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Pregnancy is such an exciting time! But it can also be a time of intense uncertainty.
So much change at once, and how will it affect the most important relationship in her life: her husband? How is this going to change you two? And how will their marriage handle adding a baby to the mix?
If you plan to transition from work to home for a while, you may also be completely dependent on your husband's income for the first time. And that can be more than a little scary.
One of the best ways I know of to deal with uncertainty is prayer.
Especially if you are worried about what the future holds for your marriage, praying for your husband can help A LOT. Figuring out what to pray for can be as exhausting as anxiety, so I'm giving you 17 verses to pray for your husband, plus a free printed copy of all 17 scriptures.
You got it, new mommy. It's going to be OK.!
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Why pray the scriptures over your husband?
Many times throughout the Bible, God tells us that we must ask in order to receive what He promises. As we trust Him and love His ways, our desires will align with His desires.
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)
Praying the scriptures for them is one way we can faithfully care for our husbands and bring them blessings.
Sometimes, however, we can get discouraged. We don't see the things we expected.
That is why I found this passage from Mark surprising and encouraging to continue in faithful prayer.
Mark 9:14-29 says:“When they returned to where the other disciples were, they saw a large crowd surrounding them, and some scribes were arguing with them. When the crowd saw Jesus, they were terrified and ran to greet him. all this discussion? asked Jesus. One of the men in the crowd spoke up and said, “Teacher, I brought my son to heal him. He is possessed by an evil spirit that won't let him speak. And every time that spirit grabs him, he violently throws him to the ground. Then he foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and stiffens. So I asked his disciples to cast out the evil spirit, but they couldn't.
Jesus rebuked the disciples, asking why they couldn't help this child. The boy's father asked Jesus if he believed he could save his son.
Continuing in verse 23, “"What do you mean 'if I can'?" asked Jesus. "Everything is possible if a person believes." The father instantly yelled:"I believe, but help me overcome my disbelief!" When Jesus saw the crowd of onlookers increase, he rebuked the evil spirit. !”” and the spirit left the child.
In verse 28, the disciples asked Jesus"Why couldn't we drive out that evil spirit?"and Jesus answered:“This guy can only be expelled through prayer.”
I don't know about you, but for me, this realization of the power of prayer is HUGE.
The fact that the disciples couldn't do something because they hadn't prayed AND that the prayer was as simple as “I believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”? Mind BLOWN.
God designed prayer to enrich our spiritual lives and bring us into closer fellowship with Him. Prayer also unites husband and wife because as we both grow closer to God, we grow closer to each other.
If you haven't already, praying for your husband is very important!
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How to pray for your husband
When you pray for your husband, pray with a victory posture. Well, what the hell does that mean, Kenzie? I'm glad you asked!
Here's the deal. God has already made promises to your husband and invites us to participate to receive his blessings.
God promised Abraham that he would give them a land flowing with milk and honey. Years later, he ordered Joshua to go to the land he was giving them.
God promised to give them victory over their enemies. God had already given everyone the promised land.
God said that wherever they set foot would be their land, no more, no less. This means that they can only enjoy to the extent that they set foot in it.
Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately for them, not so much.
The Israelites lived in only a small part of Canaan (rather than all of it) because they were afraid to fight the enemies before them. The very enemies that God said he would defeat!
Haymilesof God's promises throughout the Bible. Many of them are given only to us, the King's daughters.
God wants to give us these blessings because He is a good God who loves to give good gifts. But most of God's promises are not directly in our hands: they are within our reach.
God wants us to share in the experience of His blessings. (Priscilla Shirer, The Kneeling Battle BeginsSermon)
The promises of the Bible are yours, just ask and receive (Mateo 7:7-8).
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17 Scriptures to Pray for Your Husband
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I have included verses to pray for your husband from all angles: career, temptation, peace, protection, and more.
Feel free to use the accompanying sentences literally, or as a guide for your own impromptu sentences!
Pray for your husband's career...
Lord, may my husband be content to work enthusiastically at his job. Give him strength to work long hours. Thanks for providing this job! Amen.
1. Psalm 90:17
May the grace of the Lord our God rest upon us; he leaves for us the work of our hands, yes, he leaves the work of our hands.
2. Proverbs 16:3
Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.
Pray against temptation...
Holy Spirit, guide my husband through his day. Help him to set his mind on heavenly things and on all that is true, noble, just, pure, kind, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy. Put a guard over your heart and thoughts of him. Amen.
3. Romans 8:9
But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember, those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to you at all.)
4. Colossians 3:2
Set your mind on things above, not on things on earth.
5. Philippians 4:8-9
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is reputable, if anything is excellent or commendable, think about these things. . What you learned or received or heard from [Paul], or saw in me, put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Pray for a spirit of peace...
God, I pray that you give my husband a calm and hopeful spirit as he trusts in you. Thank you for promising to protect my husband's heart and mind! Remind my husband to give him any anxious thoughts. Cover my husband with your peace. Amen.
6. Philippians 4:5-7
Let your goodness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in every situation, with prayer and supplication, present your requests to God with thanksgiving. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
7. Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in your trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Pray protection over him….
Lord, be a shield for my husband as he walks in integrity. Thank you that we do not have to fear because you tell us that you will never leave us or forsake us! Help my husband rest in the safety of your powerful shadow. Amen.
8. Proverbs 2:6-8
Because the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding; he reserves true wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, keeping the paths of justice, keeping the path of his saints.
9. Hebrews 13:5-6
Keep your life free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because he said: "I will never leave you, I will never forsake you." Therefore, we can say with confidence: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; What can man do to me?"
10. Salmo 91:1-2
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord: "He is my refuge and my strength, my God, in whom I trust."
Pray for his role as a husband and father...
God, you are the perfect example of father and husband. Help my husband to be the husband and father that you want him to be. Guide my husband as he learns to be a better husband and father. Amen.
11. Ephesians 5:25-30
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, to sanctify her, purifying her by the washing of water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without spot or blemish. , wrinkle, or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. Likewise, husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body.
12. Ephesians 6:4
Parents, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and admonition of the Lord.
Pray for divine wisdom...
God, we believe that you will give us the wisdom and guidance we need. Increase our faith and belief. I ask my husband to seek wisdom from him and gain understanding from you and be willing to seek advice when needed. Amen.
13. Tiago 1:5-6
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all with generosity and without reproach, and he will give it to him. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, pushed and tossed by the wind.
14. Proverbs 13:10
Where there is conflict, there is pride, but wisdom is with those who take advice.
15. Salmo 119:104-105
I understand your precepts; So I hate all the wrong ways Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light to my path.
pray for strength...
Lord, strengthen my husband. I ask you to give him perseverance, patience, and a grateful heart. Help him walk in a way that is pleasing to you. We want to honor you with our lives, God, but we can't do anything without your strength. Amen.
16. Colossians 1:9b-11
…asking you to be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual intelligence, so that you lead a life worthy of the Lord, pleasing him in everything, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all might, according to his glorious might, unto all patience and longsuffering with joy...
17. Colossians 2:6-7
Therefore, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you have been taught, and overflowing with gratitude.
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Are you wondering if these verses to pray for your husband really work?
I know, it's hard to know if these things will actually work. But that's why it's called faith, my friend.
I really believe that prayer really changes things. If you want to learn more specifically about how praying the scriptures can make a difference in your life, I highly recommendThis book.
Prayer – and the Word of God – changes everything.
Wait to see what God will do in your husband's life and, in turn, in yours!
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