Praying for our husband maybe our most important role as a Christian wife. We know we need God’s help in our marriages; therefore we know we need to pray for our husbands. Besides, If we don’t pray for our husband, who will? Our husbands have so many things to face in this world. If we want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus, with us, and our children, why would we not pray for them?
Praying for our husband is counter culture.
We live in a culture today where it’s normal to get advice from social media and Dr. Phil rather than taking our petitions to God. Sometimes it’s easier to pick up the phone and talk to our girlfriend rather than get alone and talk to God. Sometimes we simply opt for the world’s advice because we want to hear what we want to hear.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine,
but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears,
they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn away
their ears from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
2 Timothy 4:3-4
That’s the world we live, a world full of advice and a world full of whatever advice that we want. But, in taking our desires, our needs, our struggles and issues with our husbands to God rather than our girlfriends or Google, we gain so much more.
We benefit from our prayers for our husbands, and of course, our husbands benefit. If my husband has a good relationship with Jesus, I am going to reap the benefits of that relationship. Our marriage will be on a good path and growing stronger when our husbands are focused on growing their relationship with Jesus.
Praying for our husband is a spiritual weapon.
Prayer makes the most sense, especially in light of John 10:10 that says the thief does not come except to steal, to kill, and to destroy. Yes, we have a spiritual enemy who seeks to devour and destroy those we love, our marriages, and our families. But 2 Corinthians 10:4 says that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God.
Dear Sister we are in a spiritual battle and we must fight the good fight of faith for our husband and our marriage with our spiritual weapon of prayer. We want to be the one person our husband can count on to pray for him.
Praying for our husband in different seasons.
Praying for our husbands may look different in different seasons of life. Maybe right now is a rough season in your marriage. James 5:16 says, “The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” Our prayers matter!
When praying for our husband’s spiritual well being, we want to pray for God to draw him by His great love, for protection from harm and deception from the evil one.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
We want God to be at work in our struggles because God’s change isn’t temporary. If we are praying for our husband, God is working in his life. When we try to change a situation or person, it fails, but when God brings about change, it lasts.
Praying for our husband and ourselves.
Always remember how important it is to pray for yourself when praying for your husband’s spiritual well being. 1 Peter 3:1 says, “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives.” Ephesians 5:22-33For more biblical instruction about marriage, see .
God has given us the power of influence in our husband’s life. So we need to pray that God give us all that we need to live out life with our husbands according to His word. Pray that we be submissive and honor God and our husband.
In my blog post, Do you want to be a wife who prays for your husband, I get specific about important prayers to pray for your husband. You can also print out the prayer and personalize it for your husband.
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