Author Archives: Stormie Omartian

Praying to Have Fellowship with Other Believers

Praying to Have Fellowship with Other Believers

One evening, years after we were married, Michael and I had a heated argument as we were getting ready to go to a friend’s house for dinner. We had misinterpreted each other’s intentions and said words that were hurtful and pain-provoking. I was reduced to tears and he to silence. Great! I thought. The last

Praying to Forgive Yourself, God, and Others

I struggled with forgiving my mother for years. Even after I became an adult she continued to be abusive, and I had to forgive her on a daily basis. Sometimes I stayed away from her and just let my dad deal with her by himself. Unfortunately she turned her anger toward him. When he became

Prayer Helps You Forgive Others

“You’re worthless, and you’ll never amount to anything,” my mother said as she pushed me into the little closet underneath the stairway and slammed the door. “Now stay in there until I can stand to see your face!” The sound of her footsteps faded as she walked down the small hallway back to the kitchen.

The Prayer of Submission Brings God’s Benefits

Some people give God total access to the home of their being right away. Others leave Him standing in the entryway indefinitely. Many people do as I did and allow Him to gain entrance slowly. When He knocks on different doors inside you, just know that He will never bulldoze His way in and break

The Prayer of Release Brings Freedom from Blaming God

My husband and I have a friend who is gifted in many ways, but he has shut God out of his life, blaming Him for a car accident in which his sister was killed and he was injured severely enough to end his promising sports career. Years after that accident, he still bitterly questions why

Proverbs 18:10

The Prayer of Promise Brings Provision in Jesus’ Name

Imagine the power of Jesus’ name for those who know and love Him. Certain guarantees and rewards are inherent in simply acknowledging the name of Jesus. For example, the Bible says, The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe. — Proverbs 18:10 There is a covering

The Prayer of Praise

I used to hurry into the church twenty minutes late on Sunday morning. By the time I found a seat and settled into it, the worship and praise time was over and the pastor was preaching. I wasn’t concerned about this because I was there for the teaching. Yet my mind wandered everywhere and didn’t

The Prayer of Blessing

One year I gave my six-year-old daughter, Amanda, a small, decorative box. Inside it I put a small piece of jewelry that she had been wanting for a long time. When she unwrapped the gift and saw the box, she squealed and remarked on every detail. “Oh, Mommy, this is so beautiful! Look at the

Top