Praying for your husband is something most wives do, however, in talking with other wives, I’ve found that most of the time we pray for our husbands, it’s during a time of difficulty or crisis. Praying for your husband during a time of need is always a good thing, but I would argue that it’s even more important to pray for your husband during times of smooth sailing. In fact, I believe that you should be praying for your husband every day.
When we pray for our husbands, many benefits result including:
Reminding us of our marital relationship
Yes, yes, I know that we always know that we are married, but praying for your husband shines light on the intimate relationship we have with our spouses. Who knows your husband better than you? (except God, of course!) You know when something is troubling him and what his weaknesses are. The enemy goes after those weaknesses, but through prayer, we can fight the enemy and ask God to put a hedge of protection around your husband, avoiding temptation.
Growing closer in our relationships with God and your husband
A strong Christian marriage must have God at the center. Praying for your husband will strengthen your relationship with God, the Father as well as your husband. When we focus intently on our husbands in prayer, we are opening our hearts to God on their behalf.
Prayer Softens our Hearts
Marriage has it’s ups and downs. We all know that. We, at times, get angry with our husbands or have times of resentment. When you pray for your husband, God is softening your heart toward him. Sometimes I find myself praying for God to change my husband in certain ways. But when I go before the Lord in humble prayer, my heart softens and I find my strong, prideful opinion soften as well.
Prayer Helps Your Husband and Builds Him Up
We know that God is faithful and, if we go to Him on behalf of our husbands, we know that God will work in him. Prayer “girds his loins” for the battle of everyday life.
Praying for Your Husband
So, we know that praying for your husband is good, but sometimes it’s just hard to do. Outside of praying for him during a time of crisis, what do we pray about? How do we pray?
I have the book The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. I keep it on my nightstand. I try to, most days, open to a page and start praying for my husband in areas including:
- His health
- His work
- His friendships
- His faith
As with any prayer, begin by thanking God for your your blessings. Thank God for your marriage, for choosing your husband for you, for how he provides for your family. Then talk to God about working in your husband’s life. Talk with Him as you would a friend, after all God loves us!
If you need some help getting started, here is a good article on 5 Powerful Prayers Every Wife Needs to Pray Over Her Husband.
Throughout the Bible, God instructs us to pray. If we are to pray for others, wouldn’t it make most sense to pray for the one that God chose as your lifelong partner?
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working” (James 5:16).
I encourage you to start praying for your husband every day. Commit to praying over one area of his life each day – not just in times of hardship.
Because of Him,
Don’t feel that your husband deserves a Proverbs 31 wife? Take a look at this post HERE