7 Prayers to Lift Up Your Husband
- Amanda Idleman Contributing Writer
- 2021 17 Aug
One of the most powerful ways we can fight for our marriages is by praying over them! Our husbands need our support not only as their warrior-helpers in our homes as we navigate our daily lives, but they also need us on their side when it comes to spiritual matters. The Bible tells us that our prayers are powerful and effective! God hears us and if we want to see our families thrive, we need to keep them lifted up in prayer to the Lord.
John 15:7 says, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” What dreams do we have for our marriages? Write them down and then bring them to God in prayer. Do we wish to grow old with our husbands? Do we need God’s help to overcome constant conflict that easily bubbles to the surface in our relationships? Is a miracle necessary to help us overcome broken promises?
Nothing is impossible with God! God is able to heal our brokenness when we are willing to surrender our lives over to him. Even if we aren’t struggling, we need God’s help to stay the course for a lifetime! Let’s commit to lifting our husbands in prayer to God daily. One thing is certain, we need God’s help to love each other well.
Here are a few prayers to get you started, as you take time to lift your husband up in prayer:
1. A Prayer That Your Husband’s Relationship with God Would Grow
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:15)
Father, I pray that my husband will have an intimate relationship with you! Let him live secure in his identity as a child of God. Graciously remind him that his sins are forgiven and that you have adopted him as your own. Thank you for loving him. Amen.
2. A Prayer That God’s Agenda Would Come First in Your Husband’s Life
He will always give you all you need from day to day if you will make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. (Luke 12:31-33)
God, I ask that you direct the path and steps of my husband. I pray that he would be obedient to your will for his life and would allow your agenda to come first in his life! Remind him that when we follow you, we don’t have to worry! You will provide all that we need for our lives when we make Kingdom living our primary pursuit. Lead him with clarity and guide him as he makes decisions. Have your way in his life and help me to be a good partner to him. Amen.
3. A Prayer for God’s Blessings on Your Husband's Life
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. (1 Chronicles 4:10)
Father, I pray that You would bless my husband with more than he needs so he can bless others. I ask for more provision for his life. That you would equip him to give generously to others and meet their practical needs in Your Name. Give him greater spiritual gifting so that he can strengthen the church and can be more effective in the Kingdom of God. I ask that you would grant him an abundance of wisdom and discernment so he can point others to You. Help him to live with gratitude for all the many ways you have blessed his life. Allow him to stay focused on using what You’ve given him to serve others. Amen.
4. A Prayer of Protection for Your Husband
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
God, as my husband walks out the purpose that You have ordained for his life I pray that You would stop any and every evil attack of the enemy against him. Protect his body, mind, emotions. Don’t let the enemy get a foothold in his life. I trust that the One that lives in him is greater than the one who is in the world, so we do not have to live in fear. I thank you for your protection in his life and in our home. Amen.
5. A Prayer for Your Husband to Grow in Wisdom
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. (James 1:5)
God, I pray that my husband will grow in wisdom. Give him the strength to follow you first in a world that may not understand God’s way. Speak to his heart about what the wise next right step is for his life and for the future of our family. Help him to see past the distractions that are thrown at us and be able to follow your narrow way. Silence the voices of confusion, discouragement, distraction, or temptation that would want to entrap him in folly. Help him to trust you and follow you for all of his days. Amen.
6. A Prayer of Thanks for Your Husband
Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20)
God, I thank you for the gift of marriage that you have given me! I am so thankful that you have given me a partner who is committed to walk alongside me in this life. I thank you for my husband’s many unique talents, the many ways he serves me and our family, and the love that he offers me as his wife. I pray that you would help me to remain joyful in our marriage, appreciating the union that God has placed me in. Stop me from allowing comparison, bitterness, busyness, or selfishness get in the way of me enjoying the man God has given me to love for all of my days. I thank you for our home, our love, and the life you have given us to share. Amen.
7. A Prayer for My Husband to Live Joyfully
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. (Philippians 4:4)
Lord, I ask that you would help my husband to find joy in this season of his life. I pray that even in the midst of trials, stress, uncertainty, chaos, pain, loss, and hurt that your joy would be present in his life. Would he have a full and unwavering understanding of the joy of salvation. Would the fruits of the spirit be visible in the way he lives his life. Equip him with your joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control so he would be a blessing to others. Strengthen him with your joy in the good seasons and the bad seasons. Amen.
Romans 8:31 says, “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” When God is on our side, no challenge that life brings our way is too big for us to handle. Our marriages take three entities to thrive: a husband, wife, and the power of the Holy Spirit at work in us!
Truly, there is no way I would still be married without God’s grace at work in our life! If it was up to me I would be hopelessly overcome by my own failures and sin. God’s goodness has carried us through the past 14 years and it is the only hope we have to make it together for a lifetime. Seek God for your spouse in every season. When God is invited into our lives, we can have hope even in the bleaker seasons.
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Amanda Idleman is a writer whose passion is to encourage others to live joyfully. She writes devotions for My Daily Bible Verse Devotional and Podcast, Crosswalk Couples Devotional, the Daily Devotional App, she has work published with Her View from Home, on the MOPS Blog, and is a regular contributor for Crosswalk.com. She has most recently published a devotional, Comfort: A 30 Day Devotional Exploring God's Heart of Love for Mommas. You can find out more about Amanda on her Facebook Page or follow her on Instagram.