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The Gift that Keeps on Giving

One of the greatest gifts you can give your hus­band is that of lifting his name and his needs before the throne of God. Prayer for your husband releases the ener­gies of God, for prayer is asking God to do what you can­not do.

Start a prayer book or set aside a prayer page for your hus­band. Then commit yourself to praying daily for him. What should you pray for? His job. His boss. His challenges. His character. His role as a provider, husband, father, stepfather, or grandfather. His leadership of the family. His management of the family finances. His health. His friendships. His purity. His relationships with both sets of parents. His involvement at church. His spiritual growth and giftedness.

Here is a list of powerful verses from a prayer card by B.J. Reinhard to pray for your husband’s…

Peace – Lord, cast out his fears. May your peace rule in his heart. (1 John 4:18, Col. 3:15)

Strength – Uphold him physically, emotionally, and spiritually. (Psalm 68:19, Col. 1:17)

Intimacy with God – Lord, assure my husband that he can pour out his heart to You. (Ps 62:8, 139:1-4, Jer. 9:24, John 14:21)

Fatherhood – Lord, be my husband’s wisdom in the challenges we face as parents. Teach him how to relate to and love our children the way You love us. (1 Cor 1:30, Ps 103:8-14, Prov. 3:12)

Influence – Enable him to set a good example for and love those under his influence (Isaiah 40:11, Acts 20:28, Titus 2:7-8)

Significance – Lord, show him how valuable he is to You. May he know that his true worth comes from You. (Matthew 6:26, Zeph. 3:17)

Passion for Life – Father, show my husband his true purpose for living, especially in areas that seem mundane. May Paul’s claim “To live is Christ,” always be true for my husband. (John 4:13-14, 6:35, Phil. 1:21)

Make your own list. Then set aside a page for each con­cern and category in your prayer book or prayer journal… and start praying!

A Prayer to Pray:

God, let me start today, and each and every day, with small prayers that leads to big blessings for my husband. Remind me that you are at work in his life as well as mine. When we need a boost or attitude-adjustment, Your ever present truth and promises bring relief and renewal.

If consistent and powerful prayer is missing from your life, visit the Free Resources section of our website for the simple guide, “Prayer for Living after God’s Own Heart.” You will find deeper study in my book, The Heart of A Woman Who Prays.

Read The Gift that Keeps on Giving on Elizabeth & Jim George.


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