Hello, ladies, and Happy New Year!
For this blog, we thought that there could be no better way to usher in the New Year than with a challenge that is designed to help us as wives pray more consistently for our husband.
We are rolling out 2017 with the Women on the Fringe and End Times Mama’s 31 Days of Praying for Your Husband Challenge. Please join us!
The challenge consists of a prayer prompt every day of the month. We will be posting daily prompts until the end of January, and we will update this post with each prayer prompt so you can have them all in one place, if you’d like to start after January 1st. You can use our prompts as a guide, but feel free to add things that pertain specifically to any particular situation in your marriage that needs special prayers!
So often, we only pray when certain situations arise, but many of us have a hard time praying daily for those we care about. And our husbands should at the top of the list.
The goal is to be more consistent with prayer regarding our marriage and spouse. With this challenge, we hope to highlight the importance of daily prayer as well.
A quick note, before we begin. A lot of these prayers might be painful for some, especially if it is an area in which you haven’t seen growth in your husband or if he is not a believer. So bear in mind, the entire function of praying for him is to take your concerns to God, and not to him. Let it be your daily prayer not to become bitter or resentful, and also to trust in the Lord that He will do all things in His time. We might pray for something today that will happen in our husband’s lives in 5, 10, 15 years. God’s timing is always better than our own.
Pray with the full confidence that it is Our Heavenly Father that can inspire change in our husband’s heart, and no one else. You might find yourself praying for areas you need work on just as much, if not more so than your husband, so let the Spirit lead you through this prayer challenge to seeking His movement in your marriage, and turn all things over to Him completely.
Pray the Lord gives your husband the desire to make his relationship with God and His Word a priority. Pray that he will bear godly fruit in his life as evidence and that he will be a man of wisdom and understanding, leadership, and compassion.
Pray that your husband would take his role as a leader seriously, and seek God’s guidance in this area. Pray that he would cast down worldly, modern ideas of gender roles and embrace his responsibility to you and your family.
Pray the Lord gives your husband the desire to choose healthy activities that honor Him. Pray he will not live in bondage to any questionable habits or hobbies, but that he will experience freedom in holiness as he yields to the Spirit.
Pray that your husband would treat his body as a temple to the Lord. Pray that he would nourish and care for his body well, and feel convicted about bad habits that are detrimental to his health, and feel encouraged in the Spirit to make a change.
Pray the Lord guides your husband to handle family finances wisely. Pray that he will have discernment concerning investments and that money will not become a source of discord within your marriage.
Pray that your husband would produce fruit in the workplace. Whether he enjoys his job or struggles with it, pray that he would be the salt and the light in his career and that God would encourage him to be a diligent and committed worker and provider.
Pray the Lord enables your husband to grow in the spirit and to consider his accountability. Pray that he will guard his heart through spiritual discipline by setting time aside for Bible study and prayer.
Pray that your husband would make wise decisions concerning the church life of your family, and that you will have the grace to accept his leadership whether or not you agree with him. Pray that he can be discerning in choosing a sound church and keeping your house free of false teachings or doctrine.
Pray that your husband would have guidance from the Spirit in who he chooses to spend his time with. Pray he would be motivated to spend time with God-fearing men, who edify and encourage him in his faith, or that he would be the salt and light to his unbelieving friends.
Pray that your husband would respond with grace and patience when you are unkind or disrespectful to him. Pray that he can lead you even when you are in rebellion, in a way that gives glory to God and sets an example of strong leadership for your children.
Pray that your husband will to be faithful to his wedding vows. Pray that he will have the desire to put forth effort into your relationship as a sign of his commitment to you, and as a reflection of Christ’s love for the Church; that you both may glorify God in your marriage and testimony.
Pray the Lord gives your husband the will to safeguard his heart against inappropriate relationships with the opposite sex. Pray that his heart will be committed to you and by extension, God and His Will for your marriage.
Pray that your husband will be humble and quick to agree with the Lord about his sin; that he would take the appropriate steps necessary not remain in bondage. Pray that he will desire to follow the will of God in the way he lives his life and directs your family.
Pray that your husband would be practical when making decisions for your family. Pray that he would be mindful of your welfare, making it a priority to rely on the Lord for instruction in the way that he leads and directs you.
Pray that your husband would have good physical health. Pray that if he is ailing he would be healed or comforted by the Lord, and if he is in good health, that the Lord would continue to bless him with good physical strength.
Pray that your husband will be a man of prayer, much like you aim to be with this challenge. Pray that he will purposely seek and pursue God in quiet times, not only to ask but to reflect in thankfulness.
Pray that your husband would have a healthy relationship with each of your parents, honoring them and also keeping their closeness to you and your marriage appropriate.
Pray that God would reveal to you your husband’s best characteristics. Praise God for the way He made your husband, and pray that his finest features would produce fruit in his life.
Pray that your husband would seek God’s will in regards to family planning, whether expanding or limiting. Pray that he would seek to glorify God rather than please men with your family size.
Pray the Lord show your husband how important it is to practice forgiveness in your relationship and with others. Pray that God allows him the self-awareness to recognize any bitterness withinin his heart and to yield any resentment and unforgiving behavior to the Lord.
Pray that your husband would regard godly standards above worldly standards, in terms of success, manhood, marriage, and parenting. Pray that he would seek to please God and not man in all things.
Pray your husband would yield his mind and thoughts to the Lord. Pray that he will not entertain immoral or impure thoughts, and that he would resist the temptation to indulge in lustful behavior.
Pray that your husband will be a man of peace, that he would be patient with those in his life, whether they be apart of your family, a coworker or a someone he just met. Pray that he would be slow to anger and allow the Holy Spirit to control his responses in a way that brings God glory.
Pray that your husband would be Kingdom-minded, and thinking about your family’s spiritual survival as well as your physical survival. Pray that he would have a sober mind in relation to events of the future, prudently preparing your home as well as your spirits.
Pray that your husband does his best to be a servant of the Lord by sharing the Gospel and doing His work. Pray that he takes whatever opportunities the Lord presents him and is guided by the Holy Spirit in each.
Pray that your husband’s heart is full of gratitude. Pray as well that you can set this example for him, serving him with a happy and grateful heart. Ask that the Lord fill him with a spirit of thankfulness and appreciation.
Pray that gratitude would fill your marriage. Today, instead of praying for your husband, thank the Lord for him.
Pray that your husband will learn to relax in the Lord and, in his greatest times of stress, find joy and peace in his relationship with God. Pray that he will submit his schedule to the Lord.
Pray that your husband would be a good example to your children, either those you have or those you hope to have, and that he can cultivate a love for Christ within their hearts with strong, loving leadership.
Pray that God will allow your husband to recognize the lies of the Enemy in his life. Pray that his attitude and every action will be guided by the Holy Spirit as he brings his heart into captivity to the Word of God.
Pray that your husband will have peace, with God, with you, with your children, with his carrer, and with his extended family. Pray the the Holy Spirit will be active in his life, and be with him throughout his day, and in every aspect of his walk.
You did it! 31 days of praying for your husband. What was it like? We’d love to hear from you. Thank you so much for joining us on this important journey and remember, it doesn’t have to stop here! Keep praying for your husband, and thanking God for him.
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