5 Powerful Scriptures and Prayers for Your Husband
Do you pray for your husband?
My answer to this was always, “Of course!”
I did pray for my husband, but not on a regular basis.
It was usually when he had something going on or asked for prayer.
I was rarely proactive in covering him in prayer.
However the further I got in my walk with God, the more I understood how powerful and important prayer was concerning my husband. After years of trying to change him and trying to be his “Holy Spirit Jr.”, I realized that prayer was the key–not my advice or complaints.
As much as I love praying for my husband, I don’t always remember to do it.
I can get sidetracked with the thousands of other responsibilities life throws at me.
In order to place it at the forefront of my mind, I put it on my calendar. Before you go thinking this is weird and impersonal….he knows I do this and actually appreciates it. I have an alert on my phone that goes off each morning at 7 am that says “Pray for Hubby and Kids”.
It has been the best thing I’ve done for my marriage. Seriously, you need to try it.
Not only do I put it in my calendar, but I have a few set topics and prayers handy that help guide my prayers.
I don’t want to pray just for the sake of praying, I want to see real change and power made available to him.
When I’m praying, I’m believing!
It’s warfare time and I’m there to defend, protect and claim–not in my power, but in the name of Jesus!
Declaring the scriptures over him will actually help him to become the man God’s called him to be.
When you first begin saying these things you may think, I’m saying this but none of it’s true.
Don’t let that stop you!
Your words have power. The more you speak them, the more you will see them come to pass.
Tell other people these things about him. It honors him and he will feel supported and loved by you.
Here are a few of the prayers and declarations that I’m praying for my husband.
**As a side note: Just because I pray for him in these areas does not mean he is not doing well in them. I pray over the areas he is proficient in as well. Why? Because I want him to continue to do well in them. There is no area that the enemy won’t try to come in. I want to make sure I’m on the offense, not just the defense!**
Prayers for Your Husband
My husband works with all his heart as unto the Lord. He glorifies God with his talents. (based on Colossians 3:23)
The favor of God rests on my husband. God establishes the work of his hands and provides the business he needs. (based on Psalm 90:17)
Father, thank you for my husband’s job. Lord, help him to see it as a gift from You. Father, I pray that you continue to bless him in this area. Give him insight into his field. Continue to show him creative ways to make money and expand his presence in his industry. Lord, help him to see his job as a blessing, even in the times where it’s rough. Guard his heart and mind against discouragement when things don’t go the way he anticipates. Let him work with all his heart to bring You glory. I pray Your favor would cover him and that he would prosper in his work. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
My husband leads me with gentleness and walks in understanding with me. (based on 1 Peter 3:7)
My husband is an encouraging father. He leads our children in the way of the Lord. (based on Ephesians 6:4)
Lord, protect my husband’s time at home. Father, help him to govern our house in wisdom and fear of You. Teach him Your ways, so that He may be an example to our children. Give him insight into how to raise our family. Help him to balance his time between work and home life. Help him to understand how to love me better as his wife and help me learn to be respectful. Teach him to be gentle and kind with our family while teaching us to be submissive. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
The wise will surround my husband and he will become wiser. (based on Proverbs 13:20)
My husband speaks what is edifying to those around him. He builds others up and uses his words to glorify God. (based on Ephesians 4:29)
My husband is an example to others in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (based on 1 Timothy 4:12)
Father thank you for my husband’s godly relationships. Lord continue to surround him with men that reflect Your heart. Help him to be slow to speak and quick to listen to his friends. Guard his mouth against speaking anything other than what edifies the hearer and glorifies You. Give him divine connections throughout his day. Let him be a beacon of light to those around him. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
My husband will be in good health and prosper, even as his soul prospers. (based on 3 John 1:2)
My husband is disciplined in his eating and exercising habits. He maintains control over all cravings. (based on 1 Corinthians 9:27)
Lord, I thank you for my husband’s health. Father, I pray that you would preserve him. Help him to make good food choices each day. Let him crave those things that are good for him. Protect each cell in his body, so that nothing harmful can prosper against him. Give him energy at the end of the day to work out. Show him a plan for working out. Send others to encourage him and even a buddy to work out with that will keep him accountable. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
My husband grows in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ daily. (based on 2 Peter 3:18)
The faith my husband has will move mountains and nothing will be impossible for him! (based on Matthew 17:20)
God, I thank you that my husband is growing in wisdom, stature, and favor with You and man. Continue to expand his knowledge of You, Lord. I thank you for the men you have placed in his life to help him along the way. Lord, continue to increase his faith as he reads Your Word. Preserve his time with you, Lord. Speak to him throughout the day and guide his decisions. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
How do you pray for your husband? Do you have a routine or a specific method for praying for him? I’d love for you to share it! We can help each other grow in our prayers for our husbands. The more we pray, declare and seek God on behalf of our men, the more we will see them grow in the image of God.
I love this, Alisa!!! Powerful stuff!
Thank you for providing the *FREE* printable to guide our wifey prayer times for our husbands!!
Blessings to you, sister!
Thanks, Leigh Ellen! I love to write these out. I figured why not share?? I’m glad you enjoyed them! Have a fantastic week!
Thank you for these declarations and prayers for my husband. I really needed them.
Thank you Alisa for these wonderful prayers for our husbands. I was praying for him but not like this. Theses prayers are awesome. I didn’t know how to pray this way using scriptures to match the prayer. I pray God continue to bless you to keep doing what you do. Again, thank you Alisa. You are a God send!
I googled prayers for my husband this morning bc he’s struggling, we’re struggling, financially and I lost my job and as I’m walking our daughter to the bus stop he texts and says he wants me to move out he’s not happy. I said ok and started praying. Please help me pray for my struggling husband. He’s not happy with himself so it’s impossible for him to be happy with us! 20years will not end like this! Pray for David please he needs the Lord so much right now!
Hello Sue, I’m praying for you and David! God’s peace and total restoration over you and your family in Jesus’s name! God is able!
How do you get a copy?
I really liked what you said about being his Holy Spirit jr. I know I am guilty of that. I definitely pray for my husband a lot since I am not sure about his salvation but even that sometimes don’t motivate me as much as it should. Sometimes I feel upset towards him or satan likes to toss in my face that my expectations have not been met and distract me from praying. But my prayer lately has been to focus on his heart because that’s what matters. Like you said there is spiritual warfare going on especially when someone isn’t living a life pleasing to God. he wants to try to hold onto as tight as he can. God has also led me to write out prayers for my husband so I go back and read/pray over them especially when it is hard. Thank you so much for these challenging words. visiting from tellhisstory #3
Thanks, Kristina! It’s so easy to cross the line with giving advice and direction with our husbands. I’m praying that God would send people to encourage your husband and surround him with God’s love- that he would not be able to deny it! I know it’s probably not easy being the one moving forward in faith. I spent 6 years doing the same thing. But I will tell you, when my husband got saved- it was radical!! God completely transformed him. I couldn’t deny that something had changed. I’m believing God will do the same thing for your husband. Thank you for reading today.
I so appreciate having prayers and scripture laid out for me. I’ve tucked it in my bible. Thanks!
Thanks, Laura! I’m so glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for visiting today!
I’m so glad to have these prayers. My husband is unsaved and our marriage has been a real struggle. Please pray for us. Thankyou so much for the encouraging words.
These are beautiful and speak so clearly to the most important areas where my own husband could use a little more prayer from his partner! Thank you for sharing! xo
Thanks, Liz! Our husbands can always use a little more prayer, right? It’s easy for me to have it laid out- that way I can easily confess it! Thanks for visiting today!
I love that you set a timer on your phone! That is a great idea, Alisa. And I appreciate your prayer topics here. It’s so easy to forget to cover our most important person in prayer. And if they can’t count on us, who can they count on??? Sharing on Facebook!
Thanks, Betsy! =) At first it felt a little weird to put a reminder. I mean, is it that hard to remember to pray for my husband? And then I realized- yes some days it can be that hard! =)) I’m so glad I did it! Thank you for sharing!
I’m so bad at praying for my husband… 🙁 he asks occasionally if I am, and if we’re driving past his office (once or twice a week), then I’ll say a quick prayer. But it’s a very quick thing. Thanks for these tips! Having specific things to pray for really helps.
I think we all have times where we slack in that area, Bonnie! Having a reminder and a plan laid out makes it a lot easier for me to remember and be prepared. Hope this helps! Have a great rest of your week!
Alisa, I enjoyed meeting you today on #LiveFreeThursday link up. I appreciate the powerful Scriptures and prayers to pray over my spouse of 18 years. Thank you for your devotion to pen encouragement!
Thanks, April! I look forward to visiting your blog this afternoon! Have a wonderful day!
These are really great prayers! I, like you, often get distracted by so many seemingly urgent things and forget to cover my husband in prayer. Thank you for posting these templates for me!
It’s so easy to get distracted isn’t it, Karen? Templates always help me! I’m so glad you stopped by today. =)
Thanks Alisa. Love these. Printed and put in my notebook. I’m doing an awesome study called The Husband Project.
That’s great, Debbie! Having a printout is always handy in keeping us on track. I heard about the Husband Project. Is that through Proverbs31??
I love this! I have never been so convicted to pray for my husband as when he lost his job a few months ago. Our husbands NEED our prayers.
Thanks for the printout, too! I always like a good physical reminder!
That is so true, Lynnae! Losing a job is a huge change for a man. How blessed he is to have a praying wife to war on his behalf! Praying that God continues to bless your family and provide in ways you never thought possible!
What beautiful sentiments for your husband! My husband is a constant source of strength in our home and for me as a mother and a wife as well, and he definitely deserves these beautiful words. I will be saving this and using my own variations from now on. Thank you so much! Glad you were able to join us for #shinebloghop this week
I love that you are taking it and making it your own, Maria!! Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!
Thank you so much for these. I needed to be reminded to pray for my husband and these were great help.
Thanks, Patricia! I’m so glad they helped. I’ve been using them everyday too! =) Enjoy your weekend!
I love that you put on a alarm to pray for your husband every day. That is so smart! I am definitely going to do that. I pray often for our marriage and for each of us individual but there are days that I don’t do it and when I think about the next day that I forgot to stay prayerful the day before and it bums me out. Love your tip. Thank you!
I’m the same way, Carmen! I was putting way too much confidence in what I could remember. Ha! Hope your having a wonderful weekend!
Alisa, I think many of us can use some help in this area — I sure can, so I’m grateful for these reminders. Sometimes it’s the simple things that we overlook. Thanks for the free download — it’s the perfect extra touch to this post. I love how beautifully laid out and easy it is to follow.
Thanks, Marva! I don’t know anyone that doesn’t need help in this area- the remembering and the praying part! Thanks for visiting today! Have a great rest of your weekend!
I love the prayers! This is an area I really want to improve! Thank you!
Thanks, Valerie! Have a great weekend!
Thanks for outlining these great ways to pray for our husbands! I love that you mentioned praying for areas where your husband is already strong. I don’t usually think to do that, but those are the areas where Satan is likely to attack. I think that praying about positive areas is also a good reminder of our husbands’ strengths so that we don’t get caught up focusing on areas where they are not as strong.
So true, Courtney! We don’t often think of praying for areas where we are strong! Thank you for reading! Have a great weekend!
I’ve been convicted about my prayer life lately – about doing more than just “surface” praying, but really seeking God, especially for the needs of my husband and children. Thanks for sharing these today!
I love that, Tracey….praying more than just surface prayers. I can easily get caught up in adding prayer to my to do list. Usually when I do that, it gets really generic. I love focused prayer and even more praying the scriptures! Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful week!
These are beautiful. I sure could use these as I don’t pray over my husband often. I do pray over my kids (DAILY), but I very often leave my husband out. I need to be better about it. I appreciate this post. Thank you for linking up to Open Mic Monday at Cisneros Cafe. I am blessed by this post. xoxo
Thank you, Carolina! I think we can all get better at praying for our husbands! I’m so glad you found it helpful. =) Have a beautiful weekend!
Wonderful prayers! Great to share with new brides (and old brides like myself :)) Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Kimberley! I never thought about sharing this with new brides, but what a great idea!! I may have to include this in my wedding gifts! =) Thanks for the tip! Have a great weekend!
Alysa, there is just so much packed in here, and I find myself re-reading and evaluating where I have fallen short. Love the challenges and depth of your writing! Crystal~
Thanks, Crystal! I honestly felt the same way. That’s why I began writing them. I would see that alarm on my phone and feel the need to pray, but didn’t always know what to pray. Establishing the list helped me to stay focused! =) Thank you for stopping by!
I loved reading this post. How powerful! I also like your suggestion of setting a timer on your phone. I am going to do this. Often times I can get so wrapped up in my day that I forget to stop and pray for those important to me. This will be a great reminder to do it daily. Also, those prayers are all wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Jenna! The alarm felt weird at first, but now I look forward to it! Having a list really helped me feel prepared. Thanks for reading! =)
Alisa, I appreciate how you based your prayers on Scripture. I’ve never been that thorough in praying. This challenges me to do better. Thanks so much!
Thanks, Debbie! I love praying the scriptures! I feel like there’s more power behind praying God’s word than trying to come up with my own. Thank you for visiting!
Thank you so much for sharing these. I’m not very good at praying for my husband at all unless I know that he’s feeling tired or going through an extra-stressful time and this makes me realise I should make it much more a part of my routine. These prayers are such a good starting point, thank you. #twinklytuesday
I was the same way, Louise! Making it part of our routine is so easy and rewarding too! Thank you for visiting today!
What a great idea to set a prayer reminder on your phone. This is an area of prayer I have been working on and I appreciate the great scriptures and declarations to help me really focus. Enjoying linking with you today. I’ll share this on my FB page. I’ll also send you a message from your fb page. Blessings!
Thanks, Ginger! I appreciate you sharing! I’m so glad you reached out to me, Im messaging you back now! =)
Wow, these are wonderful! I saved the printable to refer to later on. Thank you so much for writing this post! I have been wanting to have more direction in the ways I pray for my husband
I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Elena! Thank you for reading today. Have a great weekend!
Beautiful prayers, declarations, and scripture for our husbands! There is so much power in prayer. So much hope. This guide is incredible for wfhen we feel at a loss for words or need a place to start or grow. Thank you, Alisa, for your beautiful words of hope you always share at #MomentsofHope! You are a blessing!
Thanks, Lori! You are so right, there is a ton of power in prayer! Thank you for your encouragement. Have a wonderful week!
Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
Thanks for providing community, Lisa!
YES! Excellent and spirit-filled, Alisa. Thank you for sharing your quiet moments with the Lord about your husband. My husband is such a kind and gentle man. He knows Jesus, in fact he introduced me to Him 23+ years ago. But, there is always room for prayers like these. Thank you so much.
Woohoo, Amen to all of that!! Your writing is anointed and powerful!! I truly felt what you were saying deep down into my Spirit! Thank you so much for sharing these, I am adding them to my arsenal 😉 .
I do pray alot for my husband but I can be guilty of missing a day here and there so the reminder on the phone is a genius idea, just saying!
Again thanks so much, I was truly blessed by this and I will definitely be sharing this with others.
This is great!! In my daily time with GOD I always pray for GOD to make my husband whole mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. I pray against any strongholds that might be holding him from living Gods truth both seen and unseen; also iniquities in the his bloodline be stopped/corrected with him and not in our legacy. And I like to always speak life over my husband (even if hasn’t come to fruition yet) as he is the high priest in our home, a great protector, amazing father, the head and not the tail, the lender not the borrower and implore the holy spirit in him throughout the day. One thing I recently added was to just bless my husband and change me, let me walk in the anointing of the perfect help meet for him 🙂
What a great holy habit you’ve created!! I love that you’re covering your husband in every area. They carry such a heavy responsibility every day of leading and covering the household. I’m a big fan of speaking life over not just my husband, but my whole family. Our words have power and we will definitely eat of the fruit that comes out of it! Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your routine of praying for your husband. I love that you are not just focused on him God changing him, but changing you as well. Beautiful wisdom here!
Thank you for sharing this! I love the areas and scriptures you picked out. What an amazing post! I will definitely be sharing this! Thank you and God bless!
Thanks so much Patty! Have a wonderful New Years!
I just love the idea of setting an alarm to pray for your family. I long to be more consistent in my prayers for my husband. I think an alarm will do the trick! Thank you!
Hey Natalie! It felt kind of weird at first… but it definitely helped, so it was worth the push through!
A sweet reminder to be in prayer for the gift of our husbands. Their job is immense as they lead us in righteousness in a world that tells us men are worthless, childish, irresponsible, ect. That is not who they were created to be and the reminder to be in prayer for them is a timely message- not matter the age.
I agree, Jolena! Honor seems to be a lost practice in society these days.
I love the two prayers that you have under home life. So good!! Not how I had thought to pray those verses before. 🙂
Thank you so much Alisa for this powerful resource to help us praying wives. I know I can to a better job of carving out those extra moments to pray for my sweet husband, and more specifically, how to pray for him. Blessings to you my friend.
This is an area I think we can all grow in. You are a beautiful example of a godly woman!
Thanks so I will use these prayers points for my husband
Thank you so much for encouraging in doing what is right in the Lord’s eyes in putting a hedge of protection around our husband’s and our marriages!! I truly appreciate you sharing these prayers with us. I know that there is power in praying for our husbands. I have experienced it first hand and many deliverance have come through for him through my prayers and declarations in Jesus’ name!! I felt very silly when I would confess God’s truth over him when it was still not true in the natural, and it did not happen overnight, BUT God set him free and I am forever grateful. Even knowing this, I recently had stopped praying for our marriage and declaring scriptures over our marriage and I can tell how foolish this is. I started back up this week and this was just further encouragement and ammunition to use. Praise God for using you!
Thank you for this it is saved on my phone and I have been praying this daily since January. I was praying different scriptures last year. I had set a reminder on my phone to pray the scriptures before I even found this blog so this has just been spiritual confirmation. I love the fact that your refer to different areas of his life to pray for and pray scriptures for. My husband has been committed to weekly park runs and the gym 3 times a week after work, as well as running a network marketing business alongside his full time job. These prayers have helped me realised how important all these things are too him and how wrong it is to feel resentful as I have in the past for feeling as if I come last because we never spend anytime together and I spend all my time with the children. May God continue to bless your endeavours.
I love how this post resonated with so many wives. It is a very important part that can be overlooked in the business of life.
These 5 areas are point on
I love how you provided the prayer examples. I am more of an imrove prayer, but I’d actually like to start writing down some prayers to be more focused. I also love the idea of a calendar–not just to remember to pray from my husband but for all the vital areas for prayer. I certaintly could pray more for our spiritual leaders, our government leaders, family, and friends. A calendar would certaintly keep me more focused on the needs of others. Great post!
Ï just found your site today and I am already blessed by the prayers. Thank you for creating this.
GOD’S TIMING IS ALWAYS PERFECT
THANKS FOR SHARING
I just bumped into your page today and its so uplifting. I have struggled with frequently praying for my husband and when its laid out like this,absolutely grateful. Thank you for this.Looking forward to reading more on your page.
Alisa, I just want to say a HUGE thank you for sharing this with us. I’ve been praying these prayers for my husband for over a year and all I can say is these are VERY powerful. I have seen transformation and I’m so grateful to you. I pray the Lord continues the bless you and your family and may he expand your presence so you can reach more people and continue to spread His gospel.
Often times I want to give up and throw in the towel. but God never gave up on me in spite of all of my mess so why should I give up on my marriage when things get rough? Lord help me, deliver me from ME. Save me, save my husband and our marriage, make us and our marriage over again. Bless us indeed. Use us and bless us to be a blessing to many others around the world and be a Godly example of what marriage should be and look like in Jesus name it is so AMEN AMEN and AMEN. Help us to Love unconditionally and not give up so quickly Amen.
Thank you very much Alisa, for these edifying prayers. I just decided TODAY to start praying for my husband without ceasing and I was led to this incredible teaching. Thank you for your help. I needed this guide.
I just put aside this prayer guide to say thank you and God richly bless you and your family.
May God continue to use you in this divine calling.
Showers of blessings!
Thank you for this detailed confession prayers.
God bless you BIG!! I actually shed tears when I was speaking these confessions because I had a similar confession I stopped using because I got so busy. I am charged up again because you shared.
I am by name. Kristen Cherney
Aside from none of the scriptures/prayers is true about my husband, he also has favorites. He gets excited and volunteers to help our daughter and her husband but not with our son and his wife. And it upsets me. My husband wasn’t a favorite child and he mentioned over and over that his mom had favorites but sadly, he ended up having favorites himself.
Thank you for these beautiful prayers to pray for my husband. I like many of the women who commented, pray for their husbands but not consistently. I admit to trying to be my husband’s holy spirt and Jesus. That course of action never works which always brings me back to praying for him. I realize I must pray fervently and often for my husband. The enemy hates marriage, especially our husbands since they are leaders of the home. I want to see my husband be who God has destined home to be. So thanks you again.
Hi! I began praying many of these scriptures over my husband in 2019 for the most part daily. God has done so much in my husband, my children and my own life! I just want to thank you for encouraging wives to pray for their own husbands. This is so important! God really honors this seemingly unimportant ministry. Praise God! Once upon a time Jesus told me that he is trying to work on my husband but I am getting in His way, and I knew exactly what this meant. As many wives do I’m sure, I was trying to be his conviction, and his direction to lead him where I thought he should go. What a shame! Who am I? How do I know what the Potter is making out of our family! I’m just another lump of clay!! I would encourage all wives to pray for their husbands faithfully and leave the results up to Jesus, to not loose heart, to not give up, and you will see a great blessing from our Father!