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Summary: Who is the Praying Wife? She is simply "The woman who communicates with God (i.e intercedes) on behalf of her husband and her home regularly.

The praying wife is a godly woman who values her marriage and would do whatever is necessary for ensuring the peace of God and the joy of the Lord dwells continuously in her home.

The praying wife is a woman that prays consistently for her husband regardless of whether she feels like it or not because she knows the importance of prayer. She is praying at all times with a joyful heart. 1 Thess 5: 16-17

2. Why should you pray for your Husband?

i. We as wives have been given the legal and spiritual authority by God to stand in the gap for our husbands. As long as you are the legally married wife of your spouse, you are operating according to the will of God for your life and that of your husband’s. Eph 5: 31, Gen 2:24.

ii. We are equal partners in God’s gift of new life. 1 Peter 3:7 New Living Translation.

iii. Because out of reverence for our Lord Jesus Christ, We are required to pray for the well being of our husbands.

iv. Because God has made the husband to be head of his wife, the priest of the home as Christ is the head of the church. 1 Corin 11:3, Eph 5:22-23.

v. Because it shows an act of true and genuine love for your husband. There is no greater way of showing one’s love than to pray for him regularly.

vi. Because praying for your husband brings God’s presence into the center of your marriage. As a woman, you recognize that you need God’s grace and strength to build a lasting marriage.

vii. Because praying for your husband brings him good and not evil. His life is enriched by God when you pray for him. Proverbs 31:11-12

viii. Because praying for your unbelieving or backslidden spouse and living a godly life, can win him over or back to the Lord. ( Salvation, Restoration) 1 Peter 3:1-2

3. The Benefits of Praying for your Husband.

i. It causes you to have favor with your husband as you trust God for whatever you desire for your husband and marriage. See Esther 4:15, 5:1-14

ii. You, as the wife, gain your husband’s trust and praise. Proverbs 31:28.

iii. It brings about peace and happiness in the home. I Tim 2:1-2.

iv. It makes your husband feel loved and honored when he is aware that you spend time interceding on his behalf and also to know he can depend on you to lift him up in prayers when he is spiritually weak.

v. It makes your husband feel more connected to you on a spiritual and emotional level. Mark 10:8

( I have to give credit to my husband for these particular points while preparing to write this article, I asked him what goes through his mind when he hears me praying for him or knows that I am praying for him, and the above two answers were his response).

vi. It gives you front row view or first-hand notice of God’s hand at work in his life.

4. What to Pray for in your Husband’s life.

As a wife, you know that what affects your husband positively affects you and your marriage and so it is essential to pray for every area of his life according to the leading of the Holy Spirit. The following are some things you can pray for:

i. Pray for his spiritual growth and relationship with God. 2 Peter 3:18, Colossians 1:9-10

ii. Pray for the calling upon his life.

iii. Pray for him to be an effective leader in the home, work, and ministry.

iv. Pray that he will be faithful to the marriage and that the Lord will safeguard his heart from succumbing to the lust of the flesh. Hebrews 13:4, Proverbs 6:32

v. Pray that he will be a good provider and an excellent father to your children. Psalm 127:5, Romans 12:11, Proverbs 23:24-26,

vi. Pray that he will be a good steward of what God has given him and your home. It is important for him as the head of the home to manage your finances wisely.

vii. Pray that he will excel in his job, business, education ( if in school).

viii. Pray that God will use him to speak words of encouragement and wisdom that will build you up to be an excellent wife and mother for him and your children.

ix. Pray that he will be a man of integrity, honor, and humility.

x. Pray that he will live a purpose driven life.

xi. Pray that God will keep him always in perfect health and that he will not do anything to defile his body ( the temple of the Holy Spirit). 3 John 1:2, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.

xii. Pray that he will put God first in everything he does. Colossians 3:23-24

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