Monday, June 28, 2010

Why Praying for Him is SO Important

God taught me a long time ago that when I am busy praying for my husband, I am less tempted to lash out at him or stay angry with him.

I remember the first time God taught me this. I was angry at my husband for signing us up for a marriage class at church. I went to God and was praying to Him, "Lord, I have NO clue what is wrong with that man. He is crazy. Why in the world he wants to take this marriage class I will never know. Lord, You have got to make him see that he is the problem in our marriage--not me. Lord, You have got to change him and show him how hateful he is being to me. Show him Lord the error of his ways."

God politely showed me that I was the one needed changing. It started the moment a friend of mine put the book The Power of a Praying Wife in my hands. That was the best thing that could ever happen to me.

Now I find myself praying for him constantly. I don't lash out as much. When I have issues with him, I go to God first--or try to--before I say anything to him. It helps prepare my heart and his for what I feel like God is wanting me to share.

My advice for you today is to definitely pray for your man. This is the ultimate way to show him how much you love him. Don't be afraid to ask him today, What can I pray for you today? What are you struggling with husband? Be sure and pray for him if you ask him. It will make all the world of difference.


Sheri said...

Isn't it funny how we seldom see "our" problems!

Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Your husband is so blessed to be married to wife who prays! Thanks for linking up to the challenge today! Keep the spark alive!

Kela said...

Going through PPW right now! It makes a difference when we pray...pray the Word. Then its not left up to our selfishness (flesh) to pray for something to be done TO our husband that is out of God's will.

momstheword said...

I love what you said about going to the Lord first when you have an issue with your hubby. Wise words and we should always do that before approaching anyone we are in conflict with!

Thanks for linking up today.

Julie@comehaveapeace said...

Oh, Jennifer, this is so true. When we are praying for our man, our heart is so much more full of grace and gentleness. I'm glad you linked this to Marriage Mondays today!

The Queen Mommy said...

Your first sentence is ABSOLUTELY right on for me, too. SERIOUSLY! That pretty much sums up my need to pray for my husband - and I appreciate you saying it!

mjellis said...

You are so right! Once I started praying for me to be a better wife, it's amazing how God started working. Turns out, I need a lot of work too :)