Thursday, August 11, 2011

praying for our husbands

i love this man!
he's everything i could ever ask for...he's my match...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}
sunday
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)

monday
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)

tuesday
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)

wednesday
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)

thursday
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)

friday
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)

saturday
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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6 comments:

  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 :)

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  2. i love this...you are wonderfully supportive wife...loves
    xoxo

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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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