I think we forget sometimes what a high calling it is to be a wife. When the feelings of love fade and the nagging, arguing, and discontent increases, we begin to wonder why we ever committed to this in the first place. As we forget the wonder and the beauty of the covenant of marriage and of two becoming one, along with that it seems that we’ve forgotten the one thing that ushers power into our lives: regularly speaking God’s love language of prayer.
I’ll speak for myself in saying that I am someone who needs reminders. They help me stay on track and reach my goals. Since prayer is something that seems so easily forgotten, perhaps we need some reminders in this area as well. Needing to be reminded to pray is far better than not praying at all.
Today’s encouragement is coming from a place of growth and learning in my own life. Far too many times, I’ve been guilty of saying I’m going to pray about something, and then I never do. Now, I carry reminders with me. Praying for our husbands is crucial, not only for seeing God work in their lives to change them and make them more like Christ, but it changes us from the inside out. The more we commune with God, the softer our hearts become as they are exposed to His presence.
I want to share with you a list of 7 things that I’m asking you to join me in prayer about today. Our pride easily gets in the way when it comes to marriage, causing us to be blinded to our own sin and tempting us to only see our spouse’s sin. Our prayer focus today will involve asking God to help us so that we can be helpful to our husbands. Are you ready?
Father in Heaven,
1. Help me to be patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. The more I walk according to the Spirit, the less I will want to gratify the desires of my sinful nature.
2. Make me a tool of reconciliation, peace, healing, and forgiveness. I want my efforts to bring about restoration in my marriage and not destruction.
3. Make me my husband’s helpmate, companion, champion, friend, and support. Some of these words seem like such a reach for me right now, but I know that nothing is impossible for you, God.
4. Help me create a peaceful, restful, and safe home for him. I want him to want to come home to me, so help me with this, Lord.
5. Help me to accept him the way his is and not try to change him. That’s Your job, God. Remind me of the fact that I am not his Holy Spirit, and life change can only come through You.
6. I leave any changing that needs to be done in your hands. I won’t stop praying for life change, but I will start trusting YOU to accomplish it in and through him.
7. Lord, I lay all my expectations at Your cross. Teach me to only expect from You. You are the only One who can satisfy all of my needs.
In Jesus’ name,
Praying with you sister! Thank you for the reminder!
Susan Gilbert says
Thank you for this reminder. I have become more intentional about praying for him . I also speak my prayer with him before he falls asleep. I have come to know how much this means to him that he is covered in prayer by his wife.