Everyone feels complete and happy when they are loved and the experience of having found the man you love is unbelievable and so the question now is How do you pray for the man you love?. This is a complete guide on how you should pray for the man you love.
There is a big difference between a man and a husband. Everyone male can be a man but only a few can be husbands. What sets the dividing line is the ministry and the grace they carry to lead the family as long as a man does not have these then he can be a husband.
Prayer is the answer to many things and as we pray for the man we love, we should take into consideration the following things to shape how we should pray for our husbands? A wise woman builds and prayer is one way of building your house and family.
- 1 Why you should pray for the man you love?
- 2 What to pray, for the man you love?
Why you should pray for the man you love?
The husband is the father of the family
Fatherhood transcends just providing the seed for a new life and being called daddy or dad or providing for the family. Fatherhood is the grace to carry many and cares for them God is a perfect example of this, look at what he did even when we were sinners and strangers and rebellious, he held us with a firm grip and made a way for us out of our way to death.
The husband being a father means that he has to be there to hold us. He might not be as perfect in this as you would imagine but the reality is that he is to dress and tend the garden, this gone beyond just providing or giving the seed and takes on the bigger role both physically and spiritually.
Therefore, your major prayer should be that he becomes the better father and a great tender of the garden. This is a character that raises godly children and builds a great family. No matter who he is and his status fatherhood is not about strength and provision but it is the heart to raise and see many better and greater in the days to come.
Some men are husbands and are not fathers. They are jealous when their own do better than them, they do not want to see others better and this is shown in what they do and say; words such as “you will not be any better” and others show a lack of fatherhood character. Pray for them to be better fathers.
The father is also the vision bearer. Without vision, our whole course is frustrated and where there is vision there is success and order. Fathers have to hold bigger visions and aspirations for their family; they should look beyond their achievements and see bigger in everything. They might not accomplish a lot but they should see even bigger things in the life of their wives and children. Pray for them to have a bigger vision and aspiration for the whole family.
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The husband is the source of the family
A source is a place of beginning. Family begins when a man leaves his father’s house and joins his wife. He is the source where all things in the family come from and have the wisdom for bringing great ideas and inspirations into this world.
A source is one they will look to in everything decision and guidance. Your prayer for your husband as a source should be that they can carry the burden of bringing new and great things and ideas that can take the family to another level.
It is not just enough when they are consulted for decisions, it should be that they are the source of inspiration for these visions and decisions. When the children look at your husband they should see inspiration and a bright and greater future and this how your prayer should be that when they look at him they see inspirations.
The husband is the high priest of the family
The priestly ministry is given to everyone in the family but the role of the high priest of the family is only the mandate of the husband. The high priest’s role is to carry the infirmity of the people and to present them together with his infirmity to God, look at Jesus as the high priest of our profession, he bore all our weaknesses and infirmity and presented them to the father for eternal redemption, this is the similar function of the husband.
A high priest should be sensitive to the infirmity of the people and this is what makes them carry their infirmity and this is the one thing that qualifies a high priest before God. If you are praying for your husband consider this, if he can’t be touched with the infirmity of your family then he can’t present you to God so your prayer should be that he is sensitive to the infirmity of your family and the strength and wisdom to perform his duties as the high priest of the family.
The fire must always be lit and the sacrifice and the wine and the water always on the altar and this calls for a collective responsibility both from the husband, wife, and the children. Fan that fire in his heart and in doing this, his heart will start to melt for God.
The husband is the teacher of the family
No one would ever want a teacher who does not know what they affirm, and from whence they affirm, because it is clear that sets the order before people, without order people can walk off course even without knowing it, and so it is important that the right order must be set and this is done in the rightness and truth of the word.
Instructions can come to anyone but the biggest, sometimes life-changing ones always come to the primary teacher, and caretaker of the family’s faith, in this, then our prayer should be that they are tuned to the voice and can discern between the different voices and seek the truth out of every instruction.
As a teacher the whole family will look unto him as an example to them, the family will adapt and mutate to the idea and understanding of the husband and so the burden comes to you to pray for straightness in the life your husband lives to be the perfect example.
The placing of man as the stronger vessel into the place of authority is for the peace and prosperity of the family. The purpose of authority is to guide to a peaceable and godly life and they have the mandate to punish every form of wickedness. (Ephesians 5:23)
The place of authority is the place of decision, certain things can never happen to a family unless the husband approves. The perfect example of this is Adam and Eve, as long as Adam did not eat that fruit nothing happened, but the moment he took a bite of that fruit, it was the moment that their eyes opened to see their nakedness.
The family can agree on certain things but as long as the husband does not agree, then it is not established because the husband carries the final authority either to accept or to reject. This then should shape our prayers to pray for them to discern every decision they make and to take a bold step of faith in certain areas for the advancement of the family and the kingdom of God.
What to pray, for the man you love?
1. Pray for your husband’s finances
Pray for his job and source of income. Money is an answer to many things (Ecclesiastes 10:19) and a source of defense (Ecclesiastes 7:12), when he is wealthy and does not lack, he becomes generally happy and at peace, and this happiness and peace is transferred to the family.
2. Pray for your husband’s health
No one would want to raise children without their father at the side, pray for his health when he is healthy then he can take care of the family and provide for the family. When he is healthy he makes the right move and right decisions.
3. Pray for your husband’s faith
Pray that he continues in the faith (Colossians 1:23); pray that the fire in his life goes wild and wild (2 Timothy 1:6). Pray for his revelation and visions. He should be a man of God’s word and wholly submitted to God and the working of God and this is how your prayer should be.
5. Pray for your husband’s relationships with the family and other people.
People are better with friends and two people will always have a great reward for their plans and work (Ecclesiastes 4:9). Pray for his work partners, pray for his friends and family members. Friends influence our decisions (Proverbs 27:17) so you should pray for friends who will positively influence your husband’s decisions and vision.
6. Pray for your husband’s vision and aspiration
Pray that his dream is God’s dream and his vision is God’s vision. Pray for his aspirations and all his plans, we can make our plans but God will always have the final say (Proverbs 16:9), pray that he sees God in all his plans, dreams, and aspirations.
7. Pray for his ministry
Everyone has a part to play in the Gospel, whether preaching or ushering or administration of any other form of ministry that we should fulfil as our part in the Gospel. Pray that he understand his lot in the ministry and the mandate upon his life.