Wives, do you pray for your husbands? Regularly? What do you pray for?
While I find the time to build my husband up, I have to admit — I haven’t always been the best at praying for my husband or my marriage throughout the years.
Not because I don’t want to or because I don’t think it’s incredibly important — I do! — but simply because I don’t often remember to!
After all, there are so many things competing for my attention on a day-to-day basis. It’s really easy to let the important things slide.
But that’s not what I want for my marriage, and that’s not what I want for your marriage either.
That’s why today I’m sharing five powerful prayers every wife should pray over her husband.
I hope it will encourage you and challenge you to begin regularly praying for your husband and your marriage as well!
Scroll down to read the five prayers every wife should be praying for her husband.
And then be sure to scroll ALL the way to the bottom of this post to find out how you can get a complete set of printable prayer cards to help you remember to pray for your marriage as well!
**Want to pray powerful prayers for your kids as well? Be sure to check out another post on this site, Five Prayers Every Christian Mama Should Pray for Her Kids for additional prayers for your children.
1. That He Would Seek God Above All Else
Every day there are SO many forces competing for your husband’s attention. He wants to be a good husband, a good dad, a good friend. He wants to make his boss happy so he can get a promotion and better provide for his family.
Pray that, no matter what goals, ambitions and desires he has in his heart, he would seek God above all else. That he wouldn’t be distracted by the things of this world — even good things — but that He would make following closely after God his #1 aim in life.
2. That He Would Have Wisdom in His Daily Decision Making
If your husband is anything like most, he likely has hundreds of decisions he has to make every day. Some inconsequential, some with the power to dramatically change the lives of those around him.
Whether your husband’s decisions affect only your family or hundreds or even thousands of other families instead, pray that he would have the wisdom he needs to make the right decisions – even when its hard or when he faces extreme pressure from others around him.
Pray that he would turn first to God for advice and council, and that he would be willing to do the right thing even if it doesn’t make sense at the time.
3. That He Would Have Strength for the Journey
Being a good, Godly man in today’s society is rarely easy, and chances are your husband often faces a lot of pressure from all sides – whether he lets it get to him or not.
Pray that your husband would have strength to fight the battles he faces every day, whether big or small. Pray that he would turn to God as His strength, and that God would give him the strength, courage and convictions he needs to be the amazing man God created him to be as well.
Pray that God would give him drive, determination and purpose and drive away all fear, discouragement, confusion and apathy.
4. That He Would Be a Light to Those Around Him
How many people does your husband come into contact with on a daily basis? What if he could make a positive change in the life of everyone he meets – even in the smallest of ways?
Pray that God would use your husband as a light to those around him. That He would use your husband in big and small ways to make a real difference for those around him. Whether that’s in standing up for what’s right, voting for policy changes, setting a positive example, or counseling those in tough times – pray that God would have a plan for him and help him succeed in it.
5. That God Would Make You the Supportive and Encouraging Wife He Needs
Genesis 2:18 tells us that God created woman as a helpmeet for man because it was not good for him to be alone. Are you a good helpmeet for your husband?
Do you encourage him, build him up and cheer him on? Or do you nag him, wear him out and drag him down with your harsh words and judgmental tone?
When he accomplishes something great, are you the first person he wants to tell? Would he say “I never could have done this without you!” Or does he mostly keep to himself for fear of what you’ll say or how you’ll react?
The role of helpmeet isn’t a passive, “lesser” role. The majority of the times the word “helpmeet” is mentioned in the Bible, it’s actually referring to GOD as the helpmeet – helping and strengthening us! It’s a very important role!
Has your husband found that in you? If not, pray that God would help mold and shape your heart, actions and attitudes so that you would be the uplifting and encouraging helpmeet your husband needs. After all, he only gets one wife. Make sure you’re a good one. 🙂
*Related: How to Encourage Your Husband as a Spiritual Leader
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Not only do these cards serve as a great visual cue to help you remember to pray regularly, but they include 18 different sample prayers you can use for inspiration.
(And who knows — if your husband sees that you’re praying for him, maybe it will inspire him to start praying for you as well!)
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Do you pray for your husband regularly? What do you do to help you remember? Which prayers do you think your husband could most use today?
Hello! ? I just found your blog and I LOVE it!! Today when the kids were napping I was writing down my new years resolution..had a couple different categories, what I’d like to change (or improve) as a mom, as a Christian and as a wife…for the wife part, I just sat there and had no idea what to write.. I knew I wanted to pray more for my husband but I didn’t know how and for what. And I came across this post! Just wanted to say, thank you so much! This is exactly what I needed today!
Well, you’re so welcome! Glad you found it helpful! 🙂
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Amen Always stand in agreement with God’s word and it will raise a
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Wow!! Glory to God
I am so blessed and encouraged by these prayer points!! Working on them.
Love. Wished I read the bible more when I was married. I’ve been praying to God constantly, every single day, for reconciliation with my ex husband. I want him and no one else besides the good Lord. Will you please pray for me and my ex to reunite? Thank you. God Bless.
I will try this. I have been having alot on my plate lately. My husband converted to Judaism and I’m Christian. He is upset that I did not convert to be Jewish. In the beginning I would go with my Mom ans and all seemed fine. Now lately if my Mom asks he wants me to say no. He says because he hasn’t been able to go to the temple due to surgeries and illnesses that I shouldn’t be going to mine. He says he does not want me to go that he wants me to stay home. I love him alot but what am I to do. I encourage and support him and his why cant he do that for me? I don’t know what to do. I want to do what’s right but either way I hurt someone and I hurt from that. He says my Mom pushed me and forced me to get baptized but this was my choice I felt ready. Now he makes it all of him. What am I to do when you are committed and love someone so much?
Pam, I was so moved by your struggle because it was once mine, and I know other women who have stuck with their husbands while they were selfish and controlling. That’s what he’s being. There is only one thing you can do, and Brittany I think you’d back me up: pray. But pray hard, strategically, constantly and fervently for him to work his way back to Jesus. I’m actually thankful it was Judaism and not something more disconnected from Jesus. I’m didn’t know that you can “convert” to Judaism without being a descendant of David, but that’s another bag of worms! It took my marriage 2 years and God’s intervention. It took my dear friends’ marriage ten years and God’s answer to many prayers. Find other women to pray with you for your husband to find his way back to Jesus – lots of Messianic Jews who he could come across. I think they are even stronger in their theology than most Christians! All that to say: stay on your knees for as long as it takes.
Hi, Pam! Sorry for the suuuuper late response. Trying to go back and catch comments I missed. Have you seen either of these articles I have on my site? One might help:
Hope all is well!
I’m so inspired by the “strength for the journey” prayers I’ll be praying. I do have a prayer strategy and my husband is on the program, but that God would give him drive in his work, determination to finish and fulfill his God-given purpose are making the revision with emphasis on driving away all fear, discouragement, confusion and apathy!!! I can’t express how you have transformed my prayers for my husband. I’m actually excited to get started.
Brittany, Thank you for your website and all the wonderful resources you have here! I found your site when I googled “what to do when ypur husband is being a jerk!” Lol! I have been desperate to find answers. Our kids are grown and we have grandchildren and NOW my husband has started a band (lifelong dream of his) and acting like a teenager again (there is a LOT more to this). Confronting him did NOT go well at all. Your website and all of your articles are helping me work (or should I say PRAY) through it all. I have so much peace reading your articles that I know this is the way God wants me to handle the situation…on my knees and not mothering my husband. Again, thank you!
Please help for my troubled marriage