Thank the Lord it’s Monday–a new day and another chance to walk in His ways! Today we will bless our spouses with prayer. Continual prayer. I’m not talking about an endless, rambling, confused prayer 🙂 Quite simply, as you start your day, pray for him/her. Pray together if you can at the start of your day before you part ways for work, etc. Hopefully, together you can pray for your family and cover your children. This assignment entails that we will pray for our spouses every time we think of them throughout our day. At some point, during the day you may even ask our spouse to specify any prayer needs they may have. It’s so necessary to pray for your spouse and it blesses them greatly! What a blessing it is to cover your husband/wife in prayer. You never know, he/she may not have thought to pray for their own sakes. It’s such a loving thing to do–powerful too because our prayers invite God to actively move in our marriages and in our own hearts, as well.
As I prepared our assignment, Paul came to mind; and so, these prayers that Paul prayed will be the prayers I will pray for my husband. There are some specific things I know my husband needs prayer for, but these Scriptures cover a broader scope–more of God’s vision. I pray that you will all be blessed to continue to pray for your spouse with fervor and love beyond this assignment. Be blessed and walk in love!
“For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.”
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”
“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
“For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God, as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith?”
—I Thessalonians 3:9-10
“To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
—2 Thessalonians 1:11-12