For those of us who are believers we know this to be true:
There is power in the Word of God.
Recently I was reminded of this when I read an Instagram post that spoke to using the Word of God to pray over our children (stay tuned for that in the coming weeks). I wept when I read those words. Somewhere along the way I forgot about the power that comes from praying the Word of God when it comes to the people I love.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
I was reminded that not only can I look to the Word for direction on how to pray when it comes to my own life and my family as a whole but for each of the individual members that fill it. Not only can I pray for them but I can pray over them.
My mother’s email address is armed4warfare. I always cringed when she would give this address to someone. Is the lady at Macy’s going to think she is some militant woman ready to do combat? But the thing is, my mom made it with spiritual warfare in mind. My mom is a warrior and God uses her in mighty ways when she goes before Him in prayer. Her weapon of choice? God’s words!
And while the manner in which I pray may be different God can still use me to bless and minister to my own family. Not only has this encouraged me to step up my prayer game but it has encouraged me to take a deeper look at God’s word. After stumbling upon a post that shared Bible verses to pray over your husband I felt compelled to share some of them with you.
I have heard so many women speak to the fact that we are tired of fighting for our marriages and families. We have grown weary but maybe we are doing it – fighting all wrong? Perhaps our prayers need to change from Lord please help my husband not be so stubborn to Lord please help my husband continue to lead our family, help us to live in a way that will glorify you.
Over the next few weeks as I take a closer look at the Word particularly when it comes to incorporating scripture into my prayers I will share Bible verses that we can pray over our husbands, wives and children. If you know of some additional ones please leave them in the comments. My prayer is that we will see God move in our marriages and our families as a whole as we put Him first and seek Him in all things.
Take a look at 13 Bible verses to pray over your husband:
1. How to love your wife
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.”
~ Ephesians 5:25-29 (NKJV)
2. Walking in unity
“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love…” ~ Ephesians 4:1-2 (NKJV)
“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ…” ~ Philippians 1:9-10 (NKJV)
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
~ Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
~ Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)
6. Strength and protection
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.”
~ Psalm 28:7 (NKJV)
7. The company he keeps
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.”
~ Proverbs 13:20 (NKJV)
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)
“Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.” ~ Proverbs 22:29 (NKJV)
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”
~ 3 John 1:2 (NKJV)
11. Fear and stress
“The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
~ Psalm 118:6 (NKJV)
“The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom,
And before honor is humility.”
~ Proverbs 15:33 (NKJV)
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
~ Philippians 4:19 (NKJV)
Special thanks to my mom and bonus dad for helping me find scriptures to pray over my husband. These are just a handful of ones that we wives can use to help us as we bring our husbands to the Lord in prayer. Up next – Bible verses to pray over your wives (I’m lookin at you husbands!) and later Bible verses to pray over your children.
BMWK — What are some of the Bible verses you pray over your spouse?
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