As a wife, one of the best things you can do for your husband is to pray for him. A wife is a helpmate to a husband. But what do you do, when you physically can’t be of help to your husband? You go on your knees and you pray for him.
Marriage entails a lot. But if you always go to God in prayer for your husband, that means you are bringing your marriage to him and he will take care of all that marriage entails for you.
When was the last time you prayed for your husband?
I’m not talking about a general prayer where you pray and you mention your husband, your friends and family that God should take care of them. I’m talking about going before God with your husband as the subject and dedicating that prayer to him.
It can be difficult to find time in our busy lives to say a prayer for our spouses. But if you make this a priority and you do this, you will find out that it is worth it.
Why pray for your husband?
1. Helps him make the right decision
As the head of the family, the husband is the one that makes most of the decisions in the family. Yes, in a good marriage, the wife is consulted and the husband seeks her opinion before making any huge decision but yet still, the end decision is the husband’s to make.
So when you pray for your husband and you ask God to direct his path and teach him what is right, it gives God the opportunity to send down the Holy Spirit to guide your husband’s actions and decisions.
This helps him to make the right decisions for himself and the family as a whole.
2. It’s an expression of love
What greater way to show your husband you care and love him than going before God on his behalf and saying a word of prayer for him? When you pray for your husband, it shows him that you care about him and you love him.
You might not tell him you pray for him but as you live in the same house, he is definitely going to know or hear you praying at least once. And knowing that you pray for him will let him know that he has someone who has got his back and will always look out for him no matter what.
This will, in turn, strengthen your relationship with your husband and make him love you even more.
3. Makes you compassionate
With any marriage, there is going to be times when you will have misunderstandings and arguments. But if you should go to God each time this happens and pray for your husband, it makes you more compassionate and it also helps you understand his point of view better.
It is unlikely for you to pray for your husband in anger. Once you start praying for him, the anger you feel will begin to fade and you will begin to see things in a different perspective.
4. It softens his heart
Imagine having a heated argument with your husband or having different opinions about something and you go to God in prayer. Firstly, seeing you pray even at that moment in your life is enough to soften his heart.
And secondly, praying to God means, you are giving God total control over whatever is going on and He will touch your husband and make understanding reign in your marriage.
5. You are his other half
You are your husband’s other half. Nobody knows him better than you do, not even his own parents. You are the one he shares everything with. You are the one he confides in. You are the one who can tell if he is sad or unhappy just at a glance.
You are his wife, his lover and his best friend. So you know him better than anyone. You know his strengths and his weaknesses. You know what he desires. And this means that when you pray for him you know exactly what to pray about. And that makes you the best person to pray for him.
6. It gives him reassurance
If your husband is going through a hard time in life that you physically can’t do anything to help, saying a word of prayer for him will give him reassurance and the strength to keep moving on.
In such times, what you should do is encourage him with your words, let him know you are there for him and pray for him.
How to pray for your husband
1. Thank God
It is important to start each prayer with thanks. So thank God on behalf of your husband. For his life, his health and his job. Also thank God for bringing him into your life and giving you a man to call your husband.
Thanking God for your spouse is one thing you should do everyday because some people go through this life without getting someone to share a life with. Others although find someone, lose them too soon. So be thankful for what you have.
2. Pray for his relationship with God
Marriage is not an easy thing but if both of you have a relationship with God, it will make things a lot easier and better. So pray for your husband’s relationship with God. That he will know God and serve him better.
3. Seek guidance and protection for him
The next thing to do for your husband is to ask God for guidance and protection for your husband. So that He will guide him in all his doings and teach him what is right and help him make the best decisions.
4. Tell God what you want for your husband
Praying for your husband is not the time to make selfish requests. You should not try to use prayer to manipulate your husband to do what you want him to do.
When you pray for your husband, let your prayer request be for what will benefit your husband. So pray for God’s will to be done in his life. Pray for God to use him to achieve His purpose for his life.
5. Pray for yourself
Yes, this is a time to pray for your husband but as his helpmate he needs you. So when you pray for him, you pray for yourself too. Pray that God gives you patience and understanding to love and respect him as a man and your husband.
Bible verses to pray for your husband
If you want to pray for your husband but you are not sure what to say or where to start from, here are some bible verses you can pray for him.
For his relationship with God
Dear God, please let ___ open up his heart to Christ, that You may dwell in him and he may trust in You and believe that You have a purpose for his life and You know what’s best for him. Amen
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11
That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in loveEphesians 3:17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
For protection and strength
Heavenly Father, I come before You on behalf of my husband. Please give him strength when he is weak and give him courage when he is afraid. Protect him and deliver him from the evil around him. Amen
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?Psalm 118:6
The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.Psalm 28:7
For inner peace
Dear loving God, help ___ to stop worrying and cast his worries unto You. Do not let whatever he is going through overwhelm him. Grant him inner peace and comfort his soul.
Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.Romans 14:19
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.1 Peter 5:7 7
In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.Psalm 94:19
Dear God, You know ___ heart and his desires. Give him the strength to overcome temptations. Help him seek You first and not think about earthly things. That way his mind will be fixed on You and he will not fall into temptation. Amen
When He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”Luke 22:40
And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.Matthew 6:13
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.Colossians 3:2
Dear God, bless ____ hands and everything he does. Bless his work and make him excel at what he does. Open new doors of opportunity for him. Establish the work of his hands. Amen
Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before unknown men.Proverbs 22:29
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes establish the work of our hands.Psalm 90:17
Dear God, I bring my husband before You open his eyes to see the truth, grant him understanding for the things he does not understand. Bless him with knowledge and godly wisdom so that he will not lean on his own opinions and thoughts. Amen
For the Lord gives wisdom From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;Proverbs 2:6
So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.Psalm 90:12
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.Proverbs 19:8
For his role as a husband and a father
Dear God, teach ___ to love me as his wife. Help him to stay committed in this marriage and his duty as a father. Help him to be a good role model for our children and bring them up in the training and admonition of You. Amen
So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.Ephesians 5:28
Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun.Ecclesiastes 9:9
Let all that you do be done with love.1 Corinthians 16:14
And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.Ephesians 6:4
A prayer for your husband
Dear God, please let ___ open up his heart to Christ,
that You may dwell in him and he may trust in You and
believe that You have a purpose for his life and You know
what’s best for him.
I come before you on behalf of my husband.
Please give him strength when he is weak and
Give him courage when he is afraid.
Protect him and deliver him from the evil around him.
Help him to stop worrying and cast his worries unto You.
Do not let whatever he is going through overwhelm him.
Grant him inner peace and comfort his soul.
You know his heart and his desires.
Give him the strength to overcome temptations.
Help him seek You first and not think about earthly things.
That way his mind will be fixed on You and he will not fall into temptation
Bless his hands and everything he does.
Bless his work and make him excel at what he does.
Open new doors of opportunity for him.
Establish the work of his hands.
Open his eyes to see the truth,
grant him understanding for the things he does not understand.
Bless him with knowledge and godly wisdom
So that he will not lean on his own opinions and thoughts.
Teach him to love me as his wife.
Help him to stay committed in this marriage and his duty as a father.
Help him to be a good role model for our children
And bring them up in the training and admonition of You.