Throughout Scripture, we find there are a variety of things we must pray for. We must pray for God’s Will to be done, that God will provide for us our needs, and for those who are sick and lost. I often notice when a couple comes to see me there is little prayer involved in their lives in which they pray for their spouse. Often, they have become so upset or “devitalized” in their marriage, they forget the power and simplicity of prayer. It is not about praying that their husband will be “fixed,” but about blessing them in prayer and fighting for them through prayer. If you have not prayed for your husband recently, I want to encourage you to make the following prayer (obtained from www.familylife.com) part of your daily routine.
LORD, I lift my husband to You today and pray, according to Your Word, that:
- You give him strength to lead (Joshua 1:7), time to know his family (John 10:14), and a passion to manage his home (1 Timothy 3:4).
- You will bless his work and show him daily how to honor You in his attitude and spirit; confirm the work of his hands for Your purposes (Psalm 90:16-17; Daniel 6).
- He will be a wise steward of our finances and all we possess, remembering that all things are Yours and entrusted to us for Your purposes (Matthew 6:19-21; Luke 16:10-13).
- He will love You with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength and hate evil (Mark 12:30; Psalm 97:10).
- He will be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger (James 1:19)
- You protect him physically, mentally, and spiritually (Psalm 28:7-9; Psalm 41; John 17:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:3)
- You give him the desire to teach and model a godly lifestyle for his children (Deuteronomy 6; Psalm 78:5-7)
- You will instruct him and teach him in the way he should go (Psalm 32:8); give him peace in the circumstances and integrity in decisions he must face today (1 Corinthians 14:33; Proverbs 11:3)
- He would meditate day and night on Your Word, pray without ceasing (Psalm 1:1-3; 119:18,73; 1 Thessalonians 5:17), and stay faithful to Christ to the end (Hebrews 12:1-2)
- He would develop strong relationships with other godly men (Ephesians 4:24-25; Hebrews 10:24)
We often try to change our husbands through complaining, requesting, begging, and demanding. How often do we pray a blessing over them and put the change in the Lord’s hands?