Pray Scripture

May 9, 2010

in the generous life

Now and then someone will ask me, “How do you pray for your husband?”  An easy place to start is with scripture.  Anytime you are reading the Word, look for concepts that will work for prayer.

If you’re reading about a person in a story, look for specific characteristics.  For David, you could pray that your husband would become a man after God’s own heart.  If you’re reading about Abraham, pray that he would become a man of faith.

Many of the non-story scriptures are good too.  Pray the proverbs over your husband; that he would have wisdom and understanding.  Look at the New Testament scriptures as directives as well.  “Lord, teach him to walk by faith and not by sight.”  2 Cor. 5:7 or “Lord, help him to count it all joy as he walks through this trial.”  James 1:2

The scriptures are rich with ideas for prayer blessings.

God wants us…to talk to him as to a friend or father—authentically, reverently, personally, earnestly.   Bill Hybels

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Valerie Jones May 9, 2010 at 2:54 am

Thanks Lori! That’s a wonderful idea and one I’ve never heard before. Have a blessed mother’s day.

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Jeanie Rose June 3, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Good stuff, Lori!
Regarding praying for your husband, consider Psalm 112, the Psalm of a Righteous Man.
Hubby may not display these characteristics now, but speak this Psalm over him in faith and watch things slowly change.
God’s Word is alive and active and will accomplish what God sent it forth to do.
Pray Scripture and you participate in the accomplishment.
Powerful prayer!

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Mary May 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Thanks while searching for scripture to help me through some very difficult times i found this site Thank you

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