Thursday, September 27, 2012

31 Days Of Praying For Our Husband

I would like to challenge myself, and the other wives out there to take the thirty-one days of October to pray specifically for our husbands. With each prayer there is an accompanying verse to meditate on and use in our prayer time.  

1. That he would draw close to God. 

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. ~ James 4:8

2. That he would grow in wisdom. 

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. ~ Proverbs 4:7

3. That he would stand strong against the pull of this world and the spiritual warfare behind it.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ~ Ephesians 6:10-12

4. That he would be a strong spiritual leader.

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. ~ Ephesians 6:4

5. That his faith would increase. 

Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: ~ Luke 17:6

6. That he would trust God when providing for his family.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

7. That he would be free from stress. 

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:7

8. For good health. 

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. ~ Proverbs 16:24

9. That he would be a Godly example at home and at work.

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. ~ 1 Timothy 4:12

10. That he would seek God with a pure and humble heart. 

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. ~ Deuteronomy 4:29

11. That he would have compassion for the world around him. 

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.  And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. ~ Colossians 3:12-14

12. That he would fulfill the responsibilities given to him such as being a husband, a father and an employee.

For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. ~ Luke 12:48b

13. That he would be content with little or with much. 

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. ~ 1 Timothy 6:7-8

14. That he would run to God in times of trouble. 

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. ~ Psalm 91:1-2

15. That his prayer life would be strengthened.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18

16. That he would understand and embrace his role as a husband. 

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; ~ Ephesians 5:25

17. That he will be obedient to the will of God. 

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. ~ James 1:22-24

18. That he would practice servant leadership as Christ demonstrated to His disciples.

He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. ~ John 13:4-5

19. That he would have much patience. 

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. ~ Ephesians 4:1-3

20. That he will learn to bridle his tongue.

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. ~ Ephesians 4:29

21. That serving God would be his first priority in life.

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. ~ Colossians 3:1

22. That God will continually transform you into the wife your husband needs. 

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. ~ Titus 2:4-5

23. That he would have a heart of gratitude. 

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. ~ Psalm 34:1

24. That he will be self-controlled in every area of his life.

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 2 Peter 1:5-8

25. That he would be a man of strong character.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, ~ Galatians 5:22

26. That he will hunger and thirst for the word of God.

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? ~ Psalm 42:1-2

27. That his faith would be sincere and genuine. 

Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: ~ 1 Timothy 1:5

28. That God would put a hedge of protection around your marriage. 

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. ~ Psalm 91:1-2

29. That he will fellowship with other believers and that God would bring strong men of faith into his life.

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. ~ Hebrews 10:24-25

30. That he will guide and nurture the growth of his children. 

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6

31. That he will testify of his faith to others. 

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. ~ Mark 16:15

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