One of the most powerful ways to fight for our marriages is to pray for them! Not only do our husbands need our support as their war helpers in our homes as we go about our daily lives, but they also need us by their side when it comes to spiritual matters. The Bible tells us that our prayers are powerful and effective! God hears us, and if we want our families to prosper, we must raise them to the Lord in prayer.
John 15: 7 says, “If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask what you want and it will be done for you.” What dreams do we have for our marriages? Write them down, and then bring them to God in prayer. Do we want to grow old with our husbands? Do we need God’s help to overcome constant conflicts that easily surface in our relationships? Is a Miracle Necessary to Overcome Broken Promises?
Nothing is impossible with God! God can heal our brokenness if we are willing to give our lives to Him. Even if we don’t fight, we need God’s help to stay on course for a lifetime! Let us undertake to lift up our husbands daily in prayer to God. One thing is certain, we need God’s help to love us well.
Here are a few prayers to get you started while you take the time to lift your husband up in prayer:
1. A prayer that your husband’s relationship with God will grow
The spirit you received does not make you a slave so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received caused your adoption as sonship. And with him we shout: “Abba, father”. (Romans 8:15)
Father, I pray that my husband will have an intimate relationship with you! Let him live safely in his identity as a child of God. Graciously remind him that his sins are forgiven and that you have accepted him as your own. Thank you for loving him. Amen.
2. A prayer that God’s agenda comes first in your husband’s life
He will always give you everything you need day by day as you make the kingdom of God your primary concern. (Luke 12: 31-33)
God, I ask you to guide my husband’s path and steps. I pray that he will obey your will for his life and that your agenda will come first in his life! Remind him that if we follow you, we don’t have to worry! They will provide everything we need for our lives as we make living the kingdom our primary goal. Guide him with clarity and guide him as he makes decisions. Go your way in his life and help me to be a good partner for him. Amen.
3. A prayer for God’s blessing on your husband’s life
Jabez called out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me and protect me from harm, so that I will be free from pain. ”And God granted his request. (1 Chronicles 4:10)
Father, I pray that you will bless my husband with more than he needs so that he can bless others. I ask for more provision for his life. That you equip him to give generously to others and to meet their practical needs on your behalf. Give him greater spiritual gifts so that he can strengthen the church and be more effective in the kingdom of God. I ask you to give him a wealth of wisdom and discernment so that he can point you to others. Help him live with gratitude for all of the many ways in which you have blessed his life. Allow him to focus on using what you have given him to serve others. Amen.
4. A prayer of protection for your husband
But the Lord is faithful. He will steady you and protect you from evil. (2 Thessalonians 3: 3)
God, while my husband is leaving the goal you set for his life, I pray that you will stop every nasty attack by the enemy against him. Protect his body, mind, emotions. Don’t let the enemy gain a foothold in his life. I trust that whoever lives in it is greater than whoever is in the world, so that we do not have to live in fear. I thank you for your protection in his life and in our home. Amen.
5. A prayer for your husband to grow in wisdom
If any of you lack wisdom, please ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him. (James 1: 5)
God, I pray that my husband will grow in wisdom. Give him the strength to follow you first in a world that may not understand God’s way. Share with his or her heart what the wise next correct step is for his life and for the future of our family. Help him overcome the distractions that are thrown at us and follow your narrow path. Silence the voices of confusion, discouragement, distraction, or temptation that attempt to entangle him in folly. Help him trust you and follow you for all of his days. Amen.
6. A prayer of thanks for your husband
We thank God the Father always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20)
God thank you for the gift of marriage that you gave me! I am so grateful that you have given me a partner who has pledged to accompany me in this life. Thank you for my husband’s many unique talents, for the many ways he serves me and our family, and for the love he shows me as his wife. I pray that you will help me stay happy in our marriage and appreciate the union that God has brought me into love for all of my days. I thank you for our home, our love and the life you gave us. Amen.
7. A prayer for my husband to live joyfully
Always rejoice in the Lord; again I say: be happy. (Philippians 4: 4)
Lord, I ask you to help my husband find joy at this time of his life. I pray that even in the midst of trials, stress, insecurity, chaos, pain, loss and hurt, your joy will be present in his life. Would he have a full and unshakable understanding of the joy of salvation? Would the fruits of the Spirit be seen in his way of life? Endow him with your joy, your peace, your patience, kindness, kindness, loyalty and self-control so that he may be a blessing to others. Strengthen him with your joy in good and bad times. Amen.
Romans 8:31 says, “Then what should we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? ”When God is on our side, no challenge that life poses is too great for us. Our marriages need three beings to flourish: a husband, a wife, and the power of the Holy Spirit working within us!
Verily, there is no way I would be married again without God’s grace working in our lives! If it were up to me, I would be hopelessly overwhelmed by my own mistakes and sin. God’s goodness has carried us through the past 14 years and it is the only hope we can create together for a lifetime. Seek God for your spouse at any time of the year. When God is invited into our lives, we can have hope even in dark times.
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Amanda Loafers is a writer who is passionate about encouraging others to live joyfully. She writes devotions for My Daily Bible Verse Devotional and Podcast, Crosswalk Couples Devotional, the Daily Devotional app, has published work with Her View from Home on the MOPS blog and is a regular contributor for Crosswalk.com. You can find out more about Amanda on her Facebook page or follow her on Instagram.