With a new month right around the corner (can you believe it?), I thought we could all focus on some specific prayers for our husbands. Marriage is under tremendous attack these days, and I want the Lord’s blessing and protection on my dear husband! Let me encourage you to print out these suggestions and stick them in your Bible or prayer journal. September has 30 days, so you’ll need to double up on the last day of the month. If you are not married, you can pray for the special man that the Lord has picked out for you, even if you don’t know him yet!
1st: That he would become a holy man, a man of prayer, mature in the Lord, growing in his knowledge of the Lord. I Thes 5:23, Col 4:12, Eph 1:18-19, 3:16-19, 6:18.
2nd: That he would grow into a man of integrity, who works righteousness, speaks truth in his heart, does not slander, does no evil, does not take up reproach against friends, honors those who fear the Lord, swears to his own hurt, is unchanging in these things, does not charge interest on loans, and does not take bribes. Ps 15
3rd: That he would be a man of contentment. Prov 15:16, Phil 4:11, I Tim 6:6-8, and Heb 13:5.
4th: That he would learn to take every thought captive, to not be conformed to the world’s thinking, and to think scripturally. Rom 12:2, II Cor 10:5.
5th: That he would daily seek God with all his heart, walking in the Spirit moment by moment, growing in his dependence on Him. Psalm 119:1-2, Prov 3:5-6.
6th: That he would ever be captivated by my love. Prov 5:18-19.
7th: That he would be a man of courage. Deut 31:6, II Chron 19:11.
8th: That the Lord would give him wisdom to lead his family physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Eph 1:17-19
9th: That he would always look at the plank in his own eye before seeing others’ sawdust. Matt 7:3
10th: That he would become a called man, not driven, with well thought through and prayed through goals in life. I Cor 9:24-27
11th: That he would be a man of prayer, guarding his heart and mind, puting into practice what he has heard, seen, and learned. Phil 4:4-9
12th: That he would stand firm against the schemes of the devil and resist Satan in all circumstances. Eph 6:10-18, James 4:7
13th: That he would grow in spiritual maturity by putting away childish things, cultivating, understanding, striving after the Christ ideal, partaking of the deeper truths of the gospel and overcoming temptation. I Cor 13:11, 14:20, Eph 4:13, Heb 5:14, I John 2:14
14th: That he would be cleansed by the word. Eph 5:26
15th: That he would learn to not depend on his circumstances for happiness but on God alone. Heb 3:17-19
16th: That he would be a man prepared for spiritual warfare. Eph 6:11-12, I Thes 5:8
17th: That he would have new strength in the midst of his busy schedule, and that the Lord might infuse him with His strength. Is 40:31, Eph 3:14-19
18th: That he would have a burden to see lost people come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Matt 28:12-20
19th: That he would be kept from strange women and evil men, and that his friends would be men and women who walk with God. Prov 13:20
20th: That his self-image would be a reflection of the Lord’s thoughts toward him. Eph 1:17-19, Rom 12:3, Psalm 139
21st: That he would be a man responsible for family spiritual growth. Prov 4:1-14
22nd: That he would not be deceived into unbelief, sin, or bitterness. Matt 13:8-10
23rd: That he would learn to love as God has commanded. I Cor 13:4-7, Rom 12:8-10, Eph 5:25
24th: That the fruit of the Spirit would be exhibited more and more in his life. Gal 5:22-23, John 15:8
25th: That he would grow in humility and in being a shepherd. I Pet 5:2-6 26th: That he might grow daily in character. II Pet 1:5-8
27th: That he might keep a clear conscience. I Pet 3:16-18
28th: That the Lord would protect him, guarding his course. Prov 2:8
29th: That he would manage his time well. Eph 5:15
30th: That the Lord would put a song in his heart. Psalm 33:3, 40:3, Job 35:10
31st: That he would have a holy fear of God. Psalm 34:11, 111:10, Prov 9:10
Wow, this is a great idea, Mrs. C! I’ll print this out and begin praying for my daughter’s future husbands, too.
Sis. Julie says
This is a very good idea Sis!! Instead of praying each one on a different day I think we should pray each one EVERY day! Our husbands definitely need God’s protection and blessings on their lives!!
I like this post. If you don’t mind, I’d like to post a link to it on my next post. This is something we should all be doing. Being a husband, father, teacher, leader, is a difficult job. One, we women, will never comprehend. They carry a heavy load for us.
What a great idea!
I’ve done this before, and it’s great! I like Terri’s idea of praying for her daughter’s future husband too – why not for our sons? I have two boys that I hope will make good husbands! 🙂
Copper's Wife says
Great prayer list!!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. :o) The first thing I noticed when I clicked on your profile, was that you have “The Shop Around The Corner” listed as one of your favorite movies. I love, love, love this movie! We must be kindred spirits. 😉
This is a wonderful idea! I am not married yet, have no one in mind, but I do pray for my future husband. But not as regularly as I should, so this will be a help.
Susan, I like your idea, too – praying this for our sons! Wonderful! I love how God uses this blogging thing to open our eyes to new ways!
Very good idea. —Linking to your post now.
Mrs. C says
I’m so glad that this post was a blessing to you all! I pray daily for the men in my life, and I think it is important to pray specifically and have a plan of attack when we pray.
Mary Ann says
Thank you so much for this! I really needed this right now. I have some of these in a list for praying for your husband for a whole week, but am glad to find a whole month list. I’m going to print this list out right now!
Andrew & Dawn says
Just found your Blog and I’m looking forward to reading! & praying for the 31days. Awesome! God bless! You’re inspiring me! Dawn
Mrs. C: Thanks so much for posting this. I had seen this before and printed it out and wouldn’t you know I misplaced it. I had hoped I would see it again because I wanted to start giving it to young brides as a wedding gift. This post was an answer to prayer!
Thank you….so very much for this post.
Thank you for posting this. I’ve seen it before, but haven’t done it. I’m starting it today.
Jen in Budapest says
I am single and pray this for my future husband. Funny because I was just looking online for additional prayers to pray for this man I have yet to walk with. It’s actually often such a blessing as I know that these prayers are effective and it’s really a faith walk since I don’t know or see the man I’m praying for. I love it. Thanks for posting. I may check in once in awhile.
I am so excited about this prayer post. I was lloking for just a prayer guide for my future husband with scripture to back it up. I’ve sent it to my other friends. Blessings 🙂
Thank you so much for the posting. This is just what I was looking for including the scripture. Blessings 🙂
Faithfully Yours says
I googled “pray for your future husband” and this is what came up. Thank you so much. I love it!
How awesome that a post from over 2 years ago is still able to do such Holy work. God had it waiting for me as well! Bless you!
I too searched for prayers for my future husband, and this came up. This is so awesome that I sent it to him and asked him to also be in prayer with me each day. Thank you!
Can anyone write a testimony…if it worked?:)
thank you very much, I live in Colombia- South America and I will translate it into spanish for my friends who doesn’t speak english. I have many friends who are still single and are in their 30st. This year the Lord blessed my life with a godly man and we are praying to get married as the Lord leads, he lives in the US and I live in Colombia but nothing is imposible to our God.
God bless you and thank you for sharing, I will pray for my boyfriend too.
Sofi from Colombia
Thank you Mrs. C for this prayer list. I googled prayer for future husbands hoping to find a verse or two. I was not expecting this wonderful list filled with verses. I can’t thank you enough.
TOSHA...ASHES II BEAUTY says
I also searched for prayers for my husband, what a beautiful idea and thanks. Miracles and Blessings. Thanks for posting this.
liz rogers says
i’m making this into a prayer journal. i’m going to give it to my future husband. i’m beyond excited. this is awesome, thank you.
Thank you for this list of things that I can pray for in my future husband. I have prayed that he would have many of these traits over the past decade and a half. I wonder if you’ve made an equivalent list of how I should pray for myself, as a woman walks with God. Thank You.
Thank you so much for this list! I linked to this post on my own blog (A Growing Perspective). I can only hope that those who read my blog are as excited about starting this as I am! 🙂 God bless.