Marriage is a roller coaster ride, filled with ups and downs. Faith is an important part of any marriage and praying over your wife is a great way to bring God into your relationship. This article will give you some new ideas of prayers for many different occasions, to help strengthen your relationship when times get tough, and rejoice during the good.
We are stronger together… The bible shares with us that we are stronger in marriage, and that this should be celebrated. If God’s word is true, which we believe it is, then we are to be grateful that we have found a wife we wish to spend the rest of our lives with.
You can make your marriage even stronger by setting intentions during prayer. By praying for our spouse, we are placing their needs before our own, showing how much we value them.
By learning to pray God’s own words, you are able to pray for your spouse when you are unable to find the right words yourself. Sometimes verses from the Bible encapsulate what we wanted to say so perfectly, that there is little need to re-write the script.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” – Proverbs 24:3-4
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.” – Psalm 1:1-3
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10
“How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!” – Song of Solomon 4:10
“As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.” – Isaiah 62:5
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – Corinthians 14:4-8
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”- -2 Timothy 1:7
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” – Philippians 2:3-7
“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” – Colossians 1:13-14
These beautiful Bible passages can be used in conjunction with other prayers and your own thoughts and feelings. Remember that there is no right way to pray for your wife. The fact that you are reading this article, and wanting to do so shows that you have the best intentions for your relationship and marriage. Faith means different things to each one of us, so go forth with these new words and use them as you see fit.