In 2008, I took on a personal challenge to begin a habit of praying for my husband daily.
Throughout the challenge, I have found that busyness, distractions and lack of focus is what most often prevented me from praying for him everyday.
I had some valid reasons why I was not able to get it done each day. Some of those reasons such as cooking, cleaning, home schooling, laundry and parenting to name a few. I am not trying to be sarcastic. I seriously had a ton of things to do each day.
All of them are on my to-do list vying for my attention. Since I knew that these responsibilities could not be neglected I had to be diligent in making sure not to neglect the most important ones.
It was important for me to form a habit of praying for my husband. I knew he had some God given responsibilities of his own and the best way I knew to help him be successful was to pray.
There were three specific areas I wanted to focus my prayers on.
1. Strength to be an Ambassador for the Kingdom of God.
The world outside of my home is quite different from the one inside. My husband does not work with a large number of Christians, which can in essence affect his spiritual walk. People, who lie, cheat and openly reject God surround him throughout his workday. These are the people that we as Christian’s minister to and in the process of doing that, the soul of our husbands can become weary.
His job is not just a place for him to earn a living; it is also his mission field. He has an obligation to God to keep his Christian character unaffected negatively by the depravity of the world. In order for my husband to be a powerful light for God, I must be praying with him, for him and even for his co-workers regularly.
2. Ability to stand firm in his resolute faithfulness to his marital vows.
Proverbs 7:21 With much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
I pray that my husband is able to stand firm in his faithfulness in marriage to me and to God. Even if you have no fear or worry of your husband committing an infidelity it doesn’t hurt to pray for him to have possess wisdom in interactions with women. I pray that he has the discernment to see when a woman’s motives are less than pure.
3. Physical Protection and Strength.
I Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: