Praying for our husband is a gift we can give him, a beautiful thing we can do every day. However, for me it seemed difficult at times because I always found myself praying the same prayer over and over again.
The best way to pray effectively is praying in accord with the Scriptures, praying the Word of God is the only way we know we are praying the way God wants us to pray; so I decided to try this little book to start praying more effectively for my husband: Prayers of an Excellent Wife, by Andrew Case.
This book has helped me to pray in so many different ways that I had not prayed before for my husband based on the Scriptures. It has opened my heart to pray more specifically for things that I never used to pray. It has been a blessing to me.
One thing that I would like to make clear here, is that just like with any other of my favorite prayer books, I use these prayer companions as models, as mentors, as springboards to help me pray more effectively, using my own words.
Let us give our husband the gift of a praying wife behind him, every day, all days....
"O Triune God,I love you, O LORD, my strength.May You be to my husband his rock and his fortress and his deliverer, his God, his rock in whom he takes refuge, his shield, and the horn of his salvation, his stronghold. You alone are worthy to be praised.
By Your mercy bring him out into a broad place; rescue him, because You delight in him. Put all your rules before him, and may he never put your statutes away from him. For it is You who light his lamp; O LORD my God, lighten his darkness. Make him abide in this precious promise: 'This GOD- His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.'
Give him the shield of your Salvation, and with Your right hand support him, and with Your gentleness make him great. With Your perfect law, O LORD, revive his soul. With Your sure testimony make him wise. By Your right precepts cause his heart to rejoice. And may Your pure commandment enlighten his eyes.
Keep him, your servant, also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over him! Let the words of his mouth and the meditation of his heart be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer (Psalm 18 and 19)"
May His grace abound in us as we learn the privileges of being wives who constantly pray and intercede for their husband.
You can download this book for your Kindle almost for free , or you can download the pdf (also free) here, (as well as other prayer books) at the author's website, His Magnificence.
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