It is often said that prayer is an important part of any marriage as you invite Christ into your lives to help you shape relationship and mold your character as He desires. Prayer allows for you to bring positivity into your married life and to sustain your partnership.
A good Christian wife wants the best for her husband and praying for him is a good place to start. You can pray for a whole host of things, his strengths, weaknesses, spirituality, work ethic and integrity, whatever you feel is needed.
This article will give you ten good Bible verses for you to start with. Whether you are in a new marriage, or have already spent some good years together.
“The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.”
This is a great one if your husband is having some difficulties or feeling weak. It is a verse that will help you bring strength to your partner in difficult times.
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.”
Ephesians 5:25-29 is a lovely Bible verse for wives who wish to be loved and led by their husband.
“Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.”
To pray for your husband’s heart to be strong and safe. This is a great little quote to be used during prayer. It is nice and simple and can be repeated throughout the day when you feel like your husband may need a little extra strength.
“You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”
This biblical passage useful for when you feel the need to support your husband to grow spiritually, whether that be through reading, studying or prayer.
“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
This passage can be used during times of financial difficulties. Money problems can often put a lot of strain on a marriage, so this can be a helpful way to pray for support for your husband.
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
Temptations can come in many forms during a marriage. Whether that be addictions, being unfaithful or anything else you might face. You can use this Biblical verse for when you feel like your husband needs support and guidance to work through his temptations.
“He who gives to the poor will not lack,
But he who hides his eyes will have many curses.”
A giving heart is an undeniably good quality. Whether you feel as though your husband needs a bit of development in this department, or you want to praise his generosity. This passage can be a great one to utilize during prayer.
“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Saviour of the body.”
You can use this popular quote when you want to pray that both you and your husband will do right by each other. Marriage is a game of give and take, and often you both must learn how to be a good partner.
“The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?”
If your husband is experiencing fear in his life, whether that be health related, money or family, this passage is a great way to pray that your husband may pass his fears to God and have faith in His plan.
“Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.”
The final passage recommended to pray over your husband, is Romans 14:19, which helps you to pray that your husband will be at peace in life.
These Bible verses can help you get the most out of praying over your husband. It can often be tricky to find the right passages, or words, to explain what you truly mean. Hopefully, these verses will help you in your prayers.