Praying for Your Wife
Posted on July 15, 2019 by Erin Culleny in Freedom Fighters
This summer at America’s Keswick we have intensified our commitment to prayer and encouraging our guests to be intentional in their praying.
In addition to our morning prayer groups, we have a self-guided prayer walk around the grounds and we have activated the “War Room.”
For the next several weeks, I want to give you some ways that you can pray for your spouse, kids, pastor and government. The materials are adapted from The Battle Plan for Prayer – From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies by Stephen and Alex Kendrick (Broadman Holman)
Today I want to share with you their strategies for praying for your wife:
- That she would love the Lord with all her heart, mind, soul, and strength. (Matt. 22:36–40)
- Find her beauty and identity in Christ and reflect His character. (Prov. 31:30; 1 Pet. 3:1–3)
- Love the Word of God and allow it to bloom her into Christlikeness. (Eph. 5:26)
- Be gracious, speaking the truth in love and avoiding gossip. (Eph. 4:15, 29; 1 Tim. 3:11)
- Respect you and submit to your leadership as unto the Lord. (Eph. 5:22–24; 1 Cor. 14:35)
- Be grateful and find her contentment in Christ, not in circumstances. (Phil. 4:10–13)
- Be hospitable and diligently serve others with Christ like joy. (Phil. 2:3–4)
- Bring her family good and not evil all the days of her life. (Prov. 31:12; 1 Cor. 7:34)
- Invite godly, older women to mentor her and help her grow. (Titus 2:3–4)
- Not believe lies that would devalue her roles as a wife and mother. (Titus 2:5)
- Be loving, patient, hard to offend, and quick to forgive. (Eph. 4:32; James 1:19)
- Have her sexual needs met only by her husband, and to meet his. (1 Cor. 7:1–5)
- Be devoted to prayer and effectively intercede for others. (Luke 2:37; Col. 4:2)
- Guide her home and children in a diligent, Christlike way. (Prov. 31:27)
- Provide no reason for her character to be slandered or to lose confidence. (1 Tim. 5:14)
Guys – this is such a great way to serve our wives by praying for them. My guess is that many of us have wives who pray for us! Let’s make this an on-going part of our prayer life.
Relentlessly pursuing Christ,
Bill Welte, President/CEO
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “If we were to press the pause button, repent, and move prayer to a place of priority in our families, schedules, and churches, everything would be ignited and impacted by it.” Living the Battle Plan
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. – Isaiah 1:18
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.