One of the simplest ways that we, as wives, can bring good and not harm to our husbands is by praying for them
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”
But I know, sometimes that doesn’t really feel so simple. Sometimes we forget to pray for them, sometimes we just don’t want to pray for them, sometimes we don’t know what to pray for them.
So I’m going to quickly address each of those issues and then jump right in and share with you the prayers that I pray daily over my husband.
- YOU FORGET – Me too, until I started a prayer journal. Now I have my prayers written down in a journal that I keep on my desk. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t go to my desk, see my journal, pick it up and spend a few minutes in prayer. Nice and easy!
- YOU DON’T WANT TO – Me too. We have our moments, our arguments, our disagreements, our fights; we don’t always feel like lovey-dovey best friends. But, I can promise you this, its hard to stay mad at a person that you are passionately praying for every single day. Its hard to stay mad at a person that you are passionately praying for every single day. #PrayerChangesThings Click To Tweet
- YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO PRAY – Me too, until I asked God. The list of Scriptures I’m going to share with you today are things that have developed over time as I saw a need or as God directed me to something specific. They may or may not work for you, but my hope is that they give you a good place to start. One thing you can be sure of is this: Praying Scripture works! God gave us His word because it has POWER. Harness that power and use it to bless your husband! #PrayingScripture works! God gave us #HisWord because it has #POWER! Click To Tweet
15 Scriptural prayers to be praying for your husband every day
I pray that my husband be given a discerning heart to know Your great love for him and the great plans You have for him and for our family; plans to prosper us and not to harm us, to give us hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
I pray that my husband be given the mind of Christ, that it would be saturated with Godly wisdom. Help him to take every thought captive that is not in obedience to your Word, and in so doing, protect him from pride and temptation. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
I pray that they eyes of my husband’s heart will be open to understand Your Word, so that he will not be conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewing of his mind so that he may know Your good, acceptable, and perfect will for his life and for our marriage. (Romans 12:2)
I pray that You, God, will help my husband to trust You with all of his heart, not depending on his own understanding, but acknowledging you in all his ways, so that he will know what direction to lead our family in. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
I pray that the favor of God may rest on my husband and that You, God, will bless and establish the work of his hands and his heart. (Psalm 90:17)
I pray that You will help us to live together in perfect unity by loving, honoring, and respecting one another and serving each other for Your glory, honor, and praise. (1 Thessalonians 5:13)
I pray that You, Father, may grant him a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You, by having the eyes of his heart flooded with light, so that he may know and understand both the hope to which You have called him, and how rich his inheritance is in You! (Ephesians 1:17)
I pray that he may be filled with the full, deep, and clear knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things. (Colossians 1:9)
I pray that he may walk, live, and conduct himself in a manner worthy of You, God and that he will have a desire to please You in all things; that he will bear fruit in every good work and that he will steadily grow and increase in and by Your knowledge. (Colossians 1:10)
I pray that he will be invigorated and strengthened with all power, according to the might of Your power, in order to exercise every kind of endurance, patience, perseverance, and forbearance while being full of joy. (Colossians 1:11)
I pray that You, God, will command Your blessing upon him, our house, our family, his office, and all that he undertakes. (Deuteronomy 28:8)
I pray that he will turn to You, God, as his hiding place, knowing that You will preserve him from trouble and that you will surround him with songs and shouts of deliverance. (Psalm 32:7)
I pray that he will never act in vain conceit and empty arrogance, but instead act in the true spirit of humility thinking of others more highly than of himself; that he will always esteem and look upon and be concerned for not only his own interests but also for the interest of others. (Philippians 2:3)
I pray that he will be kept from all evil, that You will keep his life, that You will protect him going out and coming in from now until forever! (Psalm 121:8)
I pray that he will not lose heart or grow weary in doing right and that he will continue to persevere and act nobly remembering that at the proper time he will reap a harvest of blessing. (Galatians 6:9)
And that’s it!
These are the short but powerful prayers that I say every day for my husband. Praying for your husband daily will be one of the most beneficial things for your marriage, it will draw you together like nothing else can.
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What do you think? Is there anything you would add to the list? I would love to hear it, just leave a comment!
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41
Blessings and love,
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I’m an Army wife, homeschooling mom of 6, and a beautifully flawed human being. I live a very messy but very authentic life, perfected daily by the Grace and Love of Jesus. I hope you’ll join my tribe as we grow together, encouraging one another to live authentically as empowered women, empowering other women.