"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27"

Praying for our husbands

This is also a good place to find prayers for our husbands
31 Days of Prayer for your husbands

For our children- 31 Days of Prayer for our children

For Letting go- 31 Days of Letting Go

I am going to add some of the prayers from this wonderful book, The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian....

If you are angry at your husband, tell God
.  Don't let it become like a cancer that grows with each passing day.  Don't say, "I'm gonna live my life and let him live his"  There's a price we pay when we act entirely independently of one another.  
Neither is man independent of woman, nor woman indepent of man, in the Lord" 1 Cornithians 11:11 


Instead say, "Lord, nothing in me wants to pray for this man.  I confess my anger, hurt, unforgiveness, disappointment, resentment, and hardness of heart toward him.  Forgive me and create in me a clean heart and right spirit before You.  Give me a new, positive, joyful, loving, forgiving attitude toward him.  Where he has erred, reveal it to him and convict his heart about it.  Lead him through the paths of repentance and deliverance.  Help me not to hold myself apart from him emotionally, mentally, or physically because of unforgiveness.  Where either of us needs to ask forgiveness of the other, help us to do so.  If there is something I'm not seeing that is adding to this problem, reveal it to me and help me to understand it.  Remove any wedge of confusion that has created misunderstanding or miscommunication.  Where there is behavior that needs to change in either of us, I pray You would enable that change to happen.  As much as I want to hang on to my anger toward him because I feel it is justified, I want to do what YOU want.  I release all of those feelings to You.  Give me a renewed sense of love for him and words to heal this situation.

CHAPTER ONE- HIS WIFE 

Lord, Help me to be a good wife.  I fully realize that I don't have what it takes to be one without Your help.  Take my selfishness, impatience, and irritability and turn them into kindness, long-suffering, and the willingness to bear all things.  Take my old emotional habits, mindsets, automatic reactions, rude assumptions and self-protective stance, and make me patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled.  Take the hardness of my heart and break down the walls with Your battering ram of revelations.  Give me a new hear and work in me Your love, peace, and joy (Galatians 5:22,23) I am not able to rise aboce who I am at this moen.  Only YOU can transform me.
Show me where there is sin in my heart, especially with regard to my husband.  I confess the times I've been unloving, critical, angry, resentful, disrespectful, or unforgiving toward him.  Help me to put aside any hurt, anger, or disappointment I feel and forgive him the way You do- totally and completely, no looking back.  Make me a tool of reconciliation, peace , and healing in this marriage.  Enable us to communicate well and rescue us from the threshold of separation where the realities of divorce begin. 
Make me my husband's helpmate, companion, champion, friend, and support.  Help me to create a peaceful, restful, safe place for him to come home to.  Teach me how to take care of myself an stay attractive to him.  Grow me into a creative and confident woman who is rich in mind, soul, and spirit.  Make me the kind of woman he can be proud to say is his wife.  
I lay my expectations at Your cross.  I release my husband from the burden of fulfilling me in ares where I should be looking to You.  Help me to accept him the way he is and not try to change him.  I realize that in some ways he may never change, but at the same time, I release him to change in ways I never thought he could.  I leave any changing that needs to be done in Your hands, fully accepting that neither of us is perfect and never will be.  Only You, Lord, are perfect and I look to You to perfect us. 
Teach me how to pray for my husband and make my prayers a ture language of love.  Where love has died, create new love between us.  Show me what unconditional love really is and how to communicate it in a way he can clearly perceive.  Bring unity between us so that we can be in agreement about everything (Amos 3:3) May the God of patience and comfort grant us to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus (Romans 15:5) Make us a team, not pursuing separate, competitive, or independent lives, but working together, overlooking each other's fault and weaknesses for the greater good of the marriage.  Help us to pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another (Romans 14:19) May we be "perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment" (1 Corinthians 1:10)
I pray that our commitment to You and to one another will grow stronger and more passionate every day.  Enable him to be the head of the home as You made him to be, and show me how to support and respect him as he rises to that place of leadership.  Help me to understand his dreams and see things from his perspective.  Reveal to me what he wants and needs and show me potential problems before they arise.  Breathe Your life into this marriage. 
Make me a new person, Lord.  Give me a fresh perspective, a positive outlook, and a renewed relationship with the man You've given me.  Help me see him with new eyes, new appreciation, new love, new compassion, and new acceptance.  Give my husband a new wife, and let it be me!

CHAPTER TWO- HIS WORK

Lord, I pray that You would bless the work of my husband's hands.  May his labor bring not only favor, success, and prosperity, but great fulfillment as well.  If the work he is doing is not in line with Your perfect will for his life, reveal it to him.  Show him what he should do differently and guide him down the right path.  Give him strength, faith, and a vision for the future so he can rise above any propensity for laziness.  May he never run from work out of fear, selfishness, or a desire to avoid responsibility.  On the other hand, help him to see that he doesn't have to work himself to death for man's approval, or grasp fro gain beyond what is a gift from You.  Give him the ability to enjoy his success without striving for more.  Help him to excel, but free him from the pressure to do so. 
I pray
that You will be Lord over his work, and may he bring You into every aspect of it.  Give him enough confidence in the gifts You've placed in him to be able to seek, find, and do good work.  Open up doors of opportunity for him that no man can close.  Develop his skills so that they grow more valuable with each passing year.  Show me what I can do to encourage him. 
I pray that his work will be established, secure, successful, satisfying, and financially rewarding.  May he not be 'lagging in diligence, [but] fervent in spirit, serving the Lord" (Romans 12:11)
  Let him be like a tree planted by the stream of Your living water, which brings forth fruit in due season.  May he never wither under pressure, but grow strong and prosper (Psalm 1:3)

CHAPTER THREE-HIS FINANCES

Lord, I commit our finances to You.  Be in charge of them and use them for Your purposes.  My we both be good stewards of all that You give us, and walk in total agreement as to how it is to be dispersed.  I pray that we will learn to live free of burdensome debt.  Where we have not been wise, bring restoration and give us guidance.  Show me how I can help increase our finances and not decrease them unwisely.  Help us to remember that all we have belongs to You, and to be greateful for it.  
I pray that (husband's name) will find it easy to give to You and to others as You have instructed in Your Word.  Give him wisdom to handle money wisely.  Help him make good decisions as to how he spends. Show him how to plan for the future.  I pray that he will find the perfect balance between spending needlessly and being miserly.  May he always be paid well for the work he does, and may his money not be stolen, lost, devoured, destroyed, or wasted.  Multiply it so that what he makes will go a long way.  I pray that he will not be anxious about finances, but will seek Your kingdom first, knowing that as he does, we will have all we need (Luke 12:31).


CHAPTER FOUR- HIS SEXUALITY
Lord, bless my husband’s sexuality and make it an area of great fulfillment for him.  Restore what needs to be restored, balance what needs to be balanced.  Protect us from apathy, disappointment, criticism, busyness, forgiveness, deadness, or disinterest.  I pray that we make time for one another, communicate our true feelings openly, and remain sensitive to what each other needs. 
Keep us sexually pure in mind and body, and close the door to anything lustful or illicit that seeks to encroach upon us.  Deliver us from the bondage of past mistakes.  Remove from our midst the effects of any sexual experience – in thought or deed- that happened outside of our relationship.  Take away anyone or anything from our lives that would inspire temptation to infidelity.  Help us to “abstain from sexual immorality” so that each of us will know “how to posses his own vessel in sanctification and honor” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5).  I pray that we will desire each other an no one else.  Show me how to make myself attractive and desirable to him and be the kind of partner he needs.  I pray that neither of us will ever be tempted to think about seeking fulfillment elsewhere. 
I realize that an important part of my ministry to my husband is sexual.  Help me to never use it as a weapon or a means of manipulation by gibing and withholding it for selfish reasons.  I commit this are of our live to You, Lord.  May it be continually new and alive.  Make it all that You created it to be.

CHAPTER FIVE- HIS AFFECTION
Lord, I pray for open physical affection between my husband and me.  Enable each of us to lay aside self-conciousness or apathy and be effusive in our display of love.  Help us to demonstrate how much we care for and value each other.  Remind us throughout each day to affectionately touch one another in some way.  Help us to not be cold, undemonstrative, uninterested, or remote.  Enable us to be warm, tender, compassionate, loving, and adoring.  Break through any hardheadedness on our part that refuses to change and grow.  If one of us is less affectionate to the other’s detriment, bring us into balance.
Where any lack of affection has planted a negative view of marriage in our children, or taught them an incorrect way of relating to a marriage partner, help us to model the right way so that they can observe it.  Show us how to openly confess our errors to them and demonstrate our commitment to live differently.
Change our habits of indifference or busyness.  May we not so take each other for granted that we don’t make the effort to reach out and touch one another with affection.  Help us no to weaken the marriage through neglect of this vital means of communication.  I pray that we always “greet one another with a kiss of love” (1 Peter 5:14).  I know that only the transforming power of the Holy Spirit can make changes that last.  I trust You to transform us and make us the husband and wife You called us to be.
 
CHAPTER SIX-HIS TEMPTATION
Lord, I pray that You would strengthen my husband to resist any temptation that comes his way.  Stamp it out of his mind before it ever reaches his heart or personal experience.  Lead him not into temptation, but deliver him from evils such as adultery, pornography, drugs, alcohol, food addiction, gambling, and perversion.  Remove temptation especially in the area of (name specific temptation).  Make him strong where he is weak.  Help him to rise above anything that erects itself as a stronghold in his life.  May he say, “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me” (Psalm 101:3)
Lord, You’ve said that “Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls” (Proverbs 25:28).  I pray that (husband’s name) will not be broken down by the power of evil, but raised up by the power of God.  Establish a wall of protection around him.  Fill him with Your Spirit and flush out all that is not of You.  Help him to take charge over his own spirit and have self-control to resist anything and anyone who becomes a lure.  May he “abhor what is evil.  Cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9).  I pray that he will be repulsed by tempting situations.  Give him courage to reject them.  Teach him to walk in the Spirit so he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

CHAPTER SEVEN-HIS MIND
Lord, I pray for Your protection on my husband’s mind.  Shield him from the lies of the enemy.  Help him to clearly discern between Your voice and any other, and show him how to take every thought captive as You have instructed us to do.  May he thirst for Your Word and hunger for Your truth so that he can recognize wrong thinking.  Give him strength to resist lying thoughts.  Remind him that he has the mind of Christ.  Where the enemy’s lies have already invaded his thoughts, I push them back by inviting the power of the Holy Spirit to cleanse his mind.  Lord, You have given me authority “over all the power of the enemy” (Luke 10:19).  By that authority given to me in Jesus Christ, I command all lying spirits away from my husband’s mind.  I proclaim that God has given (husband’s name) a sound mind.  He will not entertain confusion, but live in clarity.  He will not be tormented with impure, evil, negative, or sinful thoughts, but be transformed by the renewing of his mind, that he may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2)
Enable him to “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10).  Help him to be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplications, with thanksgiving, let his requests be made known to You; and may Your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard his heart and mind through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6,7).  And finally, whatever things are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, having virtue, or anything praiseworthy, let him think on these things (Philippians 4:8)

CHAPTER EIGHT-HIS FEARS
Lord, You’ve said in Your Word that “there is no fear in love; but perfect in love” (1 John 4:18).  I pray You will perfect my husband in Your love so that tormenting fear finds no place in him.  I know You have not given him a spirit of fear.  you’ve given him power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).  I pray in the name of Jesus that fear will not rule over my husband.  Instead, may Your Word penetrate every fiber of his being, convincing him that Your love for him is far greater than anything he faces and nothing can separate him from it. 
I pray that he will acknowledge You as a Father whose love is unfailing, whose strength is without equal, and in whose presence there is nothing to fear.  Deliver him this day from fear that destroys and replace it with godly fear (Jeremiah 32:40).  teach him Your way, O Lord.  Help him to walk in Your truth.  Unite his heart to fear Your name (Psalm 86:11).  May he have no fear of men, but rise up and boldly say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear.  What can man do to me?” (Isaiah 54:14).  “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, not of the destruction that lays waste at noonday” (Psalm 91:5,6).  May the Spirit of the Lord rest upon you, “the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord” (Isaiah 11:2)

CHAPTER NINE-HIS PURPOSE
Lord, I pray that (husband’s name) will clearly hear the call You have on his life.  Help him to realize who he is in Christ and give him certainty that he was created for a high purpose.  May the eyes of his understanding be enlightened so that he will know what is the hope of Your calling (Ephesians 1:18).
Lord, when You call us, You also enable us.  Enable him to walk worthy of his calling and become the man of God You made him to be.  Continue to remind him of what You’ve called him to and don’t let him get sidetracked with things that are unessential to Your purpose.  Strike down discouragement so that it will not defeat him.  Lift his eyes above the circumstances of the moment so he can see the purpose for which You created him.  Give him patience to wait for Your perfect timing.  I pray that the desires of his heart will not be in conflict with the desires of Yours.  May he seek You for direction, and hear when You speak to his soul. 

CHAPTER TEN- HIS CHOICES
Lord, fill my husband with the fear of the Lord and give him wisdom for every decision he makes.  May he reverence You and Your ways and seek to know Your truth.  Give him discernment to make decisions based on Your revelation.  Help him to make godly choices and keep him from doing anything foolish.  Take foolishness our of his heart and enable him to quickly recognize error and avoid it.  Open his eyes to clearly see the consequences of any anticipated behavior. 
I pray that he will listen to godly counselors and not be a man who is unteachable.  Give him strength to reject the counsel of the ungodly and hear Your counsel above all others.  I declare that although “there are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the Lord’s counsel-that will stand” (Proverbs 19:21).  Instruct him even as he is sleeping (Psalm 16:7), and in the morning, I pray he will do what’s right rather than follow the leading of his own flesh.  I know the wisdom of this world is foolishness with You, Lord (1 Corinthians 3:19).  May he not buy into it, but keep his eyes on You and have ears to hear Your voice.


* I will continue to add as time and daughter permit.  :)




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