Sunday, January 1, 2012

Husband Prayers Day 1

Have you ever wanted to begin praying for your husband but didn't know where to start? There are many books on the topic, and in order to avoid copyright infringement back in 2008, I wrote my own set of prayers based around Bible verses to distribute to a group of women.

For the next month, I'm going to post these prayers. Please consider joining me in prayer for our husbands or the men in our lives. Share this 30-day challenge with your friends. Together, we can lift up our men to God.


Day One: Praying For His Wife

Dear Lord, You say that if I have sin in my heart, you will not hear me (Ps 66:18). Please search me, God. You know my heart. You know when I have been unloving, angry, unforgiving, and critical of my husband. Please forgive me specifically for _________. I’m sorry for these sins. Please lead me in your way forever. (Ps 139:23-24) Oh God, make my heart clean and renew my spirit so I am right with you and with my husband. (Ps 51:10) 

Replace my bitterness, anger, and hurts with your love, peace, and joy (Gal 5:22-23). I need your help daily to be kind to him, tenderhearted, forgiving him just as you, through Christ, forgave me (Eph 4:32).

Please help me not to get tired and weary from doing good, and remind me that at just the right time I will reap a harvest of blessing, if I don’t give up (Gal 6:9).

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
       test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
       and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23-24

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:19-23

Are you joining me on this 30 days of prayer? Leave a comment here or on facebook and let me know!


Becky said...

This is great! I'll be praying with you Becky

Kelly Hagen said...

I will join with you Becky :)

BeckyE said...

Great! I'm so excited to see God work in us and our husbands this month. :)

Jill Wamsley said...

I'm in! Jill

Becky Hendley said...

Thanks, Becky. I need this encouragement.

BeckyE said...

You're welcome, Becky! Wow, three different Becky's in one short comment string. That's fun! :)