I had ever hoped for: handsome,
smart, ambitious, and strong. And most important, he had a deeply intimate relationship with Jesus.

My delicate white gown fit snugly around my upper frame, and a flowing satin train trailed behind. A veil rested on a nearby table, ready to be positioned on my head. My bouquet of white roses stood at attention, waiting to be placed in my hands. The most important people in my life gathered in the sanctuary to witness the “I do’s.”

Yes, this was a good day.

As I stared at my reflection, my heart so full of hope and promise, an unwelcome thought interrupted my musing. Doesn’t every woman feel this way on her wedding day? What could go so terribly wrong that such a high percentage of marriages end in divorce? Am I fooling myself ? Am I that much different from the thousands who have walked the aisle before me?

I decided right then and there that I would do everything in my power to make my marriage a success. It didn’t take long for me to discover that the words in my power were a problem. “My power” was not enough.

Fairy tales always end with the words “And they lived happily ever after.” But if we could read the epilogue to those rides off into the sunset, we’d most likely find daily struggles, potentially divisive decisions, and angry arguments sprinkled throughout. Fairy tales stop short of telling us about tension over whose turn it is to wash the dishes, pay the bills, or put the kids to bed. They leave out the part about stress over holidays with in-laws, frequency of intimacy, and who gets to spend what when. We naively repeat the words “for better or for worse” and then are shocked when the first hint of “worse” rears its ugly head.

Prayer Can Change Everything

If you’ve been married for more than a few days, then you have most likely figured out that the blessed union doesn’t stay so blessed without a lot of work. And I dare say, the most important “work” we can do as wives is on our knees. The psalmist wrote, “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain” (Psalm 127:1). Only God can truly protect your marriage and your man. And He invites you to participate in the unleashing of His power by praying for your husband and turning the key to the storehouse of heaven’s door for blessings outpoured. Louise saw this happen with her husband, Allan, in a miraculous way.

Allan was a tough man. Raised by a single mom with five siblings during the Depression in the early 1930s, Allan learned how to scrap his way through life and climb to the top of humanity’s heap through sheer determination and grit. He married at nineteen, had his first son at twenty, then a baby girl at twenty-five. Over the next two decades he advanced from driving a delivery truck at a lumberyard to becoming part owner and president of a building supply company in eastern North Carolina.

Allan drank heavily, fought with his wife physically, and terrorized his children emotionally. He gambled, dabbled in pornography, and had questionable relationships laced with a host of unsavory vices. But when his teenage daughter became a Christian and began praying for her family, God grabbed the chisel of grace and began chipping away at Allan’s proud heart of stone. Three years after his daughter’s decision to follow Christ, his wife, Louise, became a believer as well. His wife, his daughter, and a host of other prayer warriors began interceding with God on Allan’s behalf.

When Allan was forty-six years old, his life took several hairpin twists and troublesome turns. Because of a business deal gone terribly wrong, he was sued for breach of contract for breaking a noncompete clause with a former employer. Fearing exposure in court and, more important, in his small community, Allan teetered on the brink of a nervous breakdown. From man’s perspective, it appeared he was on the verge of losing it all. From God’s perspective, Allan was right where he needed to be.

One day, in a surge of panic, Allan drove home from work, only to remember his wife was at a meeting in Pennsylvania. He got back in his car and drove five hundred miles to try and find her. As he drove into the town where he expected to find his wife, he passed a church. Immediately, Allan made a U-turn, parked his car, and ran inside the ornate building.

“Excuse me, ma’am,” he said with tears in his eyes. “I need someone to pray for me. Is the preacher available? I need help.” “I’m sorry, sir,” the church receptionist said. “He’s not in, but I know a man who can help you. Here,” she said as she sketched out directions on a scrap of paper. “The pastor of the Baptist church down the street is out doing some construction work on their new church building. Why don’t you drive on over there? I bet he can help you.”

So Allan got back in his car, followed the receptionist’s crude map, and found the country preacher out in the woods working on his church. With a hammer in his hand and Jesus in his heart, the pastor turned to Allan and asked, “What can I do for you?”

“I need you to pray for me,” Allan explained as tears ran down his weathered cheeks.

“Let’s sit down on this log while you tell me what’s going on.” For several hours Allan sat with a fellow builder and told him all he had ever done. When he had finished his confession, the pastor put his arm around this broken man and said, “Now, Allan, let me tell you what I’ve done.”

The way Allan later explained it, “I told this man everything I had ever done. Then he told me he had done the very same things. And I knew if God could forgive him, and he could be a preacher, then God could forgive me too.”

Allan knelt in the woods of Pennsylvania with angels hovering low. Heaven’s host celebrated as he gave his heart to Christ and made Jesus the Lord of his life. “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…” But for me, this is more than a sweet story. It is a miraculous memory. Allan was my dad.

From my earliest years as a Christian, I experienced the power of prayer to change a man’s life—to strengthen a man’s resolve, to protect a man’s heart, and to mature a man’s faith. My firsthand encounter with God’s faithfulness to hear our pleas began with my father and continues today as I witness it in the lives of my husband, my son, and a host of husbands whose wives call out to God in prayer.

As a wife, you have the power to open the floodgates of heaven through prayer on your husband’s behalf. Whether your husband hasn’t yet decided to follow Christ, has a lukewarm fledgling faith, or lives a fiery firm faith, there is no one more qualified to pray for his relationship with Christ than you. No matter where your husband is on the continuum of faithlessness to faithfulness, I encourage you to pray with “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1, nasb).

Before we jump into praying for our husbands, let’s take a look at your position as a prayer warrior, the power and purpose of intercession, and the promises of persistent prayer.

We’ll begin by looking at the first married couple ever: Adam and Eve.

Then God Created an Ezer

“In the beginning…”

Those three little words are pregnant with anticipation, and God does not disappoint. Genesis 1:1 tells us, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” God said, “Let there be,” and there was. “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth” (Psalm 33:6). God decorated the sky with the sun, moon, and stars, separated the seas from the land, scattered seed of every kind in the soil, and released flocks of birds into the sky, swarms of insects into the air, and schools of fish into the sea. On the sixth day, God created all the creeping animals. And He wrapped up His work with a masterful flourish. “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.…’ So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:26–27). Then, as if the writer really wanted us to fully grasp what transpired during the first week of the earth’s existence, he picked up his pen and told the story again. In Genesis 2:4, he starts over: “This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created.”

This time when the writer got to the part about God creating man, he interjected God’s musing after He formed Adam and breathed the breath of life into his lungs. God sat back, considered the lone male, and decided, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). This is where you come in.

“I will make a helper suitable for him,” God declared. So God set out to fashion His final masterpiece. The crowning touch of His creation. Woman.

Up to this point in the creation account, we have no recorded words from Adam. However, when he laid eyes on the fair Eve, I imagine he said, “Now this is good!” His exact words were, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man” (Genesis 2:23). Woman—the inspiration of man’s first poetry and the grand finale of God’s creative genius.

Let’s back up, replay the scene, and take a look at one particular word God used in the creation account. God said, “I will make a helper suitable for him” (Genesis 2:18). The Hebrew word translated here as “helper” in reference to the woman is ezer. This term is derived from a Hebrew word used of God and the Holy Spirit: azar. Both mean “helper”—one who comes alongside to aid, assist, or rescue. The ESV Study Bible notes that the “helper” is one who supplies strength in the area that is lacking in “the helped.”

Ezer appears twenty-one times in the Old Testament. Two times it is used of the woman in Genesis 2, and sixteen times it is used to describe God or Yahweh as the helper of His people. The remaining three references appear in the books of the prophets, referring to military aid. Interestingly the sixteen times the word ezer is used of God, it also carries military connotations. “O Lord, be my helper,” David cried (Psalm 30:10, nasb). “My father’s God was my helper; he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh,” Moses proclaimed (Exodus 18:4). Clearly, the word ezer suggests a role of great honor. It is a portrait of great strength. Theologian William Mounce painted a poignant picture:
With so many references to God as our helper, it is obvious that an ezer is in no way inferior to the one who receives help. This is important because this is the word that God uses in Gen. 2:18, when he says about Adam, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” God then forms Eve as his ezer. According to God’s design, therefore, the man and the woman, the husband and the wife, have been designed by God to stand together and help each other fight the battles of life. And God is there as the divine ezer to fight with them.1

I was surprised to discover that even the Proverbs 31 woman, the model for godly wives and mothers through the centuries, was also referred to in military terms. “An excellent wife, who can find?” the passage begins. “Her worth is far above jewels” (Proverbs 31:10, nasb). The New International Version calls her “a wife of noble character.” The Amplified Bible describes her as “a capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman.” The Hebrew word that is translated “excellent” or “virtuous” can also mean “wealthy, prosperous, valiant, boldly courageous, powerful, mighty warrior.”
2 Did you catch that? Mighty warrior.

In my book What God Really Thinks About Women, I noted the following:

God did not create woman simply because man was lonely.… He [fashioned] woman to complete man—to love with him, work with him, rule with him, live life with him, procreate with him, and to fight alongside him. She was a female image bearer in this mysterious union of marriage. Woman was and is a warrior called to fight alongside man in the greatest battle that was yet to come—a battle not fought on the battlefield with guns, but on our knees in prayer.3

I’m not suggesting you replace your jeans with battle fatigues and your cute shoes with army boots. But I am suggesting that God has given you an amazing role as a prayer warrior on your husband’s behalf. The apostle Paul urges believers to enter into spiritual battle armed and ready with the Word of God.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions.… Be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:10–18) A spiritual battle is going on all around us, and Paul urges us to be prepared, spiritually armed and physically alert. He emphasizes this again in his second letter to the Corinthians: “Though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:3–4).

While we don’t have authority over our husbands, we do have authority over the Enemy who seeks to harm him (Luke 10:19). Through prayer, the Enemy’s plans are intercepted; the principalities and authorities are defeated. Through prayer, the power and provision of God flow into the lives of His people.

Paul tells us that marriage between a woman and a man is an earthly example of a heavenly relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:22–33). So of course the devil, Satan, wants to destroy that microcosmic snapshot. He began with the first couple in the Garden of Eden, and he continues his all-out assault on the God-ordained institution of marriage today. The words of Genesis 3:1, “Now the serpent,” continue to slither into marriages just as surely as they did with the first couple of all time.

But here’s the good news. Jesus said, “But take heart! I have overcome the world” ( John 16:33). Not only that, Jesus said He has given you power and authority to “overcome all the power of the enemy” (Luke 10:19). “The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). You are an ezer, uniquely fashioned and supernaturally equipped to do battle on your knees in prayer for your marriage and your man.

The Purpose of Prayer

“Well, I guess the only thing left to do is pray about it.” How many times have I heard those words? How many times have they slipped past my lips? But what if we looked at prayer from a different perspective…God’s perspective? What if we viewed prayer as our first course of action rather than a last resort?

The vast majority of the e-mails I receive through my ministry center on marriage problems. Women struggle with husbands who aren’t living up to their expectations: men who work too much and love too little, men who withdraw emotionally and advance sexually, men who initially appear to be Prince Charming but later reveal the villain within.

Some wives describe their husbands as hardhearted, meanspirited, and verbally combative. Others complain that their husbands are aloof, passive, and emotionally withdrawn. Perhaps your man fits one of those descriptions.

On the other hand, perhaps you have an adoring husband who cherishes you, cares for you, and encourages you to be all that God has created you to be. Praise God for such a man!

Regardless of where your man or your marriage falls on the continuum of terrific to tolerable to terrible, there is always room for improvement. Prayer can make a bad marriage good and a good marriage great. Before we start, I want to make this very clear: Prayer is not a means of gaining control over your husband, to whip him into shape and make him the man you want him to be. Prayer is a means of relinquishing control of your husband and asking God to shape him into the man that He wants him to be. Prayer involves turning the finger that points out your man’s faults and folding it along with the others in prayer.

The Bible tells us in Isaiah 29:16, “You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘He did not make me’? Can the pot say of the potter, ‘He knows nothing’?”

God is the Master Potter, and He certainly doesn’t need you or me to tell Him how to shape and mold that marvelous piece of pottery called husband. Oh, we’d like to. That’s for sure. But God’s ultimate goal is for that lump of clay to be fashioned according to His design and for His purposes, not ours. “We are the clay, you are the potter,” Isaiah writes,
“we are all the work of your hand” (Isaiah 64:8). I am. You are. Your husband is.

God shapes and molds. You pray and intercede. James warns about the danger of praying with wrong motives ( James 4:3). Check your desire to control at the door of the prayer closet and don’t let it in.

Prayer is not for the purpose of getting your husband to do what you want him to do when you want him to do it. Let me take that a bit further. Prayer is not for the purpose of getting God to do what you want Him to do when you want Him to do it. It is not for twisting God’s arm to convince Him to do your bidding. He already has your best interests in mind. He already has your husband’s best interests in mind. Amazingly, He invites you to play a part in the miracle of making your husband into the man He created him to be. Your role is not to nag, manipulate, cajole, or control. Your part is to love him and pray for him. And as you pray, God aligns your desires with His desires, your thinking with His thinking, and your heart with His heart.

God is not hoarding His blessings, waiting for us to say the right words to pry those blessings out of His stingy hand. He longs to lavish us with His goodness! (Ephesians 1:7–8). And yet He often waits for us to ask. I am not saying I understand it. Prayer is simply how He chose to engineer the flow of His power and activity from the spiritual realm into the physical realm. Prayer is the conduit through which God’s power is released and His will is brought to earth as it is in heaven.

It is not that God cannot act without the prayers of His people. He can do anything He pleases (Psalm 115:3). However, He has established prayer as the gate through which His blessings flow. James reminds us: “You do not have, because you do not ask” ( James 4:2).

Ezekiel gives us a glimpse into the heart of God regarding prayer.

Israel had sinned in every possible way, and her people were doomed for destruction. God said, “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none” (Ezekiel 22:30). God looked for someone to pray, to intercede, to stand in the gap for Israel, but there was no one.

Today God is looking for women who will stand in the gap for their husbands, wives who will pray for their men to experience the fullness of God’s blessing. I’m so glad He has found such a woman in you.

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  • Posted January 15, 2014

    I have been reading through this book and praying the prayers ea

    I have been reading through this book and praying the prayers each day. I love how each body part represents a part of my husband's life - his work, his relationships, our marriage, etc. This book is full of scripture and I find it a privilege to pray God's Word over each area of my husband's life. I often find myself asking God to help me in some of those same areas of my own life as I am praying for my husband. Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe is an excellent tool every wife should have and I am thankful that Sharon Jaynes was inspired to share it with all of us.

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

    In the past few months, I have been convicted of my need to real

    In the past few months, I have been convicted of my need to really pray for my husband more frequently, and more effectively. But man times, I struggle with knowing what to pray, how to pray, etc... God has been impressing on my heart the importance of praying Scripture over him. As I came across this book, I felt compelled to read it, and it did not disappoint. Sharon opens with a chapter on the purpose and power of prayer. Then she expounds by giving a body part to pray for and what the spiritual symbolism for that body part is. For example, "His Mind" is what he thinks about, or "His Legs" - his stand on truth. As you invest a few minutes a day to pray from "head to toe", you are becoming a warrior for your husband in the spiritual realm. After the intro and explanation, Sharon includes 30 days of Scriptures and Prayers that correspond with those Scriptures you can pray.
    Although this book is geared for wives to pray for husbands, I noticed and felt led as I was praying to pray a variety of these Scriptures for my children, friends, and others God laid on my heart. This book could be used in many situations. It is definitely a must have for wives!
    I received this book from the TBCN in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted January 21, 2014

    Praying For Your Husband From Head To Toe is a great guide to fo

    Praying For Your Husband From Head To Toe is a great guide to follow in praying for your husband. The first part of the book divides the body into parts to be prayed for and what they represent. The second part is a thirty day example of follow thru on this division.I have followed and read Sharon Jaynes for a long time and she never disappointed me in anything she writes. I will continue to follow her as long as she writes.I recieved this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for a honest review.

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  • Posted January 20, 2014

    Sharon provides a thoughtful, thorough, and hands-on approach to

    Sharon provides a thoughtful, thorough, and hands-on approach to praying for your husband. There is no doubt that Sharon's inspiration is God-given in a time when marriages are under attack. Sharon lends a great prayer model that considers every aspect of a husband's life. As my husband's ezer, I will continue to lift him up in prayer daily and I am looking forward to the way that God will bless both my husband and myself as we continue our prayerful journey.

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  • Posted January 16, 2014

    Sharon Jaynes says it well when she proclaims that as wives &quo

    Sharon Jaynes says it well when she proclaims that as wives "the most important 'work' that we can do is on our knees." I have been praying for my husband from head to toe and I can honestly say that I have seen a difference in him, an increased confidence, a renewed strength. I too find that I feel better, stronger, more in touch with God and my husband as I endeavor to pray and apply these incredibly insightful concepts to me own life and daily walk. This book is an incredible tool and I highly recommend it to wives in all stages of marriage.

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  • Posted January 12, 2014

    This is a 30 day prayer guide for wives to use and follow in pra

    This is a 30 day prayer guide for wives to use and follow in praying for their husbands. Their are three parts to this book. The first part talks about why we pray, that prayer should be our first defense not our last, the power of prayer and how God can bring about results but also change the person praying. I really liked how the author pointed out how powerful prayer is. It is a great reminder that out of all human endeavors and achievements that we have nothing like prayer- a direct line to God our Father. She also explains the different parts of the body and why we are specifically using them as a guide for our prayers. The second part of the book we get into the praying. The following is the parts that we will be specifically praying about and scripture verses that go along with the prayer/lesson for us: mind, eyes, ears, mouth, neck, shoulders, heart, back, arms, hands, ring finger, side, sexuality, legs, knees, and his feet. Pretty thorough prayer guide. The last part of the book is the appendix that deals with more prayers for his salvation, fatherhood, and healing. A nice little prayer guide to help us use our ultimate defense, prayer, in being the helpmates our husbands need. I plan to use this book many times in the future. I received this book from The Book Club Network Inc. and the opinions are my own.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    God is transforming my heart through this book.  I love that the

    God is transforming my heart through this book.  I love that the chapters give you the exact words to say.  It doesn't feel scripted at all though. And of course you can add your own personal details as you feel led to do so.  I also found that praying these specific words helped me to recognize moments throughout the week that seemed to be directly related to my prayer.   Each "day" takes about five minutes to read straight through.  If you don't have that much time to sit and read, consider parceling out the prayers throughout the day.  this book would be an excellent way to prepare for marriage. If you're a college student and hoping to meet Mr. Right, don't wait to get engaged to pray for him.  Why not start now?   If you're a bride-to-be, consider using this book as a way to focus on your heart's desire before you tie the knot.  There may be a few sections you'll have to modify (such as the Fatherhood section) but that's easily done.  There are thirty "days" in all, plus a few extra chapters for things not visible to the eye such as his salvation.  So if you start now, you could even finish the book by Valentine's Day! Imagine giving your husband a card saying "I've been praying for you from head to toe" for Valentine's Day.  Best gift ever! 
    I received this book to review. The opinions shared here are 100% mine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    What a great idea Sharon Jaynes had to write a book about prayin

    What a great idea Sharon Jaynes had to write a book about praying for our husbands from head to toe,
    literally.  Each day starts out with which body part to pray for (his mind, his eyes, his ears, his mouth, his
    neck, his shoulders, his heart, his back, his arms, his hands, his ring finger, his side, his sexuality, his
     legs, his knees, and his feet).  Then she gives a prayer to pray with the Scripture included.  I highly
     recommend this book to any woman who wants to learn how to pray more effectively for her husband.

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  • Posted January 2, 2014

    Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe, a Daily Guide to Scri

    Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe, a Daily Guide to Scripture Based Prayer by Sharon Jaynes
    This book is a guide to pray for your husband for 30 days by using scripture based prayer. It is broken down into two parts. The first explains the how’s and why’s to praying the head to toe method and the purpose. I like the way author Sharon Jaynes described prayer as, “Prayer is a means of relinquishing control of your husband and asking God to shape him into the man that He {God} wants him to be. The second part is the actual prayer. You pray for his mind, eyes, ears, etcetera and what they stand for. For example his mind is thoughts, eyes would be the things he watch’s and see’s, his ring finger is for marriage. First is the scripture then a short prayer then she moves on to the next part of the body. This book is a powerful pray tool. It is well thought out and easy to use. I give five stars for this outstand pray book, it is sure to change the course of your marriage and transform your husband into the man God created him to be. I enjoyed all the scripture and how the author applied them I prayer. The Book Club Network Inc. provided me with this book in exchange for my honest review and I am so grateful for their generosity.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    What a wonderful read for Any woman! Pick up Your Copy Today!

    Sharon starts out the book with explaining the power and the purpose for praying for my husband. The real true benefits that little ole me has been given to pray for and over my husband. Sharon says, “I’m not suggesting your replace your jeans for battle fatigues and your cute shoes with army boots. But I am suggesting that God has given you an amazing role as a prayer warrior on your husband’s behalf.” She also reminds me in the book that prayer should not be the last resort, it should always be the first step in any situation. Start out the day covering my hubby in prayer instead of praying over the yucky situations he lands in during the day. (Of course, pray then too…but you know what I mean.) Persistent prayer makes things happen…seriously (“When a believing person prays, great things happen” James 5:16 NCV). We might see white knights, tall dark and handsome and all that fairy tale nonsense on day one but on married day 534 life might be looking a little bit bleak. This is where your praying for your husband is usually kicked into high gear. Because, ya know, that’s when we pray the hardest…after the hole is deep and dark and a little frightening…well, at least I tend to do that! So instead of waiting until that point of failure falls on me, I need to be persistent and cry out to God in earnest. Praying for the situation, praying that my hubby is covered from the temptations, the evil, the discouragement, the feelings of failure, praying for his strength, helping to prepare him for the daily battles he may face. Sharon breaks down the 15 body parts that I am going to cover in prayer and why…{fantastic!} Praying for His Salvation, Praying for His Fatherhood and Praying for His Healing. These sections are chock full of Bible verses and prayers specific to the previous three subjects. Powerful. Specific. Worth Every Moment. If you want to cover your man in prayer from head to toe, this is one book that you will need to add to your arsenal. I am beyond pleased with the book and I know that you will be as well. I pray you are as blessed by this book as I have been. And yet, one more reason to love this book…I can use it over and over and over and over and over again…perfect! I was sent an advance copy from the author as part of the book launch team.

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  • Posted December 24, 2013

    This is an amazing book. The first section reminds us of the pow

    This is an amazing book. The first section reminds us of the powerful opportunity we have in praying for our husbands. It also explains the concept of praying Scripture over your husband from head to toe, with each part of his body representing a part of his life. For instance, his shoulders represent his responsibilities. The second section is 30 days of daily Scripture and prayers to pray over your husband.




    I think this is a must-read for any married, Christian woman. I intend to make this part of a my standard wedding shower gifts for Christian brides. Whether your marriage is amazing, good, so-so, or struggling, I highly recommend this book. 

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  • Posted December 21, 2013

    Sharon Jaynes is not only a beautiful and proficient writer, she

    Sharon Jaynes is not only a beautiful and proficient writer, she is also a woman of God and a wife. This book on how to pray for your husband head to toe literally covers praying for your husband head to toe, and everything in between. As his helpmate, you can pray for your husband's entire being, his mind, his eyes,his ears, his mouth, his neck, shoulders, heart, his back, his arms, hands, ring finger, his sexuality, his legs, his knees and his feet, in less than 10 minutes a day. You will not believe how less than 10 minutes can change your whole world!

    Using Biblical Scripture as a guideline, Sharon Jaynes has written a marriage manual for the ages. This book will be around as long as marriage itself, and because the prayers are based solidly in Scripture, when you pray for your husband you will be using God's Words...and then you better fasten your seat belt! This book is a game changer, to be sure. If you have a husband, if you want one someday, or if you have a daughter, this book is a MUST.

    I have read lots of books on prayer, and lots of books for Christian women on how to pray for their husbands. Nothing comes close to this amazing book. Start praying today for your husband's whole body, and watch how fast God will honor your words, your husband, and your marriage.

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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe is a devotional like I

    Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe is a devotional like I’ve never seen before. It is a must read for any wife from newlyweds to seasoned women. In this book, Ms. Jaynes provides 30 days of prayer covering the husband literally from head to toe. Each day has a section with a scripture and prayer specifically for his mind, eyes, ears, mouth, neck, shoulders, heart, back, arms, hands, ring finger, side, sexuality, legs, knees and feet. Although I’d heard of praying for a man’s heart, mind and ears, I had never seen it broken down into such detail and the reasoning is exceptional. I found the neck to be one of the most interesting sections because I’d never considered how important it was before reading this book. When Ms. Jaynes explains that his neck is the decisions that turn his head, I was floored! As a wife, prayer should be the very first thing on my daily to do list and after reading this, I will wholeheartedly be praying these scriptures. I was also impressed with how the first part of the book exhorts wives to first remember that change is from God alone and it keeps with a humble spirit. This would be a great wedding or anniversary gift. I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

    Sharon Jaynes¿ heart toward prayer and marriage is honestly refl

    Sharon Jaynes’ heart toward prayer and marriage is honestly reflected in her newest book Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe: A Daily Guide to Scripture-Based Prayer. This book’s unique approach to praying for our husbands sets this guide apart from others I have read. Literally, Sharon Jaynes guides women through Scripture to pray for their husbands’ bodies, minds and souls by using physical landmarks. This book provides the framework for consistent prayer for our husbands, and it supplies us with thirty days of daily landmarks to guide our prayer time. I break each day’s guide into sections and I use this book in conjunction with my ongoing Bible study and quiet time. This is guide will continue to be part of my daily prayer time.




    Sharon has included specific prayer landmarks that I find myself using for other people in my life as well. What a blessing this book is proving to be! One more reason to love the writing and teaching of Sharon Jaynes…

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

    "Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe" is a great

    "Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe" is a great guide to use to pray for your husband. The first part of the book covers all the ways we should view each part of the body that we are praying for. I thought it was a bit strange to be told to pray for my husband's knees, then I read the reason,(bending in humility) and it made total sense! Sharon Jaynes goes over each body part and gives the reasoning behind why she feels we should be praying for each of these for our spouses.

    The second part of Jaynes' book gives you daily prayer suggestions. "Praying for Your Husband From Head to Toe" has a scripture verse and a prayer for each body part, for each day. The book will cover your husband's various body parts, starting from the top of his body, his mind, (Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2) to bottom, his feet (Whether you turn to the right or the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; Walk in it" Isaiah 30:21)

    I would recommend Jaynes book for anyone wishing to cover their husbands in daily prayer!

    The Book Club Network Inc. provided me with this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    What a USEFUL book! God wants us to pray faithfully with and fo

    What a USEFUL book! God wants us to pray faithfully with and for our spouses. This is a great way to get started and leads you along if you are not sure how to pray! Buy it now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    The gift that keeps on giving!!   Can I just say in my humble o

    The gift that keeps on giving!!  

    Can I just say in my humble opinion, I believe Sharon Jaynes not only created a wonderful tool for married women to pray for their husbands, but for me, as a single gal, she also created a tool that I can use to pray for my future husband.  
    I’m not married but that shouldn’t stop me from praying for a godly man to enter my life.  What better way to get on track with the type of man I seek than to start praying for him right now?  
    As I read through this amazing book I found myself wrapped up in the words Sharon Jaynes masterfully weaved together with scripture to guide me as I prayed for my future husband.  She states “While we don’t have authority over our husbands, we do have authority over the Enemy who seeks to harm him (Luke 10:19).  Through prayer, the Enemy’s plans are intercepted; the principalities and authorities are defeated.  Through prayer, the power and provision of God flow into the lives of His people.”  It’s important also that we realize as Sharon states “Prayer is not for the purpose of getting your husband to do what you want him to do when you want him to do it.” That job belongs to God. 
    You will be praying very intentionally over your husband.  You will be praying for his mind, eyes, ears, mouth, neck, shoulders, heart, back, arms, hands, his ring finger, side, his sexuality, legs, knees and feet.  And I dare say, as you pray for you husband, you will start to see a change in you. I know God sure opened my eyes in areas I was over looking.  This “book” is not just a “book.” It’s a tool to help you pray in areas you may have never considered before.  If you’re like me, maybe you didn’t know how to incorporate scripture into your prayer.   We all know Jesus defeated Satan with scripture.  He knew how to overcome and annihilate the Enemy’s attacks with the Word of God.  You have the same power to pray for your husband and this book will most surely get you on your way!! 
    Ladies, if you have 10 minutes to play on facebook, watch television, or the like, you have 10 minutes to invest in your husband. I can’t think of a better way to love on my man than to partner with God for his well being.  And hey, if it helps your man, it helps you too.  How great is that?!! 
    Men, you can take charge here as well.  Maybe you don’t know how to ask your wife to pray for you.  There’s no shame in that, and if you can’t ask, then you can give your honey this gift on your behalf.  
    You know, none of us are mind readers when it comes knowing exactly what our spouses need. Only God knows that.  But what we can do is help each other out and this gift can be used over and over again.  Now, that’s something I know I can sure use!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    This book has helped transform my life in a variety of ways... I

    This book has helped transform my life in a variety of ways... I have learned new ways to pray for my significant other and have been learning new things about myself as well.  This book has been a great tool for me to realize the spiritual realm controversies that could be affected my future hubby on a daily... The best part: you have 30 days of prayer, which can be used time and time again! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    What a great tool and guide to use to pray for our husbands! Whi

    What a great tool and guide to use to pray for our husbands! While praying for my husband I found myself asking God to change my heart. Life changing! While blessing my husband through prayer, I find myself being blessed. While praying, I find myself drawn even closer to my man. Very practical.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    This book is a definite must-keep-around!!  It's one of those bo

    This book is a definite must-keep-around!!  It's one of those books you can always go back to and read again and again, for years to come!  You can never pray too much for your husband and this is the perfect way to do it!!  Sharon gives you specific areas to cover your husband in prayer each day.  She not only tells you how to pray for your husband, she also gives you specific scriptures and prayers you can pray for him on a daily basis.  Give this book a try & I promise you won't be disappointed!!

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