“Use these confessions in your prayer time to decree and declare the virtues of Proverbs 31 women over your life. Read the points aloud and then pray them prophetically as the Holy Spirit gives you utterance.
I will open my mouth to speak on the behalf of those who are left desolate and defenseless. I will be a voice for the innocent unborn babies who are murdered continually in my city.
I will open my mouth to judge righteously and administer justice to the poor and needy. I will open my hand to the poor and fill the hands of the needy, whether they are needs of mind, body or spirit.
The virtue that God has given me makes me capable and intellectually equipped to do whatever He has called me to do.
A lack of discernment will cause me to be overlooked. Who can find me? Those who look will discover that me value is precious and outweighs the value of silver and gold.
My husband (or husband-to-be) confidently trusts in me in his heart and relies on me in strong security. Because of this he has no lack in honest gain and no need of dishonest spoils.
I am anointed to comfort, encourage, and do good to my husband as long as there is life within me.
I seek out wool and flax (skills that I use in my home that bring great income to my family), and I work with willing hands to develop it.
I am like a merchant ship that brings food to me home from afar.
I rise in the night to get spiritual food for my household. I give a portion of this to my maids, and they are endowed with spirituality to accomplish tasks to meet the needs of my home. Anyone who aids, serves, or assists me in my house will be blessed. Out of faithful servitude, they will receive great reward.
I have great business sense. I consider fields and buy them. Though I am a woman on the tent, the marketplace anointing is on my life, The anointing to occupy and merchandise will cause me to plant fruitful vines in my vineyard. My fruit will remain and not fall to the ground. My business will prosper! They will work for me, and I will not be overwhelmed by working for them.
I am girded with spiritual, mental, and physical strength. I am healthy, my mind is clear, and I will walk with God in the cool of the day. My arms are strengthened to carry the load of my days. I can do many things at one time and excel in all of them.
I have the ability to taste and see that the labor of my hands is good. I have good endurance, and my lamp will burn continually. I will not be overwhelmed and burned out.
I will not fear the snow for my family. I have worked hard during the months with good weather. My family has sustenance saved for hard times, and they are doubly clothed with scarlet.
I will make for myself coverlets, rugs of tapestry, and cushions. Creativity is in my loins. I have garments of the priesthood in my wardrobe. The clothes that I wear are of the best material, God has taught me quality over quantity. I make find linen garments and lead others to buy them. I set trends and styles in my city. Even the heathen women wants to look like me.
My husband is well known in the gate of my city. He sits among the elders of the land, and his counsel is sought after around the world. He does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of the scornful. Other men seek his counsel because they desire what he has in his marriage. My husband is fulfilled spiritually, emotionally, and physically through my relationship with him. There are no doors open in his life to cause him to give ungodly counsel.
I am clothed with strength and dignity, and my position is strong and secure. I am secure and confident in who I am, and my husband does not have any hang-ups about it.
I rejoice over my future. Great things are ahead for my personal endeavours , my marriage, my children, and even my extended family. Every omen or demonic prognostication against my future is overturned by my rejoicing in the great things that God is about to do.
My mouth is opened in skilful and godly wisdom. The law of kindness is on my tongue to give godly counsel and instruction.
I look well to how things go on in my house. The bread of idleness, discontent, and self-pity I will not eat.
My children will rise up and call me blessed! My husband will boast and praise me, saying, “Many daughters have done virtuous and noble things, but my wife exceeds them all. She is a woman of virtue and excellence!”
Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain because it is temporary. This is why I will be a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord. Because of this I will be praised.
I will be given the fruit of my hands. I am a hard-working woman, but my labor will not be in vain. My rest is in the Lord, and my own word will praise me in the gates of my city. Amen.
There may be things in this confession that you are far away from in your marriage. Despite this, confess each one with boldness. Speak things that are not as though they were – and soon they will become a reality! Whose report will you believe for your household?”
Proverbs 31 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Words of King Lemuel’s Mother
1The words of King Lemuel, the utterance which his mother taught him:
2 What, my son?
And what, son of my womb?
And what, son of my vows?
3 Do not give your strength to women,
Nor your ways to that which destroys kings.
4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel,
It is not for kings to drink wine,
Nor for princes intoxicating drink;
5 Lest they drink and forget the law,
And pervert the justice of all the afflicted.
6 Give strong drink to him who is perishing,
And wine to those who are bitter of heart.
7 Let him drink and forget his poverty,
And remember his misery no more.
8 Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
9 Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
The Virtuous Wife
10 Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.