The Power of Prayer

Here's what best-selling author Stormie Omartian wants you to know about.

Walk through any bookstore, and you're likely to run across one of author Stormie Omartian's runaway best-sellers—The Power of a Praying Wife, The Power of a Praying Parent, The Power of a Praying Husband, The Power of a Praying Nation, as well as Praying God's Will for Your Life. Stormie dominates the Christian booksellers' best-seller list; her books have ranked in the top 5 for more than 27 consecutive months. And they're used in countless church small groups and Sunday school classes around the world.

But what's amazing about Stormie is that she blushes when someone calls her an expert on prayer. "A lot of people think because I've written books on prayer that I know something special. But you know what? The truth is, I'm just desperate for God," she insists. It's that desperation that seems to be the theme through Stormie's … well, stormy … life.

Raised by a mentally ill mother who verbally and physically abused her, Stormie spent her childhood locked in closets trying to avoid the rats that lurked there. She spent much of her teens and twenties searching for the love and acceptance she never received at home, which led to suicide attempts, heavy alcohol and drug use, and a failed marriage. Nothing helped her insecurity and pain—until a friend took her to church. There Stormie discovered the love and acceptance she'd longed for through a relationship with Jesus Christ. But calm still didn't enter Stormie's life. Although she met and married Michael, a fellow Christian, Michael's tendency toward verbal abuse brought back all the pain and insecurity of her childhood. Not until 15 years into their marriage did Stormie finally discover the secret to successful living: desperate prayer and total obedience to God.

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Ginger E. Kolbaba

Ginger Kolbaba is the author of Desperate Pastors' Wives and The Old Fashioned Way. Connect with her on Twitter @gingerkolbaba.

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