Sunday, April 26, 2009

final prayers for hubby

Here is the final of the prayers for your husband series. Ben and I enjoyed the privilege of going to a wonderful marriage retreat this weekend. So I want to continue some of the hubby posts. We learned so much and i hope to pass along the blessing and encouragement we received! so look for that coming soon!

  • Pray that your husband will learn how to relax in the Lord and, in his greatest times of stress,find joy and peace in his relationship with God. Pray that he will submit his schedule to the Lord.  (Neh. 8:10; Prov. 17:22; Ps. 16:11) 
  • Pray that your husband will practice forgiveness in your relationship and with others. Pray that he will recognize any roots of bitterness, and yield any resentment and unforgiving attitudes to the Lord.  (Eph. 4:32; Heb. 12:15) 
  • Pray that your husband will be a good father—disciplining his children wisely and loving them unconditionally. If he is not a father, pray that he will find a young man to mentor in the things of the Lord. (Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21; 2 Tim. 2:1-2)  
  •  Pray that your husband will have a balanced life—that he will balance work and play. Pray that he will fear God, but also gain favor with people he knows at work and church. (Luke 2:52; Prov. 13:15)
  • Pray that your husband will be courageous in his stand against evil and injustice, and that he will stand for the truth. Pray that he will protect you and your family from Satan’s attacks.  (Ps. 31:24; Eph. 6:13; Ps. 27:14) 
  • Pray that your husband will discover and live his God-given purpose. Pray that he will offer all his dreams to the Lord, and pursue only those goals that will bring God glory and count for eternity.  (Jer. 29:11; 1 Cor. 10:31) 
  • Pray that your husband will understand the importance of taking care of his body—the temple of the Holy Spirit—for the glory of God. Pray that he will practice self-control by making wise food choices, and get sufficient exercise to stay healthy.  (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 6:19-20, 9:27) 
  • Pray that your husband will be a man of prayer. Pray that he will seek and pursue God in purposeful quiet times.  (1 Thess. 5:17; Luke 22:46; James 5:16) 
  • Pray that your husband will surrender his time and talents to the Lord. Pray that his spiritual gifts will be manifest in his career, at church, and in your home.  (Eph. 5:15-16; 1 Cor. 12:4, 7)
  • Pray that your husband will serve God and others with pure motives. Pray that he will obey the Lord from his heart, and glorify Him in everything.  (1 Cor. 10:13; John 7:17-18; Col. 3:23-24)
  •  Pray that your husband will recognize the lies of the Enemy in his life. Pray that his attitudes and actions will be guided by the truth as he brings his thoughts into captivity to the Word of God.