I just returned from a conference where I was reminded of the privilege and honour I have as a wife to pray for my husband. And Ladies, lifting your husband before the Lord is one of the most important things you will do—and you need to do it daily.
I loved this conference session because the instructor, Bethany Donaldson, does something I love. She prays Scripture. Praying Scripture is a powerful prayer because when you pray God’s Word, you are praying God’s will. And I don’t know about you, but I want my husband to be in God’s will.
If you want to join me in this pursuit of prayer on behalf of our husbands, here are some Scriptures you can pray. Insert your husband’s name.
Lord, Please answer me when I call. Be gracious with me and hear my prayer. Give ear to my words and consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, for to You, I pray.
I lift up (insert name) before you, asking that he may be filled with knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so he may walk in a manner worthy of You, fully pleasing to You, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of you. It is my prayer that his love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that he may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
May he look beyond his own interests and be concerned about others and seek Your kingdom first. May he delight in your Word and meditate on it day and night. May he delight in your commands and be blessed by You.
Keep him above reproach, keep him from being arrogant or quick-tempered, drunk, violent, or greedy. Instead, may he desire to be hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. May he hold firm to the trustworthy word that is taught so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.
May he flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. May he put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh to gratify its desires. May he submit himself to You, resist the devil until the devil flees from him, and draw nearer to You.
Father God, please make his way straight, spread your protection over him, cover him with favour as a shield. Lead him in Your righteousness.
These beautiful words are not mine, dear sisters. They are the very words of God prayed back to Him. They are God’s will for my husband. They are God’s will for your husband. And praying His will is a very powerful prayer.
Colossians 1:9-10, Philippians 1:9-11, Matthew 6:33, Philippians 2:4, Titus 1:7-9, 2 Timothy 2:22, Romans 13:14, James 4:7-8, Psalm 4 and 5