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.
Amen! I need to pray this on a daily basis.
Yes – me too!
Amen. A great privilege to be a wife. Thank you
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!
I did not write this – I found it on the KLOVE website – it really is awesome! I have that book as well – I love 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” — 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.
Thank you for this. It’s beautifully written and something that I need to pray daily. I love it.
Your welcome! I found it on the KLOVE website – it’s a beautiful reminder for me too.
What a beautiful prayer.. Thank you for sharing it.
Wonderful prayer. Thank you for sharing. I definitely need to be praying like this more often. Do you mind if I use this on my blog too?
Sure! I got it from the KLOVE website.
Thank you Stephanie. This prayer inspires me to be a more purposeful wife. God bless you.
“Teach me to be beautiful as you define beauty.” Those are powerful words. ❤
Yes they are – powerful, humbling and inspiring all at the same time.
Well said! ❤
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!
Thank you so much!
Hi Stephanie… this prayer is very much of what is in my heart….. thanks for blessing me today!
🙂 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!
That is a beautiful prayer, Stephanie. 🙂
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!
Thanks – I got this from the KLOVE website, on one of the DJ’s page – I loved it so much, I had to share!
Thanks for letting me know (I want to look for KLOVE now) and thank you very much for forwarding the wisdom and love by sharing it on your lovely blog!
🙂 Sure! Thanks for stopping by!
Amen! However, I have to adapt it as I’m a husband nota wife! Pax Aye…
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!
Yes it is! I found it on the KLOVE website and had to share it – it’s a daily reminder for me to keep my head where it needs to be!
A beautiful Prayer! As a husband, i will be so happy to receive this prayer from my wife.
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!
HI Arlene! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂
A perfect prayer for military wives… regardless of religion
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 … 🙂
🙂 If you try any of the recipes, I’d love to hear how it goes! Thanks for stopping by!
Love this prayer. Thank you for sharing!
Sure! It originally came from the KLOVE webstite – and I loved it so much I had to share!
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?”
🙂 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.
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.
I’m so glad you were blessed! I found this prayer on the KLOVE website and had the exact reaction you did – it expressed words I couldn’t find.