Saturday, October 13, 2012

One Month of Prayer {Marriage} Part II

You are my hiding place,

You will protect me from trouble,

and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Selah.

Psalm 32:7

My King,

You are my Protector

Lord, thank You for the privilege of asking You to surround me with Your hedge of protection. Thank You for sending Your angels to stand watch over me. Thank You for Your Spirit living inside of me, and for giving me wisdom and guidance along the way.

Now I humbly ask You to help me rely on Your Spirit and the truth of Your Word as, moment by moment, I travel life's journey. I don't want to fall. I want to walk in Your strength and in obedience to You. I love You, and choose by faith to trust that You, my Protector and Guide, will keep me safely on Your straight and narrow path.

In Jesus' name I pray.

Love,

Your princess, who hides herself in You.


Prayer from Prayers to My King by Sheri Rose Shepherd


I hope you are praying alongside of me this month over your spouses. Friends prayer changes everything - from the inside out. Prayer changes our hearts. Prayer gives us strength to get through the trials set before us. Prayer is a gift, a blessing, an honor and a privilege. Prayer allows us to sit in God's holy presence! Prayer opens the doors of heaven and brings it down to us through the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of us. There is power in prayer! Open your hearts to receive all that God has for you today. Watch Him move mountains in your life as you humbly submit your marriage, spouse and home to His will and way!

Days 15-31

I Encourage you to print these off and pray each day and see what happens!

Day 15
Pray that your husband will choose his friends wisely. Pray that God will bring him men who will encourage his accountability before God, and will not lead him into sin. (Prov. 13:20; Prov. 27:17)

Day 16
Pray that your husband will choose healthy, God-honoring activities. Pray that he will not live in bondage to any questionable habits or hobbies, but that he will experience freedom in holiness as he yields to the Spirit’s control. (1 Cor. 6:12, 10:31; 2 Tim. 2:4)

Day 17
Pray that your husband will enjoy his manliness as he patterns his life after Christ and strong men in the faith. Pray for his physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual strength. (Eph. 3:16; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 Cor. 10:11)

Day 18
Pray that your husband will have an eternal perspective—living in light of eternity. Pray that he will reject materialism and temporal values and put God first in his life. (Matt. 6:33; Deut. 6:5; Eph. 5:16; Ps. 90:12)

Day 19
Pray that your husband will be patient and a man of peace. Pray that he will not give in to anger, but will allow the Holy Spirit to control his responses. (Rom. 14:19; Ps. 34:14)

Day 20
Pray that your husband will yield his mind and thoughts to the Lord. Pray that he will not entertain immoral or impure thoughts, and that he will resist the temptation to indulge in p****graphy. (Prov. 27:12; 2 Cor. 10:5)

Day 21
Pray that your husband will learn how to relax in the Lord and, in his greatest times of stress, find joy and peace in his relationship with God. Pray that he will submit his schedule to the Lord. (Neh. 8:10; Prov. 17:22; Ps. 16:11)

Day 22
Pray that your husband will practice forgiveness in your relationship and with others. Pray that he will recognize any roots of bitterness, and yield any resentment and unforgiving attitudes to the Lord. (Eph. 4:32; Heb. 12:15)

Day 23
Pray that your husband will be a good father—disciplining his children wisely and loving them unconditionally. If he is not a father, pray that he will find a young man to mentor in the things of the Lord. (Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21; 2 Tim. 2:1-2)

Day 24
Pray that your husband will have a balanced life—that he will balance work and play. Pray that he will fear God, but also gain favor with people he knows at work and church. (Luke 2:52; Prov. 13:15)

Day 25
Pray that your husband will be courageous in his stand against evil and injustice, and that he will stand for the truth. Pray that he will protect you and your family from Satan’s attacks. (Ps. 31:24; Eph. 6:13; Ps. 27:14)

Day 26
Pray that your husband will discover and live his God-given purpose. Pray that he will offer all his dreams to the Lord, and pursue only those goals that will bring God glory and count for eternity. (Jer. 29:11; 1 Cor. 10:31)

Day 27
Pray that your husband will understand the importance of taking care of his body—the temple of the Holy Spirit—for the glory of God. Pray that he will practice self-control by making wise food choices, and get sufficient exercise to stay healthy. (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 6:19-20, 9:27)

Day 28
Pray that your husband will be a man of prayer. Pray that he will seek and pursue God in purposeful quiet times. (1 Thess. 5:17; Luke 22:46; James 5:16)

Day 29
Pray that your husband will surrender his time and talents to the Lord. Pray that his spiritual gifts will be manifest in his career, at church, and in your home. (Eph. 5:15-16; 1 Cor. 12:4, 7)

Day 30
Pray that your husband will serve God and others with pure motives. Pray that he will obey the Lord from his heart, and glorify Him in everything. (1 Cor. 10:13; John 7:17-18; Col. 3:23-24)

Day 31
Pray that your husband will recognize the lies of the Enemy in his life. Pray that his attitudes and actions will be guided by the truth as he brings his thoughts into captivity to the Word of God. (John 8:44; 2 Cor. 10:4-5)

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:5-9

Let the words of Paul be our meditation of all our prayers! Pray without ceasing and give thanks to the Lord for everything in your life! The peace of God will overcome you and the joy of the Lord will be your strength!


As we prayer over our spouses this month - my heart can't help but feel the love of God overwhelm me. I have seen Him do a mighty work once again in my life as I obeyed His command to cover my home in prayer.  To pray over Scott and trust God to do what only He can do!  He will work in us when we let Him and ask Him to.  He will finish the good work He started unto completion. He will exceed our desires and give us everything we will need for godliness and contentment. He will go above and beyond what we ask to bless our socks off - just because He loves us!

As you pray the last seven days over your spouses consider the cost that was paid for our lives by Christ. Consider the depth of His love for you and how much He cares about your heart and home. Trust in who He is and let that work in you daily to give all things to Him. Let your burdens be light and your joy be full - as Christ fills you to overflowing!

 

If you missed Days 1-14 simply click on 31 Days of Prayer below this post. I look forward to hearing all the ways God was faithful and blessed you for surrendering your marriage, homes, and lives to Him. His love knows no bounds.

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2 comments:

  1. Yes, I continue to uphold my husband in prayer. Our relationship is so much closer after going through these past few years of upheaval and changes. I praise and thank God for that.

    I love the song you choose. Yes I surrender Lord ...

    Love you,
    Debbie

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  2. hi jill!

    this is my first time here, and i'm so glad
    i came. debbie was singing your praises.

    i pray psalms 91 over my husband, children
    (5+2 spouses) and parents each evening,
    but i have been wanting other scriptures to
    add.

    thank you!

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