Praying over my husband is one of the sweetest privileges I have as a wife. My position is more special and intimate than anyone else could possibly be, so that means my prayers can also lift up things to The Lord that no one else would even know my husband is struggling with. I’m here in the day to day with him, seeing his stresses and hearing about his hardships, celebrating good news with him and enjoying life’s pleasures. Living life with my husband gives me the distinct advantage of knowing what he’s feeling and how I can lift him up to The Lord in the good times and in the hard ones.
That being said, sometimes the words aren’t as easy to come by as we’d like them to be, especially when the subject matter is sensitive or painful. Prayer is such personal conversation that it can be difficult to pray out loud at times, or to know exactly what you should say. But, there is good news! Scripture is full of amazing passages we can claim and pray no matter what situation this life is throwing our way.
Here are 10 wonderful go to passages to pray over you husband when he’s going through a hard time. Our husbands need our loving prayers more than we can possibly realize, and even the most stoic of husbands will melt at the sound of his wife lifting up his burdens to Jesus.
When he is regretful – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
When he feels distant from God – For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
When he is fearful – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)
When he needs healing – Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (psalm 103:1-5)
When he is exhausted – He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31)
When he feels weighed down – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
When he feels alone – So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
When he can’t find the strength – But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 9-10)
When he needs peace – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)
When he’s suffered a loss – For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him…For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we…will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:14, 16-18)