In a recent small group Bible study, we discussed the importance of and power in praying scriptures. If you pray directly from God’s Word (with the appropriate motives), you know it’s aligned with His will. How awesome is that?!?
I hate to admit it, but I’m just not great at regularly praying for my husband. Improvement in this area is a must! I’ve chosen several scriptures to pray for him, and I’m so excited to start praying these on a regular basis!
Oh, also, you’ll notice many of my prayers contain the phrase so that. Our pastor once suggested that our prayers should be so that prayers. For example: Lord, please help me be slow to anger, slow to speak, and quick to listen so that I am a reflection of you. I’ve come to absolutely love so that prayers. It makes me pause to think about my true intentions behind praying for whatever it is I’m praying for. Is it out of selfishness? Anger? Jealousy? Or is it out of care and concern for someone? Love for Jesus? My desire to be more like Jesus? I encourage you to begin praying so that prayers, too!
Simply insert your husband’s name where it says my husband, and you’ve got a prayer personalized for him!
Lord, I pray that my husband loves You with all his heart, all his soul, and all his mind so that all he does and all he is is a reflection of You.
- Jesus replied, “You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” Matthew 22:37 (NLT)
- And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1 (NLT)
Lord, please place a hedge of protection around my husband so that the evil one can’t even come near him! Protect him from the evil one in every way – spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally. Protect him and guard him from all harm.
- The LORD guards you from every evil. He guards your life. Psalm 121:7 (GW)
- But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NLT)
Lord, I pray You give my husband opportunities to witness, especially at work. Help him make the most of every opportunity he has with others. I pray You give him wisdom during these interactions. Please guide his words so that they are a reflection of You – kind, careful, and well thought out so that others see how Awesome, Mighty, Powerful, Gracious, Merciful, and Loving You are!
- Be wise in the way you act toward those who are outside the Christian faith. Make the most of your opportunities. Everything you say should be kind and well thought out so that you know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:5-6 (NLT)
Lord, help my husband be humble and let go of his worldly wisdom so that he has wisdom that only comes from You. I pray he pleases You in all he does so that You will give him wisdom, knowledge, and joy!
- Don’t deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise in the ways of this world, you should give up that wisdom in order to become really wise. 1 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT)
- Arrogance comes, then comes shame, but wisdom remains with humble people. Proverbs 11:2 (NLT)
- God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, God takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please him. This, too, is meaningless—like chasing the wind. Ecclesiastes 2:26 (NLT)
Lord, help my husband be thoughtful in his speech so that everything he says is good, helpful, and encouraging to others.
- Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Ephesians 4:29 (NLT)
Lord, please help my husband be understanding with me and help him to honor me so that nothing will interfere with his prayers!
- Husbands, in a similar way, live with your wives with understanding since they are weaker than you are (ESV says “the weaker vessel”). Honor your wives as those who share God’s life-giving kindness so that nothing will interfere with your prayers. 1 Peter 3:7 (NLT)
Our pastor explained that in the original text weaker vessel meant a fine piece of china. The kind that you would protect and display in a china cabinet. So, women, think of yourselves as a fine piece of china :).
The portion of the scripture that really stands out to me, though, is so that your prayers may not be hindered. How a husband treats his wife affects his prayers! Personally, I want my husband’s prayers to have as much power as possible, so, for me, this is definitely a must-pray scripture!
I ask all these prayers in the name of Jesus, the Name above all names. Amen.
What scriptures do you pray for your husband?
Side note: If you find yourself struggling to turn scriptures into prayers, the Pray the Scriptures Bible can help.