A prayer for married couples
You are Lord over all creation.
Everyday we are surrounded by the miracle of life.
Your creativity bursts across the skies at sunset, it emerges from spring buds that bloom.
Thank you for the beauty of marriage.
Like three streams that merge into one single river, you are journeying with us.
You are the creative, restoring current that runs through our relationship.
May we stand strong in our friendship like a tall oak tree.
May we pull together through the different seasons of our lives so that we become closer.
May we ride out the storms and rest in the fair weather.
May we care for one another, so that we blossom and bloom as individuals.
May we have your vision as we soar above the everyday to glimpse the kingdom of heaven.
May we learn the truth of real beauty as we change and age together.
And may we reflect your love, hope, and truth that you have poured into our union.
Thank you that through your strength and grace we are able to love, care and provide for our loved ones and the wider world.
(a modern prayer for a marriage from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Consider having a physical reminder
of your husband with you or around the house. This will remind you to pray for him. For example, you could carry a small photo of him on your key ring, or a photo of him on your mobile's home page screen.
What are the things that your husband is good at doing?
Pray for him in the areas where he is strong, that God would use him mightily and create new opportunities for him. That he would walk into his dreams and fulfil his destiny in God.
What are the areas of your husband life where he is weak?
Pray that he would know the forgiveness and grace of God in his life. Pray that he would be able to find God's strength to overcome them, and in God's time.
Encourage your husband to foster close relationships
with one or two other Christian men. Pray that this will be a place of openness and vulnerability for him, where he can share his dreams and his struggles, and find prayer and support.
• Pray for patience
. Pray that God will give him great forbearance, that with his family he would be slow to anger and quick to listen (James 1:19
Pray for peace of mind
. Most men consider that they are failing in their relationship if they fail to provide (financially) for their family. Hence the pressures of work and the fear of redundancy (or his business going under) are things which will occupy his thinking. Pray that God gives him a supernatural peace of mind so that these things do not weigh heavily on him. Pray that God fills him with His strength and courage.
• Pray for wisdom
- that God would guide his mind as he makes decisions about the future, and that he would be fill of the Spirit of God and know God's leading.