What is one powerful expression of love that a husband can show to his wife? The answer is not based on love languages, the checkbook balance, the newest fashion trend, or the latest research. One of the most beautiful gifts a husband can offer his wife is praying for her regularly. Keep reading for a list of prayers you can pray for your wife right now.
Praying for your wife may seem intimidating, but try to push past that perspective. Prayer doesn’t have to be difficult. It does not have to be hours long. It does not require you to know big, theological words for it to be effective. Far from it.
Think about the prayer Jesus gave His disciples (Matthew 6:9-13). We know it as the Lord’s Prayer. It contains 65 words, including the amen at the end! One of the reasons so many people use the Lord’s Prayer is its simplicity. Praying for your wife can be simple, too. It is talking to God and asking Him to meet your wife’s needs. That’s it!
In a previous blog, we talked about five ways a wife can pray for her husband. We also created a PDF handout for them. In this blog, we want to provide something similar for husbands.
Written below are five prayers for your wife. We’ve also created a free PDF download of these prayers so you can keep the prayers in a handy place, like the bathroom mirror or in the car. You’ll find the PDFs at the bottom of this page.
Five Prayers for Your Wife
Prayer for my wife’s identity. Based on Romans 8:14-15 and Psalm 139.
Creator God, thank You for crafting and molding my wife with her distinct traits inside and out. I pray that she will embrace her identity as Your beloved child. Help her believe what You say about her, and help her rebuke the lies that the world tells her about her worth. Speak Your truth over her heart and mind. May she remember that You made her wonderfully and marvelously, and let her walk in humble confidence. Amen.
Pray for my wife’s parenting. Based on Deuteronomy 6:6-7 and Proverbs 31:26
Heavenly Father, thank you for my wife’s relationship with our children (and/or stepchildren). Thank You for the love and dedication she shows them and our blended family. Give her insight and energy as she seeks to teach our children (and/or stepchildren) about you in their daily lives. Open their hearts and minds to be receptive to her instruction and discipline. Give her the self-control to respond patiently in difficult moments. Amen.
Prayer for my wife’s spiritual growth. Based on Deuteronomy 6:5 and Philippians 1:6
God, You are the Author and Finisher of faith, and You will finish the work You have begun in my wife. Thank You for Your presence in her life. I pray that nothing and no one would take priority over her relationship with You. May she love You with all her heart and with all her soul and with all her might. Help her to walk in step with the Holy Spirit and sense Your presence in her everyday life. Amen.
Prayer for my wife’s stress. Based on Luke 10:38-42 and Philippians 3:12-14
Gentle Shepherd, You know the pressures my wife feels in the different roles she plays every day. You know all the responsibilities she juggles and the expectations she faces. Give her wisdom to discern what is most important and not worry about what others think. Release her from any unrealistic demands she makes of herself. Remind her of Your calling on her life and allow her to follow it faithfully. Amen.
Prayer for my wife’s protection. Based on 1 Peter 5:8 and Romans 8:37
Lord of Hosts, You reign far above every dominion and power. Nothing can stand against You. I pray that You would guard and protect my wife against the enemy who wants to devour her. Help her to be alert and aware of his schemes. Let her stand firm in You. Remind her that she is more than a conqueror through You. Destroy any strongholds of the enemy, and allow her to walk in freedom and victory. Amen.
When you face situations in which you don’t know how to pray for your wife, tell God what is on your mind. Saying “Help my wife today” is enough when offered with a sincere and honest heart.
The words you use to pray are not as important as the act of praying itself.