Day 7: Praying for His Mind
Lord, your Word is living and powerful, the discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Heb 4:12). I’m thankful that you know what is in my husband’s head, even when I don’t understand. Help me be patient and understanding, instead of critical and divisive.
Renew his mind so he has the mind of Christ (I Cor 2:16), thinking about whatever is true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, having virtue, or anything else praiseworthy (Phil 4:8). Please lead him in loving you with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). Help him take every one of his thoughts captive and be obedient to you today (2 Cor 10:5).
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things?
Week one is over! How did it go? Did you tell your husband you were praying for him? If so, how did he respond? How has God been shaping your own heart through these times of prayer? Let us know!