One of the biggest blessings you can give your husband is to pray for his day.
You might ask, “What’s the point, what difference does it make?” It actually makes a lot of difference. Christians daily face a spiritual battle, and the choice is yours whether or not to protect yourself and your husband in prayer.
When you pray for your husband, pray specifically. If the Lord brings a specific issue to your mind during the day, stop and pray about it. Be open to the Spirit’s guidance.
Many of the workplaces our husbands go off to every day are less than desirable when it comes to the things they have to see and hear throughout the day.
Here are some things I have prayed specifically for my husband: his safety, his heart (that he will work with a willing and glad heart), and his mind (that he will be protected from unwanted thoughts and influences).
If your husband is a manager, pray that he will be an effective leader and a good role model for his employees.
If your husband has just started a new job pray that he adapts quickly and eases into his new routine.
If your husband is unhappy in his job and finding a new job seems the only option, pray that a better opportunity arises.
You might be saying, “What about me? I work too.” Hopefully your husband will pray for you too. The Lord has put our husbands in our care, and one of our primary responsibilities as wives is praying for his success both as a husband and a father. Many wives have told me their husbands can tell if they are praying for them by the quality of their work days. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show your husband how much you love him and want to support him.
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer, mom, and owner of four home and family web sites. For complete resources for the Christian home, visit her web site at http://www.Christian-Parent.com.