If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know I blog about marriage because it’s something I’m passionate about. I believe a healthy and happy marriage is possible with just a little work and prioritization and I believe that you can build a marriage that will endure whatever comes your way.
But it's tough to do by yourself. I truly believe that God plays an important role in the success of many marriages. That's not to say that secular marriages don't work or that marriages that don't have God at the center are doomed to fail. But I think keeping your marriage God and Christ-centered is one way to help keep it healthy.
The best way to include God in your marriage and to ensure you’re doing things His way, is to constantly pray for your spouse.
Prayer is not only meant to be a cry for help when things are bad. It's also a defense against The Enemy. So even when things seem to be going well in your marriage and with your spouse, pray. Pray for God to guard your husband's heart and his relationships. Pray for God to bless him and give him the desire to follow Jesus and to help you through life as well.
- Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. –Proverbs 16:3 ESV
- When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. –Proverbs 16:7 ESV
- So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words. –Proverbs 2:16 ESV
- I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love. –Ephesians 4:1-2 ESV
- God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. –Psalm 46:1 ESV
- No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. –1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV
- For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. –Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
- Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance. –Acts 28:31 ESV
- But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. –2 Peter 3:18 ESV
Instead of trying to change your husband, or complaining to him and nagging all the time. Pray and leave him in the hands of the Lord.
And don’t forget, prayer is for your own benefit too. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat down to pray for someone else (especially my husband) and God opened my eyes to my own flaws.
Do you have any scriptures you like to pray over your husband that you could add to my list?
Thanks for reading!
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