Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pray for Your Man

Our husband, our men, need our prayers.  It is easy to get focused on the day-to-day things, sometimes forgetting the importance of praying for those right in front of us. 

But it is important, even vital to pray for our husbands.  They need the support and the encouragement that our prayers provide.  God is able to touch them, mold them and refine them in ways that are beyond our understanding. 

We, as wives know our husbands better than anyone.  Their strengths and weaknesses are apparent to us.  Let us avoid the trap of dwelling on their flaws.  It is not our place to fix them.  That is God's place.  Be on guard against nagging.  Better to bring those things to our Heavenly Father and intercede on our husbands behalf.  God will move and change as we pray for them.  Maybe the best remedy for weaknesses in our men is to get out of the way and let God work in them! 

God has a plan for our men that is above what we can think.  We may have ideas on how they should be, but God knows what is best for them. 

If (when?) those little things they do frustrate you, pray.  Don't simmer in negative thoughts, pray.  When he does things in ways you would have done differently, pray for him.  Pray blessings on him.  Pray Ephesians 3 for him.  Pray that he would have wisdom, be hungry for God's Word and desire to do the right thing above all else.  Pray that he would fulfill his role as leader of the family.  Pray he be filled with the fruits of the Spirit.  Avoid manipulative prayers, like "God make him see my way..."  But pray Biblically. 

As you pray, your heart will be refreshed and you will gain a heavenly perspective of your mate.  You will begin to see him as the Father sees him.    Praying will bring you peace and help you to be sweet and peaceful to him. 

Then stand back and watch God faithfully answer your prayers, in His time and in His way.  Your life together will blossom and your relationship will take on new meaning. 

1Thess 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

May your be blessed as you pray for your man.


1 comment:

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Very, very, very good! This has been an area of struggle for me of late. I have been led to pray so many times when I am frustrated with the way Brian might do something or a decision he makes. I keep telling myself 'spiritual ductape' over and over. That is what i need! Love you