There is nothing more beautiful than a husband praying over his wife. Lift her up before God each day, asking for God’s power, protection and peace. When a man covers his marriage in prayer, you know he is serious.
Start here and then keep building upon your marriage with work and prayer. Every place you see a blank insert your wife’s name.
- Pray for her peace
God, You are the Lord of peace. So, You are able to keep _________________’s mind in perfect peace. Let the peace of Christ rule her heart, so her days are filled with Your joy. As she is filled with Your joy, may the fragrance of that joy fill our home. No matter how challenging, allow for the circumstances of life to not burden her, because Your peace transcends all understanding. Your face shines toward her, and she is filled with Your everlasting peace.
Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 3:16; Isaiah 26:3; Colossians 3:15; Numbers 6:25-26; Philippians 4:7
- Talk to God about her love for Him
Father, I pray that You remain her first love. I pray that __________________ seeks You first in everything. From our marriage, the children, health to finances, may she always know that our help lies solely in You. Our help comes from You the Lord who made heaven and earth. ________________’s heart is open to You. She loves You unconditionally with all her heart, soul and mind. Thank you, Father, for loving her and teaching her how to love as You love. I know when she expresses her love toward me and the children, we are being touched by the love of God for she is an extension of You.
Scripture: Matthew 6:33; Psalm 121:2, 86:11; Mark 12:30
- Protect our hearts when we feel like enemies
Lord, show us how to love and not hate, bless and not curse, pray and not abuse one another. Teach us to trust in You for our understanding in every situation. Protect us from spiritual attack that would come against us and cause division. Give me understanding of Your daughter and open my eyes to her needs for I know she is my inheritance from You. Because of Your strength ________________ and I are a three-cord strand not easily broken; we are on the same team. You have not given us a spirit of fear but a spirit of love, power and a sound mind. So, we make decisions not based in fear, anxiety or anger but based in love—a love that is not easily angered, always hopes and protects and keeps no record of wrong. This is how we live our married life before You as an offering and a blessing. Thank you Lord for blessing our marriage and protecting us, even from one another.
Scripture: Luke 6:27-28; Proverbs 3:5; Ephesians 1:18, 4:12; 2Tim 1:7; 1Corinthians 13:4-8
God wants us to talk to him about our relationship. He wants our marriage to succeed. I’ve been praying over my marriage for 29 years now. It’s just a regular part of my life. Pray during your quiet time. Pray in your car. It doesn’t matter when, as the big tennis shoe company says, “Just do it.”
BMWK, how do you prayer together as a couple?