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5 Prayers to Pray For Your Husband

These prayers give us wives the best words to pray to God for our husbands. Because we love them completely and are only after their growth and joy, and we think about them every day, I’m sharing with you these beautiful words written by Tish Hedger.

1. Strength in the midst of discouragement

Lord, I pray that my husband would turn immediately to you when discouragement steals into his heart and mind. I pray his reflex would be to remember that his High Priest sympathizes with his every weakness. May your compassion usher him into your throne room that he might find mercy and help in his time of need. God, use every heartbreak, disappointment, and stress to pull him into greater intimacy with you. May discouragement give way to worship as he boasts in you only.

2. Vision to see

Christ, be my husband’s vision when life feels tedious and his days are long. Enable him to find joy and fulfillment in what you have called him to today. Help him not be distracted by regret for yesterday, or with longing for tomorrow. May his sense of identity be in the son-ship that you have purchased on the cross. And may he measure his success by his obedience and heart’s submission to you alone.

3. Peace that guards

Jesus, give my husband boldness to believe your forgiveness, a willing heart to repent, and peace to rest in your finished work. I pray that your peace would guard him in you every time the enemy or his heart rises up to accuse him. May he find comfort as he remembers that you stand in his defense before the Father every day interceding on his behalf. I pray you would teach him how to keep his mind steadfastly on you so that your peace would guard his heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

4. Power in temptation

Lord, would you deliver my husband from every evil tactic and trap of the enemy. I pray that he would walk in your power as he resists temptation. When exhaustion, stress, or distraction make him more vulnerable to temptation, give him discernment to be watchful over his eyes, mind, and heart. I pray that when the enemy seeks to isolate and harass him with shame, the truth of his righteousness would protect him. And I pray that he would not be led off by the pride of life or the lust of the eyes but that he would resist Satan, submit to you, and stand firm.

5. Joy

Christ, return to him the joy of his salvation. I pray that in life he would not forget the joy of being your son, the fun of being on adventure with you, and his eternal hope of glory. May this joy daily recount your goodness and faithfulness. I pray he would know the soul’s contentment that comes from trusting in you. I pray his joy would help him seize every opportunity for laughter and lightness of heart. May the joy of the Lord be his strength today.

Problems? No problem!

Early this year, I struggled with having my husband see the world the same way I see it. I even blogged about my surprise when I first found out he doesn’t pray because he doesn’t want to be a hypocrite.

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But God never left us. Throughout our sufferings and confusion, his eyes were fixed on our family and He reached out His faithful hands just as we tried to keep ourselves afloat in trying times.

And today, I write my gratefulness in this blog with no fear of what may come in the future because there’s no turning back in the life of faith. No matter how my human emotions try to control me, I know that I can rest confidently in God’s unfailing love all my days.

As I breathe out my bouts of stresses to my husband, His mind churns double time to advise me on how to deal with things head on. I get surprised with the wisdom he is now able to impart with me. Today, he tells me that God is in control of my life and that I can get through things and be tougher than I already am.

Ultimately, I appreciate how God is at work in His life as well. Suddenly, I feel that the problems I encounter in life are merely avenues for my husband to teach me about faith no matter the state. (Ephesians 5:22-30).