A Wife’s Prayer

Dear Lord,

Help me to be the kind of wife you want me to be.
Help me not to take my role as wife lightly or take my husband’s love for granted.
Help me to be a good listener, giving my husband my full attention so that I will be well aware of his concerns, aspirations, and needs.
Help me to pay attention to the advice my husband gives me when he brings things to my attention that I may be doing wrong or that I could be doing better.
Help me to be more anxious to please my husband than to have my own way.
Help me to be aware of the things that I do that upset my dear husband – and enable me not to keep doing them – so that I will not be causing unnecessary problems in our relationship.
Help me to remember that I am commanded to submit to my husband’s role as head of the house even if he fails to faithfully submit to the headship of Christ.
Help me to treat my husband better than when we were first met and remind me of the importance of spending quality time alone with him and of doing things to remind him of how special he is to me.
Help me not to jump to conclusions about my husband’s motives and enable me to think the best of him at all times.
Help me to apologize and set things straight when I complain, falsely accuse, act selfishly, or say unkind or provoking words.
Help me to go out of my way to complement him and to encourage him.
Help me to be a proper example of what a loving, considerate, caring, and self-sacrificing wife should be.
Help me to realize that it is my job to be an example of a mature and godly wife and not an example of a disrespectful and selfish child.
Help me to be joyful in spite of my circumstances and help me to avoid whining and complaining when things do not go my way.
Help me to admit my faults, to apologize when I am wrong, and to be anxious to heal wounds that I may have caused in my relationship to my husband.
Help me to realize that is far better to get my husband to do things I want him to do because he loves me and not because I nag him.
Help me to never forget that You gave me my husband to be a helpmate and best friend and may I never think of him as an adversary or a hindrance.
Help me to show my children how much I respect and love their father by my actions and by the words out of my mouth.
Help me not to be afraid to be affectionate and loving towards my husband in front of my children so that they will know how to be good spouses when they grow up.
Help me to support my husband in the proper administration of discipline to our children so they are not a burden or a grief to my husband.
Help me to show my children that my husband is truly my very best friend and a highly trusted partner in the ministry of our family.
Amen.


O merciful Lord God,

Who in the beginning didst take Eve out of the side of Adam and didst give her to him as a helpmate: grant me grace to live worthy of the honorable estate of matrimony to which Thou hast called me, that I may love my husband with a pure and chaste love, acknowledging him as my head, and truly reverencing and obeying him in all good things; that thereby I may please him, and live with him in all believers serenity. Keep me from all worldliness and vanity. Help me, O Lord, that I may, under him, prudently and discreetly guide and govern his household. Let no fault of mine aggravate any sins by which he may be especially tempted; enable me to soothe him in perplexity, to cheer him in difficulty, to refresh him in weariness, and, as far as may be, to advise him in doubt. [Give me understanding so to fulfil my part in the education of our children, that they may be our joy in this world and our glory in the next.] Grant that our perfect union here may be the beginning of the still more perfect and blissful union hereafter in Thy kingdom. Amen.


Wife’s Prayer

O merciful Lord God, who in the beginning didst take Eve out of the side of Adam and didst give her to him as a helpmate: grant me grace to live worthy of the honorable estate of matrimony to which Thou hast called me, that I may love my husband with a pure and chaste love, acknowledging him as my head, and truly reverencing and obeying him in all good things; that thereby I may please him, and live with him in all Christian serenity. Keep me from all worldliness and vanity. Help me, O Lord, that I may, under him, prudently and discreetly guide and govern his household. Let no fault of mine aggravate any sins by which he may be especially tempted; enable me to soothe him in perplexity, to cheer him in difficulty, to refresh him in weariness, and, as far as may be, to advise him in doubt. [Give me understanding so to fulfil my part in the education of our children, that they may be our joy in this world and our glory in the next.] Grant that our perfect union here may be the beginning of the still more perfect and blissful union hereafter in Thy kingdom; and this I pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Wife’s Daily Prayer

As a wife I beseech You my God, make me cheerful, trustful, unselfish, thrifty and an affectionate companion. I ask the additional grace of patience and good example. May our family be modeled upon the Holy Family. Amen


A Wife’s Prayer For Her Husband

Dear Lord,

Thank you for your unconditional love for me.  I am so undeserving, yet you pursue me daily!  Thank you for your grace and for your perfect provision.  I am so blessed and grateful for my life and for insert husband’s name } life.   Thank for trusting us with each other’s hearts, blessing us with the covenant of marriage. You have given us an opportunity to love each other unconditionally and sometimes that is hard to do, but I ask Lord, that you would help us to love like you love.  Please show me how to be a joyful wife, a compassionate wife, a humble wife, and a truly forgiving wife. I pray for wisdom. I pray that you would equip insert husband’s name } and I with whatever we are lacking so that we may bless each other and be a beautiful example of a healthy marriage to other couples. Help me to understand that my expectations for my husband may never be met, that he is human and capable of sin.  Give me a discerning spirit and the courage to speak truth into my husband’s life, which will encourage him.  Keep words of disappointment and regret, lies from the enemy, far from me. Lord, if insert husband’s name } is struggling with anything, specifically { insert a struggle } please remove it from him.  Heal insert husband’s name } and give him a strong desire to seek after you.  I pray that he is the spiritual leader of our family that you have called him to be.  May your characteristics manifest in him as he grows in his relationship with you. God I ask that you would protect our marriage, keeping Satan and his ways far from our family.  Holy Spirit, walk with insert husband’s name }today, call out his name and reveal yourself to him.  I pray that our love for each other continues to grow deeper and deeper every day.  Please grant us time to spend intimately with one another, and especially time and desire to pray with and over one another! I pray for restoration in our marriage!  May you be at the center of our marriage FOREVER and EVER!  Reigning in our hearts, motivating our love and guiding our actions! In Jesus Name AMEN!


In gratitude for my Husband

Dear God, I thank you for my husband. I thank you for letting this man come into and complete my life. I delight in making him happy and caring for him. I am so grateful for how he loves me and cares for me. You know that there are days that we get on each other’s nerves, but today, I’m so grateful that this man completes my life and that you have given him to me to love and cherish all the days of my life.


As Our Children Leave Home

My Father in heaven, I ask you to look down on my husband of so many decades and to bless him on this day. Our marriage has been greatly enriched by our children and watching him grow as a father has only deepened my love for him. You gave him the grace and wisdom to nurture our children, challenge them and love them. Now bless they are gone. Help him to discover new joys in life and new ways to love and grow. Bless me with the grace to be his partner in this continued increase in our love for each other and for you.


For a loving husband

Lord, you know my husband and you have blessed him. I thank you for his gifts and for his love for me and for our children. I love him so much. And, I worry about him so much. Keep him in your care and help us to stay close. Help us face the difficulties we must face together. Help us live a long life together, if that is your will. I ask you this, in Jesus’ name.


For a husband who is difficult to live with

Oh, Lord, I am weary. Just weary. And, fairly angry, too. There are days I simply have no hope, and some days I have no desire at all to continue in this marriage. So, I turn to you and beg your help. First of all, I beg you to help me. Don’t let me give up. I am the only one I can change, so please help me change me. Protect my spirit. Take away my anger. It’s just cancer on my spirit. Give me courage and enough love to try again. Help me try to heal what is broken in my husband. Help me to love him so he isn’t so insecure and afraid. When he barks, let me only hear his inner fears protecting himself. Now I pray for him, Lord. Please love him and do what you can to heal him. Allow this struggle he’s in to open his heart to being loved, to being softened. Protect him from sin, from the temptations of the Evil One. Let him know and respond to the love I will, with your grace, show him. I ask you this, trusting you can still bless this marriage gave to us.


For a husband who is being stretched

God of love, you know what my husband is going through. The pressure he is under really scares me. I can see the toll it takes on him. I try to comfort him, to be patient with him, to help him enjoy a different world at home. Please watch out for him and protect him. Don’t let him face more than he can bear. I don’t know what I’d do without him. Thank you, Lord, for listening to my prayer. Hold him in your most loving heart, I pray.


For a husband who is ill or declining in health

Most loving God, my husband is struggling these days. I can see the changes in him and it breaks my heart. I promised to love him, “in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.” I promised to “love and honor him, all the days of my life.” Help me live those promises now, Lord. I’m embarrassed that I’m sometimes impatient and I’m not always caring and kind. I’m even guilty of thinking of my needs first. But, I turn to you now, dear Lord, and ask you to help my dear husband in this time of trial for him and for us. Restore him to health, if you can. Give him courage, strength and faith to deal with his ill health. Let him know the comfort of my love and your promises. I ask you this out of love for him. Make my love stronger.


For a husband who is an alcoholic

Oh, Lord, you know what a mess this is. I want to scream, but I think I stopped screaming years ago. My husband is addicted. I know it’s an “illness”, but I’m so angry.
I feel like his “illness” is killing me. And, he doesn’t seem to care. He doesn’t seem to really care about anything anymore.
The truth doesn’t matter. He’ll lie about anything. I think that’s what hurts the most. I’m not stupid or blind.
Oh, Lord, can I believe you can rescue us in this mess? 
Can I believe there is hope?
Please, Lord, let my husband be healed. Please save us. 
Please, somehow, let this pattern be broken before something much worse happens to him, to us. Please let me love him with your own love. Tough love, but faithful love, faith-filled love.


For a husband who uses pornography

God of love, my heart is so fragile I can barely find words to pray to you.
I have given myself to this marriage as best I could. I have not been perfect, and sometimes I’ve been really, really bad.
But, now my heart is broken. My husband is obsessed with sexual fantasies.
First it was stuff he wanted us to do; then it was stuff in his mind. Now it’s pornography. He’s addicted, Lord. He doesn’t see it. He’s obsessed with it. He can’t stop it. At first, he said it would help our love making.
But, it has only made him more self-centered, less generous, less loving.
Oh, Lord, please send your spirit to drive this Evil Spirit out. Please heal my husband. Heal my heart so I can have the strength and courage to help him.
Together, and with your grace, Lord, we can break this habit and learn to abstain from escapes from reality. With your help, Lord, we can learn simple love affection, simple tenderness and generous care for each other.
Dear Lord, I place my husband in your most loving hands.

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