How Do I Pray for My Husband?

how-do-i-pray-for-my-husband praying-wife prayers-for-spouse praying-for-husband Elizabeth-George Jim-George DevotionalAs Paul wrote, “We do not cease to pray.” This is a good reminder for all wives that our prayers for our husband are not to be a one-time event. When our husband has an issue, need, or crisis, or we have a concern regarding him, we can offer up a quick prayer anytime and anywhere. 

However, you cannot be satisfied with random prayers shot up to heaven from here and there, now and then. Yes, there is a place for quickly sharing your heart with God as you go through your day and think about someone, or your heart is breaking, or you need some on-the-spot wisdom. But prayer is also doing business with God. It’s sort of like preparing a presentation to share at work. 

This is serious business—which you present to God. You pour out your heart to God and your reasons for what you are asking. Let’s do as the apostle Paul. His prayers were “always” (Philippians 1:4), “without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and he prayed “constantly” (2 Timo- thy 1:3 nasb). 

Now, what is it you should be praying for? Here are three prayers for your husband:  

Pray that your husband will grow in the knowledge of God’s will (Colossians 1:9).

The Bible says that “if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” (1 John 5:14). So praying that your husband knows and lives and acts according to God’s will is extremely important. 

How is your husband to identify God’s will? Colossians 1:9 gives the answer: “all wisdom and spiritual understanding.” Pray for wisdom for your husband. “Wisdom” is the ability to gather and organize principles from Scripture. And pray for your husband’s spiritual understanding— that he will understand what he reads and studies in God’s Word. “Understanding” is the application of those principles in your husband’s daily life. That is the essence of God’s will!  

Pray that your husband will please God (Colossians 1:10).

Pleasing God occurs when your husband obeys God’s commands—when he does God’s will. Pray that your husband will follow and obey God by walking in a worthy manner, which will result in bearing the fruit of the Spirit in his life—the fruit of love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self- control (Galatians 5:22-23). Pleasing God also occurs when your husband grows in his knowledge of God. 

Pray that your husband will be strengthened by God (Colossians 1:11).

Paul focused on God’s strength in Colossians 1:11, that believers would be “strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power. In prayer, ask Christ to enable your husband with His power to be God’s man. Ask God to infuse your husband with His strength to love and to lead your family through the pressures of life. And pray fervently for your husband to be strengthened with all might, “according to His glorious power.” Ask God that your husband would be made strong with God’s incredible strength so he can have “all patience and longsuffering with joy.” 

And here’s the ultimate blessing of God’s glorious power: When your husband is strengthened by that power, there will be only one way to explain his life and character, and that is God! And because there is no human explanation for your husband’s walk and the fruit in his life, God Himself will receive all the glory. God will be glorified, which is every Christian’s highest goal and purpose—“to do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

RESPOND
My Prayer for My Husband Colossians 1:9-11 

Father God, I do not cease to pray for __________ , and to ask that __________ may be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that __________ may walk worthy of You, Lord, fully pleasing You, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in his knowledge of You, God; that __________ may be strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES 

15 Verses to Pray for Your Husband—discover key Bible passages you can use as a springboard for lifting your husband up to God.  As you draw closer to God, you'll draw closer to your husband as well.  

REFLECT

Do I have a daily habit of praying specifically for my husband? 

REMEMBER

Make it a point to pray for your husband; after all, you may be the only person on earth who is praying for him!


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