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10 Powerful Prayers For My Husband That All Wives Should Pray

  • Mindy Jones Crosswalk Contributing Writer
  • Updated May 15, 2024
10 Powerful Prayers For My Husband That All Wives Should Pray

Praying powerful, Scriptural prayers for our husbands isn't something we do every once in a blue moon or even whenever we feel like it. Instead, it is something that we MUST do and should be doing every day! 

Our husbands are constantly under spiritual attack, whether at work, at home, or even while serving in the church. As their wife and helpmate, we should view him as a gift and actively pray the Word of God with and for them. We have repeatedly seen the power of prayer in Scripture, and hopefully, as you reflect on your life, you can see it as well.

There are so many prayers and prayer points to pray over our husbands, so I'd like to give a general guideline of where to begin with these five. Then you can start there and let the Spirit lead in how else to pray for your husband specifically. Most will fall under these five categories, but you know your husband well, and most importantly, God knows him intimately and hears the cries of wives' hearts. 

For each prayer, there are 2-3 verses surrounding that subject with correlating prayers. Again, feel free to personalize them and make them relevant to your and your husband's situation, or simply pray through each verse listed.

So, let's get right into these 10 powerful prayers every wife should pray over her husband!

A Morning Prayer for My Husband

"Father, As the sun rises and bathes the world in light, I pray for Your blessing to shine upon my husband this morning. Cover him with Your grace and favor as he begins his day. May Your wisdom guide his thoughts and decisions. Strengthen him with Your might for the tasks ahead, and envelop him in Your peace, that he may face the day with a calm heart and a clear mind.

Bless his work with success and his interactions with kindness and understanding. Let him be a vessel of Your love and compassion to everyone he meets. Guard him against harm and lead him away from temptation, ensuring his steps are firm in Your path.

Fill him with joy that comes from You, enriching his soul and uplifting his spirit. May he sense Your nearness throughout the day, knowing he is never alone. Grant him health in body, clarity in mind, and purity in heart.

Thank You, Father, for the gift of my husband. Bless our marriage and help us to grow together in love and faithfulness. In Your holy name, I pray, Amen."

Prayer for Husband's Whole Being - Heart, Mind, Soul

"Heavenly Father, I lift up my deepest thanks for the blessing of my husband, a remarkable man fashioned by Your hands and created for a purpose. Lord, I pray for the safeguarding of his heart and mind in Jesus' name. Shield him from the snares of temptation that seek to ensnare his steps and from any harm that might aim towards him. Fill his entire being—mind, heart, and soul—with the nourishment that comes from your presence. You have assured us, Lord, that You will provide for our needs according to Your riches and glory. In faith, I cling to this promise, asking that You abundantly fill my husband with everything he requires to thrive, not just physically but spiritually and emotionally. May Your grace overflow in his life, leading him into deeper understanding and assurance of Your love. Equip him, O Lord, with strength to face each day, wisdom to navigate life's complexities, and a peace and joy that surpasses all understanding. May he walk in close communion with You, reflecting Your love and light in every area of his life. Amen."

For His Spiritual Growth

"Father God, thank you so much for my husband. Lord, I ask for continued growth in grace and knowledge of you in him. Thank you for beginning good work in him and for his salvation, and that one day you will bring it to completion. Renew in him a desire for you, God, and a desire to read and be firmly planted in your Word. Let his soil be that of someone who hears and receives your Word and produces good fruit. In Jesus' name, Amen."

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:8 NIV

"But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop." Luke 8:15 NIV

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2:6-7 NIV

Prayer for My Husband's Wisdom and Discernment

"Lord, I lift up [name] right now to you and ask that you fill him with all wisdom and discernment. Every day, he is faced with so many decisions, whether big or small. I ask that you help him grow more in knowledge and love for you so that he would heed your instruction and keep your words close to his heart. Help him seek you and ask, for you want to give generously to him. Help him seek you in all decisions and give him the discernment to see what is good and what is not good. In Jesus' name, Amen."

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7 NIV

"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." James 1:5 NIV

For When He's Struggling in Difficult Times

"Heavenly Father, Please help my husband through these tough times. Give him strength to face what's coming, light to guide him, and peace to keep him steady. Let him know You're with him, so he doesn't feel alone. Help him find clear answers and feel Your love wrapping around him.

Give me the right words and ways to support him, and let us grow closer through this challenge. Encourage his spirit, Lord, and renew his hope. Remind him of Your promises, that You are working all things together for his good, and that no challenge is too great for Your mighty power. 

Thank you for always hearing our prayers and for your love over us. Amen"

Prayer Against Temptation in His Life

"Father God, I ask that you help [name] in his areas of temptation. Remind him of your Word, Lord, and that you will always provide a way of escape. I ask for protection against temptation or the footholds that could eventually lead him into temptation. Help him to renew his mind daily and to understand the seriousness and consequences of giving into sin. Help him not to gratify the desires of the flesh but to walk by the Spirit instead. In Jesus' name, Amen."

"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

"But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death." James 1:14-15 ESV

"So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh." Galatians 5:16 NIV

Prayer of Protection Over My Husband

"Lord, I ask for your protection over my husband in all areas of his life - physically, mentally, and spiritually. I pray for good health and the desire to take care of the temple (body) you have given him. Renew and protect his mind to not dwell on negative thoughts or things that are not of you. I pray against the schemes and attacks from Satan that are not seen. Thank you for your faithfulness in his life, and I ask that you remind him of those times so that he will remember that you are always with him. In Jesus' name, Amen."

"But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one." 2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

Prayer for His Spiritual Leadership

"Father God, I ask that you help my husband be the spiritual leader you have called him to be. I can't imagine the amount of pressure he may feel at times or the burdens and weight he carries, but Lord, you are good to give in your yoke, which is easy and light. Remind him that you have called him for a purpose, and he can operate in your strength alone. I ask for specific prayer in his parenting that you would help him lead our children and train them up in righteousness. I ask that you help him fulfill his calling as a husband and love me as you loved the church, Jesus. I ask that he be above reproach and seek after the qualities of a godly man. Thank you for him, Lord, and bless him. In Jesus' name, Amen."

"Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4 NIV

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless." Ephesians 5:25 NIV

"Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money." 1 Timothy 3:2-3 NIV

Prayer for My Husband's Success

"Dear God, Today, I bring before You my beloved husband, carrying in my heart his hopes, dreams, and the endeavors he is striving towards. I ask for Your guiding hand to be upon him, leading him into success and fulfillment in every area of his life.

Lord, bless his work with prosperity and satisfaction in his work. May he find joy in his accomplishments and wisdom in his challenges. Grant him the perseverance to overcome obstacles and the strength to persevere through trials, knowing that through You, all things are possible. Let him work with integrity and excellence, reflecting Your love and light in every task he undertakes. Open doors that lead to new opportunities and close those that are not in line with Your will for his life.

In his interactions, may he be a testament to Your grace, earning respect and favor from colleagues and friends. Help him to build meaningful relationships that enrich his life and the lives of others. Protect him from discouragement and fear, replacing doubt with faith and anxiety with peace. Remind him that his identity and worth are rooted in You, not in his achievements.

Above all, may his success bring glory to Your name, showing gratitude for Your countless blessings. Help us both to remember that our ultimate success lies in living a life that honors You, in love and service to others. Thank You, Lord, for Your unfailing love and faithfulness. In Jesus’ name, Amen."

For His Friendships

"Dear Lord, Please watch over my husband's friendships. Lead him to friends who lift him up, keep him on the right path, and bring out the best in him. Help him to be a good, loyal, and kind friend in return. Give him wisdom to choose his friends wisely and keep away from negative influences. Bless his efforts to stay connected with his friends, even when life gets busy.

May his friendships be strong and full of love, helping him through tough times and celebrating the good times. If disagreements happen, help them find their way back to understanding and forgiveness.

Thank You for the friends in my husband's life. May these relationships be a source of happiness, growth, and comfort for him. Amen."

If you need more guidance or assistance in praying for your husband, there are many resources out there to help! First, reading God's Word is the number one way to find ways to pray for your husband; reading the Scriptures and letting those be your prayers is very powerful.

Another "helper" book, if you will, is called The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie O'Martian. It is a great daily devotional book to pick up and pray for your husband in unique and specific ways.

I hope these prayers help you focus on the importance of lifting your husband up in prayer daily. We are our husband's helpmate, biggest fan, and number one supporter. Watch his life and your marriage be transformed by the power of a praying wife!

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