Friends, if you’re just joining us, I want to welcome you to our journey. We’re encouraging every single, betrothed, and married woman to devote a part of every day to pray for your husband. We’ve picked 12 key areas to focus on this year, and we’re alternating his earthly physical needs with his relational needs with Christ each month. (You can go here to start at the beginning if you’d like, or join us this month.)
This month we’re praying over his evangelism.
Have you been with us for the journey? If you have, I can imagine that you (or someone else) is seeing a change and/or strength in your husband. Keep up the fight, warrior women–you’re strengthening your men for their daily battles.
Evangelism is the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness.
Public preaching can be either through organized sermon, underground assembly, or as a soapbox witness–much like Ray Comfort does when he travels. When we think of public preaching, we think of pastors, and radio or TV personalities like Billy Graham.
Personal witnessing is something that most of us are probably more comfortable with. Telling others around us that we come in contact with about how Jesus has personally transformed us as individuals and changed our lives. It is through personal witness that nonbelievers are able to hear your testimony, see the fruit in your life, and say to themselves, “I want that too.”
Your Husband Has Been Called To Evangelize
Jesus wants all who are saved to go and tell everyone who isn’t saved the Good News of Jesus Christ so that they too can enter into His glory when the time comes.
In Mark, Jesus tells his disciples,
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15
We are not to simply be content that we have a secure eternity in Heaven and just idly sit back letting others figure it out for themselves. We have been given a duty to do while we’re here. This includes not only us, but our husbands as well.
Here’s the difficult part–not everyone is comfortable evangelizing. Some are worried about being judged, loosing friends, having co-workers avoid them or reprimands at work. Others worry about being ostracized. These aren’t small matters Friends.
Still yet others aren’t afraid of sharing their testimony, but they are worried they will say something wrong.
Praying For His Evangelism
Are you single? If you are walking with Christ and in obedience, then you are guarding your heart and looking for another believer. And this means you need to be praying for your future husband’s evangelism. Pray that right now wherever he is, that if he hasn’t already, he would be looking for opportunities and appropriate situations to share his testimony.
Married or single: Pray that he would listen to the Holy Spirit’s prompting, and recognize appropriate opportunities to share his testimony. Pray for friends that openly and joyfully share their testimony with each other.
Pray that your husband would have no shame or embarrassment in his speech, but that he would have discernment in the appropriateness of the situation.
If your husband tends to worry about the words he would speak or fears saying the wrong thing, pray that he would listen to and be in-tune with the words the Holy Spirit gives him.
Are you praying scripture over your husband yet? I’d highly encourage you to. Here are some examples to guide your prayer this month:
- Feel the Lord’s Presence and help: Psalm 118:6
- Be bold: Acts 28:31
- No shame: Mark 8:38, Luke 9:26
- Confidence in speaking: Luke 12:11-12
Pick one for the month, or one each week. Find another verse? Please share it in the comments.
I’d love to start the praying.
“He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ–with all boldness and without hindrance!” Acts 28:31
Lord I thank you for the gift of your Son and His sacrifice in place of my life. I thank you that because of your abundant generosity, that I one day will have the privilege of being in your presence. And I thank you that your Holy Spirit has so captivated my husband’s heart that he will one day as well.
I pray that you gift him with boldness, that he would seek opportunities to share truths about Jesus Christ and the gift of eternal salvation. And I pray that in these times You show him, your Holy Spirit with strengthen him and give him words to speak without hindrance–that he would be comfortable and speak words each individual person you put into his path needs to hear.
Help him to proclaim your kingdom in every appropriate circumstance. Help him to teach your truths at every opportunity.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Lift him up ladies. Our world is full of beautiful people–and many are not currently on their way to Heaven. We can make a difference. Our husbands can make a difference.
New here? When you are done, be sure to check out Praying For Your Husband: Discernment, Praying Your Husband Would Be In The Word, Praying For Your Husband: His Career And Work Ethic, Praying Over Your Husband’s Prayer Life, Praying For His Physical Needs, Praying Over His Worship, Praying Over His Finances, Praying Over His Integrity, Praying For His Pride and Humility. Pin them for future use if you’d like.