A Husband’s Prayer Warrior

 

 Today’s Truth
“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 6:12 NIV).

Friend To Friend
Of all the roles and responsibilities that God has given wives, the position of a prayer warrior or intercessor is perhaps the greatest of all.  An intercessor is a person who intervenes or prays for another person. It was derived from the Greek word, enteuxis, which means to go before a King with a petition or plea on behalf of someone else.  In essence, it means the same thing today.  We go before the King of Kings with a petition or plea on someone’s behalf. What we accomplish on our knees in the invisible realm will ultimately affect the strength of our marriage in the visible realm.  There is no other person who is more called or more qualified to pray for your man than you.

In the Bible, God describes the marriage of a man and a woman as a visual example of the spiritual union between Jesus Christ and the church (all Christians).  Believers are called “the bride of Christ” (Revelation 19:7).  We are walking, talking, earthly examples of the heavenly relationship between God’s Son and those who believe on His name.  God instructs men, “Love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25).

There is someone who wants to destroy that living example, and his name is Satan. Jesus said, “The thief (Satan) comes to steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10). He desires to destroy the God-ordained and designed institution of marriage.  He began with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and continues his destructive tactics even today.  Satan is not very creative, but he’s very effective, and he uses the same temptations and tactics today that he used in the first marriage on earth. Satan has proclaimed an all out assault on the family and he begins at the top – with the husband and wife.

So many times we fail to see the real enemy in our marital struggles.  The writer of Ephesians explains, “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 6:12).  When I am having a conflict with my husband, I need to stop, take a deep breath, and think…who is the real enemy here? There is a spiritual battle raging all around us that we can’t even see, but is very real.  It is the greater reality.  It is a battle that is not to be feared, but one that is to be recognized and fought in the only place where it can be won – in prayer.

Let’s Pray:
Dear Lord, I pray for my husband, from head to toe.

  • His Head -That he will look to You as Lord of his life. (1 Corinthians 11:13)
  • His Mind ­­- That he will have the mind of Christ and think as the Holy Spirit would lead him and not the flesh. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
  • His Eyes -That You will keep his eyes from temptation and that he will turn his eyes from sin. (Matthew 6:13, Mark 9:47)
  • His Ears – That he will hear Your still small voice instructing him. (1 Kings 19:12, Psalm 32:8)
  • His Mouth – That his words will be pleasing to You. (Proverbs 19:14)
  • His Neck -That he will humble himself before You and be strong, courageous, and careful to do everything written in Your Word so that he will be prosperous and successful. (James 4:10, Joshua 1:8-9)
  • His Heart-That he will love and trust You with his whole heart. (Deuteronomy 6:5, Proverbs 3:5)
  • His Arms-That You will be his strength. (Psalm 73:26)
  • His Hands-That he will enjoy the work of his hands and see it as a gift from You. (Ecclesiastes 3:13, 5:19)
  • His feet – That You will order his steps and that he will walk in Your truth. (Proverbs 4:25, Psalm 26:3)

Now It’s Your Turn 

Consider asking your husband for some specific ways that you can pray for him today.

Look up each of the Scripture references above and make the prayer for your husband specific to his particular needs.

Find one friend with whom you can pray for your marriage.  Commit to pray for each other’s marriage on a regular basis.

I’d love to hear how you pray for your husband.  Please visit my Facebook page at and share how you pray for your husband.

More From The Girlfriends
Praying for your husband is one of your most important roles as a wife.  If you would like a more comprehensive list of Scriptural prayers to pray for your husband (over 100), you can find them in Becoming the Woman of His Dreams by Sharon Jaynes.  Also, Sharon has the prayer above laminated on a prayer card that can be tucked in your Bible for easy reference.  Just log onto http://www.localhost/sjold/ and click on books and audio.

14 Responses to A Husband’s Prayer Warrior

  1. Robin February 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    I read your devotional today on praying for our husband’s and God spoke directly to my heart. My husband in Sept revealed that he had an affair. We had at that time begun the long process of healing our our marriage. I have often felt lost in this process because I have wanted to do something to fix this. I know that only God can fix this but could never find “my place” in this healing road. Today I think I have found it with your help. What a wonderful way to pray for our husband’s. My own pride and sin has kept me from praying for him and God spoke so directly to me today that this is my role. I am moved beyone words.

  2. wifesimmons February 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    I noticed your message after speaking with my husband regarding my praying for him and his drug addiction. Although, we’re separated, I told him I would put in a good prayer for him (not that any prayer is bad). I went to close out my email and pray and noticed today’s daily devotional. I praised God right then and there. I opened your devotional and prayed. And when my husband and I speak again, I will touch and agree with him in prayer. Thank you for being a part of my Christian walk. Peace and blessings.

  3. Tina February 11, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    Sharon Thank you so much for the devotional on praying for our husbands. I do pray for him but the prayer you have in the devotion is so thorough and very helpful. Also the scripture you included was very helpful. I will use the prayer every day as my husband is struggling with his self esteem and things he feels he should be doing but can’t because of his loss of his job. I definitely can see satan trying to put a wedge in our marriage with the financial situation.

    I Love my husband very much and I want to do all that I can possibly do and all that my Lord wants me to do for my husband. I know no matter how I’m feeling about my husband I need to pray for him. I told him in my vows to him (I wrote my own vows) that I will Love him and be there for him through both the good times and the bad and the happy times and sad. It’s not always easy but I need to pray for him even when I’m upset with him. Actually even moreso.

    Thank you for sharing your special insight. Many Blessings

  4. Tina February 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Sharon Thank you for the devotion on being a prayer warrior for our husbands. The prayer in the devotion is helpful in guiding me how to pray for my husband. I do pray for him every day but sometimes get stuck on how. The scripture references are also helpful.

  5. ALVARINO VIEIRA February 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    WHEN I WAS READING THIS I NOTICED THAT IT WAS FOR THE WIVES. BUT, IT TOUCHED MY HEART VERY MUCH. MY WIFE HAD A AFFAIR AND IT HURT ME VERY MUCH. I GUESS WHEN I WENT ALL OUT WITH GOD I THOUGHT SHE WOULD CHANGE, BUT IT HAPPENED AGAIN. NOW, IM ONLY FOCUSING ON ME. IVE DONE EVERYTHING GOD WANTED ME TOO. I KNOW IT TAKES TWO TO MAKE IT WORK. BUT TO SEE THE DEVOTION FOR WIVES TO BE PRAYER WARRIORS GIVES ME HOPE THAT WE WONT DIVORCE. ALL, SHE NEEDS IS GOD. IM GOING TO COPY AND PASTE THIS DEVOTION TO MY WIFE BECAUSE I WANT HER TO CHANGE FOR HER AND US. WE ARE SEPARATED BUT I KNOW GOD CAN RESTORE US. THIS DEVOTION GIVES ME HOPE. GOD BLESS. ALVARINO PS. EMAIL ME MORE DEVOTIONS PLEASE

  6. Cindy February 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    I did not get a chance to read this devotional until today. I had it tucked in the back of my mind and today felt very compelled to bring it up and read it.

    My husband is battleing leukemia and right now is in a struggle with all that this disease is doing to him. The battle he has is not only physical but also emotional and at times spiritual. Your devotion came to mind this a.m. as I thought of how I could help him. You are right in saying there is no one who knows him better than me on earth, but thankfully, our Heavenly Father knows him the best! He knows very clearly what he struggles with and why and today after reading this devotion I will be committing my husband into His hands each day from head to toe! Thank you for this practical reminder. Blessings to you!

  7. Shel June 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    am terribly hurting.. my husband got infected of HIV for having an affair 5 months ago. On his 3rd month of his affair with the girl, he came home for 3 weeks. Now, am not sure if I got infected too.

    May God have mercy on us.. Please help me pray more for my husband.

    May God forgive him and clense him away from all his sins.

  8. save my marriage guy June 29, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    Thanks for the tips you’re speaking about it so others is able to know! Definitely will keep in mind. But, what I finally figured out is, you have to nurture the place that first brought you together and also avoid a ton of mistakes we all do at first if you want to save your marriage

  9. PRISCILLA August 16, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    when i finally found this site after regualarly reading your stories which gave me so much hope when i am at work only ,then when i get home my sad ,miserable,unemployed husband makes me angry with his doubt and constant complaining of how forgotten he feels , how god betrayed him and used a good man of purity (no alcohol or smoking at all ) in this poor manner! it sickens me to keep fighting for the lord’s good and honrable name! i feel at certain times that i need to leave him and then maybe ,just maybe god will work on him and give the man that i married back to me and my children !pray for phillip royeppen !

  10. Katarina January 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    Please, support me in prayers:
    For IMPROVEMENT OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEJAN M. and ME, THAT HE BE VERY MUCH INVOLVED IN MY LIFE AND ME IN HIS!
    That WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME TOGETHER!
    For GOING DEEPER IN KNOWING EACH OTHER!
    For THAT LIKING AND FALLING IN LOVE BETWEEN US TO REALLY GROW!
    Thank you for all your prayers
    Praying for you
    Katarina

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  12. Charity May 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    Thank you for this website. It is a blessing. My husband has told me that he will divorce me if I don’t obey anything he says, no matter what. He has been taught that a husband becomes equal to God in his wife’s eyes when they marry, at least in the aspect of obedience, and that she is not held accoutable for any sin he tells her to commit as long as she doesn’t want to do it. He believes the husband is accountable for those sins. He has been blinded to the truth of God’s instructions for marriage and is willing to leave me and our two daughters (12 and 15 months) over it. I’m having a hard time praying, so finding this site is truly a blessing. Thank you!!!

  13. Sharon Max February 3, 2012 at 5:34 am #

    Hello Sharon this is inspiring and encouraging i will definately adopt this head to toe prayer concept for my husband.Just going through it i just realised i have been leaving so many areas of his life out in my prayers .
    this is a gift to me thank you.

  14. Lisa November 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Thank you I’m so glad God showed me to look these up on the computer, My Husband left in Oct & since then has filed for a divorce(mind you I am REBUKING), Reasons was I got put on antidepressants & was addicted to marijuana & It made me very violent & vulgar, they declared me as Maniac depression/bipolar, since all this I have re-dedicated my life to The Lord & my husband in Prayers , I’m totally clean since Oct 9th, got a new job to help with finances in our relationship, and I’m positive about things that went wrong, but my Husband right now is very confused & very hurt cause I let him down, & he is having a very hard time Forgiving me & I feel his confusen , When I feel that coming on I pray like there is no tomorrow, cause I cane feel the Enemy lurking & I feel if he cant reach me he is rubbing in in my face that he still has a hold on my Husband, It so hard sometimes but God reminds me that I am strong, this is my 3rd marriage & my Husbands also , but It is different this time, my other 2 marriages had to be dismissed they left me & never looked back, but this time that is not the case, I truly feel this is a blessed relationship from God & he has a hand in it now as well as from the beginning , My Husband & I have served as a couple since 2007 & been conformed as one since 2008, These prayers are a true blessing, I;m not very good with the bible scriptures but these are helping a lot & I want to say again Thank you & Please keep us in your Prayers

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