Prayer is a powerful tool in marriage. It is a way to put action to our faith. The three powerful prayers here are a launching pad to get you going. Every place you see a blank, insert your husband’s name.
Pray that your husband has an intimate relationship with God
Father, in the name of Jesus, I come before you today praying for my husband _______________. Let him be drawn closer and closer to you as he lives in obedience to your Word. Lord, let him dwell in love, peace and joy. When his heart is uneasy, quiet him with your love, letting him know everything is already alright. Hide your Word in his heart that he may not sin against you but live uprightly before you. I declare that he is a man after your heart. He searches your Word, and there he finds you.
Scripture references: John 4:44; Romans 15:13; Galatians 5:22, Zephaniah 3:17
Pray that you are the wife God has called you to be
I love you, Lord, and I know you hear my cry. You have equipped me with every good and perfect gift, therefore I am strong and courageous in my marriage.Thank you, God, for staying by my side and never leaving me. Day by day, continue to show me how to love your son. Help me to keep my emotions in check, so that I don’t become a nag and remain a blessing. Show me how to tailor my words, so they are sweet to his taste just like yours. Keep my eyes from tears and my feet from stumbling as I do your will. You said in your Word, “that He who find a wife, finds a good thing”. Father I am ______________’s_ good thing. I am his blessing. I am the crown upon his head. Pray that _______________ finds pleasure in me because of you.
Scripture references: Psalm 119; James 1:17; Deuteronomy 31:6; Proverbs 18:22; Proverbs 21:19
Pray over your marriage bed
Father, you said in your Word that __________________ and I are one flesh. I understand this is more than a physical act, however, right now I pray specifically over our marriage bed. That it remains undefiled by either of us. That we hold in sanctity the beautiful act you have given us to help bring fulfillment and unity to our marriage. Give me a heart not to refuse ___________________ . Show us how to make time for physical intimacy so that neither of us becomes tempted. May ____________________ forever be intoxicated by my love and satisfied with my body. May we desire each other only and strive to meet one another’s needs. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Bought with a price and preserved even unto the day of your coming. We take this to heart and desire that even our marriage bed be pleasing to you.
Scripture references: Mark 10:8; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 7:4 and 7:5; Proverbs 5:15-20
Pray these prayers as is or tailor them to fit your family’s need. Getting God involved in our marriage by spending time in prayer is one of the greatest things we can do for our family. It helps to make our marriage good. If you are already praying, ramp it up a notch. If not, take this time to start. I’ll be praying too; we can pray together.
BMWK, how often do you pray over your marriage? And what Bible verse means the most to your marriage?