My husband is a strong man. He supports me, lifts me up, and carries my burdens without wavering. His strength in our marriage sometimes causes me to forget that he has struggles just as I do. He needs support just like I do. I want to positively impact his life as a loving and faithful wife…What better way to do that than to be in constant & fervent prayer for him! There are 5 main areas that I focus my prayers for my sweet husband…1) courage 2) guidance 3) boldness 4) fruitful labor and 5) that is wife (me!) will be the wife that he needs.
5 Ways to Pray Over Your Husband
1. Pray for courage.
Your husband will face many uncertainties in life. These uncertainties can come in the form of financial struggles, disobedient/unruly children, rocky relationships with friends or family, and various other circumstances. Pray that God would give him the courage and the confidence to face these uncertainties without trembling.
Joshua 1:9–> Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
2. Pray for guidance.
The decisions made by a husband & father are delicate because they not only affect the man, but they also affect his entire family. This can be unsettling and, quite frankly, pretty darn scary for your husband even though he probably wouldn’t admit it. Pray that God will guide your husband to make decisions that would glorify Him and that He will give your husband a discerning heart to know what paths to turn away from.
Psalm 25:4-5–> Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
3. Pray for boldness.
A man walked into my husband’s office one day and asked him if he was a Christian. My husband told him that he is indeed a Christian and started to talk with him. The man put a creepy glazed stare on his face and said, “Son, are you willing to die for your faith?” At this point my husband thought the man was going to pull out a gun, but he calmly responded that he was ready to die for his faith and he began to discuss salvation with the man. Thankfully they just finished the conversation and the man left, but the situation could have been very different. We need to pray that our husbands will be bold in adversity whether the threat is losing his life, a friendship, a job, or anything else. Pray that he would stand strong on God’s Word and not conform to the world.
Romans 12:2–> Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
“Praying for your husband is the best way to positively influence the life of the one you love.”
4. Pray for fruitful labor.
Our guys work so hard to provide for us and many times they feel as if they aren’t doing enough. Pray that your husband’s labor will bear fruit for your family and for the Kingdom and that he will see that is work is not done in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58–> Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
5. Pray for his wife (YOU!).
You, as a wife, were made to compliment your husband…to lift him up, and to honor him. Pray that you will be the wife that God has called you to be..pray for a gentle, quiet, loving spirit (HUGE struggle for me) that would edify him and glorify God. Pray also that he would honor you and love you as Christ loves the church.
1 Peter 3:1-6–> Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands.
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