The Proverbs 31 Woman (NCV)
It is hard to find a good wife, because she is worth more than rubies.
Her husband trusts her completely. With her, he has everything he needs.
She does him good and not harm for as long as she lives.
She looks for wool and flax and likes to work with her hands.
She is like a trader's ship, bringing food from far away.
She gets up while it is still dark and prepares food for her family and feeds her servant girls.
She inspects a field and buys it. With money she earned, she plants a vineyard.
She does her work with energy, and her arms are strong.
She knows that what she makes is good. Her lamp burns late into he night.
She makes thread with her hands and weaves her own cloth.
She welcomes the poor and helps the needy.
She does not worry about her family when it snows, because they all have fine clothes to keep them warm.
She makes coverings for herself; her clothes are made of linen and other expensive material.
Her husband is known at the city meetings, where he makes decisions as one of the leaders of the land.
She makes linen clothes and sells them and provides belts to the merchants.
She is strong and is respected by the people. She looks forward to the future with joy.
She speaks wise words and teaches others to be kind.
She watches over her family and never wastes her time.
Her children speak well of her. Her husband also praises her,
saying, "There are many fine women, but you are better than all of them."
Charm can fool you, and beauty can trick you, but a woman who respects he Lord should be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned; she should be praised in public for what she has done.
Today marks the first day of us coming together, in unity, to purposefully pray for our husbands. My prayer: Lord create in me a pure heart and clean spirit, strong and steadfast. Refine the image of Jesus in me, in my character, my thoughts, emotions, and actions. Make me the kind of wife that You say I should be. I want to be a blessing to my husband, not a hinderance. Thank you for the honor and the privilege of being in this cherished position of praying for my husband.