10 Ways to Pray for Your Husband

When I was a newly married gal, I read countless books on the first years of marriage, making your marriage wonderful, etc. None of the books really gave me any wisdom I can remember today {oops}, but one book did stand out from the rest.

The book The Power of a Praying Wife really spoke to me and my heart about the importance of praying for your marriage. The devil would like nothing more than to create a crack and wedge into your marriage – especially if you have kids – to eventually break up your family unit. After the Lord, your marriage is THE most important relationship in your life. Above children. Above family members. Above friends. Above bloggie buddies. {gasp!}

Since I picture things in my head to understand them sometimes, just picture it this way:

You and your husband are standing, hand-in-hand, in front of your children…kind of Red-Rover style. When the devil gets “sent right over” to try and break your link, if you’re hand in hand, your family has a protected front. Now picture it this way, lets say the devil gets “sent right over” again, but you and your hubby aren’t linked up, aren’t united. The devil is just going to crash right through and create chaos in your family.

I know there are things that attack our children when our marriages are strong. I know things will attack around us to try and shake us. But I truly believe that if we are focusing on praying for our husbands and families, we have a one-up on that darned devil.

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.” -Psalm 16:8

Trials will come. Hard times will fall on us. But when we cling to the Lord and unite with our husbands, our earthly covering and providers, we will not be shaken.

Here are 10 ways we can pray for our husbands:

1. For our husband’s relationship with God. “Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” -1 Pet. 5:7

2. That God would bless our husbands. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.” -Eph. 1:3

3. For our husband to be a spiritual leader for our families. “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head [covering] of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, as is himself its Savior.” -Eph 5:22-23

4. For our husbands to love us deeply. “Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” -Eph. 5:25

5. For our husbands to have a heart for their children. “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.” -Ps. 103:13

6. For our husbands to make wise choices. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” -Pr. 9:10

7. For our husbands’ emotional, mental, and physical health. “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.” -1 Cor. 3:16-17

8. For our husbands to prosper at work. “His delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of waster that yields its fruit in season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” -Ps. 1:2-3

9. For our husbands’ power to resist sexual temptation. “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let ou be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” -1 Cor. 10:13

10. That WE will show our husbands respect, grace, and kindness. “However, let each one of you [men] love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” -Eph. 5:33

We are our husband’s help mates. Not just the cleaning house, birthing children kind, but we are called to come alongside them and support them. In this way, remembering to pray for them is vital. Women are emotional beings for a reason and we may be sensitive to something we need to pray for before our logical, concrete-headed men are able to discern it. ;)

I am so thankful for the man that the Lord gave me. He is wonderful, stubborn, handsome, hard-working, passionate, and loving. This month as we are reminded of what we are thankful for, lets remember to pray for the men in our lives and for the Lord to continue his blessing on them.
xoxo – erin

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