I’m sure you pray for your spouse and family. I know I do. Like today, I know that my daughter is out of town alone. So I’m praying for safety amongst other things. My daughter-in-law has been working a good “temp” job for months now. She would like to be hired by the company. I’m praying God’s will be done and of course mentioning that we think this seems like a good place to work for her. (smile) Over this past weekend while my husband was gone with a friend ministering to men in NW Iowa I prayed repeatedly for their obedience to God’s promptings, for protection and peace and the list went on and on.But do you pray for your husband just because he is someone you love and care about? Do you thank God for him on a daily basis? Men, don’t tune out here – we women would love you to be praying for us on a daily basis.
Years ago someone introduced me to Stormie Omartian’s book, The Power of a Praying Wife. This paperback book is tattered, torn and spilled on but most days of the week I pray for my husband using this as a prompt or a focus. There are 30 chapters – one for each day of the week, all of them ending with a prayer based on scripture. I don’t read the whole chapter any more but I do use the prayers to help me focus on different aspects of Mark’s life instead of just asking for strength and healing of his aching knees every day! This month a group of women agreed to pray for their husbands daily. It’s not too late for you to join us. If you’d like some suggestions you can go to http://www.reviveourhearts.com/articles/31-days-of-praying-for-your-husband/
There is a book for husbands regarding praying for your wife by the Omartians too. You are not off the hook guys!
I truly believe this is the single most healthy thing I have done for my marriage. If you read my last post you know that our life is as normal as yours. It has ups and downs and all the places in-between. However, as we learn to trust God with our lives He orchestrates them into a beautiful work of music. It’s not just a song of unison but it is filled with wonderful harmonies. Pray for your spouse today and ask God to help you hear the music He is creating.