When Chris and I were dating I was very diligent in praying for him. I kept a journal with handwritten prayers for him.
It was neat to see the progression of my prayers and the answers the Lord brought to those prayers along the way. Like a job, a continued heart to get in the Word, etc.
I even gave the journal to him as a Christmas gift, so he could keep it in his desk at work and read it whenever he was feeling discouraged and know he was being lifted up in prayer.
Well, now I am ashamed to say that I don’t pray for him like I should. If I was being totally honest, I would tell you that sometimes days pass without me saying a single prayer for him.
“Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,” Romans 15:30
Paul urged his fellow believers to strive–to struggle or fight vigorously–for him in prayer. How much more should I be in prayer for the man God has given to me as a husband!
Ladies, our husbands need our prayers. Will you join me the month of September and pray for your husband every single day?
I’ve written out a guide for me to follow this month, and I thought I’d share it with ya’ll to give you ideas if you need them!
1 – Be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. (Colossians 1:9)
2 – Will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord. (Col. 1:10a)
3 – Will please Him in all respects. (Col.1:10b)
4 – Will bear fruit in every good work. (Col. 1:10c)
5 – Increase in the knowledge of God. (Col. 1:10d)
6 – Strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and and patience. (Col. 1:11)
7 – The eyes of his heart may be enlightened, so that he will know what is the hope of His calling, the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. (Eph. 1:18-19)
8 – That his love may abound in real knowledge and all discernment. (Phil. 1:9)
9 – To approve the things that are excellent. (Phil. 1:10a)
10 – Be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ. (Phil. 1:10b)
11 – Be filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Christ. (Phil. 1:11)
12 – To be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man. (Eph. 3:16)
13 – That Christ may dwell in his heart through faith. (Eph. 3:17a)
14 – Be rooted and grounded in love. (Eph. 3:17b)
15 – To know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge. (Eph. 3:19a)
16 – Be filled up to all the fullness of God. (Eph. 3:19b)
17 – Conduct himself in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. (Phil. 1:27a)
18 – Stand firm in one spirit, with one mind. (Phil 1:27b)
19 – Striving for the faith of the gospel. (Phil. 1:27c)
20 – In no way alarmed by his opponents. (Phil. 1:28)
21 – Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit. (Phil. 2:3a)
22 – With humility of mind regard others as more important than himself. (Phil. 2:3b)
23 – Not be taken captive through philosophy and empty deceit. (Col. 2:8)
24 – Set his mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. (Col. 3:2)
25 – Put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Col. 3:12)
26 – Whatever he does in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus. (Col. 3:17)
27 – Love me and not be embittered against me. (Col. 3:19)
28 – Do not exasperate his children. (Col. 3:21)
29 – Devote himself to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving. (Col. 4:2)
30 – Let his speech always be with grace. (Col. 4:6a)