Praying

Lifting My Husband Through Prayer

Lord, thank you for my husband. I ask Your will for him in these things, according to your Word.

Fill my husband with love for You, that he would love You “with all [his] heart and with all [his] soul and with all [his] mind” (MATTHEW 22:37).

Cause him to delight in Your Word (PSALM 1:2), and “open [his] eyes that [he] may behold wondrous things out of your law” (PSALM 119:18). Give him understanding (PSALM 119:73).

Compel him to pray continually (1 THESSALONIANS 5:17), so that he’ll live and walk by Your Spirit (GALATIANS 5:25).

Empower him to “run with endurance the race that is set before [him]” and to focus on pleasing You (HEBREWS 12:1-2).

Equip my husband with strength and wisdom to lead, that he would be “strong and very courageous,” and that he may be successful wherever he goes (JOSHUA 1:7).

Supply him the time and ability to “manage his own household well” (1 TIMOTHY 3:4).

Guide him in using wisely all the resources You’ve given us, keeping an eternal perspective about possessions (MATTHEW 6:19-21; LUKE 16:10-13).

May he share Your hatred of evil and experience your protection (PSALM 97:10).

Enable him to be “quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger” (JAMES 1:19).

Help him to trust You “with all [his] heart,” and not to “lean on [his] own understanding.” Make his paths straight (PROVERBS 3:5).

Flood him with peace and faith (ISIAH 26:3; JOHN 14:1).

Increase his desire to teach and model godliness as a father “that the next generation might know…and not forget the works of God” (PSALM 78:5-7).

Because You oppose the proud and give grace to the humble (JAMES 4:6), instill a genuine sense of humility in my husband’s heart (SEE ALSO ISAIAH 66:2).

Keep him sexually pure and honorable. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (MATTHEW 5:8; SEE ALSO 1 CORINTHIANS 6:18-20).

Give him friendships with godly men (PROVERBS 27:17), that they would “stir up one another to love and good works” (HEBREWS 10:24).

Let Your favor rest upon him, and “establish the work of [his] hands” (PSALM 90:17).

And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us. (1 JOHN 5:14)