As I’ve mentioned in my January Goals, I am working on completing the Wife After God: Drawing Closer to God & Your Husband (aff.) devotional this month. It has been a huge encouragement to me and I think I will probably do a complete book review on the whole book once I’m finished. But what I wanted to share with you guys today is just from one of the chapters, praying for your husband. And honestly, you can pray these things for your husband even if you haven’t met him yet! Or if you are just dating someone too. I hope it will encourage you like it has encouraged me.
Thank God For Your Husband
Pray and just thank God for gifting your husband to you. Try to always see your husband as a gift from God. Pray specifically why you are thankful for him. Thank God for your husband’s heart, his health, and for his love for you.
Pray For His Walk With God
Pray that God will give your husband an increased desire to know him. Pray for your husband to experience extraordinary intimacy with God. Pray for him to learn more about God’s ways. Also that your husband will have a desire to spend consistent time in God’s word.
Pray For His Leadership
Pray that your husband will follow God’s lead wherever he may call you as a couple. Pray that God’s will for your relationship is clear to your husband. Pray that he will have the courage to lead you well. Also pray that your heart will be in line with your husband’s and Gods and you will be able to be submissive to where your husband is leading.
Pray For Protection
I pray this for Tommy almost every day. He works in a place that is dangerous and can very easily be hurt so I always pray that he will be protected and safe. Also pray for his protection from the enemy. Ask God to cover your husband in Jesus’ name that he will not be exposed to the evils of this world.
Pray For Temptation
Pray that your husband will be protected from tempting situations. Pray that he will be a man who doesn’t fall for what the world says is okay. This world is a hard place for a man when it comes to the sexual culture that is around us. Pray for a sound mind and heart against sin.
Pray For God’s Blessing
Pray that God will bless your husband. Ask God how you can bless your husband specifically. Pray that God himself will fill your husband’s heart with joy. This is a good time to pray for specific things that you know your husband might be struggling with. I know that Tommy desires a close Christian friend so I will pray that God will bless him with one. God says that whatever we pray for, if it is in the will of God, that he will answer it. He also says that we have not because we do not ask. Take full advantage of being a child of God, and on behalf of your husband, petition God for your husband’s blessings. God will delight in answering these prayers.
Pray For Encouragement
Pray that you will be an encouragement to your husband. Pray that you notice and focus on the good attributes that your husband has. Pray for God to help you not dwell on any area of weakness in your husband’s life. Pray that God will put other people around your husband to encourage him. Also pray that God himself will encourage your husband.
Pray For His Weaknesses
Pray for your husband’s weaknesses, that he will rely on God and not himself. Pray that God will strengthen him. Pray for God to help him improve in these areas and that they will not be a foothold for the devil.
Pray For Wisdom
This is another specific area that God tells us to ask him for. Pray that God will give your husband wisdom, wisdom to understand God’s word, wisdom in his specific field of work, and wisdom to make good choices.
Lastly Pray For Your Role As His Wife
Pray that you will display the fruits of the spirit to your husband. Pray that you will quickly forgive your husband when he wrongs you. Pray that you will always see your husband in a positive light. Also pray for God’s protection over your marriage.
It is an absolute joy that we get to bring our husband’s before the Lord and pray for them. Let’s always remember how much of a blessing this is to be able to do this and thank God for the opportunity. It is important to pray for our husbands daily. Let’s commit to doing this together. I think it will make a huge difference in our marriages.