God gives wives great authority before God to pray for your husband! So PRAY FOR HIM! And pray God's will and His word over him. Here's one way to help you know what to pray every day for the man in our life!
Happy Father’s Day, dear friends! And happy Father’s day to all the men who have loved a child and nurtured one! Even though today is Father’s Day I want to speak to all the woman who have husbands. This post is for YOU!
I’ve been so blessed to celebrate 39 years of Father’s Day with my wonderful husband, Bobby. We have learn a whole lot about living this life together!
One thing I learned when I first became a Christian was the power of prayer and the authority I have to pray over the life of my husband.
One scripture verse I learned very early on was…
Then the LORD GOD said, “It is not good or man to be alone, I will make him a helper, suitable for him”. Gen 2:18
The word “helper” in Hebrew is really helpmeet and we translate that helpmate. A helpmate is a helpful partner.
I also learned that because we are a helpmate to our husbands, our marvelous God-given roles, we have a whole lot of authority when it comes to him in the heavenly realms!
The word helpmate carries with it the image of a great warrior for a cause! You are your husband’s best prayer warrior!
Here’s a question for you. Are you rushing to the Throne of Grace with concerns and prayers and thanksgiving for your husband and his needs?
I know prayer is a discipline and sometimes it’s the last thing we think about in our busy day! But, we have God’s listening ear when it comes to our husbands!
Oh, we probably do a thousand things a day to be helpful to the guy we promised to love, but are we praying!
Of all the amazing things we can do prayer should be on the top of our list, in our hearts, and spilling out over our lips every day for our man!
My greatest prayer for my husband Bobby is that he is transformed to look more and more like Jesus every day! AND that God will show Himself in B-I-G ways to Bobby!
I was a Christian a long time before Bobby gave his life to Jesus on a missionary trip in a tiny backwater church in Kentucky! But I had been praying a long time for him and kept looking for God to move!
What a transformation! And my husband is still transforming today, as am I.
I learned many years ago about a very simple tool to help me pray for my husband. I create a template of a month like a calendar. I named it PRAYING FOR MY HUSBAND SCHEDULE.
And I started praying over the template and asked God to show me what one thing to pray for him each day. Then I would fill in one block of the calendar.
I was patient and waited to hear from God. I watched and asked God to help me notice how to pray (not criticize) for my husband.
And as God led, I would fill in a box and pray for that one thing specifically on that day.
That way I would have something to pray about each day. And I could keep this request in front of me and God all day long. I used this prayer schedule month after month. Praying for the same things on the schedule. That was not the only thing I prayed for Bobby but the things on the prayer schedule for the day stayed on my mind and in my prayers all day long!
Once in a while, I would redo my PRAYING FOR MY HUSBAND SCHEDULE as needed.
Then I started adding to my prayer schedule what I wanted to praise God for and be thankful as I saw Him move in Bobby’s life!
And then I started writing down scripture to pray over him too. I think praying scripture out loud to God about my husband is my favorite way to pray!
Unless someone shows this post to Bobby, he has no idea I’ve been praying for him this way for decades! And I probably would not have shared it with you, but it has been so life changing for both Bobby and me!
Over the years, I pray the same way for our son Christopher and our son-in-law Jonathan. Both wonderful, godly husbands and fathers.
There are so many books and posts and methods of praying for your husband but there is the bottom line…
You have great authority before God to pray for your husband! So PRAY FOR HIM! And pray God’s will and His word over him.
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May God bless you and all the wonderful men in your life!
And Happy Father’s Day to our Great Father, the Father of Light!