Most of my friends tell me am praying for him but don’t know if he will ever change or things will ever get better. Another will tell me by the way the prayers are working things are getting better.
However it’s not that easy to get a husband praying for his wife, if a wife knew or imagined that their husband is praying for her. She would be so happy and would even pray more for him. Things in the ndoa (marriage) would be so good and things would work like magic.
To be honest, I have tried to do things the best way I know how but I have found that only the Lord’s way is right. Towing the path He sets before us helps us evade unnecessary stress, anxiety, worry and trouble. As one wise man once told me, prayers are seeds. By praying today, you sow into your future and you will surely reap it.
God wants the man to be the head and the priest of his home; he has the mandate of spiritual leadership in his home. I urge all men please make time and pray for your wife and your family, you will reap a good harvest from the prayers. Let all men join their wives in prayer and pray for each other and the family.
Below is a scriptural prayer that you could use as your guide. Here just using the word of God to pray for each other. All the best…
For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of Your glorious riches you may strengthen [Spouse] with the power through Your Spirit, so that Christ may dwell in [Spouse’s] heart through faith. And I pray that [Spouse], being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that [Spouse] may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. – Ephesians 3:14-19.
I thank my God every time I remember [Spouse]. In all my prayers for [Spouse], I always pray with joy because of [Spouse’s] partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in [Spouse] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. – Philippians 1:3-6
And this is my prayer: that [Spouse’s] love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that [Spouse] may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God. – Philippians 1:9-11
For this reason, ever since I heard about [Spouse’s] faith in the Lord Jesus and [Spouse’s] love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for [Spouse], remembering [Spouse] in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give [Spouse] the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that [Spouse] may know You better. I pray also that the eyes of [Spouse’s] heart may be enlightened in order that [Spouse] may know the hope to which You has called [Spouse], the riches of Your glorious inheritance in the saints, and Your incomparably great power for us who believe. – Ephesians 1:15-19a
Therefore, I pray that my dear [Spouse], as he/she has always obeyed – not only in Your presence, but now much more in Your absence – he continues to work out his salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in [Spouse] to will and to act according to Your good purpose. – Philippians 2:12-13
For, since the day I met [Spouse], I have not stopped praying for [Spouse] and asking God to fill [Spouse] with the knowledge of Your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And I pray this in order that [Spouse] may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please You in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to Your glorious might so that [Spouse] may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified [Spouse] to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued [Spouse] from the dominion of darkness and brought [Spouse] into the kingdom of the Christ Jesus whom [Spouse] loves, has redemption, the forgiveness of sins. – Colossians 1:9-14
So then, just as [Spouse] received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as [Spouse] were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes [Spouse] captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in You, Christ, [Spouse] has been given fullness in You, who is the head over every power and authority.
In You [Spouse] was also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with You in baptism and raised with You through [Spouse’s] faith in the power of God, who raised You from the dead. When [Spouse] were dead in her/his sins and in the uncircumcision of [Spouse’s] sinful nature, God made [Spouse] alive with Christ. He forgave [Spouse] all her/his sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against [Spouse] and that stood opposed to [Spouse]; You took it away, nailing it to the cross. Thank You Jesus – Colossians 2:6-14
In all these things [Spouse] is more than a conqueror through You, Christ who loved her/him. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate [Spouse] from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:37-39
Praise our God, O [Husband] and [Wife], let the sound of his praise be heard; he has preserved [Husband] and [Wife’s] lives and kept [Husband] and [Wife’s] feet from slipping. For you, O God, tested [Husband] and [Wife]; you refined [Husband] and [Wife] like silver. You brought [Husband] and [Wife] into prison and laid burdens on our backs. You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought [Husband] and [Wife] to a place of abundance. – Psalm 66:8-12
In the name of Jesus through faith [Husband] and [Wife] will do what I have been doing and even greater things than these, because of the Father. – John 14:12
In Jesus name I pray Amen!
May you pray more often for each other.