Monday, February 6, 2017

Praying for my husband

So I've recently been reminded of the extreme importance of praying for my sweet husband every day.  Its so easy for me to just mumble a few words about him to the Lord every now and then but not really take the time to truly pray for him.  As a wife I am called to be there to support, encourage, and help my man and I think by far one of the greatest ways for me to fulfill that calling is by praying for him in his.  The other day I sat down and wrote out specific areas I wanted to pray for him in with Scripture verses for me to pray over him.  I wanted to share those here on my blog for my own memory's sake and perhaps as an inspiration for someone else to do the same sort of thing for their spouse! 

~that he would fear the Lord more (Psalm 25:12, Proverbs 1:7a)
~that he would have discernment, understanding, and wisdom (Proverbs 2:2-6)
~that he would have strength from Jesus (Ephesians 6:10)
~that God's armor would be on him (Ephesians 6:13-18)
~that he would remember to fight the devil (Ephesians 6:12)
~that he would have wisdom in loving me (Ephesians 5:25)
~that God would show him where He wants him and this family for His glory (Ephesians 5:15-17)
~that he would set his mind on Jesus (Colossians 3:2-3)
~that he would put on these virtues (Colossians 3:12-14) and put off these vices (Colossians 3:8-10, Galatians 5:19-21)
~that God's peace would rule his heart (Colossians 3:15)
~that God's Word would dwell in him (Colossians 3:16)
~that he would do all for the glory of God (Colossians 3:17)
~that he would walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh (Galatians 5:16)
~that he would be filled with the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
~that he would have wisdom in parenting (Colossians 3:21)
~that he would remember to pray and be thankful (Colossians 4:2)
~that he would lay aside every weight and sin and run with endurance (Hebrews 12:1-2)
~that he would have peace (John 14:27, Philippians 1:3-7, 1 Corinthians 1:3)
~that he would abide in Christ and bear fruit (John 15:5)
~that he stand perfect and complete in God's will (Colossians 4:12)
~that he would not grow weary (Galatians 6:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:13
~that he would watch and be sober (1 Thessalonians 5:8)
~that he would overcome the wicked one (1 John 2:13b) and temptation (James 1:12, 1 Corinthians 10:12-13)
~that he would know and believe how great God's love is for him (1 John 4:9-10, 19, Romans 5:6,8)
~that he would be secure in his faith, with no doubting (1 John 4:15, Romans 4:20, 5:1, 8:1, John 20:27)
~that he would be transformed (2 Corinthians 3:18, Romans 12:2)
~that sin would not reign in him (Romans 6:12, 14, 22)
~that he would be a conqueror (Romans 8:37)
~that he would be filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:2-4)
~that he would rejoice always (Philippians 3:1a, 4:4, 1 Thessalonians 5:16)

I hope to be diligent in praying for him in one of these areas daily.  I look forward to seeing how the Lord will strengthen, support, encourage, and lead him in the days ahead!  What a great God we serve!

Learning to delight in Jesus,
Hannah :)