Prayer is one of the most powerful spiritual tools that we have as believers, and it can be so impactful in our marriages. As wives, it is our privilege and responsibility to pray for our husbands, asking God to bless them, guide them, and protect them.
But what exactly should we be praying for when it comes to our husbands? Here are some key areas to focus on in your prayers:
THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
First and foremost, we should be praying for our husbands’ relationship with God. Whether they are already believers or not, there is always room to grow in our faith and trust in God.
Pray that your husband would know and love God more deeply, and that he would seek Him in every aspect of his life. Pray that he would prioritize time with God in his daily routine, and that he would have a hunger for God’s Word and for prayer.
THEIR SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP
Part of being a husband is being a spiritual leader in the home. Whether or not your husband is currently fulfilling this role, pray that he would be empowered and equipped to lead your family well in this area. Pray that he would seek God’s wisdom and guidance as he leads, and that he would set an example of faithfulness and obedience to God for your children to follow.
THEIR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
We all know that life can be stressful, and husbands are not immune to the pressures of work, finances, and family responsibilities.
Pray for your husband’s physical and emotional health, that he would have the strength and energy he needs to handle whatever comes his way. Pray that he would be able to rest well, and that he would have a supportive community of friends and family to lean on when he needs it.
THEIR WORK AND CAREER
For many husbands, work and career can be a big source of stress and pressure. Pray that your husband would find fulfillment and purpose in his work, and that he would be able to use his skills and talents for the glory of God.
Pray that he would be successful in his career, but also that he would have a balanced perspective on work and prioritize his family and relationships above his job.
THEIR PROTECTION AND SAFETY
Last but not least, we should be praying for our husbands’ physical safety and protection. Whether they are traveling, at work, or just going about their daily lives, there are always potential dangers and risks.
Pray that your husband would be kept safe from harm, and that he would be protected from accidents, illness, injury, and any other threats.
Now that we know what we should be praying for, how can we actually put this into practice on a daily basis? Here are some practical tips:
- 1) Make Time To Pray Regularly
It can be easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and forget to take time to pray specifically for your husband. Set aside a specific time each day to pray for him, whether it’s in the morning, at lunchtime, or before you go to bed. Make it a priority, and stick to it as much as possible.
- 2) Use A Prayer Guide or Journal
If you struggle with knowing what to pray for your husband specifically, consider using a prayer guide or journal that has prompts and suggestions. You can find these online or in Christian bookstores. Alternatively, you could simply write down your own prayer requests for your husband and refer back to them as needed.
- 3) Pray With Your Husband
If your husband is open to it, consider praying with him regularly. This can be a great way to grow closer to God and to each other as a couple. Even if your husband isn’t comfortable praying out loud, you could simply pray together silently.
- 4) Get Others Involved
Don’t be afraid to ask your church community or close friends to pray for your husband as well. The more people praying for him, the better! You could also consider joining a prayer group or starting one specifically for wives who want to pray for their husbands.
Prayer is a vital part of our spiritual lives, and it can have a huge impact on our marriages. By praying specifically and regularly for our husbands, we are inviting God to work in their hearts and in our relationship. May God bless our efforts as we seek to love and support our husbands through prayer.