Prayer warrior women can literally change the world!
But, can I be honest for a moment? I have been a Christian for many years and while I know prayer is important, I still find it hard sometimes.
I’m easily distracted. I’m forgetful. I often start praying and then 10 minutes later realize I am daydreaming rather than praying.
There are other women I know who are great at prayer. I call or text them whenever I have a prayer request. And when I listen to them pray, I can almost feel Heaven moving in response.
They are prayer warrior women.
And while I’ve always wanted to be like them. I never really thought it was possible for someone like me . . . until I learned what it really means to be a prayer warrior.
What is a Prayer Warrior
A prayer warrior is someone who loves God and loves people. They seek God’s will above all else and use prayer to bring His will to fruition.
A prayer warrior is someone who doesn’t just say they are going to pray for you. They actually pray for you. In fact, many times in the very moment you say you need prayer . . . they begin to pray over you right then and there.
You see, a prayer warrior knows one of the best ways to love and serve someone is by praying for them.
A prayer warrior makes prayer a top priority and has an organized and intentional prayer routine.
What Does the Bible Say About Prayer Warriors
The Bible doesn’t mention prayer warriors specifically, however, God expects ALL of us to pray. His greatest desire is to have a relationship with us. And because prayer is how we converse with Him, it is a critical part of that relationship with Him.
The following scriptures help us see how God wants us to pray.
- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” -Phil. 4:6 NIV
- “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” -Ephesians 6:18 NIV
- “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:12 NIV
- “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” -Col. 4:2 NIV
- “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 NIV
Characteristics of a Prayer Warrior Woman
Becoming a prayer warrior woman starts by simply having the desire to learn to pray more. And asking God to help you.
It doesn’t matter if you have been a Christian for many decades or only a few days. Even prayer beginners can learn how to become prayer warriors.
All it takes is practice, a willing heart, and asking the Holy Spirit to help us grow in the following characteristics.
A Prayer Warrior Woman is Saved.
She knows the Lord as her Savior.
She has come face to face with the gravity of her sin. She has asked her Savior to forgive her. And she has accepted Jesus’s gift of grace offered to her at the cross.
She lives out of gratitude for his love. Which motivates her to love others by praying for them.
A Prayer Warrior Woman is Humble
She knows she needs God just as much as anyone she prays for.
She sees her sin for what it is and spends regular time in confession and repentance. She knows her weaknesses and chooses to lean on God every day to help her.
A Prayer Warrior Woman is Available
She lets God control her schedule and run her day.
She knows that while there are a lot of important things she needs to do . . . the most important work is Kingdom work. And every prayer is working for the kingdom of God.
So, when she feels the Holy Spirit prompt her to pray, she does.
A Prayer Warrior Woman is Attentive
She looks for opportunities to pray for others.
She does things like praying for the car in front of her at a stop sign or the people in front of her in the grocery store line. She notices the people around her and prays for them. Even if it is just a short, simple prayer.
Because she knows every prayer makes a difference.
A Prayer Warrior Woman is Committed
She takes praying for others seriously.
When she says she is going to pray for someone, she means it. She keeps a list of people she is praying for and goes over her list often.
And her commitment shows in her many creative ways of praying for others.
A Prayer Warrior Woman is Submitted
She is surrendered to the Lord’s will.
While she might have her own ideas for how things should go, she trusts that God’s plan is the best one. She believes He knows more than she does and submits to His will above all.
A Prayer Warrior Woman is Concerned
She cares deeply for the people around her.
She loves them and wants what is best for them. She feels empathy and compassion for them which is why she often doesn’t just passionately pray for them. But she also follows up with them later to see how they are doing.
Because she cares . . . she prays.
A Prayer Warrior Woman is Confident
She knows the Lord hears her petitions.
She believes with every fiber of her being that God loves her and the people she is praying for. That He knows what is best for everyone involved. And He has a plan to use it all for good. (Romans 8:28)
Because she knows God loves her, she knows He hears every word of every prayer. And she trusts He will answer her prayers in His perfect way and His perfect timing.
A Prayer Warrior Woman is Patient
She waits on the Lord.
She understands God has a much grander perspective on everything going on in the world. He sees things we don’t see. And He knows how it will all work out.
So, she continues to pray every day while patiently waiting for God’s will to be done. (Psalm 27:14)
A Prayer Warrior Woman is Hopeful
She looks forward to the future.
She knows God is going to answer her prayers . . . either today, in this lifetime, or in Heaven. So, no matter what happens she has every reason to look forward with hope.
Because she knows her loving Savior is with her every step of the way . . . and He will make everything right someday.
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Living the Prayer Warrior Life
The Holy Spirit can develop these characteristics of a prayer warrior in anyone who asks. It might not happen immediately. But day by day we will grow as we lean on God to help us.
Because being a prayer warrior woman is not just for the gifted. Or the spiritually elite. Prayer is something we can ALL grow in and something we are ALL called to.
Living the prayer warrior life starts by simply committing to keep trying. To keep practicing.
And to keep praying.
Because we know every single prayer we pray . . . makes Jesus smile.
Collene Borchardt is a speaker, blogger, and guest writer who helps women experience God amidst suffering. You can find her at Rich Faith in Poor Health.