Praying for your husband

Praying for your husband

Dear Father, Give my husband Holy Spirit love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) Help him to not be harsh (Colossians 3:19). Teach him to be temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. May he manage his own family well and see that his child obeys him with proper respect.  (1 Timothy 3:2–5)

May he remember to love his wife, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. (Ephesians 5:25–27) Help him to learn to love his wife as his own body. He who loves his wife loves himself. (Ephesians 5:28) May he learn to leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and may we become one flesh. This is the profound mystery of Christ and the church. May he also love me as he loves himself, and may he feel my respect for him (Ephesians 5:31–33).

Help him to keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. Allow him to easily turn away from evil and do good; to seek peace and to pursue it. (Psalm 34:13–14) Let his speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that he may know how he ought to answer each person. (Colossians 4:6, ) May he speak, not to please man, but to please You who tests his heart. (1 Thessalonians 2:4) Teach him to guard his ways, that he may not sin with his tongue; help him to guard his mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in his presence. (Psalm 39:1) Contend with those who contend with him; fight against those who fight against him (Psalm 35:1)

We were called to freedom. Only teach him not use his freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love to serve others. (Galatians 5:13)May everyone know that he is Your disciple by his love. (John 13:35) Help him to live in harmony with others. Not being haughty, but associating with the lowly. Never being wise in his own sight. (Romans 12:16) May he be kind, tenderhearted, forgiving, as you forgave him in Christ. (Ephesians 4:32)