Often, I am asked what methods I use when I pray for my husband. I love coming up with new ideas and brainstorming for original ways to use prayer as part of one’s life!
When I think of my husband, it often brings me joy. However, there are always days when even the best intentions of another person won’t pull me straight out of a funky mood. For this reason, it’s a great idea to have prayers written down or prepared in some other way.
If I know that my husband will be traveling a longer distance than normal for work (he is a truck driver), I will pray for my husband regarding his safety. Maybe he is having a stressful time at work. In that case, I pray for my husband while he is dealing with work stress.
In each instance, it’s always smart to personalize your prayers by putting them into your own words. Cater them for your husband! The prayers and techniques provided for you in this article are only a guide. You can create your own prayers based on these examples. Let’s get to it!
Why I Pray for My Husband
Perhaps the most obvious answer as to why I pray for my husband is that I love my husband. He takes care of me and treats me well. We have a timeless marriage – one for the ages, and I respect him and only want the best for him. He truly is my best friend and soulmate.
I’m sure there are traits about your husband that you love and hate. Maybe you hate the way your husband comes home after work in a bad mood. Perhaps this is telling you that he needs more prayer in this area. I pray for my husband at work all the time.
It’s always smart to reach your husband in the area where he is struggling or the area where he needs the prayers most. All in all, it’s a great idea to cover every base! Consider spreading your areas of prayer out across many days so that he is fully covered.
Prayer helps us see past our own issues and move toward focusing on the impact that God has in all of our lives. It’s a great means of connecting with our Lord. You can strengthen your relationship with God and see how He makes a difference in your life each day through prayer!
Read more on the Benefits of Prayer or learn how to pray if prayer is a new concept to you.
Let no one split apart what God has joined together. – Mark 10:9
How I Pray for My Husband (4 Creative Ways to Pray)
Here are four creative ways to pray for your spouse. Of course, these are ways that I pray for my husband. Use the ideas as inspiration to come up with something that works perfectly for you and your marriage, and remember that God always listens to our sincere prayers!
Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful. – Psalms 16:20
#1. How I Pray for My Husband Fervently with a War Binder
The enemy is crafty. This means that there will be times when you need to pray deep prayers for your husband. Maybe he is very ill or in the hospital getting tests run. Perhaps your marriage is in jeopardy. He might be trying to break a bad habit or addiction.
So, how I pray for my husband when times are tough involves a war binder or war notebook. The idea came from a Priscilla Shirer movie called the War Room. I basically just created a 5-subject spiral notebook with added Bible tabs (labeling them myself).
When I pray using this notebook or war binder, I typically will turn on praise and worship music to center myself and block out any distracting noises. I do this so that I can best concentrate on praying to God. I want Him to know that I am listening and pouring out my heart to Him!
I typically only pray this way when I’m going through a difficult time, as I have categories for various situations. For example, if I am feeling apathetic about things, I have a category called “Apathy.” I also have one for anxiety, depression, worries, and at least 20 more things!
Basically, how I pray for my husband is to go to the “husband” tab and pour out my heart. I write out my prayers or read ones that I have already written. In other words, I speak to God to let
Him know what is on my heart. You could use a prayer journal or even the computer to do this!
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. – Philippians 4:6
#2. How I Pray for My Husband with a Prayer Binder and Prayer Cards
As I’ve mentioned in other articles, I do pray for my husband daily using a prayer binder. My prayer binder, like my war binder or war notebook, is divided into categories (I love being organized). One tab is for my husband, Bryan.
In the section for my husband, I have various printables that tell me different things to pray for. So, if I am praying on the 4th of the month, I would usually use the fourth item on each list. I keep track of this with tabs or page markers. You could use paper clips if you set it up correctly.
Let’s say it is the fourth of the month. In that case, maybe my printables guide me to pray for my husband’s safety, health, co-workers, faith, and some other things. It really all depends on how many sheets of printables you decide to use and how you wish to pray for your husband.
When I’m praying for my love, I will typically say a prayer for each item that I come across. At the same time, I use a small piece of paper or index card to list the things I am praying for that day. I add today’s date to the top of the card and give it to my husband.
If you decide to do this, you could just write “How I Prayed for You” at the top of the index card or piece of paper. For my husband, this just shows him what to watch for and how I prayed for him. It’s not meant to brag about my spiritual life, just to show him how God spoke to me.
Why Pray Like This?
Why do I pray for my husband this way? Basically, I just want him to look out for those things. If one item is patience, he knows to keep his deep breathing exercises in mind and watch himself throughout the day, as those items might be where he is attacked today.
Of course, this is just one of the ways that I pray for my husband. It might work totally differently for your family! Be sure to create whatever works best for you. This is just an example of one way to accomplish praying for your husband.
If this method works for you, consider adopting it for your children or anyone else you pray for on a daily basis.
Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. – Psalm 55:22
#3. Setting Up Smartphone Reminders to Pray for My Husband
There are dozens of smartphone applications that you can use to pray for your husband. You can use one that sends you reminders to pray for your man. I enjoy using the Prayerminder application, but you can just set your phone’s default reminders to tell you it’s time to pray.
How often do I pray for my husband? I’ll be honest; not every day is the same. If I am in the middle of something and am reminded to pray for my husband, I will often not pray or will just say a very short prayer of gratitude. I’m far from perfect in this area.
When I use reminders, I set them to go off once an hour. Keep in mind that this is just what works for me. It might be a completely different story for you and your spouse. We all have different time restraints, so you might not be able to take a break once an hour.
Be sure to make these suggestions fit your life. However, you should challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone. You don’t want to be lazy about praying. Find a balance when it comes to praying for your husband to figure out how often you want to pray for him.
If your husband is going through a tough time, you might wish to pray a little more frequently than usual. Also, if you know he has something going on at a certain time, set a reminder to pray during that meeting or job interview. God always listens!
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His Will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him. – 1 John 5:14-15 (NIV)
#4. How I Pray for My Husband with Prayer Cards
I frequently use prayer cards to pray for my husband. I add the date to the prayer card so that we can always look back and see how God has answered my prayers for the love of my life. So, to aid in doing this, I’ve created FREE prayer cards in the shop!
With these prayer cards, you can write out the keywords that you used during your prayer for your husband or just write out the whole prayer you prayed for your husband. I find this to be especially helpful when I want my husband to watch out for certain negative things today.
What’s great about these cards is that I can easily pray for my husband with them and allow him to take the prayer cards with him during the day. He puts them in his wallet, and I’m hoping one day he will say that something I prayed for him impacted him on that day.
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So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid, and do not panic before them. For the Lord, your God, will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you. – Deuteronomy 31:6
How I Pray for My Husband Prayers (7 Prayers to Use)
Keep in mind that these are just prayers that I came up with to pray to our Lord. You can adapt them and make them your own. When I pray for my husband, I just let the Holy Spirit take over, and He guides my words to be pleasing and effective.
How I Pray for My Husband’s Safety
Lord, Please keep my husband safe today at work or any place he goes. Give him comfort and purpose as he goes about his day, and please return him safely into my arms. We are so grateful to have Your presence in our lives. In Your Name, Amen.
How I Pray for My Husband at Work
Lord, Please give my husband patience and understanding at work. Bless him by allowing him to have a good and productive day. Please give him peace and comfort throughout his work day. Help him to be a good example to his coworkers, as well. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
How I Pray for My Husband’s Faith
Lord, Please protect my husband’s faith in You. Help him always remember that You are there and always will be. Remind him that he can present any doubts or questions directly to You in prayer. Please help me be a good influence when it comes to his beliefs. In Your Name, Amen.
How I Pray for My Husband and Our Marriage
Lord, Thank You so much for blessing us in marriage and always being present to guide and protect us. Please continue to bless our union, helping us to always encourage each other and lift one another up with positive, productive words. In Your Precious Name, Amen.
How I Pray for My Husband’s Health
Lord, Please keep my husband healthy – physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and in all other ways. Give him the strength he needs to get through each day. Help him to do all things in accordance with Your Will, living a healthy and blessed life. In Your Name, Amen.
How I Pray for My Husband’s Happiness
Lord, Today, I just ask that You please wrap Your arms around my husband and give him a joy that only You can provide. Help me make him happy in healthy ways – ways that are pleasing to You. Let me bring him joy with my actions and words. Thank You. In Your Name, Amen.
How I Pray for My Husband’s Relationships
Lord, Please help my husband be a good example in all his relationships. Let him be a positive influence – one that glorifies You and shows that You are his top priority. Remind him to always show love to others and, most of all, to You. In Your Holy Name, Amen.
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. – Psalm 51:10
Frequently Asked Questions About How I Pray for My Husband
Here are a few questions that people often ask regarding how I pray for my husband. If you have a question that is not on this list about praying for your spouse, be sure to contact us!
What does God say about praying for my husband?
Philippians 4:5-9 will help you quite a bit if you want to know what God says about praying for your husband. Paul (the apostle) encourages us to pray before doing anything. Rather than worrying for your husband about things you cannot control, trust God with your concerns. He is always available (Jeremiah 29:12).
What do you do while waiting on God for a husband?
The best thing you can do as you are waiting on a husband is to serve God. You certainly should pray for your future husband and continue to pray when you feel lost. You might find it helpful to write a letter to your future husband. I did this when I was single!
How do you pray for the man you love?
I would recommend taking a moment of silence and meditating before praying for the man you love. This way, you can block all distractions and focus on what the Holy Spirit is leading you to say. Pray for your man’s health, well-being, happiness, faith, and whatever you feel is critical in his life!
What is a good Bible verse to pray for your husband?
Praying Bible verses for your husband can be tricky because the words in the Bible are typically not formatted as prayers. However, you can pray the scriptures effectively. Try Psalm 91. Just speak from the heart, using the words in the Bible. Talk to God about the concerns you have for your husband.
Is it okay to pray for a husband?
You should certainly pray for everything that is affecting your heart. If you feel that a husband is part of your calling in life, you should definitely pray for a future husband. God listens to all prayers (1 John 5:14-15) and will answer you in the best way when the time is deemed right by Him.
Now you know exactly how I pray for my husband each and every day. What about you? Will you try one of these methods the next time you want to pray for your husband? Which prayer avenue will you take?
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Come close to God, and God will come close to you. – James 4:8a