In praying for husbands,
wives should lay all expectations at Jesus’ feet.
That’s a hard one, but it’s the difference in praying about our husbands and praying for them.
Not that my younger self would’ve listened, but I wish that someone had told me when I got married that my husband wasn’t supposed to fulfill my every need or that I couldn’t change him.
Evidence shows that a high percentage of secret prayer involves marriage. See Marriage Tops Secret Prayer List: Discover You’re Not Alone.
Confess Our Need
Each prayer for our husbands should include our confession that
we look to God to meet our needs and accept our husbands as they are,
allowing God to make any changes that he deems worthy. Neither of us are perfect, but God is and he can perfect us.
Let’s begin our attitude of prayer with the truth that
we should be our husband’s best cheerleaders.
And in that role, we can pray to God:
- Make me his good helper, companion, champion, friend and support.
- Help me create a peaceful, restful, safe place for him to come home to.
- Teach me to take care of myself and stay attractive to him.
- Grow me into a creative and confident woman who is rich in mind, soul and spirit.
- Make me the kind of woman he can be proud to say is his wife.
Praying Earnestly for My Husband’s Best
- Give him strength to lead, time to know his family, and passion to manage his home. (Joshua1:7, Jn10:14, 1Tim3:4)
- Bless his work and show him daily how to honor You in his attitude and spirit; confirm the work of his hands unto Your purpose. (Ps90:16+, Dan6)
- Make him a wise steward of our finances and all we possess, remembering that all things are Yours and entrusted to us for Your purposes. (Mt6:19+, Luke16:10+)
- Help him love You with all his heart, soul, mind and strength, and hate evil. (Mk12:30, Ps97:10)
- Make him quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. (Jam1:19)
- Protect him physically, mentally and spiritually. (Ps28:7+, Ps41, Jn17:15, 2Thes3:3)
- Give him the desire to teach and model a godly lifestyle for his children. (Dt6, Ps78:5+)
- Instruct him and teach him the way he should go; give him peace in the circumstances and integrity in decisions he must face today. (Ps32:8, 1Cor14:33, Pr11:3)
- Bring him to meditate day and night on Your Word, pray without ceasing and stay faithful to Christ to the end. (Ps1:1+, Ps119:18,73, 1Thes5:17, Hb12:1+)
- Develop for him strong relationships with other godly men. (Ep4:24+, Hb10:24)
Prayer excerpted from “Lifting My Husband Through Prayer” by FamilyLife ©2006 (No longer offered on their website.)
How can you change your prayer habits to make your marriage stronger? What additional requests can we pray for ourselves or for **our husbands?
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