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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Right Prayer

OK ladies, its day three. Tuesday we talked about being Just Right for our husbands and yesterday we tackled the dirty little word in marriage, submission, in A Rightness. Today we need to talk about a MAJOR key to a successful marriage and relationship. 


James 5:16 tells us, The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man (or woman) avails much. Is prayer in your marriage something you put a level of importance on?  If you are not sure what to pray for I will add some prayers at the end of this post.

One thing we women are pretty good at is preaching.  I don't mean what you see your pastor do every Sunday morning, I mean nagging, or sharing everything with your husband he's not doing right, or not doing at all.

If this describes you at times, you need to learn to pray, not preach.

He does not need you to be his mom. He needs you to be his wife. And a good wife prays for her husband.

2 Peter 3:9 says that God is not willing that any should perish. So if your spouse is not a Christian your primary prayer should be for him to come to know Christ and for His saving grace to flood his heart and soul.

God's job is to save your husband; your job is to wholeheartedly pray for him as you continue to submit to his headship. 

I want to share with you what Elizabeth George says regarding prayer for your husband...

Furthermore, Jesus teaches, "Where your treasure is [in this case, the treasure for your time and effort invested in prayer], there will your heart be also." (Matthew 6:21). Focusing on your husband in prayer will help you focus on him in your heart, your thoughts, and your actions. You'll also be surprised at the fruit born in your own life from this prayer- the fruit of understanding, cheerfulness, patience, helpfulness, and calmness. While you were praying for your husband, God changed your heart!

I could not have said it better myself!!

I want to share a link with you I found with some really great scripture prayers you can pray over your husband.  There is no one on this planet that is closer to him than you; therefore, your prayers will possess a power like no one else's... a fervency.

Click here for the prayers.

See ya back here tomorrow!!

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