With a new month right around the corner (can you believe it?), I thought we could all focus on some specific prayers for our husbands. Marriage is under tremendous attack these days, and I want the Lord's blessing and protection on my dear husband! Let me encourage you to print out these suggestions and stick them in your Bible or prayer journal. September has 30 days, so you'll need to double up on the last day of the month. If you are not married, you can pray for the special man that the Lord has picked out for you, even if you don't know him yet!
1st: That he would become a holy man, a man of prayer, mature in the Lord, growing in his knowledge of the Lord. I Thes 5:23, Col 4:12, Eph 1:18-19, 3:16-19, 6:18.
2nd: That he would grow into a man of integrity, who works righteousness, speaks truth in his heart, does not slander, does no evil, does not take up reproach against friends, honors those who fear the Lord, swears to his own hurt, is unchanging in these things, does not charge interest on loans, and does not take bribes. Ps 15
3rd: That he would be a man of contentment. Prov 15:16, Phil 4:11, I Tim 6:6-8, and Heb 13:5.
4th: That he would learn to take every thought captive, to not be conformed to the world's thinking, and to think scripturally. Rom 12:2, II Cor 10:5.
5th: That he would daily seek God with all his heart, walking in the Spirit moment by moment, growing in his dependence on Him. Psalm 119:1-2, Prov 3:5-6.
6th: That he would ever be captivated by my love. Prov 5:18-19.
7th: That he would be a man of courage. Deut 31:6, II Chron 19:11.
8th: That the Lord would give him wisdom to lead his family physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Eph 1:17-19
9th: That he would always look at the plank in his own eye before seeing others' sawdust. Matt 7:3
10th: That he would become a called man, not driven, with well thought through and prayed through goals in life. I Cor 9:24-27
11th: That he would be a man of prayer, guarding his heart and mind, puting into practice what he has heard, seen, and learned. Phil 4:4-9
12th: That he would stand firm against the schemes of the devil and resist Satan in all circumstances. Eph 6:10-18, James 4:7
13th: That he would grow in spiritual maturity by putting away childish things, cultivating, understanding, striving after the Christ ideal, partaking of the deeper truths of the gospel and overcoming temptation. I Cor 13:11, 14:20, Eph 4:13, Heb 5:14, I John 2:14
14th: That he would be cleansed by the word. Eph 5:26
15th: That he would learn to not depend on his circumstances for happiness but on God alone. Heb 3:17-19
16th: That he would be a man prepared for spiritual warfare. Eph 6:11-12, I Thes 5:8
17th: That he would have new strength in the midst of his busy schedule, and that the Lord might infuse him with His strength. Is 40:31, Eph 3:14-19
18th: That he would have a burden to see lost people come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Matt 28:12-20
19th: That he would be kept from strange women and evil men, and that his friends would be men and women who walk with God. Prov 13:20
20th: That his self-image would be a reflection of the Lord's thoughts toward him. Eph 1:17-19, Rom 12:3, Psalm 139
21st: That he would be a man responsible for family spiritual growth. Prov 4:1-14
22nd: That he would not be deceived into unbelief, sin, or bitterness. Matt 13:8-10
23rd: That he would learn to love as God has commanded. I Cor 13:4-7, Rom 12:8-10, Eph 5:25
24th: That the fruit of the Spirit would be exhibited more and more in his life. Gal 5:22-23, John 15:8
25th: That he would grow in humility and in being a shepherd. I Pet 5:2-6 26th: That he might grow daily in character. II Pet 1:5-8
27th: That he might keep a clear conscience. I Pet 3:16-18
28th: That the Lord would protect him, guarding his course. Prov 2:8
29th: That he would manage his time well. Eph 5:15
30th: That the Lord would put a song in his heart. Psalm 33:3, 40:3, Job 35:10
31st: That he would have a holy fear of God. Psalm 34:11, 111:10, Prov 9:10