A Prayer for Your Husband’s Talk

“He who guards his mouth
and his tongue
keeps himself from calamity.”
~Proverbs 21:23~
 “The heart of the righteous weighs it’s answers,
but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.”
~Proverbs 15:28~

A Prayer for Your Husband’s Words and Speech

Father, words are powerful. They carry life and death, blessing and curses, peace or dissension.
We know “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matt. 12:34) Make my husbands heart pure so that what comes out of his mouth is edifying to You.

Do not let unwholesome talk come out of his mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs. (Eph.4:29) Your Word has told us that there is more hope for a fool than a man who is hasty with his words. (Pr.29:20) So, when he feels like spewing out words that are not edifying to others, nudge his conscience. Halt the words before they ever reach his mind. Give him a gentle and patient spirit so that it will become natural to him to speak kindly.

Grow the desire in him to clearly think through his words before his speaks them. I command all negative thoughts away from his mind that could result in unwholesome talk to others or about others. I take a stand against all evil spirits that encourage cussing, harsh words, uncaring words or indifferent words. You have instructed us to  rid ourselves of “anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language” (Col.3:8) May he avoid godless chatter, knowing that doing so will only lead to more ungodliness. (2 Tim.2:16)

Instead of obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, convict him to speak in thanksgiving. (Eph.5:4) let his conversation  always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, always knowing how to answer everyone according to Your word. (Col. 4:6)

May my husband’s words and the meditation of his heart be ever pleasing to You. (Ps.19:14) Amen.

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  1. Cathy R. says:

    Amen to this!! And a very hearty amen to the part about this is also for myself!!! Love you Kaylene and God bless you!!!

  2. Cheryl says:

    This is so good. Words are my love language and it’s the way my husband fights back when he’s upset, making this prayer even all the more necessary!

    Thank you!!

  3. Jerri says:

    Prayer for husband who believes the vial filth that comes out his mouth helps the marriage. His behavior is only destroying our marriage snd his relationships with others. Please pray for him. He needs intervention. He is about to find himself by himself. I have had enough.

    • Kaylene Yoder says:

      Praying for you to be surrounded in the Lord’s love and peace. May His love and faithfulness lead you into His perfect path for you. Verbal and emotional abuse are just as wrong and painful as any other. Keeping praying In Jesus’ name the enemy must flee, but also be very wise in making boundaries and seeking appropriate help. Lifting you to the Father!

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