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Praying for Your Unbelieving Husband

Prayers of a Wife

If your husband is not a Christian, then your first and foremost assignment is to pray daily for God to draw your beloved to Himself. I cannot urge you strongly enough to pray faithfully.

The Power of Prayer

The Bible says, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16). And the same is true of the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous wife. It avails and accomplishes much!

One of the doctors Jim called on each month when he was a pharmaceutical salesman was a vibrant Christian, and he gave Jim a copy of a Christian book. Well, Jim read the book only so if the doctor asked him about it on his next sales visit, Jim could say he’d read it. Who knew that book would turn Jim’s world upside down?!

Like the apostle Paul in Philippians 3, God laid hold upon Jim through the scriptures and truths presented in that book. Well, as with all good things, Jim wanted to share it with me. In all honesty I told him, “Of course I’ll read it.” Unfortunately that book ended up getting lost in my bookcase for the next two years.

And, like Jim, the day I picked it up and began reading it was the day my life changed forever. Suddenly God turned my life upside-down too—and we became a couple after God’s own heart. That’s when we wholeheartedly and in perfect unity jumped into the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1).

The Prayers of a Wife

I cannot encourage you enough to pray for your unbelieving husband. God can turn your husband upside-down and inside-out. He delights in showing people the way to know Him and experience His love and forgiveness. Praying for your husband is your supreme act of love. As a famous theologian noted, “There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him.”

Dear God, I pray my husband comes to know You and to is filled with the knowledge of Your will. Amen.


15 Verses to Pray for Your Husband: You, dear wife, may be the only person praying for your husband. This wonderful book by Elizabeth George shows you how! 

Prayers for a Woman’s Heart is filled prayers and devotions to help you grow in wisdom, patience, and peace!


“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16).

While you’re praying for your husband, pray for God to send people to share their faith with him.


Your assignment from God is to pray, to keep on praying no matter what, and to trust God.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

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