Vanessa Martindale, co-founder of Blended Kingdom Families Ministry and wife to Scott, shared a helpful guide for wives on what to pray over their husbands.
Vanessa and Scott have committed to equipping marriages, breaking the generational cycle of divorce, and uniting blended families with the truth of God’s Word.
The couple believes that prayer is one of a believer’s weapons against the plans of the enemy. And so, Vanessa gave a list of Biblical references on what to pray for the husband.
Prayers To Pray Over Husbands
Pray that he would be a man after God’s own heart.
Acts 13:22 reminds us how David pleased God because of his heart. He was called “the man after God’s own heart.” In the same way, pray for your husband that he will become a man who pursues God’s heart above all else.
Pray for him to have the mind of Christ – renewed and discerning.
Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.”
Pray that he would be strengthened and protected from the schemes of the enemy.
The enemy aims to destroy marriages and families. But we are not ignorant of his schemes. Claim the promise of God’s protection and help so none of his attacks will prosper against your husband.
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.” (Psalm 28:7)
Pray for him to have strong, Godly friendships that would encourage and build him up.
Proverbs 27:17 proclaims, “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”
Pray that his joy would increase and that he would abound in hope.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
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Vanessa encouraged fellow wives to press in and step out in faith in declaring God’s power over their husbands. She said, “One of the greatest gifts we can give our husband is the gift of prayer.”
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