Power Of Prayer In Marriage: Prayers Couples Should Say Over Each Other
Several factors have been reputed for their ability to foster intimacy between couples. Some of them include frequent date nights, mutually engaging in a daily activity that both partners enjoy, regular sex, and open communication amongst others.
However, there is one activity that if engaged in regularly, can trump all of the aforementioned and promote love and utter bliss in the home. It is about couples praying for one another.
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Why Prayer Is Important In The Family
There is usually a recital in many Christian homes about the fact that when a family prays together, they will inevitably stay together. This is absolutely true. When couples pray for one another, they access each other’s soul and minister to each other’s specific needs in such a way that they might not be able to do through any other means.
While you may sometimes not be able to comfort each other with mere words, you can pray instead. When you do so for each other, the Holy Spirit, knowing each person's specific needs, will minister to them accordingly.
Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven (Matt 18:19).
Probably, the best part of praying together as a family is that you can both accomplish more in the place of prayer. There is something about the agreement of the both of you in your closet that makes your request irresistible!
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How Husbands And Wives Should Pray For Each Other
Generally speaking, a husband should pray for his wife while she is physically present as well as during his private prayer time. This is not because either of them has advantages over the other. However, there might be certain things you want to say to the Lord on your spouse's behalf that you might not be comfortable saying when you both pray together.
Besides, when you pray for each other in your privacy, you can do it for longer periods of time and express all your emotions and deep thoughts to God unfettered, without either of you feeling ill at ease.
However, praying for your wife daily with her being present, or she praying for you daily with you present, could create a special bonding moment for you. This is because you can see your partner's heart desires for you expressed in a powerful way to God, who can bring them to pass.
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2 Prayers Husbands Should Say For Their Wives Daily
So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God (Col 1:10).
Lord, I pray for my wife (slot in the name of your wife here) that she would live a life worthy of you and please you in every way. I declare that she is fruitful and bearing fruit in every good work as she grows in your knowledge in Jesus name.
Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's (Psalm 103:3-5).
Father, thank you because you forgave my wife (slot in the name of your wife here) of all sins and healed all her diseases. Therefore, she shall live in health all the days of her life. Thank you, Lord, for redeeming her from death and crowning her with your love and tender mercies. Lord, I thank you that you fill her life with every good thing in the name of Jesus. May her youth be continually renewed like the eagle's (Amen).
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3 Prayers Wives Should Say For Their Husbands Daily
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce (Prov. 3:9).
Father, I pray that my husband (slot in your husband's name) honors you with everything he owns and his entire being. I pray that he continually loves, worships, and adores you as Lord.
May he be guided to lead our family in the things of the Lord in Jesus name. And let his barns burst with your blessings, and his wine vats brim over with your goodness in Jesus name.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding (Prov. 3:5).
Lord, I pray that you help my husband (slot in your husband's name) to trust in you completely and not in himself. Help him to put you first in everything he does and in so doing, you will direct his path and crown every one of his efforts with good success in Jesus name.
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Lord, I pray that you will keep my husband (slot in your husband's name) from deliberate sins. Do not let them control him, Lord. Let him be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. And Father, let the words of his mouth and the meditations of his heart be pleasing to you (Amen).
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but a helpful guide to get you started. You can also consider praying specifically for a challenge or difficulty your spouse might be experiencing at the moment.