Hopefully you’ve already had your husband as a key focal point of your prayers up to now. If so, your husband is a blessed man to have you as his wife! To make him your special “prayer project” for life, here is a suggestion to keep in mind.
Pray without expecting instant results. God is always at work … but God doesn’t work according to your timetable.
I’m sure you know this from firsthand experience. For instance, God has been patient with you so far, hasn’t He? And yet He has been at work in your life. You’re not where you need to be or where you’re going to be, but you also aren’t where you used to be!
Now you must apply this knowledge of God to your husband. And so you pray faithfully and forever for your husband. That’s your commitment of love. And, as you pray for your husband, don’t expect or look for any overnight miracles.
Learn a lesson from Monica, the mother of Augustine, one of the early church fathers. This devout believer and devoted mother prayed for decades before God opened her son’s heart and he embraced Christ at age 31. First Corinthians 13 tells us that “love suffers long…[and] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (verses 4 and 7). That, my praying sister-in-Christ, is to be our approach to praying for our husbands.
We pray no matter what. We pray—and suffer long, patient while we bear and endure all things, always believing and never losing hope. Don’t get discouraged in the course of your prayer journey. It’s exactly that—a journey! That means it involves time and takes time, even a lifetime. Be persistent yet patient as you pray.
Father God, I do not cease to pray for my husband and to ask that he may be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Amen.
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Being a wife who prays for her husband is a unique privilege. And it’s a necessity because you, dear wife, might be the only person on this entire planet who is praying for your husband!