Welcome! I’m glad you’ve joined me for day 9 of this 10-day series, “How to Be the Wife He Really Wants.”
Do you know you are likely your husband’s #1 prayer warrior?
No one else is as close to your husband as you are. No one else knows the details of his life quite as intimately.
Because you are so closely linked, your prayers for him can be more detailed and more specific than anyone else’s.
Listen to this quote by Phil and Heather Joel, from the book The Best Advice I Ever Got on Marriage:
We’re hooked on knowing [God] and hearing from Him during time we spend alone with Him in the Word and prayer. Our time with Him is not some check-it-off-the-list religious activity, but a meeting with the true and living God who loves speaking truth to us and having us walk with Him and enjoy Him.
Your prayers over your marriage are like strategy meetings with God. When you meet with God about your marriage, you have access to the One who created you both and knows you through and through. God wants the very best for your marriage, and He will reveal powerful truths to you as you meet with him in prayer over your husband.
Here are three specific ways you can serve as a prayer warrior for your husband:
Be faithful in prayer.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12
Your regular, committed prayer time will work powerfully to shape your marriage. When you are hopeful despite your marriage problems, the time you’ve invested in prayer will ground your faith that God can grant healing and new life.
Be thankful in prayer.
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. Ephesians 1:6
Every time you pray for your husband, make sure to say a word of thanks for him. No matter how difficult your situation, God will help you find ways to rejoice in thanksgiving over your husband.
Be righteous in prayer.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16
When you pray for your husband, confess to God any wrongs you’ve committed in your marriage. Pray for your own healing as well as your husband’s healing after conflicts. God will reward your efforts to repent, and your prayers will be more effective and powerful from a clean heart.
Here are three ways I’m serving as a prayer warrior for my husband:
- Pray regularly. My morning commute is my cue to offer prayers for my husband.
- Pray specifically. I listen to his work stories like a secret detective, gathering prayer clues.
- Pray thankfully. When I thank God for my husband every day, it also spurs me to thank my husband for who he is.
What practical step can you take today to serve YOUR husband as a prayer warrior? I would love to hear your suggestions in the comments below!
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