Monday, 21 October 2013

31 Ways to Pray for Our Husbands

 That's one prayer every day for a month! 

It's time for a marriage revival ladies! Let's go!
1. That he would draw close to God. 
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. ~ James 4:8, NIV

2. That he would grow in wisdom.
Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. ~ Proverbs 4:7
3. That he would stand strong against the pull of this world and the spiritual warfare behind it.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. ~ Ephesians 6:10-12, NIV

4. That he would be a strong spiritual leader.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. ~ Ephesians 6:4, NIV

5. That his faith would increase.
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. ~ Luke 17:6, NIV
6. That he would trust God when providing for his family.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV

7. That he would be free from stress.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:7, NIV

8. For good health.
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. ~ Proverbs 16:24, NIV
9. That he would be a Godly example at home and at work.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. ~ 1 Timothy 4:12, NIV
10. That he would seek God with a pure and humble heart. 
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. ~ Deuteronomy 4:29, NIV
11. That he would have compassion for the world around him. 
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. ~ Colossians 3:12-14, NIV
12. That he would fulfill the responsibilities given to him such as being a husband, a father and an employee.
From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. ~ Luke 12:48b, NIV
13. That he would be content with little or with much. 
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. ~ 1 Timothy 6:7-8, NIV
14. That he would run to God in times of trouble. 
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” ~ Psalm 91:1&2, NIV
15. That his prayer life would be strengthened.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV

16. That he would understand and embrace his role as a husband.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her . ~ Ephesians 5:25, NIV
17. That he will be obedient to the will of God. 
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. ~ James 1:22-24, NIV

18. That he would practice servant leadership as Christ demonstrated to His disciples.
So he [Jesus] got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. ~ John 13:4-5
19. That he would have much patience. 
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. ~ Ephesians 4:1-3, NIV 
20. That he will learn to bridle his tongue.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ~ Ephesians 4:29, NIV
21. That serving God would be his first priority in life.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. ~ Colossians 3:1, NIV
22. That God will continually transform you into the wife your husband needs. 
Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. ~ Titus 2:4-5, NIV
23. That he would have a heart of gratitude. 
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. ~ Psalm 34:1

24. That he will be self-controlled in every area of his life.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 2 Peter 1:5-8, NIV
25. That he would be a man of strong character.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22, NIV

26. That he will hunger and thirst for the word of God.
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? ~ Psalm 42:1-2, NIV
27. That his faith would be sincere and genuine. 
The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. ~ 1 Timothy 1:5, NIV
28. That God would put a hedge of protection around your marriage. 
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” ~ Psalm 91:1-2, NIV
29. That he will fellowship with other believers and that God would bring strong men of faith into his life.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. ~ Hebrews 10:24-25, NIV
30. That he will guide and nurture the growth of his children. 
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6, NIV

31. That he will testify of his faith to others.
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” ~ Mark 16:15, NIV
You are loved by an almighty God, 
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