Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Husband Prayer

I came across this prayer in a marriage online. It is beautiful and I wanted to share it with you. It talked about how you can pray for your husband daily from head to toe.

This is my prayer for you JR. I love you!

Dear Lord, I pray this for my husband...

His mind – Lord, I pray that my husband will have complete understanding and will know Christ, who holds all wisdom and knowledge (Colossians. 2:2-3). I pray that he will take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians. 10:5). Help him fix his thoughts on eternal and not earthly things (Colossians. 3:2) and on that which is true, good, right, lovely, and praiseworthy (Philippians. 4:8). I pray that he will be transformed by the renewing of his mind (Romans 12:2).

His eyes – I pray that his eyes will turn away from worthless things (Psalms. 119:37) and be able to see wonderful things in Your word (Psalms. 119:18). Cause him to fix his eyes on the eternal instead of the temporary (2 Corinthians. 4:18). Help him be alert to watch for the snares of the enemy (1 Peter. 5:8).

His ears – Give him the faith that comes by hearing Your word (Rom. 10:17). I pray that he will hear Your voice (Revelation. 3:20), listen (Is. 50:5), and obey (James 1:22,25).

His mouth – Lord, set a guard over his mouth and keep watch over the door of his lips (Psalms. 141:3). Help him to speak Your word with boldness (Acts 4:29) and give him Your words so he will speak the gospel without fear (Ephesians. 6:19). Let the words of his mouth and the meditation of his heart be acceptable to You (Psalms. 19:14). Cause him to abstain from dirty talk and jokes (Ephesians. 5:4), but instead let his words be full of grace (Colossians. 4:6), being prepared to give the reason for the hope he has (1 Pet. 3:15).

His heart – Father, help my husband love You with all his heart, soul, and strength (Deut. 6:5). Guard his heart, for it is the wellspring of life (Proverbs. 4:23). Thank you for giving him a new heart and spirit and for taking his heart of stone and giving him a heart of flesh (Ezekiel. 36:26-27). Create in him a clean heart (Psalms. 51:10). Help him to trust You with all his heart and not lean on his own understanding (Proverbs. 3:5). I pray that the peace of Christ would rule in his heart (Colossians. 3:15).

His arms – Help him not to trust in his own strength, but to know that Your strength is made perfect in his weakness (2 Corinthians. 12:9).

His hands – May he lift up holy hands in prayer to You, Lord, without anger or disputing (1 Timothy. 2:8). I pray he will reach his hands out to the poor and needy as if he was doing it for You (Matthew. 25:3-36).

His legs – Help him to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians. 5:7). I pray he will stand firm with Your armor on (Ephesians. 6:13). May he run with perseverance the race set before him (Hebrews. 12:1).

His feet – Thank you, Lord, for setting his feet upon a rock, a firm place to stand (Psalms. 40:2). Keep his feet from slipping (Psalms. 66:9) and may they be ready with the gospel of peace (Ephesians. 6:15).

Another that is shorter:
His Head --That he will look to You as Lord of his life. (1 Corinthians 11:3)
His Mind -- That he will have the mind of Christ and think as the Holy Spirit would lead him and not the flesh. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
His Eyes --That You will keep his eyes from temptation and that he will turn his eyes from sin. (Matthew 6:13, Mark 9:47)
His Ears -- That he will hear Your still small voice instructing him. (1 Kings 19:12, Psalm 32:8)
His Mouth -- That his words will be pleasing to You. (Proverbs 19:1)
His Neck -- That he will humble himself before You and be strong, courageous, and careful to do everything written in Your Word so that he will be prosperous and successful. (James 4:10, Joshua 1:8-9)
His Heart -- That he will love and trust You with his whole heart. (Deuteronomy 6:5, Proverbs 3:5)
His Arms -- That You will be his strength. (Psalm 73:26)
His Hands -- That he will enjoy the work of his hands and see it as a gift from You. (Ecclesiastes 3:13, 5:19)
His Feet -- That You will order his steps and that he will walk in Your truth. (Proverbs 4:25, Psalm 26:3)

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