Do you ever struggle with what to pray for your women?
Or do you feel like you offer up the same prayers on repeat?
I do too.
I long to pray powerful prayers anchored in Scripture, but instead, my words, more often than not, come out awkward and stiff.
God’s faithfulness knows no bounds, and I often find inspiration to pray for my group in His Word when I’m not expecting it.
Periodically during the Sunday sermon or my daily Bible study, I will come across a verse to pray for the women in my church or group.
I’ve learned to jot a quick note so I don’t forget.
For years I’ve scribbled out verses on sticky notes, in the margins of my sermon notebook, on notecards, and various scraps of paper, intending to one day make a list and share it in hopes that it might help you too.
That day has finally come.
I’m excited to share a free printable with 21 days of prayers for the women in your church or small group.
Every day offers up a specific prayer and the coordinating Bible verse.
Here are some examples:
- Forgive one another – Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
- Be devoted to prayer – Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2
- Serve others using their gifts – Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:9-10
- Seek to live in unity with other believers – That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. John 17:21
To receive the complete list of 21 prayers, please click the link below.
Once you complete the form, you’ll receive an email that includes the link to the free PDF.
I selected a fruit-themed background (we want our women to bear much fruit) and weekly calendars that can be printed and placed where you’re more likely to see and use them.
- You may want to put them inside your Bible or hang them on your bathroom mirror.
- You may decide to focus your prayers on just one woman or the entire group.
- Your women’s ministry team may wish to divide up the names of all of the women in your church so that each one is prayed for by name.
You could also share your prayer requests with the women for whom you are praying.
Imagine how encouraged your women would be to know that you are praying specifically for them.
- You could make a note in an email – I’ve been praying this week that you will be devoted in prayer as Colossians 4:2 encourages us to do.
- You could create a graphic and post it on your ministry’s social media channels. Lord, help us all to live in unity with other believers. John 17:21.
- You could share the prayer via text with your small group. Please know that I am praying we will all embrace the opportunities God provides this week to forgive others (Ephesians 4:32).
There is also a section titled “I am praying for” at the bottom of each page where you can list specific prayer requests or the names of the women you are praying for that week.
As Colossians 1:10 says, I pray our women will “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
I pray you’ll find these prayer prompts helpful as you serve, encourage, and equip the women in your church and small group.