Psalm 37:7

"Be still and rest in the LORD;

Wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him."

-Psalm 37:7

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Do you pray for your Spouse and Child(ren)?

I have the wonderful book from Stormie Omartian, "The Power of a Praying Wife" and highly suggest if you don’t have it, purchase or borrow it. It really touches on all the areas of where we need to pray and support our husbands. I see where, when and how God moves when I’m praying for my husband. It’s the best thing we can do for our marriage. Honestly. I also gifted my husband, known around here as Papa Bear, "The Power of a Praying Husband" (it encourages by having a fishing rod on the cover!) He loves it.

God Bless all of you wives. Be good to your husband and pray for and with him, each day. It may take some time to see things change, but God blesses your heartfelt obedience. Even if it's hard at first, feels almost impossible..that's when you need to try it. Prayer never hurt anyone.

Husbands, Pray for and with your lovely wives. They will fall in love with you all over again..and again...and again. That's enough of a reason to start or continue to do it, each day. Your child(ren), if you have any, will benefit the most from it. THAT'S reason enough to Pray. It teaches them to start doing it for their future mates and just to Pray each day for their own path in life.

Pray for and with your children and watch amazing things start to happen.

Here is a sample list of things to pray about for your husband along with the source Scriptures:

  • Guard his spirit and not break faith in his relationships (Mal 2:13-15)

  • Protection from temptation/strength in temptation (1 Corinthians 7:5) – this would include all kinds of temptations, but specifically sexual temptation

  • Wisdom in his leadership of his family (Eph 5:22-24) – on a similar note, we should pray that God would help us respect and yield to our husband’s leadership

  • Deeper love for his wife – that’s you! (Eph 5:25)

  • Patience, wisdom, and discernment in raising your children (Col 3:19-21)

  • Strong moral character, gentle spirit, disciplined, and self-controlled (1 Tim 3:1-3)

  • Wisdom in managing family finances and his family (1 Tim 3:4-5)

  • Committed to the deep truths of the faith and lives a life of repentance (1Tim 3:9)

These things are just a beginning. Whenever you read your Bible, look for more ways to pray for your spouse, then add them to your prayer system.
Scripture reference: "Praying for Your Spouse" at Scripture Dig's blog

The books made mention above can all be found at any book store or ordered online by clicking onto the titles. They make great gifts for friends and loved ones!

2 comments: said...

you have so many great posts on here since i have last visited!! Gorgeous photos - love the baking one of you :-) Also all the action shots of husband and kids!! The book reviews are fab!! I have thought about buying that one for a LONG time to do with my womens group. I guess thats a confirmation right? Its great to see what you've been up t :-)

Mama Bear... .. . said...

Thanks! I know it's been a while, but it feels good to be back and there was God's good reason I had to take leave from alot of things, including here.

I hope you read the book and what a fantastic bible study it will encourage. I want to hear all about it when you do. She has another great one (she has ALOT of great ones) but the one I read and loved while going through some hard times was "Finding Peace for your Heart". It talks about deliverance, which is something we all can benefit from learning about.

Glad you enjoyed catching up. I have alot to be inspired by. I'm more than blessed.

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