Thursday, August 11, 2011

praying for our husbands

i love this man!
he's everything i could ever ask for...he's my adam...
the past few weeks have been crazy for our family...
i'm preggers and running around after our 20 month old, and caleb's been working a ton of hours, and has some big decisions to make in the next few weeks/months.
to be honest, it's been stressful...thinking about uncertainties in what lies ahead...caleb's been stressed, i've been stressed {and hormonal}...
thankfully, we serve a GOD of certainties...our days are set before we were thought of by our parents...
i've been trying to think of ways to be a supportive wife, and i remembered this piece of paper i found in my desk at my job before i became a full time mommy {i used to work at my church}.
the title says "ways to pray for your husband."
i pray for caleb, but sometimes feel like i'm being redundant or selfish in my prayers. i really like that this little piece of paper has specific things to pray for daily, and has scripture to go along with it. i think praying scripture is a great way to pray! i'm not sure where they came from, and i'm in no way taking credit for them! however, i did want to share with you ways to pray for your husband daily...if you need a little guidance like me!

{ways to pray for your husbands}
1. that he might become a holy man, a man of prayer, mature in the LORD, growing in his knowledge of GOD. (1 thessalonians 5:23; colossians 4:12; ephesians 1:18, 19, 3:16-19)
2. that he might daily seek GOD with all his heart, walking in spirit moment by moment, growing in his dependence on Him. (psalm 119:1-2, psalm 27:4, proverbs 3:5-6; jn. 15:5)

3. that he might learn to take every thought captive, to not be conformed to the world's thinking and to think scriptually. (romans 12:2, 2 corinthians 10:15)
4. that he would learn to not depend on his circumstances for happiness but on GOD alone. (habakkuk 3:17-19)

5. that he might have new strength in the midst of his busy schedule and that the LORD might infuse him with His strength. (isaiah 40:31; ephesians 3:14-19)
6. that his self image might be a reflection of the LORD's thoughts toward Him. (ephesians 1:17-19; romans 12:3, psalm 139)

7. that he might become a called man, not driven, with the well thought-through and prayed-through goals in his life. (1 corinthians 9:24-27)
8. that the LORD might give him wisdom to lead our family physically, emothionally, mentally, and spiritually. (ephesians 1:17-19, james 1:5-7)

9. that he might stand firm against the schemes of the devil and resist satan in all circumstances. (ephesians 6:10-18; james 4:7)
10. that he might not be deceived into unbelief or in sin. (matthew 13:58; galatians 6:7)

11. that the fruit of the spirit might be exhibited more and more in his life. (galatians 5:22-23)
12. that he might learn to love as GOD has commanded. (1 corinthians 13:4-7; romans 12:8-10)

13. that the LORD might protect him, guarding his course. (proverbs 2:8)
14. that he might learn to manage his time well. (ephesians 5:15)

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  1. thank you, thank you, thank you for this! this is just what i needed to read. it is absolutely perfect and i am going to start using it today :)

    new follower, please stop on by..

  2. i love are wonderfully supportive wife...loves

  3. Thank you for this reminder. I NEED to pray for my husband more, not just "Dear Lord, bless him today," but more specific and real stuff. This is just perfect. I that book "The Power of the Praying Wife." I need to pull that out again.
    Thanks for sharing! Congrats on the new pregnancy!

  4. I am printing this out and putting it in my daily planner. I love this. And I love the intentional focus behind it. Beautiful.

  5. I love this! Thanks for the reminder...

  6. I love this and I'm going to use this!! Excited to have run across your blog!!

    --JeNeal @ Pieces of Luv


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