Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Praying for our husbands can be hard. First we need to set aside the time to do it, second we have to have the right attitude before God. If we show up at the throne with annoyance saying something like: “Come on God, really, he couldn’t have just remembered the anniversary of our first date by himself?! He didn’t even remember it, let alone do anything special for it! I feel so forgotten anymore! *pout*”, it’s not going to be a profitable time for any of you. (For one, God does clearly tell us to do all things without complaining – Phil. 2:14). God knows your husband and He knows he has a few little quirks – like not being sentimental (at all) and forgetting special dates (not always, just a lot). God also knows that you, instead of seething, could have done something special to help remind him that that day was an important milestone in your happily ever after. Maybe if he felt special and loved and appreciated it would help him to want to make you feel special and loved and appreciated. Maybe. (Don’t 100% count on it.) But that’s not why you’re supposed to want to make him feel that way – selfishly, for your benefit, but to see how happy it makes him! (Which in turn makes you happy! So see, it is a win win situation.) 😉
How does it feel when you know someone is praying for you? There’s a comfort in that, right? (Hubby says “Yup! Specially when you know the wifey is praying for you.”) God wants us to pray for others. As we learned in our teen S.S. class the other day, with one of our talented students in the ‘teacher seat’ – it is a sin not to pray for others. (I believe it was in Samuel, but that’s a whole different post.) Imagine how, even tho you are miles (and miles) away, you can still help and comfort your husband! Isn’t that comforting? I’m talking about comfort so much, I can’t help but be comforted! 😉 Ha, I’m a sap.
So lets start today off with praying for our husbands strength. I know it’s easy to see him as the big, tough, strong man who doesn’t ever squeal like a girl and who will attack the evil spider above your side of the bed with agility and precision (yes, there is a story there. And yes, that was a little sarcastic.), but our husbands really do need to draw their strength from the Lord!
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.
Dear Father, Thank You for another day! Thank You for allowing me to wake up knowing my husband loves me.Thank You for giving him desire to provide for our family and for being such a great provider! Lord, please help me to come to You with the right attitude, make me to have a heart full of love and devotion to my hubby, and make me pure before Your sight. If there is anything that is coming between us, open my eyes to it, so I can confess it and we can talk openly! Father, I pray for my husband to draw all his strength from You and Your word alone. Help his confidence to be in You, not in his physical strength or size or wisdom. (He sure is smart tho!) Please draw him close to you today! Remind him that he needs to be in the Bible to have his armor on and ready. I pray safety and love and hope be poured out over him today. Make him feel my love, and help me to love him right! Thank you Father for the gift of our marriage. Help us to not take it for granted! In Jesus’ great name I pray, Amen.