Women Praying Boldly Initiative: Will You Join Us?

I know we are in the midst of the Secrets of a Newlywed series. I also know that many of you who read my blog are not in that stage of life yet. While I firmly believe that you don’t have to be currently married to benefit from the insights in the series (and to treasure them in your hearts so that you start off your marriage stronger when it does happen!), I do know that many of you look forward to the day when you can apply these lessons to your own lives.

And I understand that longing, more than you know. When I was single, it became a very large burden on my heart to pray about finding a godly man. I truly believe that because I prayed so earnestly and brought that desire to the Lord, that he answered my prayers and wove my love story within months.

I also believe that we not only should pray these things (meaning, godly desires of any kind!) for ourselves but also for one another. Because I saw how that prayer worked so miraculously in my own life, I make it a point to continue to pray for women I know who have that same desire.

And I’d like to take this opportunity to reach out to any of the readers here who would like to share in that, as well.

Here’s what I propose: I would love to start a Women Praying Boldly initiative (taken from Candice Watter’s book Get Married) here on this blog. If you are interested in praying for a godly husband and want others to rally around you in prayer, then fill out this form here with your contact information.

Everyone who fills this form out will become a part of this initiative and then we’ll all start praying for each other. You don’t have to pray every day, but you do have to commit to intentionally praying for your fellow ladies a few times each month. I only want women who take this prayer seriously—those who really believe that it can impact lives and are willing to pray it boldly themselves—to sign up.

If you’re already married but still want to join along in praying for these ladies, then you can jump on board, too. Once I get everyone’s information, I’ll send an email out and include each woman’s first name only. Then, the praying begins.

I would love to be able to see how this commitment to prayer impacts women’s lives, so I hope that once this begins, I’ll have some testimonies to share with the rest of the group (and maybe here on this blog, as well!). We’ll just have to see what comes of it.

For now, we step out in faith and ask…

Will you ask with me?

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  1. Carmen, your heart is such a blessing to me! How incredibly wonderful of you to start this! I'm one of those single ladies and have actually taken to praying for my (future) husband pretty regularly as of late, as well as for myself. It's truly something that makes me feel connected to this man (and as far as I know, we haven't even met). Anyway, definitely signing up for your prayer initiative! There is much to pray for among each other and as the Word says, the prayer of the righteous avails much (James 5:16)! :)

  2. @ Mindy - Awesome! Thanks for signing up! I'll be in touch soon :)

    @ Kristin - Ah, that's great you're already praying these things for yourself--and feeling connected to your hubby-to-be! I think that's beautiful and know he will appreciate those prayers! Thanks for signing up; I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with this prayer initiative of ours!!

  3. This is an excellent idea and I absolutely love your blog and your previous posts. I am going to spend some time reading it after I comment.

    Just wanted to say that I'm a new follower. Please stop on by if you get the chance:

  4. I LOVE this! I feel like this is exactly what I needed to read.
    I totally signed up and I am excited to start praying for other women as well.
    Thanks for starting this! Your radiant faith inspires me.

    Megan :)

  5. @ Lori - Awesome! Thanks so much! I will check out your blog, too :)

    @ Megan - I'm so glad that this is filling a need. I think it's so important and grateful to use my blog as a tool to encourage other women to step out in prayer! Looking forward to see where this all goes.

  6. Carmen, I'm so excited for this! What a blessing to read this today. :) I'll post this on my blog as well. Hope you're having a great weekend!

  7. @ Katie - Ah, that'd be great! I still pray for you for this and am pumped to gather other women to do the same :) Thanks for signing up!

  8. Thanks so much, Carmen! I really appreciate that. :) I'm so glad we're able to stay in touch through our blogs. Thanks for being an inspiration!

  9. I found your blog through 20SB and I'm so glad that I did. I love this idea and I pray for the growth of my boyfriend (oneday husband!) almost daily. I know that it is so important for us to pray for the men of our nation So many of them are looking elsewhere when all their deepest desires can be found in the Lord. And we as women need to pray that WE will learn how to love and RESPECT them like the Lord intended. Love this and I can't wait to check out your blog more!

  10. What if you're seriously dating someone, and want to pray for your guy as you talk about marriage, and to pray for godly men for other women?

  11. Thanks for your question, Abigail. That is totally fine! Obviously not everyone will fit squarely into one single category, but we'd be happy to have you join along in praying for the other women. There's a choice to do that on the form. Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for your interest in joining along!

  12. Hi Carmen,
    Is this offer still open? I'd like to sign up but the page connected to the links in the post don't seem to have a submit button anywhere. It's totally possible I'm just missing it too. Let me know :) I'd love to join in encouraging others in faith!

  13. Thanks for asking, Breighl! I'm not sure why the form is giving you problems (it's working on my computer) but I'd love to include you in the group! Why don't you just send me an email with the email address you want the updates sent to? I just sent out an update for the end of September, so I'll forward that one to you. Thanks for getting in touch :)

  14. Definitely joining ya'll. I am getting ready to finish the #PrayerDare hosted in February (I started it late) which was to spend the entire month praying for our husbands/future husbands/the special men in our lives so this will be a great progression. Thank you for hosting!! I am so excited to join in. :)


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