A Wife’s Prayer for Her Husband
(Prayer from the “Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian with revisions by Susan Sowell)
Lord, thank you for the gift of my husband. I want to bless my husband, honor him and be the kind of wife that reflects you.
I realize that I need you and your Spirit within me to heal me, change me and empower me to truly love and bless my husband.
Lord, would you take my heart and remove the selfishness, impatience, and irritability within me and give me your love, generous spirit, kindness and humility. Take away my old emotional habits and mind-sets, automatic reactions and ways of being self-protective and fill me with your Spirit.
Lord, take away the hardness within my heart and tear down the walls in my heart so that I can freely love my husband. I want your love, joy and peace to fill me and overflow to my husband.
Lord, forgive me of the times I have been critical of my husband, demanding of my husband and disrespectful of my husband. Forgive me of being unloving, ungrateful and prideful. Show me where there is sin in my heart towards my husband and lead me to out of the sin and darkness.
Lord, help me to forgive my husband and allow you to heal my heart of ways he has hurt and disappointed me. If I need to talk to a trusted friend or counselor about my hurts, please lead me. I want complete healing in my heart towards my husband. I want to forgive my husband the way you forgive me, totally and completely, no looking back.
Lord, help me communicate with my husband in ways that bring us closer together. Give me wisdom, discernment and grace when I speak. Help me be a good friend to my husband, to listen, encourage and pray for him daily.
Lord, I want our home to be peaceful, restful and a place my husband wants to come to. Lead me and show me how to make our home filled with your presence, peace, comfort and joy.
Lord, teach me how to take care of myself and stay attractive to my husband. Help me to bless my husband in every area of our marriage, including sexually. Heal and remove anything in me that would hinder me from giving myself fully to my husband. Where there is pain, sin and brokenness in my sexuality or within our marriage, help me take steps that lead to healing and restoration.
Lord, I look to you to make me whole and complete. My worth, value and identity are found in you. I release my husband from the burden of making me whole and giving me what can only be found in you. Grow me closer to you, transform me and make me the kind of woman my husband can be proud to say is his wife.
Lord, help me see my husband through your eyes. Help me see my husband’s heart, strength, value and the way you are working in his life. Help me also see my husband’s pain and the way the enemy works in his life so that I know how to pray for him. Lord, I also pray that you help me to accept my husband the way he is and not try to change him. I realize that in some ways he may never change, but at the same time, I release him to change in ways I never thought he could. I leave any changing that needs to be done in Your hands, fully accepting that neither of us is perfect and never will be.
Lord, teach me how to pray for my husband and make my prayers a true language of love. Where love has died, create new love between us. Show me what unconditional love really is and how to communicate it in a way he can clearly perceive. Help me to be grateful for my husband and show him new love, new compassion, new appreciation and new joy.
Lord, I pray that you would bless my marriage. Protect our marriage from the enemy and give us wisdom, discernment and a determination to pray for our marriage. I pray that our commitment to you and to one another would grow stronger and more passionate each day. I pray that our marriage would reflect you and lead others to you.
Thank you for the gift of my husband. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:45-25
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. EPHESIANS 4:32
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. MATTHEW 7:7-8
Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. PROVERBS 24:3-4
Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9