Prayer for Wives

Heavenly Father, you have called me to honor and serve my husband in grace, humility and love, and yet I so often let worry, insecurity and fear overshadow that calling. Unburden my heart from worry and expectations. Teach me to relinquish control of my life and marriage to you, for only you are strong enough to carry and sustain it.

Lead me to a place of deep trust and intimacy with you, so that I would seek no emotional fulfillment elsewhere, but would bring to my relationship with my husband a rich overflow of confidence and strength, making of our home and marriage a peaceful, restful haven. Show me how best to love my husband, supporting and respecting him, praying for and trusting the work of your Spirit in his heart and life.

Give me the wisdom to value what is eternal, so that I might be truly content with my present circumstances, and not fretful or anxious over family decisions and finances. Teach me to be beautiful as you define beauty. Let me be a creative and enjoyable friend and companion for my husband, gracious and kind, gently in disagreement and quick to forgive.

Only as you lead me will I become the woman and wife that my husband needs. So lead me, O Lord. Amen.

Advertisements

48 thoughts on “Prayer for Wives

  1. Oh my goodness! I love this prayer! Did you write/pray this yourself or did you find it somewhere? When I got married I was given “The power of a praying wife” and I am still blown away by the incredible way in which we are called to pray for our husbands!

  2. “Lead me to a place of deep trust and intimacy with you, so that I would seek no emotional fulfillment elsewhere, but would bring to my relationship with my husband a rich overflow of confidence and strength, making of our home and marriage a peaceful, restful haven” — it has taken me too many years to allow that truth to sink in.

    To rely on Christ alone for my emotional needs and not demand from my husband that which Christ is ready to fulfill.

  3. Very nice. Loving some of your recipes. But even if there was nothing else on your pages, this line was worth the visit: Teach me to be beautiful as you define beauty. Good going!

    • πŸ™‚ I keep it at the top so I can remind myself of it each day. The prayer originally came from the KLOVE website – I loved it so much I had to share!

  4. This is truly inspired. Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to use this myself, because you have worded it perfectly. Thanks again!

  5. Hello Stephanie, thanks for liking “You Like Me” over at http://8kidsandabusiness.com I’ve been looking through your blog and feel that this is the best place to leave a comment. What a beautiful prayer that captures how I would like to be as a wife, with God’s grace..so lead me, O lord. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes…first up, apple cinnamon coffee cake. I’m now a follower.

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and for the follow! I love that prayer – I found it on the KLOVE website, it is beautiful! I’m so glad I found your blog, I really like it and am a follower of yours!

  6. Hi Stephanie, thanks for swinging by and pressing like on my post:) I love your heart…love this prayer and will linger on your page in order to pick up some tips:) Bless you sis!

  7. This prayer is one to print out! Thanks for stopping by my blog (not sure where you find the time). I’m not a fan of cooking, but your blog may just inspire me to try to spend more time in the kitchen. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I find myself inexplicably hungry … πŸ™‚

  8. Amen!! As a brand new SAHM with a 3 month old this speaks volumes to me! Thanks for sharing and for liking my post “What Is Love?”

    • πŸ™‚ That was a great post! Thanks so much for stopping by – I found that prayer on the KLOVE website and felt so strongly about it I had to share! It reminds me of what is important and inspires me to be a better wife and mom.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful prayer. I often find that I have no idea how to pray for my husband and family and I find myself saying the same old rehearsed prayer that I’ve said for years. It feels meaningless when I say it, but every word of this prayer went straight through my heart and straight to God.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s