Praising the Lord and praying His will for your spouse is guaranteed to be one of the most rewarding works as his wife. The book of Proverbs states that a wise woman builds her house, but a foolish woman will tear it down with her vey own hands (14:1). Praying these prayers will enable you to arm your marriage with God’s word and give you God’s perspective on your husband, marriage and family.
GOD ALONE IS OUR TRUEST SATISFACTION
I thank you Father, for my husband. Thank you God for knowing the longings of my husband’s heart far better than I do. You know why he hungers for __________________ and_____________________. You know these yearnings affect his decisions and how those decisions affect our marriage. You are the God who satisfies the longing soul. You fill the hungry soul with good things. I place my husband’s heart and soul in Your hand Lord. I lift him up to You Father and ask You to fill him with the good you know He needs. (Psalm 107:9, Matthew 8:8)
The world offers my husband so many things to temporarily satisfy his needs. Temptations abound, but You Lord are ________________’s shield and his defender. Father, I ask you to train _______________ to resist the devil and to draw closer to you. I thank you Father that you are a rewarder of those who diligently seek You. (Psalm 28:7, Psalm 59:9, James 4:7, Hebrews 11:6)
I know and confess that Jesus has triumphed over every one of Satan’s schemes. I declare that the scars the enemy has left on my husband’s heart are being healed! Father, You alone are ________________’s healer – I confess that you are Jehovah Rapha over my husband’s life. You are the restorer of his soul. Father, may the balm of Your perfect love and mercy touch the brokenness of ________________’s heart. (I John 3:8, Jeremiah 17:14, Psalm 23:3, Isaiah 61:1)
There is Hope in God’s Word
Father, you sent Your word to deliver, nourish and counsel us. The world is looking for the next “perfect” solution to their problems and yet Your word holds all the answers for mankind. My heart’s desire is for __________________ to feast on your Word and find it immensely satisfying. (John 1:14, Psalm 107:20, Psalm 119:103)
With Your word as my husband’s source of wisdom, I will rest secure in his leadership of our home. I trust Your word to fill _____________________ with the insight he will need for our relationship, his work and so much more. (Ephesians 1:17-19, James 1:5)
Thank you Father that Your word will unite my husband’s heart to Yours. Your ways will become His ways. Father, I ask that you send him an abundance of confidants whose faith in You is bold and courageous. Let them be men who do not lean on their own understanding, but always acknowledge You and Your word. May my husband be like King David and behave wisely in all that he does. Thank you Lord that your hand of favor is with __________________ (Psalm 119:63, Proverbs 28:1, I Sam. 18:14)
Possessing the Gift of Humility
Father, I thank you for the gift of Jesus and His perfect example of humility. Jesus displayed His love for us with great humility and submissiveness to You. He denied Himself the comforts of heaven in order to bring us into right relationship with you. Jesus always put our needs before His own. – He always had your plan for His life.
Father, You ask _______________________ to love me as Christ loved the church. I am asking you to empower my husband to love me in this way. May Your example always be in front of him to guide him in all his ways. (Ephesians 5:25)
You know the pressure _______________________ feels to be successful and strong. You know how he is influenced to be self-reliant. You understand his fears and insecurities. Thank you Father that you consider that my husband is only human. Open his eyes to see how pride may be working in his life to destroy his reliance on You completely. (Psalm 103:14, Proverbs 18:12)
I place _____________________________ before You God. You are the river of life, a fountain that never runs dry. I ask You to anoint him with a supernatural portion of Christ’s humility. My husband will then be free to boast about his weaknesses to You and wait for You to satisfy his needs with Your strength. (Psalm 36:8, James 4:6, 2 Cor. 11:30)
Father, you have promised that humility is rewarded with riches, honor and life. Lord, help my husband let go of any pride and false humility so that he can enjoy the abundant life Jesus died to give him. (Proverbs 22:4, John 10:10)
Worship and Praise
Lord, Your word says that you inhabit the praises of Your people. I want __________________ to enjoy the comfort and power of Your presence in every moment. Teach him to praise You in his lowest moments. Train him to exalt Your name during trials and before the victories. May Your praise ever be on my husband’s lips.
There is no one who compares to You, Lord. You alone are worthy of all our affections and allegiance. May my husband put all his trust in You and as he cries out to you Father, I know you will hear his cries and deliver him from all evil. (Psalm 22:3-5)
Lord, may every idol in my husband’s life be torn down. I pray that ________________would seek You and Your kingdom first. Thank you Father, that when my husband places You first, everything else will be aligned in Your perfect balance. Our home will be filled with peace and abundance will be found in all things. Thank you that we will not lack any good thing. (Matthew 6:33, Psalm 23:1)
Becoming the Woman I am Called to Be
Father, I thank You that one of Your mysteries is “two becoming one.” Thank you that my husband and I are joined together. My desire is that, together, we would reflect the fullness of your love, power and grace in our marriage. Train me to be the wife You desire me to become. I do not want to nag, manipulate or control my husband. I want my desires to be Your desires, Father God. Reveal to me my heart and show me where I need healing inside so that I can trust Your perfect plan for my life.
I want to honor my husband and show him respect. I want to support him and build him up so that he can become the man You have called him to be. Teach me how to do that Father. Show me how to “build my house, rather than tear it down.” I want to leave a holy legacy for my children and grandchildren. With all of my being , I want You God to be glorified in my marriage.
Thank you Father that you empower me to do all that You have called me to. I am so thankful that with You ALL things are possible. I submit myself to You today, and boldly confess, “Your will be done God!”
I will rejoice in ALL things and lift up Your name over my marriage, home and family. You are a good, good Father! (Mark 10:6-9, Mark 10:27, Philippians 4:4, Psalm 51:10, Matthew 7:11)