When many of us start out as young budding wives, we have such high hopes for our marriages. No one sets out on their wedding day vowing to have miserable, bitter marriages filled with suffering and sorrow.
We walk down the aisle, bright-eyed and beaming, ready to conquer the world with our knight in shining armor.
Then life happens.
Unexpected trials hit. The job lay-offs, struggles of infertility, the heavy demands of parenting–and our “happily-ever-afters” become the heart-wrenching disappointment of deferred dreams and unmet expectations.
Like ships in the night, we drift apart. Our vows of “till death do us part” become a distant memory…
The enemy of our souls gleefully slithers from the tree–with a subtle smile of victory. The same lie that worked for Eve has worked with us. The lie that makes us question the goodness and sovereignty of your mighty God–
“Did God really say?”
Ladies, the enemy is the same sly serpent that went after the first marriage in human history. He aims to steal, kill and destroy our marriages, but Jesus is GREATER–and came to flood our marriages with his abundance.
Instead of succumbing to the same lies that Eve bought, we must fight for our marriages with the truth of God’s Word.
This is why it is so important that we pray for our husbands and for our marriages.
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The Power of Praying for your Husband
Our prayers are not mere words. They have the life-giving power to perpetuate an inheritance of spiritual blessings for generations to come.
A godly spiritual mentor first introduced me to the book The Power of a Praying Wife over twelve years ago, and it is a resource that I continually refer back to and recommend to wives.
In this book I learned how to use the Word of God to actively pray for my husband in the most prominent areas of his life–the areas where Satan will test him the most.
35 Scriptures to Pray Over your Husband
Based on this powerful book, I have created a prayer calendar with over 35 scriptures you can pray over your husband each day.
Click the image of the calendar to download, and let’s take back our marriages in Jesus’ name!
Lord I pray for my husband, and I believe that through your Word that he is a man of integrity who pursues righteousness, godliness, faith and love (1 Timothy 6:11). He is a man of wisdom and holds to the truth of your Word as precious jewels.
Protect his mind from the influences of this world, and help him stand strong against temptation (1 Cor 10:13). I pray that you will raise him up as a spiritual leader in our home, and that he will love me as Christ has loved the church.
Through your Spirit, may he dwell with me according to the wisdom and knowledge of God (1 Peter 3:7, Ephesians 5:25). In Jesus name, I trust and believe that he will be the godly father you have called him to be.
He will not exasperate our children, but will lovingly train and instruct them in the admonition of God (Ephesians 6:4).
Teach me, O Lord, to be the wife you have called me to be–a wife who will honor, respect, and submit to my husband as unto you, and that we may dwell together in divine unity (Ephesians 5:22).
This is all for your glory, that our lives will be a testimony of your reckless love for humanity–the ultimate picture of how you gave yourself up for the Church, that we may be presented as your spotless bride and dwell in eternal union with you.
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