Why YOU must pray for your husband
Here is why you should pray for your husband. We are connected to our spouses. Their challenges invariably become ours as well. Prayer is a place of great vulnerability. You are laying yourself bare before God.
To be able to pray effectually, you need to have love and honesty. There is no lie that hides from God’s searching eye. The bible tells us that he looks at the state of our hearts. When your heart is not right, you cannot pray effectively.
Pray for your husband
When you pray for your husband. In that state of your vulnerability, God will begin to open your eyes to his need. Prayer allows you to see things about him that you would otherwise never considered. Praying for your husband eliminates strife within your heart.
We know from Proverbs 31 that this is a role that the wife ought to play. You propel his success in the prayer closet, before he even steps out to chase his dream. This is something that will certainly transform your home and shake up your marriage. This post will cover prayer points and declarations that you can make for your husband.
Priest of the House
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies.
My husband loves me as Christ loves the church. He cares for me physically and spiritually. He brings no stain or blemish onto me. He supports and guides in pursuit of holiness. He loves me as he loves his own body!
In a world in which the roles have been largely reversed, it is refreshing to see that the view that God has for marriage is not one of suppression or oppression. It is one of co-labouring.
- Be led by God (earthly wisdom/Unless the builder)
- Raise him as a man of prayer
- Spiritual growth
Father I thank you for my husband. I thank you because you are making him a man of great faith. He is a man of prayer. Lord I pray that you would lead him as he leads his household. May he be a leader that is a servant to you and to those he serves, as Christ was to the church. We pray for spiritual growth oh Lord. He will not be stagnant, but progress from milk to meat and continue to grow in spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen
He Constantly Seeks You
My husband seeks the Lord at all time and in things. He will not walk in paths that you have not ordered.
Isaiah 55:6-7 King James Version (KJV)
6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
- Placing your will before his and mine.
- May he always seek your face, and find you.
- He shall not be moved unless you ordain it.
Lord I bless your name for my husband. Thank you for allowing him to seek you, while you can still be found. May my needs and my will never be placed ahead of yours in his life. May his needs and desires never be placed ahead of your will for his life. He will be a rock for me and for his family. We are building on the rock that is Christ. In Jesus’ name. Amen
By understanding it is established
Proverbs 24:3-6 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 Through wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
4 By knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.
5 A wise man is strong,
Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength;
6 For by wise counsel you will wage your own war,
And in a multitude of counselors there is safety.
My husband is filled with the wisdom of the Lord. He seeks counsel from God, and has understanding. He is established. By wisdom, he is strong. He has strength in Christ.
- Wisdom to build our house
- Understanding to establish it
- Knowledge to fill the rooms with pleasant riches
- Increase him in strength
- He goes into battle only with God’s counsel.
I pray that you would give my husband wisdom to build our house. Grant him understanding to establish our home. Give him understanding to propel his family to establishment. Grant him knowledge to create wealth. Make him strong, oh Lord. May his strength increase with every challenge that he faces. Surround him with Godly counsel. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Lord, good health is a gift from you. Grant my husband the gift of good health. Give him health in body, in mind and in spirit. May he not be consumed by the things of this world. Let his mind be focused on things above.
- Pray for his physical health
- Pray for specific conditions if he suffers from any
Proverbs 29:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
My husband actively pursues Godly wisdom. He has vision from up above. He shall not perish, for he keeps the law of God.
- Give him vision for himself, for the family.
- Position me to support his vision while he supports mine.
- Provision for his vision.
Father bless my husband with vision at every turn. Give him vision for anything that he would ever set out to do. Give him vision even in areas that he does not even know he needs vision. May his vision shape our home. In Jesus’ name. Amen
My husband is a wonderful father to our children, and a wonderful husband to me.
- Teach him to raise our children the Lord’s way.
- Search his heart and show the error of his ways.
- He leads by example
Father I thank you for my husband, I thank you that he is an incredible father to our children. Raise him to be a pillar within the family and the community at large. Teach him to raise our children in the way of the Lord, so they may never depart from it. Make of him an exemplary leader, someone his children look up to. In Jesus’ name.
My husband is hardworking. He makes progress in the work place.
- Bless the works of his hands
- Make room for him to grow
- Enlarge his territory
Father bless the works of my husband’s hands. As he works hard, may he see fruit. Whatever seed he sows, will bear fruit in Jesus’ name! Reveal his gifts oh Lord. May those gifts make room for him. Enlarge his territory.
Suicide Rates are particularly high among men. Some of whom no one would have seen it coming. Let that not be the case for my husband! God forbid!
My husband has peace of mind. He walks in and by God’s grace. He will live long and prosper.
- Lay it on your shoulders
- Openness to speak and seek help
Prayer for my husband
Father I speak your peace that surpasses all understanding over my husband. I pray that he would know you grace, your mercy and walk with you at all times. Premature death is not his portion. He will live a long and fulfilling life. He will live to fulfil his calling. His purpose will come to pass. In Jesus’ name. Amen
1 Corinthians 15:33 New International Version (NIV)
33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”[a]
Our upliftment and downfall are often tied to the company we keep.
My husband is surrounded by good Godly counsel. He is wise, and walks in the Lord’s way.
- Give him good friends
- Raise mentors to guide him on his way
- Use him to raise and lead others to you
Father I pray that you would raise my husband as a soul winner. Surround him with Godly friends that will walk faithfully with him in this journey of life, and hold him accountable. Use him to be good counsel for other who may need him. In Jesus’ name! Amen.
Conclusion: Praying for your husband
Lord teach me to support my husband’s vision as he supports mine. Show me how to best position myself to propel him to greater heights. In Jesus’ name! Amen