Sunday, March 4, 2012

31 Days Of Praying For Your Husband - Week 1

I was on Pinterest a couple of months ago and came upon this post about praying for your husband. It tells you specifically what to pray for every day for 31 days. 

Josh has a lot on his shoulders these days with working full time and EMT school full time and studying and tests and clinicals and papers and volunteering at the fire department and so on... I have been trying to be super nice and supportive and helpful because I know at the end of his long day the last thing he needs is to come home to a grumpy/complaining wife! Ha. This has been hard because I hardly ever see him anymore and he is not around much to help with things around the house but I know this is only for a short time. Thank goodness! I have been thinking though....if all of this is hard on me then I KNOW it has to be even harder on him. 

That is where this "31 Days Of Praying For Your Husband" came into play. I think it is sooooo important as wives to be our husbands cheerleaders in life and to always be praying for them. I believe the devil wants nothing more than to destroy our husbands. They are the leaders of our home so if he can destroy them, he can destroy our homes & families. (Ever seen the movie Courageous?) 

I love reading about the Proverbs 31 woman and pray that I can be like that. The 1st part of it says:

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? 

      She is more precious than rubies. 
  Her husband can trust her, 
      and she will greatly enrich his life. 
  She brings him good, not harm, 
      all the days of her life.

I started this "31 Days Of Praying For Your Husband" last week and have really enjoyed it so far so I thought I would share. Here you go:

Day 1: Pray that your husband will grow spiritually and consider his accountability before the Lord. Pray that he will guard his heart by developing spiritual disciplines - Bible reading and study, prayer, meditation, scripture memorization, etc. 

{"Be on guard so that you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing. Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 3:17-18}

{"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." Proverbs 4:23}

Day 2: Pray that your husband's relationship with God and His word will bear fruit in his life. Pray that he will be a man of wisdom and understanding, fearing the Lord.

{"Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil." Proverbs 3: 7}

{"Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgement." Proverbs 9:10}

{"Praise the Lord! How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying His commands." Psalm 112:1}

Day 3: Pray that your husband will be humble and quick to agree with God about his sin. Pray that his heart will be tender toward the voice of the Lord.

{"Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night." Psalm 51:2-4}

{"No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you : to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8}

Day 4: Pray that your husband will grow in leadership skills in your relationship- protecting and providing for you. Pray that he lead you wisely and love you sacrificially, so that God will be glorified in your marriage.

{"For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God's word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorified church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church." Ephesians 5:25-29}

{"Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly." Colossians 3:19}

Day 5: Pray that your husband will be faithful to his wedding vows. Pray that he will have a desire to cultivate your relationship as a sign of his loyalty and commitment to you, and as a picture of Christ's love for the church.

{"Many say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?" Proverbs 20:6}

{"This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one." Genesis 2:24}

Day 6: Pray that your husband will love righteousness and hate wickedness, especially the evils of the culture. Pray that he will recognize and avoid wickedness in his own life, and if necessary, take a clear, strong stand against evil. 

{"A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences." Proverbs 27:12}

{"If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure." 1 Corinthians 10:12,13}

Day 7: Pray that your husband will safeguard his heart against inappropriate relationships with the opposite sex. Pray that his heart will be pure and undivided in his commitment to you.

{"For their command is a lamp and their instruction is a light; their corrective discipline is the way to life. It will keep you from the immoral woman, from the tongue of a promiscuous woman. Don't lust for her beauty. Don't let her coy glances seduce you. For a prostitute will bring you to poverty, but sleeping with another man's wife will cost you your life." Proverbs 6:23-26}

{"Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don't let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires." Romans 13:14}

Let's find time to pray for our husbands this week! :)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post and reminder. I have this marked to do as well and kept putting it off...I mean I pray for my hubs but this is even better because you can concentrate on specific things to pray for each day. I am def going to do this now! Thanks for the reminder. :)