“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5
It is so important to pray for our husbands through tough times. We never know how long our trials are going to last. We want instant fixes and yet, so often, we must wait for the answer we long for. As Mark Batterson teaches in Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge, “Too often we pray ASAP prayers—As Soon As Possible. We need to start praying ALAT prayers—As Long As It Takes.” We must persevere and keep praying, even if the answer does not come as quickly as we would like. Remember that 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness…”
There is no better place to be than at the feet of our Savior, praying and interceding on our husbands’ behalf. When we do not know what to pray, we can pray Scripture for our husbands. And mamas, let me tell you, there is no prayer more powerful than God’s Word! So that is what we are going to do today!
Let’s pray Psalm 1 for our husbands. Fill in your husband’s name where applicable, and feel free to expand on the prayer as the Holy Spirit leads you. If you know your husband is going through something specific, pray that the Lord will work in that situation.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. (Psalm 1:1-2)
“Lord, I pray for (my husband) today. I pray that he would never walk with the wicked, or stand with sinners, or sit with mockers. Guide him into good decisions. Surround him with good people, give him godly friends. Guard and protect him from those who do evil. I pray that he would delight in your Word and meditate on it day and night. Please give him the desire to spend time with you, and bless him.”
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. (Psalm 1:3)
“Let (my husband) be like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season. Let him be strong and steady. Let him not be shaken. Let him produce good fruit. Let him see the fruit of his labor. Do not let his “leaf wither.” Keep him encouraged as he serves You and our family and as he works hard every day. Let everything he does prosper. We receive that today.”
Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. (Psalm 1:4-6)
“Thank You that You remember the righteous.” Psalm 103:17-18 says,
From everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—with those who keep his covenant and remember His precepts.
“Watch over my husband today, wherever he goes, whatever he does, and lead him “in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:24). In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
Pray with Me:
“Heavenly Father, I want to see the mountains move in my husband’s life. Please help me to be a faith-filled and supportive wife. Remind me to bring his needs before Your throne and to leave them there. Thank You for loving him more than I do! Surround my husband with Your favor as with a shield (Psalm 5:12). Thank You that You are able to do immeasurably more than all I can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). In Jesus’ powerful name I pray, Amen.”
Have a Talk with God:
Lord, what do you want to tell me today about the situations my husband is walking through? What has the Lord impressed upon your heart as you prayed for your husband?
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