Wednesday, February 11, 2009

{ 31 Days of Prayer for my Husband } - Day 11

I feel that behind every wonderful blogging woman I have come to know, there is an amazing man, they are the ones working in the background. The ones providing for our families, fixing what is broken around the house, giving us a hug when we're down, listening to our bad days, putting up with the constant flashing of cameras in their eyes (admit it, you tote that camera around just as much as I do LOL).

So I think they need to be recognized and admired and acknowledged for the wonderful husbands they are and what better way to do that, than to devote a whole month of prayer to them. Will you join me?

Embark with me on a journey for the next 31 Days, in which we devote ourselves to prayer for our husbands.

Day 11

Pray that your husband will have a humble, teachable spirit and a servant’s heart before the Lord. Pray that he will listen to God and desire to do His will. (Prov. 15:33; Eph. 6:6)

Proverbs 15:33 (New International Version)

33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom,
and humility comes before honor.

Ephesians 6:6 (New International Version)

6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.

For those who are starting late, or who may want to keep track of the prayers we've done so far, I'm going to start adding them to the end of each post and at the end of the 31 days, I'll give you the link to where you can download the WHOLE 31 days of prayer.

31 Days of Praying for my 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; Prov. 4:23)

Day 2
Pray that your husband’s relationship with God and His Word will bear fruit in his life. Pray that he will be a man of wisdom and understanding, fearing the Lord. (Prov. 3:7, 9:10; Ps. 112:1)

Day 3
Pray that your husband will be humble and quick to agree with God about his sin. Pray that his heart will be tender toward the voice of the Lord. (Ps. 51:2-4; Micah 6:8 )

Day 4
Pray that your husband will grow in leadership skills in your relationship—protecting and providing for you. Pray that he will lead you wisely and love you sacrificially, so that God will be glorified in your marriage. (Eph. 5:25-29; Col. 3:19)

Day 5
Pray that your husband will be faithful to his wedding vows. Pray that he will have a desire to cultivate your relationship as a sign of his loyalty and commitment to you, and as a picture of Christ’s love for the Church. (Prov. 20:6; Gen. 2:24)

Day 6
Pray that your husband will love righteousness and hate wickedness, especially the evils of the culture. Pray that he will recognize and avoid wickedness in his own life, and if necessary, take a clear, strong stand against evil. (Prov. 27:12; John 17:15; 1 Cor. 10:12-13)

Day 7
Pray that your husband will safeguard his heart against inappropriate relationships with the opposite sex. Pray that his heart will be pure and undivided in his commitment to you. (Prov. 6:23-24, 26; Rom. 13:14)

Day 8
Pray that your husband will work hard to provide for your family, to the best of his ability. Pray that the character qualities necessary for a successful career and ministry will be a growing part of his character—persistence, decisiveness, strength, an analytical mind, organizational skills, positive relationships with people, determination, etc. (Rom. 12:11; 1 Cor. 15:58 )

Day 9
Pray that your husband handle finances wisely, will have discernment concerning budgeting and investments, and will be a good steward of his money in regard to giving to the Lord’s work. Pray that money will not become a source of discord in your family. (Prov. 23:4-5; Rom. 12:13; Heb. 13:5)

Day 10
Pray that your husband will cultivate strong integrity, and not compromise his convictions. Pray that his testimony will be genuine, that he will be honest in his business dealings, and will never do anything that he needs to hide from others. (Prov. 20:7; 1 Tim. 1:5, 3:7; Eph. 6:10-12)


Donnetta said...

I'm so thankful I found your place again! What a wonderful reminder these are to me of how important prayer for my husband is!

I really can't think of a better way to support him!

Blessed Beyond said...

I am so thankful you are doing this. It means so much to show our husbands love and support in the most important way!

Hugs and Blessings,

Mari said...

I'm here and I'm praying.

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Sandra, thanks so much for doing this. Praying tonight. God bless.

JMR said...

Thank you so much for addding the past days! I am a late starter on this prayer and I truly appreciate you doing this for everyone! Your husband, and all those we are praying for, are blessed men! :)

desorganizada said...

I'm praying.

Susanne said...

That picture of the praying woman is gorgeous.

I love that you're listing them consecutively at the end. I'd love to print them out when the 31 days are up and tuck them in my bible and keep going with them.

Nancy said...

I like the list all out there in my face.. Its all good. Still praying