Prayer should not be regarded as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.
– E.M. Bounds
What an awesome privilege it is to be able to pray for the people we hold dear to our hearts. As E. M. Bounds suggests, prayer should be a rare delight and reveal a new beauty about our husbands daily. Prayer has the power to pull you closer to God as He open’s our hearts and minds to our husbands desires, needs and struggles. It is an opportunity to thank God for all the amazing blessings He has bestowed upon your marriage. By going before God for your husband, you are uniting your heart with God’s in an effort to love him the way God loves him.
By praying for your husdnamd you are intentionally seeking God to …
Interceded on his Behalf
Sometimes our husband’s aren’t always upfront about situations he may be facing. He is on a battlefield daily so we have to be a spiritual shield for him. Through prayer you can ask God to reveal to you what he needs to help him get through the situations that may anger him, keep him up late at night, or cause him to wrestle between tough decisions. It is our job as wives to make sure we intercede on his behalf for not only what we see or hear but the things that are hidden in between his words and gestures.
Thank God for Him
It is important to express gratitude to God for your husband. Acknowledging the characteristics he brings to the marriage and the kind gestures he shows toward you helps build on your existing love for him. I believe it also allows God to see that you appreciate him and truly love him unconditionally despite his differences. Your husbands unique qualities may sometimes clash with your unique qualities, but thanking God for him will transform your negative thoughts about who he is to how you can find ways to celebrate the man he was created to be.
Let’s face it, there will ALWAYS be someone one trying to gain access to your husbands emotions and his tenderloins, if you know what I mean (lol). So it is essential to continuously cover him in prayer so he avoids temptations. There are plenty of distracting people and things waiting for the right moment to get into our husbands heart and his head and steer him in the wrong direction. It is essential to cover him in pray and ask God to give him the strength to make the right decisions when he is faced with compromising dilemmas.
It’s an Act of Love
Along with sex, prayer is another way you unify yourself with your husband. It is another way to show your husband that you care about him, his future, and your marriage. When we pray for our husbands it is considered a selfless act, an act of unconditional love. When your husbands know you are going to God on behalf of his desires, needs, struggles and protection it shows him how much you love him and are devoted to helping him grow.
It’s like the familiar saying, “A family that prays together, stays together”