The importance of praying for your husband cannot be underestimated. After all they are a part of us. The Bible says in Mark 10:8 “…and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh.” So since they are a part of us then we need to be praying for them on a daily basis. We pray for ourselves so we need to pray for our husband as well.
It is important to pray because God commands it
God tells us over and over in the Bible to pray. He tells us to pray for others even people who are our enemies. Sometimes it feels like that in our marriages. But we know that is just satan attacking us so that makes it even MORE important to pray for our husbands. You may want to also read Marriage – 6 things to do when you feel like giving up.
I have read and strongly encourage others to read the book The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. She talks about praying for your husband in all different circumstances and even gives examples of prayers and Bible verses. It is very good!
It is important to pray for our husband because we love him. We want him to be protected, gain wisdom and understanding, be blessed, have a heart for God and be the man God has called him to be. This is not only good for him but also for our marriage. It is good for us when our husband is living in accordance with God’s will!
It is important to pray for your husband because the enemy will attack!
In Ephesians 6:12 the Bible tells us “For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers an authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” New Living Translation
I believe that to be 100 percent true! It seems like when I get really serious about praying over something or someone then it gets worse before it gets better. When children of God get on their knees and pray, seriously pray as prayer warriors, with determination and faith, it scares the enemy. He knows that God is stronger than him and when we are praying in God’s will then Hell itself cannot stop what God can do!
Satan loves it when we get mad and let that anger, bitterness or frustration keep us from praying. It’s one of the main ways he keeps us from praying for our husband. Because he knows when we pray, things change. He doesn’t want us to exercise our faith and become mighty prayer warriors. He wants us to pout and whine and feel sorry for ourselves because things aren’t going our way.
Well I say GET BEHIND ME SATAN IN THE NAME OF JESUS!! You will NOT have my husband, you will NOT have my children, you will NOT have my marriage and you will most certainly NOT have me!!! What do you say?
It is important to pray for your husband because he needs it
How many times have we been stressed or anxious about our marriages? Read 31 Bible verses for fear and anxiety for specific Bible verses you can pray over your situation. It is an honor to know that you can go before God, the creator of the universe, and intercede on behalf of your husband. He needs it. He needs strength and wisdom to be the man God has called him to be. Just as we need strength to be his helpmeet.
Tell your husband you are praying for him. He may not understand it, he may act like it makes him mad but deep down he will think about it. Once he is thinking about you praying for him, he may start thinking more about God and that will open a door for God to work in his heart.
Prayer can move mountains!
Have you ever felt like you have done everything you can think of to change a situation or to make it better and nothing works? Of course, we all have! Well I know of one thing for sure, that when put into practice, will change everything. Prayer!
Once we put our faith into action, call on the name of Jesus and give anything to Him then things have to change. He may not change your husband but He will change you. Instead of fear, dread and anxiety, you will have His “peace that passes all understanding”. He may change your heart before He changes your husband’s.
This is ok, because it helps you to love and accept your husband even more. It helps you to have more patience with him and this can help keep a lot of arguments from happening! Remember “A soft answer turns away wrath but harsh words stir up anger.” Proverbs 15:1.
In the end we all want a happier marriage. The best way to have that is to trust our marriages to the One who invented marriage. The One who loves us more than anything and only wants what is best for us. I heard a preacher say once that if you are questioning if you are married to the right person then ask yourself this one question. “Are you married? Then you are married to the right person.” If that’s true then trust God to not only know what is best but also to work what is best. Romans 8:28 says “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
Pray for your husband every day. Keep praying, don’t give up! God hears you. Prayer changes things. Your circumstances cannot stay the same when God, the creator of the universe, gets involved!
Be blessed, be faithful and live fearless!
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