In any marriage, the husband is an important piece of the puzzle. At times you might see your husband struggling and wish you could say the right prayers for your husband to lead him in the right direction.
The goal of this article is to both inspire and motivate you to effectively pray for your husband. By the end, you should feel that whatever turbulence you are feeling in your marriage due to his discontent can be addressed with these prayers and guidance to weather the storm.
How Do I Bless My Husband?
One of the first things you might notice is that your husband is struggling with something. If you find that he’s having a bad day or even a bad week or month, asking God to bless your husband might seem like the right thing to do. Here are four simple ways to bless your husband.
The first and most simple way to help your husband is to ask the Lord for His blessing on him. Say something like:
“Lord, my husband has been having a really hard time at work lately and it’s left him feeling down. Please watch over him and help him through the coming days. Lord, please provide your blessing to my husband, take control over his hands, his voice, and his mind and ease his burden however possible.”
Now, obviously, you don’t have to say it exactly as I did here, you can provide your own context and variation based on what you and your husband are dealing with.
Do It Yourself
If you notice that your husband is having a hard time with something or is dealing with a lot, this could be a great opportunity for you to step up and do something yourself. Think about ways you could try to ease his burden and ask if there’s anything you can do to help.
If you don’t want to come right out and ask, a small gesture of kindness may go a long way. Offer to clean his car, make him a special meal, or buy a movie he likes to watch and make some popcorn for him.
Only you know your husband, so there are no clear cut solutions here. You’ll have to figure out what works in your situation, but this article should help you spark some ideas.
Now, let’s be clear before we get into this section. You deserve just as much as your husband so this is in no way intended to be one-sided or a double-standard.
Sometimes we all need a little quiet time. Have you ever just woken up on the wrong side of the bed? Sometimes we wake up and for no apparent reason everything seems to irritate us.
There are occasions where this can last for longer than a few hours and can even extend into the following day. This could be the reason for your husband’s discontent. He could just be having an off day.
If that’s the case, he might just want some time to be left alone. I think we owe it to our partners to provide that for them if it’s what they need to be happy. We would expect them to return the favor as well.
Once again, only you know your partner. Sometimes our men don’t want to ask for help or to be left alone. They might not even recognize they need some time alone. Taking the initiative to offer alone time may be all they need to get back on track.
No matter what, you should pray for your husband. If you’re wondering, “where can I find prayers for my husband”? Don’t worry, because we’re going to offer plenty of ideas.
To start, you can pray for his mindset, for peace of mind, and ultimately for God’s favor. Pray that he finds whatever it is he needs to relax and feel more content.
Scripture About Helping Those Who Are Struggling
If you’re finding it difficult to help your husband through prayer and action, there are plenty of scriptures to read to help find some context.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Bear one another’s burden, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
1 John 3:17
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
In all things, I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. Then the righteous will answer him, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?…”
What the Bible Says About Praying for a Husband?
One of the most important things for us to understand is that God wants us to turn to Him in our time of need. That’s what time of need is ultimately for. God expects us to use Him to fulfill our prophecy and that’s why it’s important that we lean on Him when we’re struggling.
Here are some scriptures that can teach about what the Bible says about praying for your husband. HIM or HE in these verses, refers to your husband.
Thank You, Father, for the gift of Jesus and His perfect example of humility. Jesus displayed His love for us with great humility and submissiveness to You. He denied Himself the comforts of heaven to save us. He chose to experience temptations, mockery, rejection, and even death. He rated our needs higher than His own.
You require HIM to love me as Christ loved the church. With great love for HIM, I’m asking You to empower him to do this – Ephesians 5:25
This verse teaches us we must practice humility and know when it’s time to admit defeat. We must know when it’s time to turn to the Lord and ask Him for help.
You know the pressure HE feels to be successful and strong. You know how he is influenced to be self-reliant. You understand his fears and insecurities. He is simply human and at risk of denying his need for You, God. I do not want to see him destroy his life or our marriage because of pride. – Proverbs 18:12
This is a great verse to help us understand the age of the man is not yet over. Many households operate in a way that puts both men and women on equal pedestals, as it should be. But that does not mean that men are exempt from feelings. Sometimes they feel the weight of this life and need help shedding that burden.
Even more, they can reach a point where they risk losing their faith as a result of the incredible pressure they feel. It’s important that we do not allow this to happen and pray for our partners when they need us most.
I bring HIM to You, the river of life, and ask You to anoint him with a supernatural portion of Christ’s humility. With it, he will be a ready recipient of Your grace. He will be free to boast about his weaknesses to You and wait for You to satisfy his needs with Your strength – Psalm 36:8; James 4:6; 2 Corinthians 11:30, 12:9–10
Lastly, this verse is a spiritual act of sacrifice. When we feel there is nothing more we can do to help, it’s our job to hand it over to God. Through prayer, we’re bringing our partner to God and asking for His help and guidance because we cannot carry him alone.
We must understand that we all process stress and trials differently and each man may be impacted, and react, in a different way. We shouldn’t look down on a man who is handling a trial with much difficulty. Instead, we should turn it over to the Lord for His help.
How Can I Attract My Husband Emotionally?
Many women may find their husbands emotionally confusing or distant. Sometimes everything seems like it’s going perfect and you feel emotionally connected, then the next day, it’s a completely different scenario.
If you want to gain your husband’s attention and connect in a more healthy way emotionally, your actions and prayer can help. Here are some suggestions.
Pay Attention to the Little Things He Does
Sometimes we don’t pay attention to what our spouses do for us. We get so caught up and focused on what we’re doing that we neglect to notice that they do a lot for us. If you think this might be the case in your marriage, it could be leading to your husband’s emotional distance.
Expressing thankfulness and gratitude is a simple act that can bridge the emotional divide, allowing your husband to feel recognized and appreciated. When we feel valued we are more willing to connect with those we love on an emotional level.
Understand His Moods
One of the most challenging parts of being a wife is understanding what makes your husband happy and what doesn’t. Learn these as best you can because you’ll be able to use them when he falls prey to a certain mood that you’d like to avoid.
More so, respect these moods and realize you may need to refrain from certain actions on any given day that could make things worse.
Don’t Overdo It
When you’re trying to bring your husband closer emotionally, you want to keep things simple by focusing on the things he likes and not veering too far off that course.
When he’s distant, now is not the time to try something new. Take the things you know will make him happy and use them. When he’s feeling better or giving you the love and attention you want, that’s when you can change things up.
Respect Personal Space
Respecting and understanding that your husband needs his personal space is a sign of maturity in a relationship. It’s important to give him the space he needs, don’t get unnecessarily jealous, and trust him as much as you can.
Obviously, if you feel something is wrong you shouldn’t give him too much space but if he offers you a certain level of personal space, you should try to do the same.
Can I Pray for Someone to Be My Husband?
If all this time you’ve been reading and wishing that your boyfriend would propose to you, don’t worry. We’ve got something for you as well.
Prayers for your husband don’t only have to apply to married men and women, they can apply to those who are dating as well. If you’re trying to get your man to propose, you too can turn to prayer during this time.
To help us understand the importance of seeking and receiving a husband, let’s look at what the scripture has to say about this topic.
Seek and read from the book of the Lord: Not one of these shall be missing; none shall be without her mate. For the mouth of the Lord has commanded, and his Spirit has gathered them.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
1 Corinthians 13:7
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 7:39
A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:9
But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
1 John 2:27
But the anointing that you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in Him.
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Pray for the Holy Spirit
Your first prayer should start by praising the Lord and thanking Him for everything. We must declare that ultimately, God has the final say and it is His will as to whether or not you find a husband.
It’s not only great to take this request to God, but it is also affirming to say that you feel that He has set aside a husband for you.
Pray for Direction
Next, we can pray for direction in this matter. We pray that God will enter our hearts and help us find the way. If we ask, God will direct us to a life mate that is right for us.
Pray that God opens up the door and leads you in the way He wants you to go. This clears up feelings of uncertainty and gives you peace of mind in knowing He has a clear path for you toward happiness.
Pray for Patience
Above all else, we must pray for patience. We need to ask God to help us not succumb to fleshly temptations. It’s tough with peer pressure, a sexualized media, and even pressure from family at times to remain pure and patient.
We need to ask God for the power to wait for the right one. Perhaps we need to be less critical and open our eyes to what God may send our way. Whatever it may be, ask the Lord to provide and put your trust in His perfect plan.
Pray to Find Him
Pray that you find a man, but most importantly, pray that you find a man of God who shares your faith. Ask God to speak to you and be open to His voice so you can have confidence in knowing you’ve found the man God has planned for you.
There are many households out there where the Holy Spirit is only present in one spouse. Ensure you don’t fall prey to this tragic truth in your marriage. Pray to find a man who walks with God and you will find the peace God has promised all those who believe.