7 Tips on Becoming a Prayerful Woman

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7 Tips on Becoming a Prayerful Woman, along with Bible Verses

What does it mean to be a prayerful woman? You may be wondering, “How do I start being prayerful?” or “What are the characteristics of a prayerful woman?”

Check out the following list of 7 Tips on Becoming a Prayerful Woman. You’ll read about the things that are necessary in order to be prayerful, the things that demonstrate what it means to be prayerful.

Then read about women in the Bible who are known for being prayerful, the benefits of a praying woman, and some prayerful woman quotes.

Let’s get started!

7 Tips on Becoming a Prayerful Woman

These are not listed in any specific order.

  1. Focus

    The reason why prayer is so powerful is because of Who we are praying to and the power that He has. It could be said that a praying woman is a dangerous woman (from Satan’s perspective).

    I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8

    Constantly keep your eyes fixed on God and all that He has done and continues to do!

  2. Scripture

    Regularly spend time reading The Bible – meditate on it, speak it, memorize it, pray it. When we are actively involved in God’s Word, it really helps discourage us from falling into the trap of habitual sin.

    You will experience moments when God’s Spirit will bring one or more verses to mind, and it will be exactly what you need to hear in that moment.

    This is a part of the Armor of God, being the Sword of The Spirit. Scripture is God-breathed, alive and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, and it never returns void!

    Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8

    All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man (or woman) of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

  3. Make Prayer a Priority

    Have a prayer plan. Continually pray, take advantage of the opportunity we have to regularly talk to God about the big and small things going on.

    Be intentional about keeping a constant connection with Him. Remember to be mindful of praying in alignment with God’s will.

    It can be very helpful to keep a prayer journal. It’s incredibly encouraging to look back and see prayers that were answered and when they were answered!

    Some people like to have a specific place where they pray – a closet, a certain room, just any place that you would like to dedicate to prayer.

    Choose to remain devoted to prayer even when things get difficult, when things don’t go as you hoped they would, when the devil tries to discourage you. Be bold and confident! Have faith and pray with conviction!

    The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. 1 Peter 4:7

    Woman praying with Bible & becoming a prayerful woman

  4. Be Intentional about being Thankful

    An excellent way to stay positive is to fill out a gratitude journal each day. List anything you can think of that you’re thankful for. Intentionally focusing on the good things in your life will make a big difference!

    Let them praise the Lord for His great love and for the wonderful things He has done for them. Psalm 107:21

  5. Make Your Requests Known

    When we chat with God, we shouldn’t be shy about letting Him know what our desires are, and we don’t need to use fancy words (He can handle the “real” us!).

    We can pray no matter how we feel – Hannah prayed when she was experiencing great distress and sadness.

    Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

  6. Don’t Harbor Unforgiveness

    At times, we may think we can hold a grudge against someone and that it won’t affect other areas of our lives. For our prayers and our relationships with God to be at their best, it’s necessary to forgive others.

    We can’t hide anything from God, He knows when we are at odds with someone. We might as well confess everything so the situation will no longer have power over us.

    And when you stand and pray, forgive anything you may have against anyone, so that your Father in heaven will forgive the wrongs you have done. Mark 11:25

  7. Be on the Lookout

    Make it a habit to be looking for what others need and pray for them. Do everything possible for them & pray that God will bless them with the things you’re unable to provide.

    Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. Philippians 2:3-4

    Prayerful woman praying at sunset

The Benefits of a Praying Woman

  • Her relationship with God will grow stronger and more intimate.

  • She will experience spiritual growth.

  • Peace will increase and anxiety will decrease.

  • Her awareness of God’s continual presence will increase.

  • Prayer will help give her life direction.

  • She will have an increased awareness of the things to be thankful for.

  • Prayer will make her less likely to make wrong choices and make sin a habit.

  • Since her relationship with God will be more intimate, it will be easier for her to hear His voice.

  • She will see God’s hand working in her life and in other people’s lives.

  • Her sense of joy and happiness will increase since she will be spending time thinking of others and doing things for them.

Women of Prayer in The Bible

  • The Prophetess Anna

    There was a very old prophet, a widow named Anna, daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher. She had been married for only 7 years and was now 84 years old. She never left the Temple; day and night she worshiped God, fasting and praying. Luke 2:36-37

    Always at the temple, Anna was constantly praising God and praying. She is an excellent example of a very devoted woman!

  • Judge & Prophetess Deborah

    Deborah inspired the warrior Barak to send for his troops to go to battle against one of Israel’s enemies. After Israel secured the victory, she prayed a worship song (see Judges Chapter 5).

    She could have said a prayer focusing on herself and/or Barak, but she chose to say a prayer of adoration to God. When is the last time we said a prayer of pure reverence?

  • Hannah

    Hannah was childless for a number of years. After her husband’s other wife slighted her, she went to the temple to pray and sacrifice. She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish.

    Then she made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.” 1 Samuel 1:10

    Hannah chose to be unguarded and express her heart to the Lord. It may be difficult at times, but it’s always best if we choose to be vulnerable when we pray (God knows everything, so we might as well talk to Him about it).

    Young prayerful woman praying with rays of light in background

  • Queen Esther

    Queen Esther, born with the Hebrew name Hadassah, is a great illustration of the power of praying with a group of people.

    In Chapter 4 of the book of Esther, she decided to go to the king although he hadn’t asked her to (by doing this, she put her life in danger!). She wanted to ask the king to take back his order to have the Jewish people killed.

    She chose not to go to the king right away (she had to have been feeling a strong sense of urgency). She called on her Uncle Mordecai to send for the other Jews in order for all of them to pray and fast together.

    She knew it was of the greatest importance to pray as a group before doing anything else.

    She could’ve thought that she knew best and that it wasn’t necessary to pray before talking to the king, but she exercised self-control and showed God that talking to Him first took priority.

  • Canaanite woman & her demon-possessed daughter

    In Matthew 15:21-28, we read about a Gentile Woman’s Faith. Because she was from Canaan, she was considered to be an unclean outcast.

    She pleaded to Jesus repeatedly, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! For my daughter is possessed by a demon that torments her severely.” Matthew 15:22

    Here is a desperate woman who had heard about Jesus and that He had healed people. But Jesus did not reply.

    The disciples urged Jesus to send her away, then Jesus said to her, “I was sent only to help God’s lost sheep – the people of Israel.” But she came and worshiped Him and pleaded again for Him to help her.

    Jesus responded, “It isn’t right to take food from the children and throw it to the dogs.” She replied, “That’s true, Lord, but even dogs are allowed to eat the scraps that fall beneath their masters’ table.”

    “Dear woman,” Jesus said to her, “your faith is great. Your request is granted.” Then her daughter was instantly healed.

    This woman was incredibly persistent! She had several opportunities where she could’ve decided to give up. She was so intent on receiving aid, she was not going to accept no as an answer.

    When she agreed with what Jesus said and stated that even dogs are allowed to eat the scraps that fall under their masters’ table, it was at that moment that Jesus decided to heal her daughter.

    Jesus was testing her to bring out the strength of her faith. He met her where she was and helped her grow. The end result: She was enormously blessed by Jesus healing her child.

    The Canaanite woman was willing to be humble to any degree, and she put all of her hope and trust in Jesus.

  • Mary

    When Mary was told she would conceive a baby, she said, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” Luke 1:38

    How easy it would’ve been for her to be upset and focus on all of the challenges that lay ahead. She knew the pregnancy would cause problems, yet she still chose to be obedient – God’s will was the priority instead of her own.

    The verses below are from Luke Chapter 1, shortly after Mary was told she’d have a baby. Mary sings a song of praise, also known as the Magnificat.

    46 Mary responded, “Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.

    47 How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!

    48 For He took notice of His lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed.

    49 For the Mighty One is holy, and He has done great things for me.

    50 He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear Him.

    51 His mighty arm has done tremendous things! He has scattered the proud and haughty ones.

    52 He has brought down princes from their thrones and exalted the humble.

    53 He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away with empty hands.

    54 He has helped His servant Israel and remembered to be merciful.

    55 For He made this promise to our ancestors, to Abraham and His children forever.”

    In these verses, we see Mary rejoicing in the Lord, being humble, and considering herself blessed. She recognizes that significant things have been done for her.

    In verse 50, she says that the Lord shows mercy from generation to generation. She is looking at the big picture, not just focusing on her generation and the present circumstances.

    In verses 51-53, Mary proclaims God’s victory. She did this boldly, and this was prior to her return to Galilee (most likely before the Nazarenes discovered she was pregnant). This had to be an incredibly vulnerable time for her.

    Although she knew she would be humiliated, she was resolute that nothing would take away her joy.

    Things will surely get difficult for anyone who has made prayer a priority (Satan doesn’t want us to exercise the power of prayer), so it’s beneficial to decide beforehand that we won’t allow anything to get in the way of us rejoicing in God.

    No matter the circumstances, may we always remember to worship the Lord!

    Senior prayerful woman sitting & praying with Bible on table in front of her at home

Prayerful Woman Quotes

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”

Mother Teresa

“The power of a praying woman does not depend on what she can do with her own hands, but in the mighty Hand of God.”

Gift Gugu Mona

“It’s always easier to see a lack of wisdom in others than it is to see it in ourselves. That’s why we must pray daily for wisdom.”

Stormie Omartian

She (my mother) became a warrior far superior to any epic hero. She became a giant on her knees. With a sword in one hand she battled the enemies of death and disease, and with her other hand stretched toward heaven she kept beseeching God’s help and His mercy.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes

“The reality is, my prayers don’t change God. But, I am convinced prayer changes me. Praying boldly boots me out of that stale place of religious habit into authentic connection with God Himself.”

Lisa TerKeurst

“Prayer lays hold of God’s plan and becomes the link between His will and its accomplishment on earth. Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit’s prayer.”

Elisabeth Elliott

7 Tips on Becoming a Prayerful Woman

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Thank you, and it is my prayer that you have a very blessed day! ❤

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