I’ve never really been into that phrase.
“I’m waiting for my man to come home.” “So proud of my man.” “Enjoying some time with my man.”
It’s a Facebook status favorite.
It’s just not my favorite, not my personal style or verbal inclination.
But still this is truth.
Song of Songs:
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine (6:3 NIV).
Paul said it, too:
The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife (1 Corinthians 7:4 NIV).
Mine. Joined to me and fused into me so strong that blows to him suck the breath right out of me and the way he smiles on the good day is my joy, too.
He’s my blessing, this gift. Mine to treasure, to enjoy, to love.
But gifts aren’t just enjoyed; they are watched over, cared for, tended, and kept safe. God entrusted him to me.
He’s mine to respect, listen to, encourage, fill up and build up, support and to stand by.
And mine to pray for.
Stormie Omartian wrote, “Prayer is the ultimate love language” (The Power of a Praying® Wife, p.29).
Here are 12 of my favorite verses to pray for my husband:
- A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones (Proverbs 12:4 NIV).
Lord, help me to be a godly wife, an encouragement and support to him. Show me how to love him and help me to see him with your eyes. Forgive me for my mistakes and failings and help me be a better wife every day.
- Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength (Mark 12:30 NIV).
God, draw my husband closer to You each day and stir in him a passion for You and Your Word.
- Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me (Psalm 51:10 NIV).
Create in my husband the desire for purity. Help him to hunger and thirst for righteousness and give him the steadfast spirit, the strength, and the discipline to choose what is right and godly. When he is tempted, help him to overcome and to run closer to you.
- But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
Show my husband how to balance the priorities and stresses on his shoulders. Help him always to place You first and then allow every area of his life to fall into place as a result.
- 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
Help my husband trust in You and submit to You in all ways. Make his path straight. Show him where to step and how to walk in obedience. Renew his faith even in the tough times and the dark places. Remind him of Your presence with Him and the way You have gone before him.
- If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you (James 1:5 NIV).
Fill my husband with Your wisdom so that in all things, in every situation, he will know Your will.
- Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up…Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm…Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV)
Strengthen our marriage daily. Unite us as a team that cannot be broken. Show us how to love one another selflessly, to communicate, to show affection, to work together and always to honor You in our relationship. Teach us how to forgive and give us opportunities to laugh and find joy together. Defeat any attempt by Satan to divide us with anger, bitterness, infidelity, divorce…
- Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4 NIV).
Father God, be with my husband as he parents our children. Help us be in agreement as we care for and discipline them and attempt to “bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Give him wisdom and compassion, fairness and grace, strength and sensitivity.
- Let love and faithfulness never leave you…Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man (Proverbs 3:3-4 NIV).
Make my husband’s godly character shines in every situation. Give him favor with You and with man, especially in the work place. Protect his reputation and allow his life to be a witness to those around him.
- May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us– yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17 NIV
Establish the work of his hands. Let it be successful and fruitful labor, well-rewarded and recognized. Help him overcome obstacles and solve problems with creativity and wisdom. Reveal solutions to him. Protect him from mis-steps and bad decisions.
- The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered…the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Genesis 39:2-3
Just as you blessed the work of Joseph, bless the work of my husband. Let everything he touches be successful and prosperous. Prosper his business/company because he is there.
- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin (1 John 1:7 NIV).
Give my husband friendships with godly men. As he walks in the light, give him this “fellowship with one another” so that he doesn’t walk alone, but is strengthened and encouraged by other men of God.
In Jesus’ name….Amen.
If you would like a printout of these prayers to place in Your Bible or journal or maybe on your fridge or bathroom mirror, you can click here for the free printable!
You can also check out 14 Days of Prayer for Your Marriage With 1 Corinthians 13 and grab that free printable resource, too!
Heather King is a wife, mom, Bible Study teacher, writer and worship leader. Most importantly, she is a Christ follower with a desire to help others apply the Bible to everyday life with all its mess, noise, and busyness. Her upcoming book, Ask Me Anything, Lord: Opening Our Hearts to God’s Questions, will be released in November 2013! To read more devotionals by Heather King, click here.
Copyright © 2013 Heather King
32 thoughts on “12 Verses to Pray for Your Husband”
Dear Lord, Get my husband to respect me as his wife. get him to Love me again entirely from head to toe. Take negativity away from him. especially our troubled past. open his heart to me and my heart to him. Amen
Praying God’s healing and restoration for your marriage!
I love these verses!
Please pray that my desire’s desire be granted, the return of the love of my life, my one true love. I pray that my husband may be healed his wound from the past and forgiven all that has gone wrong. Lord, help my husband be able to follow his heart to his disire and love for me and permanently return to me, to be forever reconcilied as one as husband and wife. Amen
Featuring this post on the Ruby blog this morning! Will link back here. I’ll be in touch again soon with the rest of the details about the Ruby Blogger Team. So glad you have joined the team ;o)
That’s great! I’m honored!
Thank you I really needed that prayer. I have had a trouble marriage, but I don’t want to lose my husband.He is a man of God, and he needs to surrender to him and we will have a much better marriage
Praying for you and your marriage today, Yvonne!
i have a very importance messages to discussion with you email me for more details (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marina, if this truly is a message you need to share with me, you can email me directly. My email is clearly listed on the page. Thank you!
Please help pray for husband to be successful. He is the dream man of every woman because God specially created him to be a good husband and father. But, no matter how hard we try to be liberated financially, its like God isn’t answering our prayers. He has done and is still doing his best but we don’t know why God is not opening the flood gates of heaven unto us. Please, join me in prayers, my faith is shaking.
This is exactly what I was searching for. Thank you for sharing ❤
PS I know what you mean about "my man", but sometimes, my husband gives me a hug and says the word "mine" and it melts my heart in a different kind of way 😉
Wonderful! I’m so glad God helped you find what you were looking for!
Alcohol and friends are destroyed my fiance and relationship every time we get closer to prepare for our wedding He becomes a strange person, Im holding with both hands but its turning me into a bitter person…ohh Lord please intervene.
Please God , help me to open his heart to me. Let him forgive the past. And give me a chance to be better wife to him. No matter how hurtful in the past let it go.
Thank you Lord.
Dear Lord , please heal my husband’s heart & thoughts , give him peace and wisdom to make the right decisions. Please Jesus let my husband return back to me with all his good feelings. I ask you Jesus to defeat all Satan’s attempts to separate us. Thank you Jesus you are in control and I trust you. Amen
Praying for your marriage today, Dolly ❤
Thank you Heather , thank you for your prayers. I love your blog and your facebook page too, God Bless you!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for visiting!!
I am currently going through a divorce my hisband has posted on facebook his new relationship I’m seeking help and prayers for my husband jamal perry I pray god touches his heart and lets him see that what he is doing is wrong I pray that god touches his mind and takes him away from the devils plan I pray that god destroys the devils yoke and shows me mercy and lets me see that with god anything is possible I ask god to put my husbands heart back and the right place and that he removes this girl out of my husbands life in jesus name
Reblogged this on emotionalpeace and commented:
I am single and no not looking, but this post is good for both the single and the married. If you are single remember you are the bride of Christ so these scriptures and prayer is good for you too.
I thank you for the prayers.I love my husband we only been married three Months.We lost our apartment and our marriage went down the hill. Am I wrong for fighting for my husband, he will not talk to me nor answer my calls. I miss my husband so bad. Please help me to pray God restore our marriage and my husband back to me. I got an email but I like my message to come to my phone 3862880775. Thank you
I am praying for you! Unfortunately, I do not have a way to send out text posts or to determine where those messages are received. But I do pray that God renews your hope!
I need your prayers. My husband is cheating on me and is not remorseful, instead he intend ending the marriage of 15months. We have a 5months daughter together. Need God’s intercession and direction.