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Praying for our Husbands

Posted by nechc on July 29, 2008

Scripture for 31 Day Plan for
Praying For Our Husbands

This also works for single women praying for their future spouse and for mother’s praying about the kind of husband, father, even priest that their sons will be.
 

 

1.         That he might become a holy man, a man of prayer, mature in the Lord, growing in his knowledge of the Lord.
1 Thess.5:23   May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
            Col. 4:12  Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always remembering you earnestly in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
            Eph.1:18-19  having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might
            Eph. 3:16-19  that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.
            Eph. 6:18  Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

 

2.  That he might grow in all 11 descriptions of a man who will not be shaken.

Psalm 15               

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

1          O LORD, who shall sojourn in thy tent?

Who shall dwell on thy holy hill?

2          He who walks blamelessly, and does what is right,

and speaks truth from his heart;

3          who does not slander with his tongue,

and does no evil to his friend,

nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;

4          in whose eyes a reprobate is despised,

but who honors those who fear the LORD;

who swears to his own hurt and does not change;

5          who does not put out his money at interest,

and does not take a bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things shall never be moved.


3.          That he might be a man of contentment:

 
Proverbs 15:16 
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD  than great treasure and trouble with it.

            Phil. 4: 11Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content.
            1Tim. 6:6-8
   6 There is great gain in godliness with contentment; 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world; 8 but if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
            Heb.13:5
  Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never fail you nor forsake you.”

 

4.       That he might learn to take every thought captive, to not be conformed to the world’s thinking and to think Scripturally.

 
Rom. 12:2
 Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
            2 Cor.10: 5
 We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle to the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

 

 
5.       That he might daily seek God with all his heart, walking in the Spirit moment by moment, growing in his dependence upon HIM.

 
Psalm 119:1-2   
1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!  2            Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,
            Prov.3:5,6  
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

            and do not rely on your own insight.

           6 In all your ways acknowledge him,

            and he will make straight your paths.

 

6.

       That he would ever be captivated by my love.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

            and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

           19 a lovely hind, a graceful doe.

            Let her affection fill you at all times with delight,

            be infatuated always with her love.

 

7.        That he would be a man of courage.
   
Deut.31:6
   Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.”

 

 
            2 Chron.19:11  And behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the governor of the house of Judah, in all the king’s matters; and the Levites will serve you as officers. Deal courageously, and may the LORD be with the upright!”
 

 

 

 

 
8.         That the Lord might give him wisdom to lead his family physically, emotionally, mentally, and Spiritually.
  
Eph.1:17-19  
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might
 

 

 

9.

       May he always look at the plank in his own eye before seeing other’s sawdust.

 

 

 

  Matt. 7:3   Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
 

 

 

10.

      That he might become a called man, not driven, with well-thought-through and prayed-through goals in life.

 

 

 

 1 Cor. 9: 24-27    24            Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 Well, I do not run aimlessly, I do not box as one beating the air; 27 but I pommel my body and subdue it, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
 

11.     That he might be a man of prayer, guarding his heart and mind, putting into practice what he has heard, seen and learned.
 
Phil. 4: 4-9  
4            Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. 6 Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you.

 

 
12.     That he might stand firm against the schemes of the devil and resist Satan in all circumstances.
 
Eph. 6:10-18       
10            Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; 16 besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
            James 4:7
  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
 

 
13.    That he might 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.
  
1 Cor.13:11; 14:20    
11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 21 In the law it is written, “By men of strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and even then they will not listen to me, says the Lord.”
            Eph. 4:13
   until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ;
            Heb. 5:14
 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their faculties trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.
 

 
 
 

 

 

            1 John 2:14  I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

 

14.       That he might make me holy, cleansing me by the washing with water through the word  by sharing God’s word in our home.
  
Eph.5:26
 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

 

 
15.    That he would learn not to depend on his circumstances for happiness, but on God alone.
  
Heb. 3:17-19     
17 And with whom was he provoked forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did he swear that they should never enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.
 

 

 

 

 
16.   That he would be a man who enters into spiritual warfare.
 
Eph. 6:11-12   
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
 

 
17.      That he might have new strength in the midst of his busy schedule and that the Lord might infuse him with His strength.
   
Is. 40:31
 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
            Eph. 3:14-19      
14        For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

18.    That he might have a burden to see lost people come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  
Matt. 28:12-20     
12 And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sum of money to the soldiers 13 and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14 And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So they took the money and did as they were directed; and this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.

 

 
 
 

 

 

16        Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”


19.         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
He who walks with wise men becomes wise,

            but the companion of fools will suffer harm.


20.     That his self-image might be a reflection of the Lord’s thoughts toward him.
 
Eph. 1:17-19    
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might
             Rom.12:3
       For by the grace given to me I bid every one among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith which God has assigned him.
   Psalm139

1          O LORD, thou hast searched me and known me!

2          Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up;

           thou discernest my thoughts from afar.

3          Thou searchest out my path and my lying down,

and art acquainted with all my ways.

4          Even before a word is on my tongue, lo, O LORD,

thou knowest it altogether.

5          Thou dost beset me behind and before,

and layest thy hand upon me.

6          Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

it is high, I cannot attain it.

7            Whither shall I go from thy Spirit?

Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

8          If I ascend to heaven, thou art there!

If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there!

9          If I take the wings of the morning

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

10        even there thy hand shall lead me,

and thy right hand shall hold me.

11        If I say, “Let only darkness cover me,

and the light about me be night,”

12        even the darkness is not dark to thee,

the night is bright as the day; for darkness is as light with thee.

13        For thou didst form my inward parts,

thou didst knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14        I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful.

Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well;

15        my frame was not hidden from thee,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.

16        Thy eyes beheld my unformed substance;

in thy book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

when as yet there was none of them.

17        How precious to me are thy thoughts,

O God! How vast is the sum of them!

18        If I would count them, they are more than the sand.

When I awake, I am still with thee.

19        O that thou wouldst slay the wicked,

O God, and that men of blood would depart from me,

20        men who maliciously defy thee,

who lift themselves up against thee for evil!

21        Do I not hate them that hate thee, O LORD?

And do I not loathe them that rise up against thee?

22        I hate them with perfect hatred;

I count them my enemies.

23        Search me, O God, and know my heart!

Try me and know my thoughts!

24        And see if there be any wicked way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting!

 

 

21.

     That he might be a man responsible for family spiritual growth.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

1 Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,

            and be attentive, that you may gain insight;

2 for I give you good precepts:

            do not forsake my teaching.

3 When I was a son with my father,

            tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,

4 he taught me, and said to me,

            “Let your heart hold fast my words;

            keep my commandments, and live;

5 “Get Wisdom, get understanding!”

            do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.

6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you,

             love her, and she will guard you.

7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,

            and whatever you get, get insight.

8 Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;

             she will honor you if you embrace her.

9 She will place on your head a fair garland;

            she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”

Good and Evil

10 Hear, my son, and accept my words,

            that the years of your life may be many.

11 I have taught you the way of wisdom;

            I have led you in the paths of uprightness.

12 When you walk, your step will not be hampered;

            and if you run, you will not stumble.

13 Keep hold of instruction, do not let go;

            guard her, for she is your life.

14 Do not enter the path of the wicked,

            and do not walk in the way of evil men.

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

22.      That he might not be deceived into unbelief, sin or bitterness.
 
Matt. 13:8-10  
 8 Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears, let him hear.”

 

23.    That he might learn to love as God has commanded.
  
Rom. 12:8-10
     8 he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

 

 
 
 

 

 

9  Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.
            1 Cor. 13:4-7
            Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; 5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
            Eph.5:25
   Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

 

24.      That the fruit of the Spirit might be exhibited more and more in his life.
 
Gal. 5:22-23    
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.
            Jn. 15:8
   By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.

 

 
25.    That he might grow in humility and in being a shepherd.
  
1 Peter 5:2-6
    2 Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly, 3 not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory. 5 Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you.
 

 

 

 

 
26.     That he might grow daily in character.
 
2 Peter 1:5-8   
5 For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 

 
27.   That he might keep a clear conscience.
   
1 Peter 3:16-18    
16 and keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are abused, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing right, if that should be God’s will, than for doing wrong. 18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit;
 

 
28.    That the Lord might protect him, guarding his course.
  
Prov. 2:8 
guarding the paths of justice
 

 
 
 

 

 

            and preserving the way of his saints.

 

29.    That he might learn to manage his time well.

  
Eph. 5:15
   Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
 

30.

     That the Lord would put a song in his heart.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 Psalm 40:3

      Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.
            Job 35:10
 But none says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the  
         
night,

 

31.

     That he may have a holy fear of God.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

      a good understanding have all those who practice it. His praise endures for ever!

            Prov. 9:10   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,

            and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
           

 

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