If you know me and my blog, you know I blog about marriage because it’s something I’m passionate about. I believe a healthy and happy marriage is possible with just a little work and prioritization and I believe that you can build a marriage that will endure whatever comes your way. But you can’t do it by yourself. God has to be present in your marriage. He plays an important role in the success of your marriage. The best way to include God in your marriage and to ensure you’re doing things His way, is to constantly pray for your spouse. Today I’m sharing some verses you can pray over your husband.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. –Proverbs 16:3 ESV
When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. –Proverbs 16:7 ESV
So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words. –Proverbs 2:16 ESV
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love. –Ephesians 4:1-2 ESV
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. –Psalm 46:1 ESV
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. –1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. –Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance. –Acts 28:31 ESV
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. –2 Peter 3:18 ESV
These verses are just some ideas to get you started in praying for your spouse. Start with God’s word here and expand. Find your own verses that speak to you in this way. Add your own words. Make the prayers personal. Yes, God knows what’s going on in your marriage, but He also wants to hear it from you.
Instead of trying to change your husband, yourself, or complaining to him and nagging all the time. Pray. Our job is to “respect him and then leave the rest to the Lord.” (Priscilla Shirer, Fervent p.79).
And don’t forget, prayer is for your own benefit too. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat down to pray for someone else (especially my husband) and God opened my eyes to my own flaws.
Prayer is also a defense against The Enemy. So even when things seem to be going well in your marriage and with your spouse, pray. Pray for God to guard his heart and his relationships. Pray for God to bless him and give him the desire to follow Jesus and to lead you through that life as well.
Do you have any scriptures you like to pray over your husband that you could add to my list?
Thanks for reading!