Friday, October 21, 2011

Lesson 1 ~Praying For Your Husband or Future Husband~

The ABC's of Marriage

Accept one another as he or she is
Be sensitive to each other's needs
Compliment each other regularly
Don't go to bed angry or with an argument unsettled
Express your love and appreciation for each other daily
Forgive one another totally and unconditionally
Give 100% of yourself to the marriage relationship
Honor one another
Identify areas of conflict and work on root causes
Judge not
Keep courting
Listen to one another
Measure up to your God-assigned role in the marriage
Never drag up past mistakes
Open your heart to one another in honesty and understanding
Pray together
Quit nagging
Renew your commitment to God and to each other
Speak the truth in love
Treat each other as friends and lovers
Undergird one another in child-rearing, work and responsibilities
View your marriage as a covenant before God
Worship together and become involved in a local Bible believing church
X-ray your heart with the prayer, "Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me,
and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
Yield yourselves daily to the will of God
Zero in on common goals and interests and enjoy each other for life

Marriage is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. I knew that I had to marry the right person if I was only going to do it once. But marrying the right person is just the beginning.

The Bible says that a godly wife will do her husband good and not evil all the days of her life (Proverbs 31:12).

What are some ways that you can do your husband good?

Bless your husband by praying for him!

The Apostle Paul instructed all Christians to pray for one another (Ephesians 6:18). This includes wives’ responsibility and privilege to pray for their husbands. Earnest prayer for your husband is good for him, for you and the spiritual health of your home.

Satan desires to destroy your husband, especially his character and his leadership in your relationship. Trust God through prayer as you daily surrender your husband and marriage to the Lord’s wise, loving care.

Here is our 1st Pray for our Husband/ Future Husband:

Day 1
Pray that your husband will grow spiritually and consider his accountability before the Lord. Pray that he will guard his heart by developing spiritual disciplines—Bible reading and study, prayer, meditation, scripture memorization, etc.

2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

Prov. 4:23
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. Prov. 31:11-12

Have you ever thanked your husband/ boyfriend for choosing you above all other women?
- Let your man know that you are glad God led you together.
- Tell him you want to be a blessing to him.
- Let him know that he can trust you to always be there for him.
What is something that you admire or appreciate about him? Go tell him :)
Here is a tip I read online: One of the best opportunities to express your gratitude is first thing in the morning. How do you greet your husband each morning? Is he confident in your love? Give him a "wake up call" that he'll never forget-a big "I love you" and an "I'm so glad I'm your wife!"
For those not married.... Here is another idea for you........ One of the best opportunities to express your gratitude at the end of a date or at the end of your visit with your boyfriend/ fiance. How do you greet him or say good bye for the day? Is he confident in your love? Tell him "I love you" and "I'm so glad I'm your girlfriend" after those dates!"

I found some great printable prayer cards on the blog Organizing Made Fun. If you'd like- print them from HERE. You can have them laminated and punch a hole in the corner where you can tie them with string or use a metal ring to hold them together.

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