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) Continue reading