"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand"
Something amazing happens to our hearts when we pray for another person. When we pray for our husband, the love of God grows in our heart for him. This happens because when we pray we enter into the presence of God and He fills us with His Spirit of love. Through praying for our husband we will find love growing in his heart for us, without him even knowing we are praying. That's because prayer is the ultimate love language.
"Talking to God about our husband is an act of love.
Prayer gives rise to love,
Love leads to more prayer,
Which then gives rise to more love."
Even if we begin this prayer journey with a few selfish motives, our motives will become more unselfish as prayer continues. We will begin to notice small changes. More loving words to him. Issues that normally create arguments may not any longer. We will be able to agree on things more easily than before. Our unity will become stronger because prayer brings unity even if we aren't praying together.
Sometimes when you know your husband has a bad day or he is facing a big decision, just ask how you can pray for him. The point in all of this is that as husband and wife we don't want to be taking separate roads. We want to be on the same path together. We want to be deeply compatible, lifelong companions, and have the love that lasts a lifetime. Prayer, as the ultimate love language, can make that happen.
Have you ever been so mad at your husband that there was no way you would want to pray for him? I have! But you know what? That is exactly what God wants us to do. If He asks us to pray for our enemies how much more should we be praying for the person we have become one with and are obligated to love? We have to get past our feelings and emotions of that moment and just be completely honest with God. For Him to be able to do "all we ask or imagine" (Eph. 3:20), we have to let Him break down walls in our hearts and smash any barriers that stop communication. The Lord already knows. He's just waiting for us to admit and confess it as disobedience to His ways, then He will have a heart He can work with.
We must pray that God would pour out His blessings on him and fill us both with His love, then we will notice our hearts soften toward one another (1 Cor. 11:11). If we could begin to look at our husband through God's eyes, not just as our husband, but as God's child (someone He deeply loves), then we will experience a breakthrough in our prayer life.
If someone called to ask you to pray for their son you would do it, wouldn't you?
Well...God's calling. Will you answer?
I love you & He loves you more!
Lord, Forgive us of walls we have allowed to build between the one you have given to us. Help us to learn to sincerely pray for the man that You have placed as the head of our family. Teach us Your way and may Your will be done in and through us. May our hearts be set on You to lead us as we pray for our husband. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Be mindful of praying for: