Throughout history, women have been especially powerful in taking up the mantle of prayer. A praying woman is a dangerous woman because prayer is her lifestyle. These women prayed because they knew the power of prayer. They knew that a praying woman is a dangerous woman.
A simple act of surrendering oneself to God. One should pray not because it is a ritual but to express their devotion, love, and gratitude to God. Prayer is simply having a conversation with God, Who created us and has all the answers.
He loves us and wants to talk with us, and He’s always willing to help us when we ask. “This is God’s Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as God:
Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own’” (Jeremiah 33:2, 3, MSG).
That why a praying woman is a dangerous woman because she is consistent in prayer.
Just like then, prayer is still powerful today. We find stories of women who remained strong in their faith and prayed fervently – even when their prayers were not being answered. They knew prayer was not simply to ask for things but instead to keep a continuous conversation with the father.
When I was a young girl, I remember my mom as an intercessor, and she taught me how to be an intercessor as well. It is the prayers of women that establish the spiritual sanctuary of their family. And all her prayers held this family together.
There are many women in scripture who do extraordinary things. Women whose lives and actions were pivotal in changing the course of history.
For example, Hannah prayed to God to give her a son. Esther prayed to God so that she can find favor before the king. Mary the mother of John prayed for Peter who was in prison, and many more.
The psalmist sang, “I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all Your works and consider what Your hands have done” (Psalm 143:5, NIV).
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What Makes a Woman Dangerous in Prayer?
What makes a woman dangerous in prayer, is having a deeper relationship leads to a deeper prayer life. Spending regular time with God, speaking to Him, hearing from Him, and spending time in the Word all began transforming your relationship with Him.
When we pray dangerous prayers that will challenge us, make us uncomfortable, break us, transform us, and entirely change our lives. These dangerous prayers will not harm us, but they will take us into new levels in our faith walk. They will make us more like Christ and draw in closer intimacy with God.
I’ve been fascinated by some of the men and women in the bible, as they prayed dangerous prayers, like Jacob, when he asked God to protect him because he was afraid of his estranged brother, Esau, and his four hundred men who were on their way to meet him, perhaps for years of revenge.
A praying woman is a dangerous woman just because she spends time in the presence of God. She carries a prayer anointing. She ignites change through fervent prayer, aligning herself with the divine will and becoming a vessel for heaven’s forces to manifest on earth.
Dangerous prayers require surrender, a giving of all we are to God’s Will and purpose. Nehemiah prayed as he pursued what God had put on his heart to do for Jerusalem.
What Happens When a Women Prays?
The Bible is packed with powerful stories of women who prayed and changed the course of history. Some women in the Bible are so renowned for their prayer lives that they have become symbols of prayer itself.
A praying woman is a dangerous woman because she gives the devil as much reason to fear, because her prayers are powerful.
The bible is clear on what happens when women pray. Their Lives Changed the World… Because of Queen Esther’s plea to save her people, “their sorrow [was] turned to gladness and their mourning into dancing (Est 9:22).”
The Blessed Virgin’s “yes” to the Archangel drew down the Savior of the world! Even though Esther risked her life by coming before the king. Her courageous act gives us a model to follow in approaching a difficult or dangerous task. When women pray, the glory of God triumphs and the devil is crushed (see Gen 3:15).
What connects us together with the women of the Bible is our faith. By learning from these Biblical prayer warriors, we can enhance our prayer lives, connect with God profoundly, and change the world around us. Power is not in the prayer – but in the One who hears and answers us.
When women pray, you are activating your spiritual authority in prayer? When women pray, strongholds are broken, circumstances are changed, healing takes place, and miracles happen. Throughout history, women have stood strong at the forefront of monumental change, and it starts with women warriors kneeling in prayer.
Scripture is clear on what happens when women pray. Because of Queen Esther’s plea to save her people, “their sorrow [was] turned to gladness and their mourning into a holiday (Est 9:22).” The Blessed Virgin’s “yes” to the Archangel drew down the Savior of the world! When women pray, the glory of God triumphs and the devil is crushed (see Gen 3:15).
Prayer changes things and people.
What happens when a woman prays. The power of a praying woman isn’t in her own strength, but the result of her relationship with the Lord God Almighty. Mary, Elizabeth, Hannah, the persistent widow…you.
Powerful women who pray…continually, with focus, dedication, and intimacy…are powerful because of God’s ability to work through them. Women who whisper prayers for grace and mercy walk in them daily.
“You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast (eyes are fixed on God),
because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV (emphasis mine)
Characteristics of a Praying Woman
There are so many women today that have a powerful prayer life. Prayers that can move mountains. A praying woman of prayer exemplifies strength, courage, and spiritual fortitude.
1. She never wavers under challenges or stress. She reflects the heart of God. She is a woman who is a good role model for other women. Titus 2:7-8
2.Faithful and Persistent: A praying woman exhibits unwavering faith, believing in the power of prayer and trusting in God’s promises. Like the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8, she approaches God with confidence, consistently seeking His will in all circumstances.
3.Humble and Contrite Heart: She humbles herself before the Lord, acknowledging her dependence on His grace and mercy. In Isaiah 66:2, God says, “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word. “She is a woman who is always learning and growing in her faith. 2 Peter 3:18
4.Filled with Gratitude: Gratitude is a hallmark of a praying woman’s heart. She thanks God for His blessings and remains thankful even in challenging times, as instructed in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
5. Surrendered to God’s Will: Her prayers are not driven by personal desires alone but are in alignment with God’s purpose. Like Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:39), she surrenders to God’s will, seeking His plans above all else.
6. Forgiving Spirit: Understanding the significance of forgiveness, she pardons those who have wronged her, just as Christ forgave us (Colossians 3:13).
7. Steadfast in Times of Trials: A praying woman remains steadfast in her faith, relying on God’s strength during challenging times. Her faith is rooted in the belief that God works all things for good (Romans 8:28).
8. Wisdom and Discernment: Prayer grants her the wisdom and discernment to make sound decisions, guided by the Holy Spirit (James 1:5).
9. Intercessor for Others: She intercedes for her family, friends, community, and even strangers, following Paul’s encouragement in 1 Timothy 2:1.
10, Radiates Joy and Peace: A praying woman experiences the joy and peace that surpass all understanding, which emanate from a close relationship with Christ (Philippians 4:6-7).
11. She recognizes that prayer is communication between her and God on a higher level. And so, she strives to maintain an intimate relationship with Him by engaging in daily prayer regimens.
12. She surrounds herself with an army of women who speak into her life, provide wise counsel, and hold her spiritually accountable.
13. She encourages, enlightens, and edifies. Her life is evidence of Christ’s realness, His closeness, His desire to know us intimately. It is her desire to build the kingdom of Christ.
14. Her passion for serving always defies limitations, making her passionate about impacting the lives of others in meaningful ways with the power of faith and prayer.
Who Is the Powerful Praying Woman in the Bible?
Women in the bible and women of today is a powerful force when it comes to praying. When they pray, they ignite the course of history through prayer. A woman that is consistent in prayer is not to be taken lightly, for her dangerous nature lies in her ability to tap into the supernatural, making her an unstoppable force for God’s kingdom.
There are many women in the bible who was dangerous in their prayer life. Take for example, women like Hannah, Anna, Esther, Sarah, Deborah, and Naomi are all examples of powerful praying women who made a difference in their world.
From Hannah to Esther, these praying women of faith remind us that prayer is so much more than words spoken in hushed tones. Hannah’s heartfelt petitions opened the door for her son, Samuel, to lead the nation.
Anna, the prophet, prayed for the coming of the Messiah and she saw Jesus when he was presented in the temple (Luke 2:36-38).
Anna was an intercessor. She spent all her days in the house of the Lord after she lost her husband at a young age. And God granted her the gift of prophecy.
“There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.” Luke 2:36-37
Esther prayed to find favour before the king (Esther 4:15-16)
Esther was a woman who prayed fervently to God. She was a woman of great faith; a prayer warrior and she believed that God would answer her prayers to save her people.
Esther knew she had no power to control her king’s decision. Neither could she convince Haman to take down his deceitful plan. Esther used her prayers to rescue the entire Jewish people. She had to pray so that she could win the favour of the king. And this worked in her favour because when she went to him after the fasting, the king was excited to see her. He even said that he could give her even up to half of his kingdom.
Thus, prayer was all that she had to get through the trial. As you have seen from her story, she did her part and surrendered the rest to God.
“Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, “Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go into the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.”” Esther 4:15-16 NASB
“And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her.” Esther 1:15b NKJV
“The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so, he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.” Esther 1:17 NKJV
Naomi the widow who also lost her two sons (Ruth 1:20-21)
Naomi also made an indirect prayer before God. When she returned back home after losing her husband and two sons and people were excited to see her, this was her response to them:
“Don’t call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.” Ruth 1:20-21
So she was indirectly telling God that you are an Almighty God, yet my life is bitter, it’s empty, you have afflicted me. She was indirectly expressing herself to her God. And as a result, God brought her joy again through Ruth, her daughter-in-law.
Naomi was a faithful woman who loved and trusted God which means she was a woman of prayer.
Hannah prayed for a child (1 Samuel 1:10-13)
Hannah prayed and presented herself to God, on behalf of a child. The Bible said, ” Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; my horn is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.” (1 Samuel 2:1)
Hannah’s prayer is regarded as one of the most powerful prayers in the Bible. She was so depressed due to her inability to conceive a child. She had a great desire to bear a child of her own.
“Then Hannah prayed and said,
“My heart exults in the Lord;
and My horn is exalted in the Lord,
My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies,
Because I rejoice in Your salvation.”” 1 Samuel 2:1-11 NASB
She sang God’s praises when He blessed her with a child. Even when she was depressed, Hannah never lost faith in the goodness of the Lord. At the later end she had not just a child but children. This shows us that has a believer, we must have strong faith and believe in God that he is able to do all we need, if only we prayer earnestly and fervently.
Sarah’s Example for Christian Women Today
Sarah is an interesting and important person in Bible history, and we can learn much from her life. What I love about Sarah is she is so real. So, like us. God gives us a promise that seems impossible. Wouldn’t the first reaction be to laugh? And then to be afraid.
Sarah (formerly known as Sarai) was the wife of Abraham. We know from the bible that she was very beautiful! She had longed for children for many years, but she never had any.
Until in her very old age, the Lord told her she would have a son and he would have offspring that would fill a nation one day!
This is the lineage of Isaac, and his offspring is what we know as the modern-day Jews. Jesus came from this family line.
At first, Sarah laughed at the thought of becoming a mother in her old age– but it was all a part of God’s plan. Before Sarah ever conceived a child, she wanted to make sure Abraham had his dream fulfilled of becoming a father.
She told Abraham to sleep with one of their servants, Hagar. Hagar became pregnant with a son– Ishmael. God too promised that Ishmael would have many descendants.
As Isaac and Ishmael grew up, Sarah couldn’t bear watching the two of them and watching Hagar around her household. She sent (with permission from Abraham and God) Hagar and Ishmael away.
Sarah died in her old age, and is known as one of the great matriarchs and women of the bible!
Sarah is an example of what happens when God enters our lives, and we are open to it. Things are never the same.
“By faith, even Sarah herself received the ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.” Hebrews 11:11 NASB
Deborah Was a Worshiping Warrior
She found encouragement and strength in worship to be obedient to everything the Lord was asking her to do. If Deborah had played small in her life, she would not have had all the experiences that led to her being used by the Lord to deliver Israel from bondage. She would not have had wisdom and revelation to judge disputes. She would not have heard the Lord’s strategic battle plans as an intercessor. She would not have extended her compassionate mother’s heart beyond her family to all of Israel. She would not have brought healing and empowerment to a whole nation.
Deborah prayed against threatening armies while Rahab displayed unwavering courage in the face of imminent danger.
These women and many others like them demonstrate what it means to live a godly life, even in the midst of difficult circumstances.
But a time is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers. John 4:23 (Amp)
Prayer is a powerful weapon, and women throughout the Bible prove just how powerful it can be.
From Hannah to Esther, these praying women of faith remind us that prayer is so much more than words spoken in hushed tones.
These strong praying women in the Bible taught us about the power of prayer for both individuals and nations alike and that it pleases God and brings honor to His Name. The righteousness of this praying woman of the Scriptures changed lives in her circle and helped save the nation.
Draw from their experiences, knowing that your own prayers will have an impact far beyond what you can see or imagine.
Related: The Story of Deborah in the Bible
Why Is It Important for a Woman to Pray?
A dangerous woman is a praying woman because she gives the devil as much reason to fear, because her prayers are powerful. Prayer is very essential for the believer. As a godly woman, you have to stay on guard, stay in that posture of prayer at all times. What makes you so dangerous is that you know how to get in touch with God. You know just the right time to reach him.
The bible says, “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 This encourages us to live our whole lives in light of God’s presence.
Most of us already know that prayer is important to our spiritual growth and relationship with God. I believe one important reason to pray is because God has commanded us to pray. If we are to be obedient to His will, then prayer must be part of our lifestyle in Him. Prayer is an act of obedience. God calls us to pray, and we must respond.
Jesus Called us to Pray:
- “Pray for those who persecute you” -Matthew 5:44 (NIV) 
- “And when you pray …” -Matthew 6:5
- “This, then, is how you should pray …” -Matthew 6:9
- “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:12
- “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” -Ephesians 6:18
- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” -Philippians 4:6
- “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” -Colossians 4:2
- “Pray continually” -1 Thessalonians 5:17
- “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone …” -1 Timothy 2:1
Jesus Prayed Regularly
Jesus Prayed Regularly, and the reason he prayed was as an example so that we could learn from him. Here are some references to the prayers of Christ.
- “Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, ‘Sit here while I go over there and pray.’” -Matthew 26:36
- “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” -Mark 1:35
- “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” -Luke 5:16
- “One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray and spent the night praying to God.” -Luke 6:12
- “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” -Luke
Prayer Allows us to Participate in God’s Works
God is all powerful and in control of everything in His creation. Why do we need to pray? Because prayer is the means God has ordained for some things to happen. Prayer, for instance, helps others know the love of Jesus. Prayer can clear obstacles out of the way in order for God to work. It is not that God cannot work without our prayers, but that He has established prayer as part of His plan for accomplishing His will in this world.
Prayer is How we communicate with God.
Prayer allows us to worship and praise the Lord. Prayer grants us the opportunity to present our requests to God. Prayer is essential to growing in your faith and deepening your relationship with Christ. Put simply, prayer is communicating with God as you would with a friend. God does not require us to come to Him with large words or fancy language, but He does require us to humble ourselves before him. He longs to hear what our heart desires, our worries and for what we are thankful.
God Will Not Move in the Earth Unless Someone Prays.
That means that every single thing that God will ever do in the earth will be done through a human being. He will never do anything without a man or a women’s participation. You will see that right throughout the bible. Prayer is the way that we invite and in effect ‘allow’ Him to work on the earth.
It is through prayer that God’s supernatural power flows into our natural world. One of the shortest, but most important, verses in all of the Bible is 1 Thessalonians 5:17 “pray without ceasing”. This makes so much sense when considering this truth. We cannot afford not to pray. It is the only door through which God’s power can come into our world. We need His power to transform this world’s culture to that of heaven’s culture.
Thank God for all the praying believers! The good we see in the world is proof of praying people.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 it says that we should pray without ceasing.
When you accepted the call to be used by God, this is where you have accepted that you are a vessel that God is using to manifest His chosen Glory.
This reminds me of how Andrew Murray describes prayer.
“We must begin to believe that God, in the mystery of prayer, has entrusted us with a force that can move the Heavenly world, and can bring its power down to earth.” – Andrew Murray
Get this –Prayer is a force that can move the Heavenly world!
When women pray, they are breaking down barriers that have been erected by years of hurt and decades of deceit.
That is why this is important for a woman to pray. She stays in the presence of God to be refreshed and restored.
Let me encourage you, so often we are afraid to step out of our comfort zones and become everything the Lord has called us to be. It is a blessing the Lord does not give us the whole plan for our lives in advance, because most of us would answer with a resounding “No!”
Do not let the enemy get in your head and tell you God will never use you to do great things. Do not let your fear of what others may think get in the way of being obedient to God and used to do extraordinary things.
The Lord prepared Deborah in the secret place of her worship, which helped her grow in confidence in hearing God’s voice. Her intentional connection to God through worship gave her confidence as she discerned the time to go to war.
The Lord will do the same with us. As we go deeper in relationship with God, God will guide us to clarity around our call for this season of kingdom work.
God can use many ways to confirm it to us over and over. As Christ followers, we are embarking on an exciting journey of serving the Lord here on earth.
As Christians, let us follow the example of these praying women, drawing nearer to God through fervent prayer, and experiencing the transformative power of faith in our daily journey with Christ.
Will you follow the lead of these strong women leaders who made a difference in history and heroes of Scripture? Will you become a praying woman who is a dangerous woman?
Confess your faults to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. – James 5:16
Bible Verses About A Praying Woman is a Dangerous Woman
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him” (1 John 5:14-15).
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
“…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” (James 5:16).
“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 saints” (Ephesians 6:18).
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express” (Romans 8:26).
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances , for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins'” (Mark 11:22-25).
The following prayer quotes will help inspire and encourage your prayer life as you strengthen your faith. We have also compiled some of our favorite Bible quotes about prayer. Meditate on them during your prayer time and share with others who need to experience the power of prayer in their life!
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Power of Praying Woman Quotes
“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” – Max Lucado
“True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency. Make it a habit, and when the need arises you will be in practice.” – Billy Graham
“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
“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 Elliot
“There are parts of our calling, works of the Holy Spirit, and defeats of the darkness that will come no other way than through furious, fervent, faith-filled, unceasing prayer.” – Beth Moore
“The reality is my prayers do not 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.” – Lysa TerKeurst
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” – Corrie ten Boom
“If your day is hemmed in with prayer, it is less likely to come unraveled.” – Cynthia Lewis
“We are to pray in times of adversity, lest we become faithless and unbelieving. We are to pray in times of prosperity, lest we become boastful and proud. We are to pray in times of danger, lest we become fearful and doubtful. We are to pray in times of security, lest we become self-sufficient.” – Billy Graham
“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” – Martin Luther
“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” – Billy Graham
“I firmly believe God continues to answer the prayers of His people even after He has taken them to heaven. Never forget that God is not bound by time the way we are. We see only the present moment; God sees everything. We see only part of what He is doing; He sees it all.” –Billy Graham
“True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is a spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.” – Charles Spurgeon
“If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect it, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith.” – Charles Spurgeon
“Let no one profess to trust in God, and yet lay up for future wants, otherwise the Lord will first send him to the hoard he has amassed, before He can answer the prayer for more.” – George Muller
A Praying Woman Is A Dangerous Woman Prayer
Father in the Name of Jesus,
I come to You today with a humble heart, desiring to be the godly woman You have called me to be. I know that this is not something that I can achieve on my own, but with Your help, I am confident that I can become the woman You have called me to be.
I pray for Your strength to overcome the temptations of this world. I pray for Your wisdom to know Your will for my life. I pray for Your grace to help me grow in my relationship with You.
I commit myself to You today, and I pray that You would help me to stay focused on my goal of becoming a godly woman. I pray that You would use me to impact the lives of those around me for Your glory. In Jesus Name. Amen.
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