Three Ways to Pray for Your Husband

Three Ways to Pray for Your HusbandNumber one on your “To-Do List for Wives” is to pray, pray, pray! Instead of unleashing or dumping your frustrations and disappointments in your husband on him, pray! Let God know all about your concerns.

When you tell God the desires of your heart, and pray for something that you know God wants to occur in your husband’s life—like grow in Christ, you are most definitely telling the right person! And go ahead and give God the reasons you are asking for what you are praying.

Spiritual Growth—

First on that list should be your husband’s spiritual growth because that is something God wants for him. Praying in this way centers your prayers on God—not on yourself or on something that makes your life easier or better. 

Spiritual Knowledge—

You can also ask God to plant within your husband’s heart a desire to grow in the knowledge of God because that growth will make your husband a godly man and a better spiritual leader for you and any children you have. These are roles God lays out for all Christian husbands. To pray for this is not self-serving. No, this request also lines up with God’s will for husbands to lead those in the home (1 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Timothy 3:5).

Spiritual Mentor—

Here’s another way you can love your husband: Pray for a spiritual mentor to take your husband under his wing. This too is a request that is biblical and pleases God. Paul had his Timothy to nurture and train. Joshua had his Moses to watch and learn from. Barnabas took his nephew John Mark and taught him everything he knew about serving God. That, dear fellow wife, is what God wants for your husband—to be mentored, and to one day mentor others.

Here is a perfect prayer to pray for your husband’s spiritual growth and maturity. And yes, I can say it’s perfect because it is right out of the Bible—God’s Word straight from His heart! I have tweaked these verses to be prayed to God as your personal prayer for your husband.

Pray these verses fervently and passionately—and often!—from your heart to God’s heart and put your beloved’s name in the blanks. Before you read on, read the passage that makes up the heart of this prayer.

My Prayer for My Husband
Based on 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 by Elizabeth George—Discover key Bible passages you can use as a springboard for lifting your husband up to God. Enrich your marriage with this biblical study book

REFLECT

Do I pray specific prayers for my husband every day?

REMEMBER

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!


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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.

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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