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(1) To Be the Man He is Called to Be — 1 Corinthians 16:13
Father, I pray that my husband will be alert and on guard; standing firm in his faith and conviction in You. I pray that he would be the man You have called him to be, and that he would be courageous and grow in strength. In Jesus’ Name.
(2) To Be Obedient to God’s Will & Plan for His Life – 1 John 2:1; 3:22
Father, I pray that my husband conforms to Your will in every purpose, thought and action. I pray that he will follow Your plan for him and habitually practice what is pleasing to You. In Jesus’ Name.
(3) To Receive Wisdom, Knowledge & Understanding – Ephesians 1:16-19, Colossians 1:19
Father, I ask You to give my husband spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that he may grow in his knowledge of You. I pray that his heart will be flooded with light so that he can understand the wonderful future You have promised him. I pray that he is filled with the full knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and in understanding. In Jesus’ Name.
(4) That the Word of God Dwell in Him — Colossians 3:16
Father, I pray that my husband will allow the Word of God to dwell in him richly and work in him mightily. In Jesus’ Name.
(5) To Know the Love of God – Ephesians 3:17-18
Father, I pray that Christ may live in my husband’s heart and that he would trust in You. I pray that his roots will go down deep into the soil of Your marvelous love. And that he will have the power to understand how deep Your love really is. In Jesus’ Name.
(6) To Be the Head of Our Marriage – Ephesians 5:23, 25, 1 Peter 3:7
Father, I pray that my husband will be the head of our marriage just as Christ is the Head of the Church, and that he would love me, nourishing and cherishing me, just as Christ loves the Church. I also ask that he would honor and delight in me as his wife so that his prayers will not be hindered. In Jesus’ Name.
(7) That I Will Be a Godly Wife to Him — Ephesians 5:33,1 Peter 3:2
Father, help me to maintain a submissive heart toward my husband. Help me to honor him, esteem him, regard him, appreciate him, adore him, admire him, be devoted to him and deeply love and enjoy him. In Jesus’ Name.
(8) To Be a Godly Father to Our Children – Ephesians 6:4
Father, I pray that my husband would reflect Your love to our children. Help him to raise our children in the tender nurture and training, discipline, counsel, and admonition of You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name.
(9) That He Would Guard His Heart — Proverbs 4:20-23
Father, I pray that my husband pays attention to what You say, and that he listens carefully. I pray that he allows Your words to penetrate deep within his heart, for they will bring life and health to him. I ask You to help him guard his heart above all else, for it affects everything he does. In Jesus’ Name.
(10) That He Would Be Able to Provide Financially for His Family – Philippians 4:19, 1 Timothy 5:8
Father, I pray that my husband will always be able to provide for our family, and that he would look to You as his Source of provision because You will supply all of our needs according to Your riches in glory. In Jesus’ Name.
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