“Prayers for New Brides – Putting on God’s Armor After the Wedding Dress”
by Jennifer O. White
Jennifer starts this prayer guide with a call to battle. This is a reminder that we do not war against flesh and blood, but against the tactics of the enemy and darkness. She also reminds us that this isn’t really OUR battle… it is God’s battle – and HE is more than able.
She then leads us through the various areas where we are called to join in the battle, and what that looks like. Armor is very important in battle. She shows us what God says about proper armor, posture, and communication.
We can trust God to lead us. But, we must be leaning fully on Him – NOT on our own understanding and feelings.
This books is 40 short chapters/devotions that can easily be gone through daily or weekly – either by yourself or with a small group. Each chapter starts with a lesson followed by a “Prayer Prompt” and a “Call To Action”. I really like the personalized prayer prompts and have found them to be jumping points that lead me into deeper prayer times. And I think the Calls to Action are fantastic! What better way to learn to put things into practice!
Even if you (like me) didn’t experience the traditional wedding, this book will speak to ways that you can effectively pray over and invest in your marriage to keep it strong. I highly recommend this book to all wives and wives-to-be!
I received “Prayers For New Brides” on 2/23/2015. When I first received the book, the Lord was bringing our family into an incredibly busy season and my heart was very unsettled. So, reading anything that the Lord did not specifically pull me into was a challenge. So, this review has taken me forever to write. I wanted to take time to go back and re-read the book and give it fair time in my heart. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long. That being said, it is a FANTASTIC prayer guide for any bride! And I am so very glad that I went back to re-read it again. I’m sure I’ll be doing it again in the coming years. Thank you, Jennifer!
Where can you learn more about the author? Where can you find this wonderful book?
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