A Prayer for Your Husband’s Spiritual Leadership

A Prayer for Your Husband's Spiritual Leadership - Kaylene Yoder

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)

A Prayer for Your Husband to Lead in God Honoring Ways - Kaylene Yoder

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 carefully so he won’t be taken captive through hollow or deceptive philosophy. Help him discern between the vain, human traditions and principles of the world and the correct 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. May he 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 my husband the courage and ability to talk about them sitting at home, walking along the road, 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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  1. Eliza says:

    This is comforting today. Seems like the time I am most likely to pray for my husband is when he’s bugging me. Thank you for the words to help soften my heart towards him!

    • Kaylene Yoder says:

      If you are using them for personal use only you may print them out. If you would like a complete and updated version of these prayers you can find the complete book here This book also contains daily devotions, Scripture writing exercises, and an optional fasting guide for a powerful 40-day journey. God bless!

  2. Abigail says:

    Thank you for this beautiful prayer! I added it to my prayer app so that I can pray for my husband with more direction through scripture. Thanks again and may God bless you and your ministry.

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