Today I pray for my husband to take responsibility in leading his family in the way of the Lord.
Prayer #28. A Prayer for Your Husband’s Spiritual Leadership
Father, I praise You for the great wisdom You have given my husband through Your word. Teach him to love Your word. Then establish it upon his heart and mind so that he will always be reminded of the way he should direct and encourage his family and others. lead him in the way that is truly life, so that he will be able to lead his children in the same way. (Deut.11:18-21)
Where spiritual leadership was not modeled to him, teach him from Your word. Provide other godly role models for him to fashion his life after. Teach him that true leadership is pure and kind, not harsh or demanding. True leadership will not try to ‘lord it over’ or force his will onto those around him. Whoever wants to become great among people must be a servant or helper first. We see this in Christ’s example, Who came to serve and give his life up for others. (Mark10:42-45)
Father, strengthen my husband’s faith so that he can lead diligently. Help him hold on to his courage and hope, so he can continue being a temple for You. (Heb.3:6) Keep him rooted and built up in Christ, overflowing with thankfulness. Teach him to weigh all matters and see to it that no one takes him captive through hollow or deceptive philosophy. Enlighten him so he will know what are the vain, human traditions and principles of the world rather than things and teachings of Christ. (Col.2:6-8)
Father, I pray my husband would stand and lead strong and in the power of Your might. The fear of You, Lord, leads to life. Do not let him stray. Should he grow slack, pursue hard after him. Do not let him wane in his faith, so that he will always be prepared to do what is right in Your eyes.
It is right in Your eyes for a father to impress on his children the words and commands You have spoken and written to us. Do not let him be intimidated by the call You have given him as a parent and spiritual leader of his home to talk about Your word to his children. Rather, give him the courage, ability and ease to talk about them sitting at home, walking along the road, or lying down or getting up. (Deut.6:6-7, 11:18-21) May Your ways and what is edifying to growth be what first comes out of his mouth, training and leading his children and marriage in the way that is right. (Pr.22:6, Eph.6:4) In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
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