If you’re married, your spouse is the most important person in your life, and praying for them is as critical as praying for your own needs. I love this from The Power of a Praying Wife: “Prayer is the ultimate love language. It communicates in ways we can’t.”
When I pray for my husband, we’re just automatically more in sync. I can’t overstate how comfortable and rewarding our marriage is when I specifically take time to pray for him. It’s always good, but with prayer, it’s so much more fulfilling. Because we’re wired to be in relationship with God, especially in marriage.
Even though prayer is hard — I sometimes struggle to find the right words to say or the right things to pray about — scripture provides so many verses to guide us. And it’s absolutely the least we can do for the creature God created and filled with glory for us.
Here are a few that have stuck out as I make my way through the Bible that are perfect starting points to pray for husbands.
For his love for you to stay strong and faithful:
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
For your continued partnership and walking through life together, not just next to each other:
Therefore what God has joined together let no one separate.
For his walk with God:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
For relief from stress (this is a big one in my house):
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
For perseverance in the face of temptation (of all kinds, not necessarily just sexual):
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13
For his general happiness and success:
May he give you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.
Finally (or, better yet, first!) for yourself to be focused on supporting and loving your husband and discerning God’s plan for him — never fixing him — and for your prayers to please your husband and the Lord.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Pray away, ladies. 💕