It is so important for every husband to pray for his wife and vice versa. There is power in prayer! Your husband or wife may not ask you to pray; but if you pray anyway, what a beautiful way you are able to extend grace and love! Just as we don’t have to ask Jesus to intercede for us before our heavenly Father, we can emulate Him and allow intercessory prayers for our spouses to rise like a sweet-smelling incense to God. Let your prayers be another act of love you instill in your marriage.
Prayer Points for Husbands to Pray for Their Wives :
1. Her walk with God. Pray for your wife’s walk with the Lord. If she puts Him first, He will teach her how to submit to your leadership and also how to respect you.
2. Ask for Wisdom. Ask Him to give you wisdom in how to love your wife in ways that honor Him. Loving your wife is not all about romance but also in respecting her as your “helper suitable” (Genesis 2:18). Her input is valuable and her perspective is needed in your decision-making at times.
3. Friendship. Pray that God will show you ways to enrich your friendship with your spouse through shared interests and in your daily interactions. One good belly laugh a day keeps the stress levels at bay!
4. Her Friendships. Pray that your wife makes friends with/maintains friendships with women who can keep her accountable, respect your marriage together, and pray with her.
5. Her Choices. Pray that the Lord will order your wife’s steps and that she will make choices that honor God. Pray that she will not act out of impulse, fear, anger or uncertainty but from God’s leadings.
6. Her heart. Pray that God will keep her heart soft. Pray He will remind her that you cannot take His place in her heart. Pray that God will fill her heart with His Spirit and complete her so that you can enjoy His fruit from her heart’s outpouring in your marriage: Love, Joy, Peace, Long-Suffering, Kindness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. (Galatians 5:22-23).
Prayer Points for Wives to Pray for Their Husbands :
1. Pray for Your Husband’s Walk. Pray that he will put God first in his life for if he submits to God all of his other priorities in life will be rightly ordered. Pray that God will place a burden on his heart to be a spiritual leader by praying with and for you and your children. A family that prays together stays together.
2. His Thoughts. Pray that your husband will guard his thoughts from ungodly influences by fixing them on “whatever things are true, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy” (Philippians 4:8). Pray that he will honor God with his thought-life.
3. His friendships. Pray that your husband will surround himself with other men who will hold him accountable to his walk with God. Pray that he will maintain friendships with men who respect your marriage together and who will encourage and pray with him. A strong man of God never stands alone; he links arms with other men of God.
4. Ask for Wisdom. Ask the Lord to show you how to respect your husband at all times. Ask Him to give you the strength and wisdom to separate your feelings from your obligation to submit to your husband as unto Him (Ephesians 5:22). Honoring your husband is about honoring God. Pray that He will show you how to see your husband as He does.
5. His Protection. Pray that God orders his steps and keeps his feet from stumbling near the enemy’s snares. Pray that the Lord assigns angels to guard him from any dangers that may befall him.
May God preserve him from all evil and preserve his soul, his going out and his coming in from this time forth, forevermore, in Jesus’ name. Amen. (Psalm 121:7-8).
6. His heart. Pray that God will keep his heart from growing stony. Pray He will soften it but fill it with His Holy Spirit so your husband can lead you from a place of confidence in Christ and godly power. Pray that your husband will grow fruits and that you will enjoy its bounty in your marriage: Love, Joy, Peace, Long-Suffering, Kindness, Gentleness, and Self-Control (Galatians 5:22-23).
I pray these prayer points are a blessing to you, and may the Lord place a burden on both your heart and your spouse’s hearts to pray together. Never stop praying for each other. Have a blessed day!
Philippians 2:12-13 “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.”