Praying for our husband is one of the most important things we can do as a wife. One day they will stand before God and be held accountable for their whole family, and honestly I am glad that pressure isn’t put on my shoulders. With that said I want my amazing husband to succeed at what he has been put in charge of. He will face many trials and temptations along the way and we are called to be his helpmate in a number of ways including lifting him up in prayer. Here are seven ways you can pray for your husband everyday.
1 Pray he would love the Lord with all his heart. (Deuteronomy 6:4)
Loving God with all his heart will satisfy his soul and keep his heart on the goal. It will help him to make wise decisions and focus on what God would want him to do throughout his life.
2 Pray that he will spiritually lead and that you will follow his lead. (1 Corinthians 11:3)
This is how God commanded it, when it comes to who leads. He has a heavy responsibility to carry and praying for him in this way will help to lighten his load.
3 Pray that he will love like Christ and that you will respect him. (Ephesians 5:33)
If we pray this and are faithful to follow the command God has given us to love and respect each other as he intended, how can our marriage do anything but blossom?
4 Pray that my heart would have grace and mercy when I’m not happy with something he has done. Pray also that he would have grace and mercy when I have done something as well. (Luke 11:4)
Yes, ladies, sometimes it’s our fault and sometimes we need to remember that no one but Jesus was perfect. So sometimes we need to just have compassion and understanding when our husbands mess up and soak it in when there are times we have failed. Our God has grace and mercy for us and we in turn should poor that out on our spouses in abundance. Even when it’s hard.
5 Pray for him to be strong and faithful against temptation. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
God will always provide a way out of temptation and our husbands are bombarded daily by the enemy and things of this world. We need to be their prayer warriors by lifting them up and asking God to show them the way out.
6 Pray he would serve God faithfully. (Colossians 3:23-24)
God has heaped so much blessing and salvation on our lives, shouldn’t we serve him faithfully? Of course we should! Sometimes we need a little extra encouragement, because after all we are sinners. Pray this for you and your spouse. We are called to serve Him joyfully and God, even after all He has done for us, loves and rewards us even more for it. We serve an awesome God!
7 Pray that he would work hard and support his family. (1 Timothy 5:8)
Our husbands work hard and could use some encouragement and prayer in this area! I am not saying there are not a lot of hard working wives out there, who not only work hard at home with the kids and keeping the house in order, a selfless job done without pay. I also know many will go on to work another full time job as well. This is why we should understand all the more, that our husbands could use prayer for this as well. It is something they have deeply engraved on their hearts to do, to provide for you and support his family, and from time to he may find it hard, just as we do, so pray for him!
I hope you have found this list helpful and it presses you to pray everyday for your wonderful husband! Praying for him everyday will not only pour out blessing on him but on you as well. As husband and wife we are joined together as one flesh. When you pray everyday for your spouse you will see him flourish and in turn your marriage and love for each other will grow strong and deep. I encourage all of you to develop a time of prayer devoted to lifting him up and watch what God will do!
This of course is not an exhaustive list, just an outline, a starting point, if you will. Feel free to change anything that might be geared more toward your husband. Remember this is a time to lift him up to our Lord, cherish this special time you get to spend with our Loving Father and have wonderful joy in doing so!