Many husbands don’t understand that when their wives tell them they are tired, it means they are tired from so many things. She may be physically drained from dealing with your children or her own issues. She may be drained from the issues between you and her, or she may simply be lacking an interest or vigor to be intimate because from lack of creativity or self-esteem. She may also be tired because you are not bringing the energy and leading her from a positive perspective. If you nag your wife about sex, she may become anxious about it. If you want to enhance your intimacy with your wife it will need to extend beyond the bedroom and you need to take INITIATIVE so you both can see and INCENTIVE that will benefit you both. Refresh your wife by praying for her and allowing God to replace weariness with wanting each other intimately. ©Cassandra Salamone
“Prayer That Your Wife Will Not Grow Weary in Well Doing” ( *Wives, you can adapt the prayer to pray over yourselves*)
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” ~Galatians 6:9
In preparing our 31 days of prayer, I asked several women to give me things that they would love for their husbands to pray for them. One common theme was “that I wouldn’t become weary”. Brothers, our wives battle weariness. The only One that can sustain their weary hearts is the God that does not grow faint or weary (Isaiah 40:28-31). This same God is the very one who lovingly says to our wives and to us, “come to me all you who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest.” Brothers, let’s pray that our wives come to our burden- bearing Savior and find rest.
Lord, we know that you have created us to find rest in you. And we know that our hearts are restless until they find rest in you. I pray that you help my wife to rest fully in you. Rescue her from her weariness and renew her strength. Keep her from becoming weary in doing good. Father, forgive me for any time that I have added to my wife’s weariness and burdens instead of carrying them with and for her. Thank you for the rest that we will someday enjoy. Maranatha!
Prayer devotion by Geoffrey Dagley