February 14, 2020
Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe
Be aware from Sharon: I do know that devotions on marriage are troublesome for a lot of who will not be married and maybe wish to be. That’s why we normally preserve the wedding devotions that minister to 1000’s of girls within the month of February. Whether or not you might be married or single, please be a part of us at GiG in praying for marriages all world wide.
Reality for Right now
“Lastly, be robust within the Lord and in his mighty energy…For our wrestle will not be towards flesh and blood, however towards the rulers, towards the authorities, towards the powers of this darkish world and towards the religious forces of evil within the heavenly realm.” (Ephesians 6:10-12 NIV)
Good friend to Good friend
I can nonetheless keep in mind being sequestered within the “Bride’s Room” of our church simply moments earlier than the organist started to play for the early arrivals. As I sat in entrance of an outsized gilded mirror attempting to not wrinkle my gown, I daydreamed in regards to the man who would change into my husband in only a few moments. He was the whole lot I had ever hoped for: good-looking, sensible, bold, and powerful. And most vital, he liked Jesus.
Sure, this was a great day.
As I stared at my reflection, an unwelcome thought popped in my thoughts. Doesn’t each lady really feel this pleasure on her wedding ceremony day? What may go so terribly unsuitable that such a excessive proportion of marriages finish in divorce? Am I fooling myself? Am I that a lot completely different from the 1000’s who’ve walked the aisle earlier than me?
I made a decision proper then and there that I’d do the whole lot in my energy to make my marriage a hit. It didn’t take lengthy for me to find that the phrases “in my energy” had been an issue. “My energy” was not sufficient. Marriage was arduous.
Fairy tales finish with the phrases, “And so they lived fortunately ever after.” But when we may see the Epilogue to these rides off into the sundown, we’d most definitely discover every day struggles, doubtlessly divisive choices, and offended arguments sprinkled all through. Fairy tales cease in need of telling us about pressure over whose flip it’s to scrub the dishes, pay the payments, or put the children to mattress. They miss the half about stress over holidays with in-laws, frequency of intercourse, and who will get to spend what when. We naively repeat the phrases, “for higher or for worse,” after which are shocked when the primary trace of “worse” rears its ugly head.
When you’ve been married for quite a lot of days, then you definitely’ve most definitely discovered that the blessed union doesn’t keep so blessed with out loads of work. And I dare say, a very powerful “work” we will do as wives is on our knees. Solely God can actually shield our marriages and our males. And He invitations us to take part within the unleashing of His energy by praying for our husbands and turning the important thing to the storehouse of heaven’s door for blessings outpoured.
We’ve obtained to recollect: the actual wrestle in marriage is a religious one. Our husbands will not be the enemy; the satan is (2 Corinthians 10:3-4).
Paul urged believers to enter into religious battle armed and prepared with the Phrase of God. He wrote: “For our wrestle will not be towards flesh and blood, however towards the rulers, towards the authorities, towards the powers of this darkish world and towards the religious forces of evil within the heavenly realms…Take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Phrase of God.” (Ephesians 6:12,17 NIV)
By prayer, the enemy’s plans are intercepted; the principalities and authorities are defeated. By prayer, the facility and provision of God flows into the lives of His folks.
I needed to be taught that prayer will not be a method of gaining management over my husband, to whip him into form and make him the person I needed him to be. Prayer is a method of relinquishing management of my husband and asking God to form him into the person that He needs him to be.
No matter the place your man or your marriage falls on the continuum of terrific to tolerable to horrible, there may be all the time room for enchancment. Prayer could make a foul marriage good, and a great marriage nice.
There’s no higher solution to pray for somebody than praying Scripture. We’ll use the next as our closing prayer for at the moment. Whereas I like to wish for my husband from head to toe, at the moment we’ll simply deal with our husbands’ head.
Pricey Lord, I pray for __________.
His Thoughts - That he can have the thoughts of Christ and suppose because the Holy Spirit would lead him and never the flesh. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
His Mouth –That his phrases will probably be pleasing to You. (Psalm 19:14)
His Neck – That the selections that flip his head will honor You in all regards. (Psalm 25:12)
In Jesus’ Title,
Now It’s Your Flip
Ponder this verse at the moment: James 5:16 “The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish a lot [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].” (AMP)
What’s one space of your marriage that you simply really feel may very well be higher?
When you’re feeling courageous, depart your prayer request, in only a few phrases, after which pray for the title above yours. I’ll pray for the primary responder. (To honor your man, please don’t depart loads of particulars. God is aware of all about it!)
Extra From the Girlfriends
Do you wish to be taught extra about the best way to pray Scripturally and Powerfully in your husband? Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe will present you ways! Additionally, I’m providing a Valentine’s Day Marriage Bundle with reductions on a few of my favourite books. Let’s make 2020 a 12 months to strengthen our marriages and pray for our males.