Knowing Him · Marriage

A Powerful Kind Of Prayer

 “As his wife, you have an authority in prayer for your husband that nobody else has.”

This awesome exhortation was spoken to me by a dear friend and mentor. She also encouraged me to use scripture to guide my prayers for him – to pray scriptures.

Praying scripture is powerful because I’m praying in complete confidence that it’s in accordance with His will.

That night I took one of these small spiral note pads and began writing out scriptures the Lord led me to be praying for him. I keep this in the front pocket of my Bible so I can add to it.

pray scripture

My goal is to get this out every morning and pray these scriptures over him. However, there have been times when I pull it out while the kids are eating lunch, or while I’m folding laundry, or brushing my teeth….really anytime works great!

I thought I would share a few of the verses I’ve been using …

Thanksgiving

Thank You, Lord that you supply all his needs according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:10)

Thank You for being his rock of refuge to which he can always go (Psalm 71:3)

Thank you that he was chosen before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in Your sight. That he is adopted to sonship through Jesus Christ in accordance with Your pleasure and will (Ephesians 1:4-5)

Thank you that he is blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3)

His Spiritual Life

That his love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that he may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ (Philippians 1:9-10)

He puts on the full armor of God, so that he will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil (Ephesians 6:11)

That the peace of Christ rules in his heart (Colossians 3:15)

That he devotes himself to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving (Colossians 4:2)

He seeks first Your Kingdom and righteousness (Matthew 6:23)

He loves You with all his heart, soul and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5)

He offers each member of his body as a living sacrifice to you (Romans 12:1)

His Conduct

He sets an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12)

He walks in a worthy manner, pleasing You in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in his knowledge of You; strengthened with all power according to Your glorious might (Colossians 1:10-11)

He keeps his way pure by keeping it according to Your word (Psalm 119:9)

His Relationships

He does nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind, regards others as more important than himself (Philippians 2:3)

He makes disciples..teaching them everything Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:20-21)

Help him to love his enemies (Matthew 5:44)

He loves me as Christ loves His church (Ephesians 5:25)

He manages his family well and sees to it that his children obey him, and does so in a manner worthy of full respect (1 Timothy 3:4)

His Ministry

He shepherds Your flock among him, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to Your will; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to his charge, but proving to be an example to the flock (1 Peter 5:2)

He doesn’t loose heart in doing good (Galatians 6:9)

Download PDF version Scriptures to Pray for Your Husband

Just as life has it’s seasons, so do marriages. Mine has experienced it’s times of drought. Yet, when my husband and I resolve to cast feelings aside and pray for each other, despite any bitterness or anger – He works. He waters and renews the parched places.

When you pray for someone, you are investing yourself into them. The Lord has an amazing way of using our prayers to not just change the circumstances and/or people we are praying for, but also to transform our own heart.

I know that prayer has been a powerful component in my marriage and I am grateful for this new insight in using God’s Word to inspire my requests and petitions. I’m already seeing His hand using it.

 

7 thoughts on “A Powerful Kind Of Prayer

  1. I Believe these will work when standing for marriage restoration, too. If you’re divorced you are Still married in God’s eyes and you still have that same authority and responsibility while standing.
    I remember reading that from Charlyne Steinkamp’s devotional from Rejoice Marriage ministry. That showed me how important it is to pray for your spouse even while waiting.
    Nice blog.

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