How to pray for your husband

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Do you pray for your husband? Praying for your husband is not often the first thing you think about in the morning? Or is it? It’s not for me. Let me be clear. I’m talking actual focused PRAYER for your husband. I don’t mean praying while vacuuming, folding laundry, or running to the supermarket. I mean REALLY praying for him?  Setting aside time. Turning off the television, assuming a prayer posture JUST FOR HIM.

Here is how you pray for your husband:

  • Search your own heart, confess, and ask for forgiveness.
  • Ask God to help you in the future.
  • Pray he will see you with fresh eyes and vice versa.
  • Pray for the strength to never give up on your husband.
  • Pray God would give him, strength, patience, and salvation.
  • Pray his attraction for you is renewed.
  • Ask God to help you see your husband as part of your destiny.

Don’t misunderstand me, Christian Woman!

Hey, I’m not talking about praying for him to “change”, “act better” or do something you want him to do. Not at all.

I’m talking good old-fashioned intercession. The sort of prayer that will change your husband, help your husband, and soften your heart toward him.

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As wives, we are natural “help-meets.”

Really, Girl. Have you ever noticed how easily supporting our husbands and helping them comes to us? 

Sometimes, I think that’s why they consider us “bossy” when all we are doing is serving in our role and trying to aid them jokers. Now, you have to be wise and know how to speak to that man. You can be bossy, I’m not saying difference, but I think sometimes we can be misunderstood, right?

When my hubby alludes to me being bossy, I often say “No, I’m just helping! I’m a helpmeet.”  Then, I flash that smile that makes him cheese.

Back to prayer, Christian wife. Like all wives, I can go through seasons of “wife laziness” and forget to intercede for my sweet husband. I think most wives have those seasons, don’t you think?

Anyhoo, prayer is the ultimate way to help him and love him. View it as a way of supporting him.

Funny, I’ll pray for long periods of time when he makes me angry. I’ll also pray fervently that he avoids temptation. But, I often forget to pray for him as a person. Do you forget to pray for your husband on a regular basis?

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How to pray for your husband begins with searching your own heart and cleaning your heart of unforgiveness, bitterness, and anger. That’s what my prayer is about more than anything else.

A sample prayer for your husband

Well, today I decided to actually write out my prayer for my husband. I hope it blesses you, encourages you and motivates you to pray for the man God gave you.

“Lord, first, I ask you to forgive me for the times I’ve neglected to intercede for my husband. I also ask you to forgive the times I wasn’t a true Christian in my marriage. Forgive me for not walking in kindness, gentleness, forgiveness, long-suffering, patience and true love as defined in Corinthians 13.

Moving forward, please help me Lord walk in love, patience and all the fruits of the spirit as it pertains to my husband, dear God.

I pray, Father that you never let me forget that my husband holds my heart and he is still the man I married long ago. Please keep fresh those things I initially fell in love with.

Help me to see him with fresh eyes, to see the good in him and to believe the best about him at all times.

I do pray that you would give me spiritual amnesia for the times he’s failed, fallen short or was not what I thought he should be.


Forgive me, Lord, for the times I’ve walked in pride with him.

Forgive me for the times I expected him to do what I wanted him to do and be what I wanted him to be.  Empower me by the Holy Spirit to see who he is in this season of our marriage and to fall in love with that person and embrace that person.

Heavenly Father, also enable me to see him as you see him with all his vulnerabilities and flaws. Help me to view him through your heart and soothe him with an unconditional love he can feel. May he be the apple of my eye as he is the apple of your eye.

Show me how to build him up as you do.  Teach me to encourage him in a way that bolsters his confidence and feeds his spirit.

Lord, help me to give him all the grace, patience, and forgiveness that I expect from you.

Lord, give me the power to never give up on him. Marriage is a covenant.

So many people give up far too soon. Don’t let us be one of those couples.

Like in Psalm 118 when David said I shall live and not die and declare the glory of the Lord, may our marriage live and not die and declare your glory in this world.

Father, let him see me with renewed vision. Let him see me and beauty and in strength. Let him see me for who I am in this current life season. Deposit in him a desire to love and cherish me. Embed a desire in my heart to honor and respect him.

Renew his attraction to me, Father. I may not look the same as I did on my wedding day, but Lord meld his heart to mine and make me the joy of his life. Show me how to be the joy of his life.

Father God, touch his heart and give him patience with me and all the things he deals with. Show him I’m his ally and not his enemy. Please give him the strength of the Holy Spirit to ward off temptations and traps of Satan.

Thank you so much for my husband. Thank you for bringing him into my life. I realize he is part of my purpose on this earth. Please let me remember that always.”

*sigh*

That’s all there is to it. You’re clear on how to pray for your husband!

Now watch the Lord work and bless your dear husband! If you’d like something more structured, I found a devotional to guide you in praying for your husband. It’s on Ibelieve.com and you can click here to see it.

What’s missing? What would you add to this prayer?

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What does the Bible say
about praying for your husband?

Romans 8:34
Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Isaiah 59:16
He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him.

Ephesians 6:18
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

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