I believe it is not only important but essential that we pray for one another in our marriages!! But, if you are like me I tend to pray for the same things for Rob... Safety, Favor, Wisdom, Health, for our marriage, and for God to order and guide his steps, leading him as the leader of our family. And if I'm being honest, the prayer doesn't vary a whole lot each day. Sure, based on circumstances and what's going on there are additions along with thanking God for blessing me with such a man!!!
I read so many blogs and ideas about praying for our husbands... Get inspired, stick with it for a few days, then real life seeps back in again. I also like the idea of scripture based prayers, declaring the promises God has made to us, reminding ourselves of the true nature of our loving Father. But, again, when I'm driving to work praying and not head first in to the scripture, I'm ashamed to say that doesn't just poor out of me. I know, I know, we are to hide scripture in our heart... But when I'm half asleep, groggily drinking my coffee, hesitantly driving to work, my hidden scriptures are pretty darn hidden!!!
All this to say and share an amazing prayer with you all that I stumbled upon this morning :
Lifting my Husband through Prayer
Lord I lift my husband to You today and pray according to your Word, that: *You give him strength to lead (Joshua 1:7); time to know his family (John 10:14); and a passion to manage his home (1st Timothy 3:4) *You bless his work and show him daily how to honor You in his attitude and spirit and confirm the work of his hands unto your purpose (Psalm 90:16-17; Daniel 6) *He will be a wise steward of our finances and all we possess, remembering that all things are Yours and entrusted to us for Your purposes (Matthew 6:19-21; Luke 16:10-13) *He will love You with all his heart, soul, mind and strength and hate evil (Mark 12:30; Psalm 97:10) *He will be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger (James 1:19) *You protect him physically, mentally, and spiritually (Psalm 28:7-9; Psalm 41; John 17:15; 2nd Thess 3:3) *You give him the desire to teach and model a Godly lifestyle for his children (Deuteronomy 6; Psalm 78:5-7) *You will instruct him and teach him in the way he should go (Psalm 32:8); give him peace in the circumstances and integrity in the decisions he must face today (1st Corinthians 14:33; Proverbs 11:3) *He would meditate day and night on Your Word, pray without ceasing (Psalm 1:1-3; Psalm 119:18; 1st Thess 5:17) and stay faithful to Christ to the end (Hebrews 12: 1-2) *He would develop strong relationships with other Godly men (Ephesians 4:24-25; Hebrews 10:24)
I encourage you to join me in praying this over your husband, whether it be daily or weekly. Claim these scriptures for your spouse, as there is so much power in God's word, and the connection that is built by praying for one another is unparalleled.
*if you aren't a part of our facebook group, prayerful wives, and would like to be, please let me know. As we support one another in our marriages with scripture, prayers, book suggestions, etc*