As we move through this year intentionally praying for our husbands with specific goals in mind, I for one can see progress in and blessings on my husband. If you have been joining us here, then I have no doubt you have seen the blessings on your husband.
Not married? I believe someone else is seeing the blessings in your future husband. Perhaps someone is thinking about your husband right now thinking, “Something has changed. I can’t quite put my finger on it…”
And if you are going through a divorce or rough patch in your marriage, I want to encourage you to stay strong and keep praying for him. While it may not save your marriage, I am certain your prayers will bless you both.
And of course if you are new this month, be sure to catch up, but jump in here with us right where we are at.
Where are we?
I hope we are all in the habit of praying for our husband every day now. Make this a permanent habit.
Praying He Will Read His Bible Daily
This month we are rotating back to your husband’s relationship with the Almighty. We are praying that he would be in the Word.
One of my favorite and encouraging verses in His Word is from Acts
Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Acts 17:11
This is speaking of the Bereans. God says they were more noble-minded. Why? Because they searched the scriptures daily. Do you read your bible daily with eagerness? If you do, then you have something in common with the Bereans who God Himself labeled as noble-minded for this action and attitude.
Acts 17:11 answers the question “How often does God want me to read His Word?” The answer is daily.
Do you want God to count your husband as noble-minded Friends? I do! I want to encourage my husband to read his bible daily and I need to intercede for him in prayer for this task.
Psalm 119:105 states that God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet. Our feet are what we use to go places–and if we can’t see, our feet cause us to stumble. I don’t want my husband to stumble and I know you don’t either. I want the Lord to light up his path–and God tells us His Word can do this.
Praying for your husband to read every day may not get results. We serve a God who very rarely makes a person do something. What He does do is work on hearts.
Pray this month that your husband would hunger for God’s truths.
Pray that he would find time.
Pray that he would make time.
Pray that he would have a clear mind when he does sit down with his bible.
Pray for revelation when he reads as this will encourage him to read again, soon.
If you are single, I encourage you to keep putting yourself aside at this intentional time–it’s all about your husband. If you are married, remember to ask your husband what his needs are so he can get this done. Does he simply need to change his schedule to make this task more feasible? Ask God to show him the best schedule for him.
Are you ready to pray scripture over your husband this month? Pick one a week, or one for the month:
- Growth through reading: 2 Peter 3:18
- Vision through reading: Psalm 119:105
- Noble character through attitude: Acts 17:11
- Blameless in action and thought: Psalm 119:11
- His joy will come from memorization: Psalm 1:2
I’ll go first:
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
Father I lift my husband up to you today. Right now I ask that you gift him understanding for this day as he enters into your Word. I ask that you gift him revelation in the words you speak to him. Give him wisdom that he may devote today’s reading to his memory. I ask that your Word be such an engraved and natural part of his inner-most being that it keeps him from sin and temptation until he comes unto you.
In Your perfect and loving name, Amen.
Now it’s your turn Friends. Lift your husbands up. Get them as close to God as you can.
There are so many verses to use this month. Which ones have you found?
If you’re new with us, be sure to check out our prior (and future) prayers for our husbands:
- Praying For Our Husband’s Heart
- Praying For Our Husband: Discernment And Leadership
- Praying For Our Husband: His Career And Work Ethic