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Power Of A Praying Woman Bible Verses

Inside you will find 30 scriptures to encourage a woman's heart as she prays to God Almighty. We also look at the characteristics of a praying woman. You will be encouraged to be a powerful praying woman from the stories of Hannah and Esther, plus the stories of modern women from our time. If you want to dig a bit deeper into what the Bible says about the power of a praying woman, you will find a printable list of scriptures and a prayer journal including prayer prompts to guide you through praying each of the 30 Power Of A Woman Bible verses..


power of a praying woman bible verses

Prayer is not just a fleeting moment of whispered words or a repetitive ritual; it's a profound, transformative practice that has the potential to shape and enrich every facet of a woman's life. From the quiet moments of reflection before dawn to the heartfelt supplications offered during life's challenges, prayer is a powerful and essential tool in the spiritual toolkit of women across the world. Here are 30 Power of a Praying Woman bible verses to encourage you to pray strong continuously!

I sourced some of the bible verses from a resource called OpenBible.info - What Does The Bible Say About Praying Women which had a few suitable Power Of A Praying Woman verses and then I added my favorite scriptures that challenge me to pray.


If you have been a long-time reader of Scriptural Grace, you know that I talk a lot about practicing the presence of God. It is in the hidden secret place of God, praying and listening to Him, that you gain the strength and power to live, work, and play in our world. And you find your power to thrive through practicing the Lord's presence throughout your day.


In this blog post, we will delve into the significance of prayer in a woman's life. I have curated a collection of 30 Bible verses, each specifically chosen to resonate with the hearts of praying women. These verses will not only inspire but also guide you in your prayer life. For those who prefer a tangible, organized approach to their scripture journey, I have included a scripture writing plan printable (and prayer journal - with prayer prompts) to help you get excited to pray unceasingly even when you are exhausted or have a busy day!


Power Of A Praying Woman Bible Verses

I have been influenced and greatly encouraged in my prayer life by the stories of the strong women in the Bible. I wrote a post all about the Strong Women In The Bible and a printable Bible study to dive deeper into these awesome strong women of God a few years ago. They had to face difficult trials during their lives and they found their strength in God. They weren't perfect but they knew how to seek God in prayer.


Praying Women In The Bible

Esther and Hannah, two incredible women we encounter in the Bible, bring the power of prayer to life with their stories. Esther, the courageous queen, faced the ultimate high-stakes challenge in the book of Esther (Esther 4:16). She didn't just pray; she gathered her courage and went all-in with prayer when her people's lives were on the line!


Hannah's Prayer

Then there's Hannah, a woman of tenacity and faith, whose heartfelt prayers for a child are chronicled in 1 Samuel 1:9-20. Her story is an awe-inspiring reminder that prayer isn't just about asking; it's about trusting and persisting.


These two ladies may have lived in different times, but their prayerful journeys encourage us today. Their stories remind us that prayer isn't just an ancient practice; it's a dynamic force that continues to shape lives and bring about incredible blessings.



Praying Women who have transformed my prayer life.

Before I get into all 30 Praying Women Bible verses, I want to write an honor list of the praying women who are currently living in modern times (apart from Susanna Wesley) and have influenced and transformed my prayer life.


Susanna Wesley - Known for praying with her apron over her head (a signal to her children to allow her time to pray)

I have been encouraged by the story of Susanna Wesley. You can read about her life and how she prayed even though she was a super busy mom of many children here. She is famously known as the mother of John and Charles Wesley.

If a passing stranger walking through the rural village of Epworth, England, on any given day between 1700 and 1720 had peered through the window of the home of the rector of the local Anglican church, he might have caught sight of something quite strange. Depending on the time of day, this observer might have seen a woman sitting in a chair with her kitchen apron pulled up over her head while ten children read, studied, or played all around her.

Susanna Wesley made prayer a priority and two of her sons made a big impact on our world. They founded the Methodist church and are known for the Wesleyan Revival in 1778.


Fern Nichols - founder of Moms In Prayer International

Fern Nichols is a former elementary school teacher and the founder of Moms in Prayer International, a prayer movement that mobilizes women around the world to gather to pray for their children and schools. I discovered Fern when my son was a few months old. He was a miracle baby and I was terrified he would come to some sort of harm. She introduced me to praying scripture over him and I was profoundly changed!


I was no longer afraid because I was armed with scripture for every situation. Our boy is grown up now but he did have some learning issues for a time. I will forever remember the time he announced to me when he was 13 years old, that he was healed, and thanks for praying! He is now an accomplished digital editor and is sought after because of his storytelling skills. When he was a child he couldn't write sentences that made sense. God is good!


One more word about Fern, she inspired me to set up a prayer group for moms in the first church that my husband and I had the privilege to serve in. We saw the impact of our prayers in the local school!


I used to give all the new moms one of her books called, Prayers From A Mom's Heart but it seems to be out of print. However, you may be able to get a secondhand copy from Amazon.


Cheri Fuller, Stormie OMartin, and Jodie Berndt, powerful praying women

Cheri Fuller, Stormie OMartin, and Jodie Berndt have also been wonderful, encouraging women in my prayer life. I'm sure you have heard of them too. I have many of their books and they are written all over and 'dog-eared' as they should be!


Here are some that I have read and prayed through:


Cheri Fuller:


Stormie OMartin:

The Power Of A Praying Parent

The Power Of A Praying Wife


Jodie Berndt:


A Praying Woman Is A Powerful Woman

A praying woman is a powerful woman, for she understands the deep connection between her faith and the strength she draws from her relationship with God. A powerful woman knows that her power comes from being in the constant presence of God Almighty (El Shaddai)


The power of a praying woman is evident in her ability to face life's challenges with grace and resilience. She knows that when faced with adversity, turning to prayer allows her to navigate even the most difficult circumstances with a sense of peace and hope. Her prayers are not merely words; they are a heartfelt conversation with her Heavenly Father, a dialogue where she pours out her concerns, fears, and hopes, and in return, receives the strength and courage to persevere.



A praying woman's power extends beyond herself; it reaches into the lives of those around her. She intercedes on behalf of her loved ones, lifting their burdens to God's throne of grace. She knows that in praying for others, she can be a conduit of God's love and healing in their lives.


A praying woman understands that her true strength lies in her intimacy with God.  God empowers her to face each day with faith, hope, and love, knowing that she is never alone, for she walks hand in hand with the Creator (Elohim) of the universe.


power of a praying woman bible verses

My story as a powerful praying woman!

I have an abundance of stories that I could share, illustrating the remarkable transformations brought about by the power of prayer in the lives of those around me.


It takes me back many years to a time when my son was just a little one—now in his twenties! (I already mentioned some of his story above) It was during that phase that I stumbled upon books about praying with scripture, and I was captivated by this incredible approach to prayer. Often, I found myself at a loss for words, struggling to convey my deepest thoughts and desires to my Heavenly Father, especially when it came to praying for my son and husband. But through praying scripture over my family, learning issues similar to dyslexia were completely healed, and confidence restored!


Then, as a family, we embarked on a significant journey when God opened the door to church ministry. The past few years have brought about substantial changes, accompanied by moments of both joy and tears. Despite the challenges, these years have been profoundly meaningful. I've discovered the incredible power of praying with scripture, not only for my family but also for all the wonderful people we've had the privilege to meet and serve in the various churches we've been a part of.


Twice I had the privilege of praying with families for the restoration of their homes. Their landlords had a change of heart and instead of asking them to leave their homes, they came to a more suitable and stable arrangement, so that the families could stay in their homes! Those results, keep me on my knees in prayer!


And once we prayed with a couple to conceive a child, and they did! God is good!


A Praying Woman Is A Powerful Woman

A Praying Woman Is A Powerful Woman for she understands the deep connection between her faith and the strength she draws from her relationship with God. A powerful woman knows that her power comes from being in the constant presence of God Almighty (El Shaddai)


A Praying Woman Is A Powerful Woman Scripture Writing Plan

In our fast-paced world, where distractions are abundant, and the demands of life can be overwhelming, finding solace and strength through prayer is essential. As a woman seeking to deepen her connection with God and enrich her prayer life, you're invited to embark on a transformative journey with the "Praying Woman Scripture Writing Plan." This unique plan combines the power of prayer with the timeless wisdom of Scripture to help you draw closer to God and discover the joy of praying with purpose.


Day 1: The Joy of Starting Anew

Begin your journey with a fresh perspective. On Day 1, meditate on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." Reflect on the joy that comes from a heart that continually rejoices, prays, and gives thanks.


Day 2: The Beauty of Seeking God in Solitude

Turn to Matthew 6:6: "But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you." Embrace the beauty of seeking God in solitude, where your heartfelt prayers become a cherished conversation between you and your Heavenly Father.


Day 3: Letting Go of Anxiety

Day 3 brings you to Philippians 4:6-7: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Release your anxieties and embrace the peace that comes from entrusting your worries to God through prayer.


Day 4: The Power of Persistence

Ephesians 6:18 reminds us of the power of persistence in prayer: "Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints." Discover how persistent prayer can move mountains and bring about transformation.


Day 5: Prayer and Community

James 5:16 emphasizes the importance of prayer within the community of believers: "Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working." Explore the impact of praying for one another and supporting one another in prayer.


Day 6: Trusting God's Care

1 Peter 5:7 reminds us to cast our anxieties on God: "Casting all your anxieties on him because he cares for you." Find comfort in knowing that God cares deeply for you and is always ready to listen.


Day 7: God's Promise to Hear

Jeremiah 29:12 encourages us to call upon God with confidence: "Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you." Embrace the assurance that God hears and responds to your prayers.


Day 8-30: Your Journey Continues

As you progress through the Praying Woman Scripture Writing Plan, you'll delve into more empowering verses from the Bible, each offering unique insights and guidance for your prayer life. Reflect, pray, and apply the lessons you discover, and watch as your connection with God deepens, your prayers become more purposeful, and your faith grows stronger.


Power of a praying woman bible verses

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The Praying Woman Scripture Writing Plan is not just a 30-day journey; it's a lifelong practice of drawing nearer to God through prayer and Scripture. Embrace this transformative experience and witness the power of prayer in your life. As you pray with purpose, may your heart be filled with joy, your soul find peace, and your faith be strengthened day by day.


Below you will find a list of 30 scriptures to encourage your heart to keep strong in praying for yourself and others.


Bible Verses About Prayer For A Praying Woman

Your prayers make such a difference, especially when you pray scripture. Explore the wisdom and grace found within these 30 handpicked Bible verses, and together, let's embrace the gift of prayer that empowers, uplifts, and transforms the lives of women everywhere.


  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

  2. Matthew 6:6 - "But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."

  3. Philippians 4:6-7 - "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

  4. Ephesians 6:18 - "Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints."

  5. James 5:16 - "Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working."

  6. 1 Peter 5:7 - "Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you."

  7. Jeremiah 29:12 - "Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you."

  8. Psalm 55:17 - "Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice."

  9. Psalm 34:17 - "When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles."

  10. Isaiah 40:31 - "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."

  11. Psalm 116:2 - "Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live."

  12. Colossians 4:2 - "Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving."

  13. 1 John 5:14 - "And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us."

  14. Psalm 91:15 - "When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him."

  15. Matthew 18:19 - "Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven."

  16. Psalm 143:1 - "Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!"

  17. Luke 18:1 - "And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart."

  18. Psalm 19:14 - "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer."

  19. Matthew 7:7 - "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

  20. 1 Timothy 2:1 - "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people."

  21. John 15:7 - "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you."

  22. Psalm 37:4 - "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."

  23. Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."

  24. Mark 11:24 - "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."

  25. 2 Chronicles 7:14 - "If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

  26. Psalm 5:3 - "O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch."

  27. Romans 12:12 - "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."

  28. Matthew 26:41 - "Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

  29. Hebrews 4:16 - "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."

  30. Psalm 145:18 - "The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth."


I have created a scripture writing plan and journal with the list of these Bible verses on prayer. Print them out, and place them in your Bible, to encourage your heart when you find it hard to pray. It also includes a list of characteristics of a praying woman. You can also see this list of characteristics below.


Characteristics Of A Praying Woman


characteristics of a praying woman

Characteristics of a praying woman are qualities and traits that reflect her commitment to a vibrant and meaningful prayer life. I am listing these characteristics here to encourage you. I bet you already display most of them for the whole world to see!


Here are some key characteristics often associated with a praying woman:

  1. Faithfulness: A praying woman is faithful in her relationship with God. She believes in the power of prayer and consistently seeks His presence through prayer.

  2. Consistency: She maintains a regular prayer routine, not just during times of crisis but as a daily practice. Her consistency demonstrates her dedication to nurturing her spiritual life.

  3. Intimacy: She seeks a deep and intimate connection with God in her prayers, desiring to know Him on a personal level. Her prayers are not merely rituals but heartfelt conversations with her Heavenly Father.

  4. Gratitude: She approaches prayer with an attitude of thankfulness, acknowledging God's blessings, and expressing gratitude for His love and provision.

  5. Humility: A praying woman recognizes her dependence on God and approaches Him with humility, acknowledging her weaknesses and need for His guidance and strength.

  6. Intercession: She intercedes on behalf of others, lifting up the needs and concerns of family, friends, and even those she may not know personally. Her heart is filled with compassion for the well-being of others.

  7. Confidence in God's Promises: She prays with confidence, believing in God's promises as revealed in Scripture. Her faith in His faithfulness is unwavering.

  8. Persistence: Like the persistent widow in Jesus' parable (Luke 18:1-8), a praying woman doesn't easily give up. She persists in prayer, even when faced with challenges or delays.

  9. Listening: She listens for God's voice in her prayers, seeking His guidance, wisdom, and discernment. She values the quiet moments of reflection and meditation during her prayer time.

  10. Alignment with God's Will: Her prayers are aligned with God's will. She desires what God desires and seeks His direction in making choices and decisions.

  11. Forgiveness: She understands the importance of forgiveness and seeks to maintain a forgiving heart, both in her relationship with God and with others.

  12. Confidentiality: A praying woman respects the privacy of others when they share their concerns, and she maintains confidentiality in her intercessory prayers.

  13. Worship: She incorporates worship and praise into her prayers, recognizing God's greatness and holiness. She doesn't just bring her requests but offers adoration and thanksgiving.

  14. Fruit of the Spirit: Her prayer life bears the fruit of the Spirit, as described in Galatians 5:22-23, including love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

  15. Compassion: She has a compassionate heart, reaching out to those in need and using her prayers to advocate for justice and healing in the world.

  16. Teaching and Mentoring: A praying woman may also have a desire to teach and mentor others in the practice of prayer, sharing her wisdom and experiences to help others grow in their prayer lives. Check out the excellent resources from Moms In Prayer International.


These characteristics are not exhaustive but provide a glimpse into the qualities often associated with a praying woman. Ultimately, a praying woman's life is marked by a deep and authentic relationship with God, which is reflected in her thoughts, words, and actions.


I hope that as you study this list of Praying Woman Scriptures you are encouraged. I know that I will be studying them frequently!

Meditate on these scriptures daily and you will find your faith growing deeper and more robust. You will begin to get excited to come into God's presence and intercede for what is heavy on your heart. You will also expect God to hear and answer your prayers.


=> Want to keep this list of the characteristics of a praying woman and scriptures about prayer? Download them and record your thoughts in the printable prayer journal HERE.  


You may be encouraged by these resources:

  • Scriptural Grace Resource Library (FREE) HERE. 

  • Devotional Bible Studies For Women And Quiet Time Resources Forever Access Bundle HERE 

  • Names of God resources HERE 

  • Topical Bible plans HERE 


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