February 25, 2012

Praying Husband

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- February 25, 2012

“Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.” Genesis 25:21

A praying husband appeals to the Lord for the sake of his wife. He bombards heaven on behalf of his bride with big things, like having babies, and he is consistent in praying for his wife everyday for important matters such as peace and security. Prayer is one of God’s select weapons that a husband can wield in defense of his woman. God has called you to be the spiritual warrior of your home, and prayer is your first line of defense. If prayer is compromised, then you have no air support from your heavenly Father. Without prayer covering your home and wife, you and your family are open to blistering assaults from the devil and his demons.

So pray for God’s hedge of protection (Job 1:10). The strategy of the stealth enemy is to keep you busy with only a token of prayer on your breath. An overly active man is probably a prayerless man; a man consumed with his own deal is probably a prayerless man; a man absorbed by pride is probably a prayerless man; a man who serves a small God is probably a prayerless man; a man angry at his wife is probably a prayerless man. A husband whose prayers are hindered is a man who knows he needs to pray for his wife, but doesn’t. He is a man powerless as a spiritual leader (1 Peter 3:7).

Prayer for your wife leads you to forgive your wife; prayer for your wife leads you to love your wife; and prayer for your wife leads to the abundant life. You cannot pray for your wife and stay mad at her. You cannot pray for your wife and not want to hang out with her, for prayer facilitates intimacy. Prayer changes your heart and hers. Therefore, agree together to schedule a time just to pray (1 Corinthians 7:5), for prayer unleashes the resources and the blessings of God. Satan shudders at the thought of a praying husband. A husband will win the battle for his family if he fights the enemy on his knees. It is a posture of desperation for God that brings victory and reconciliation. Husbands, prayer is your most potent marriage resource.

Therefore, get on your knees and do not get up until you have persevered in prayer for your helpmate. Courageously cry out to God on her behalf. Pray for her inner beauty to be reflected in her gorgeous countenance. Pray for her to feel God’s love and security. Pray for her to feel your love, support, and respect. Pray for her to be at peace with God, herself, and you. Pray for her to forgive herself and to love herself. Pray for her to have wisdom and discernment as a wife and a mom. Pray for her to love God and hate sin.

As you pray, see her as God sees her. She is a child of God, and, in Christ, she is holy and acceptable. Thank God for your wife and thank Him for her love for you. Thank Him for her unselfish service. Thank Him that she puts up with your idiosyncrasies. Pray for your wife that she will receive spiritual nourishment from God’s Word and spiritual leadership from you. Pray for her daily and deliberately. Pray for her when you are happy, and pray for her when you are sad. However, hang on, because as you pray, neither of you will ever be the same. Prayer for your wife is profitable; it solicits heaven on her behalf.

Taken from the February 25th reading in the 365-day devotional book, “Seeking Daily the Heart of God”… http://bit.ly/bQHNIE

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  1. It is my prayer that both husbands and wives will begin to persevere in prayer for each other.

  2. Leon Iamsecond Jr. via Facebook says:


  3. surfercajun says:

    This is something he refuses to do. I can not change this only God can. Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen

  4. Superb Word! Rooted and grounded in our Father’s Truth with an outpouring of love that can come only from the One Who created Love. As a daughter, wife and mom, I am being transformed through prayer, by faith and encouraged through today’s focus. He loves us…He so loves us. May God continue to pour out to you all.

  5. surfercajun says:

    On Christ the solid rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand… all other ground is sinking sand.

    This is not to say I do not pray for him because I do daily. God is so good and patient. He has changed our marriage that was heading for divorce that now has communication. It does hurt he will not pray for me but I must NOT allow my emotions to rule me. Let’s face it 9 out of 10 times they are wrong. Please put something like the praying wife next. I do need encouragement and continued prayer from others on this site. God bless. Thank you.

  6. My husband and I have been married going on 18yrs in March. I say “God is a good & faithful God”. My husbands desire is to follow God at all cost, through this desire, he has taken an active role in our family’s direction toward HIM. Within the last year I have experienced every statement that you posted in this reading. I am thankful that God gave me the strength to endure those not so sure times. As we continue to humble ourselves unto Christ, I do believe the results are amazing. God is a jealous God-the change that is taking place in my him came from the Almighty-I take no credit, just enjoying the abundance and I am grateful. I am so encouraged by this reading.

  7. Denise says:

    Surfercajun, I know exactly how you feel, and I want to encourage you to persevere! Take those last 2 paragraphs and insert him his and husband in place of she her and wife. God will move, but you have to trust that he is, let go, and even sometimes look hard to see the small changes. A grateful heart is the key! In the meantime, God is our provider, and he is and will provide the prayer covering needed for you and your family! Praying now!

  8. Debbie Muckle via Facebook says:

    What a wonderful gift to give to your spouse.

  9. Prayer for my wife left when she went home with Dad @ 34. Miss you Kathleen, my wisdom.

  10. Awesome…love it and shared it! Now, please pray with me that my husband will read it!!!

  11. R. Elizabeth says:

    Prayer for ones spouse should not leave when the spouse leaves to Dad. As the spouse needs prayer all the more now than before, continue to pray for him/her with the pain of loss. For, as Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, the departed soul is also the same forever, for eternity. (John 8:51)

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear fellow wisdom hunter,
      Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your thought provoking comments after reading, “Praying Husband”. We always appreciate when someone in our Wisdom Hunter’s family shares their personal thoughts about one of the devotionals.
      We are thankful that you are a fellow wisdom hunter and look forward to hearing from you again sometime.
      Believing and trusting~
      “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
      1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

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