Three Key Areas to Focus on When Praying for Your Husband

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:

My husband works very hard to provide for our family. The work it self can be tiring in and of it’s self, but there are certain dangers that he faces in his line of work. For that reason, I pray that the shield of Johovah Nissi covers him as he is at work.

There are many reasons to pray diligently and regularly for our husbands so many that it would take to much time to name them all.

What other areas do you think are important when praying for husbands?

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12 comments

  1. neea poole says:

    This was so needed at this time in my life. My marriage has took a flip … I go to church .my husband attends some but I do believe the devil is pulling him but so is God there’s a battle going on for his soul and we argue that is.his release I.guess …. We are very close to divorce but this has helped me see that I can’t give up..I need to pray more ans help my sweet husband

    and marriage

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @neea poole,

    Hi sweet friend.

    I am so sorry to hear that you are going through a rough patch with your husband. His faith will play a big part in strengthening your marriage, so continue to pray for him and for your relationship with the Lord.

    You mentioned that you argue and that it might be a release for your husband. I am almost certain that it’s not but if it is you should try not to participate. Arguing destroys marriages. You can read about how it almost destroyed mine here —> http://aproverbswife.com/2010/07/you-have-the-right-to-remain-silent-how-arguing-destroys-marriage.html

    Pray not only for your husband but for yourself as well. Ask God to show you through scripture and other believers how you can improve as a wife and Christian.

    You also mentioned you were close to divorce which puts me on alert. I agree, don’t give up but also consider the following.

    When couples are considering divorce there are several components to consider:

    1. Am I pushing my spouse away? If so what can I do to change?

    2. Is my spouse pulling away? If so, why? Am I contributing to his/her behavior?

    I will be praying for you and your spouse to grow closer to each other and closer to the Lord. I am here for you if you want to talk or if you have a specific prayer request. You can email me privately at aproverbswife@gmail.com

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  2. Esther Irish says:

    I certainly need to be spending more time praying for my husband. Thank you for the reminder. The Sunday evening service was on how prayer and faith go hand in hand – so true!

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    :)

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  3. Rachel @ a la Modest says:

    Saidah, wonderful post! I tend to worry about my husband while at work too, but I’ve found myself being less concerned (in a negative way) when I try to think of the positive ways he can affect others around him. Prayer does a lot of things for even the praying wife because it reminders her to be less worried and to cast her fears unto the Lord. It’s like we carry a conversation with a friend whom we ask for protection for our spouses while at the same time, comforting US as we pray.

    I have had my husband admit that he got distracted by the way women dress at work even with the dress code and also by the way they talk with him. It made me worried, but I was glad that he admitted it and thanked him for his honesty instead of being cold to him. I think we as wives should be ready to receive hurtful thoughts from our husband and be guarded by the security that is in Christ that holds our marriages together by praying together and receiving each other in love as Christ does.

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Rachel @ a la Modest,

    It’s always refreshing reading your insight on biblical topics. My husband and I have had the same conversation about temptation. I was so impressed with my husbands honesty and openness. We discussed some of the causes and what we both could do about it. After talking I realized my part in contributing to the problem.

    Prayer is a very important part of our personal walk with Christ but it is also a big part of our marital walk of faith. His openness opened my eyes to some of the things I needed to be in prayer about.

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