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As leaders of our homes, our husbands can often feel the pressure of the world weighing heavily on his shoulders. He deals with the sins of the world everyday as he goes to work. He is susceptible to depression and anxiety just like anyone else; worried about his wife and children. And he can often be weary from everything going on.
That’s why it’s important as Christian wives, to make plenty of time each day to pray for our husbands. Here are a few ideas of how and when to pray for him.
1 | Pray for Him When You Wake
While it’s always good to greet God when you start the day, take a minute or two in silent prayer to bring up any concerns you have for your husband. Has he been quiet more often lately and doesn’t want to talk? Has he been sick and has kept going anyways? Bring up your fears and concerns when it comes to your husband in your alone time with God, and let those fears stay with Him.
Casting all your cares on him, because he cares about you. — 1 Peter 5:7 (CSB)
2 | Pray for Him When He Wakes
While you already prayed for your husband when you woke up, it’s good to pray for him to hear. Pray over his day, pray over the fears he’s addressed or the sickness in his body. I personally wouldn’t recommend this as a good time to place your fears about him on him. He has a lot going on, and the start of the day is not a good time for fear. But pray for his day, “bless his way” with prayer and help him start his day with God.
3 | Pray for Him at Work
I don’t know about you, but when my husband used to go off to work I would miss him so much. While you’re missing him, say little prayers here and there for his safety, for him to stay close to the Lord, and for him to be able to have opportunities to share Christ’s love with others. This will hopefully help ease any anxiety you may have while he’s at work, and help to pass the time.
4 | Pray for Him While You Fold His Clothes
I’ve mentioned this one before, but I figured it was a good one to mention again. We are constantly folding clothes because there is constantly laundry to be done. Take time while you’re folding his clothes to pray over each part of him. Pray for him to be wearing the armor of God. Pray for strength and courage to face each day. Whatever your husband needs to “wear to battle” each day, pray for that.
5 | Pray for Him During Your Devotional Time
I don’t know about you, but I keep a notebook in my prayer closet and each page has the name of people I love and around their names I write words that I think they need. Whether it’s strength or health, or to be from sin or temptation I write that around them. I want to surround them literally and figuratively with prayer and God’s protection. Take time to write out what you really want to pray for over your husband and spend your time with God sharing his invisible needs with Jesus. While you cannot care for them, He can and always will.
I think as Christian women, we often overlook the power of prayer. Bringing the concerns we have for others and presenting them to the Creator of the World and Universe because we love them. What other religion allows you to do that? And the best part, is He cares. He cares for every single prayer you bring to Him. It’s incredible and unfathomable.
Not only can praying for our husbands help them, but it can strengthen our prayer life and relationship with God. It can beat away anxiety and help pass the time as we wait for them to come back.
Never forget how powerful prayer is.
What are some of your favorite ways to pray over your husband? Leave them down below!