Prayer For Unbelievers Husband
JOYFUL!! EXCITING!! PURPOSE-FILLED!! These three words are just the beginning when we attempt to describe the wonderful life we can have as Christians. Following God is an amazing adventure full of life, fun, and love.
So why wouldn’t we want to share that joy with others? I believe that as Christians, we can offer hope, meaning, and courage to a world that often screams of fear and powerlessness.
Here are my top 7 Bible verses to share with unbelievers to encourage them in their life’s journey.
I really this whole chapter in Ecclesiastes, because it addresses some big problems for unbelievers.
Many will ask why does humanity have to deal with death, wars, or other challenges if there is a God? This verse addresses these issues by explaining that there is a time and a season for all things.
God is not to blame for the consequences of man’s actions. Hardships and trials will come, but God has it all under control. Once we choose to follow him, then our lives will be overrun with blessings.Bullies, television shows, and the news often put individuals down, and they try to make others feel powerless, stupid and insignificant.
But what the Lord wants us to know from this verse is that as Christians we can accomplish great things in our lives. What the world says is impossible, Jesus says is possible for those who believe.
Faith in God provides us with a “can do” attitude that benefits us in so many ways.
I love this verse, because it clearly states how much God loves us. He cares for us so much that he gave his one and only son for our salvation. Love gives, and God is love.
God created the world around us, and he made everything good for us (Genesis 1). That is how much he loves us.
It is all for our pleasure– parents creating a beautiful room to welcome their newborn child into their home, God also created a whole world to welcome in humanity. This gives us security in our lives.
As I mentioned earlier, the media and even family and friends, can tear us down and discourage us in our daily journey through life. Discouragement, sadness, and hopelessness permeate our society, and depression runs rampant as well.
Jesus himself, though, reminds us in this verse that he came to give us abundant life. I believe that means that our walk with him can be fun, exciting and a daily adventure.The Lord gives us vision and purpose and power in our quest through life, and there is never a dull moment in the Kingdom of God.
As Christians, we can do more than just survive life here on earth. I believe that this verse points out that we can thrive.
God’s love and support makes us more than conquerors in everything that we do and say. Once we overcome our fears and anxieties, we can see the possibilities are endless.
We can go forward in our quest through life with enthusiasm, meaning and a greater purpose than ourselves.
Our lives can be full of challenges and trials and even prisons of our own choosing. However, this verse includes an important truth for both believers and unbelievers combined.
Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, so that we can be set free from any yoke of slavery. Addictions, depression and other “stinking thinking” can be gone when we fully embrace the Christian walk.
The apostle Paul goes on in this same chapter to encourage us to not only enjoy our freedom ourselves but to use it to serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13).
One of the most wonderful things that we could ever hear as human beings is that we are loved. The love of our parents, our spouses, or our children can encourage us tremendously, but fully knowing that we are loved by the creator God, can change our lives beyond measure. this verse says, “God is love.
” This is very refreshing to hear in a world where it seems that everyone is looking to find fault in everyone else. Laws and punishment are the norm, but it is imperative that an unbeliever understand that our God is not that. He loves us so much, and he offers us peace, hope and forgiveness.He is not out to get us, but rather he gives us free will to choose our own path. Unfortunately, there are consequences to our bad choices and actions, but God’s heart is for us. His perfect love for us casts out fear (I John 4:18).
In other words, I want unbelievers to know that God’s unconditional love encompasses all of our lives.
The Bible is full of great verses to share with an unbeliever. There are verses that will appeal to a person’s intellect and logic, and there are other verses that will touch an unbeliever’s emotions and heart.
These are my top seven verses, because I believe that God wants us to share about the many wonderful aspects that are a part of following him each day as a Christian.
With God, life is a wonderful adventure, and I want to share that good news enthusiastically with all of my family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
Written by Karla Hawkins
I feel blessed to be the pastor’s wife of a thriving church in northern Michigan and the mother of four amazing grown children. It is also very rewarding to be a Christian author, editor and translator for the Kingdom of God.
Some of my favorite pastimes include supporting my children’s contemporary Christian band ONLY9AM, singing on the worship team at church, traveling, and connecting with family and friends via social media.
When I am not working, I love spending time with my family and especially with my precious three-year-old grandson.
Does God Answer the Prayers of the Unsaved or Unbelievers?
Does God hear the prayers of the unbelievers? Will He answer prayer requests of the unsaved? If someone is not a Christian, will God still answer their prayer? Is there any hope for God answering prayers for those who don’t believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior?
Praying in God’s Will
It is clear from scripture that God not only hears prayers of His saints, but that He also answers their prayers. God says to Christians that He will listen to your prayers. He will also answer your prayers.
In fact, God tells the believer that they can come to His heavenly throne boldly and ask Him for help (Hebrews 4:16). But our prayers must be in alliance with God’s own, perfect will (Matt. 26:39).
Sometimes the answer is no, at other times the answer is different from what we ask for because He knows what we need better than we do. What we want and what we need is not the same thing.
God Hears and Answers the Believers
Luke 11:9-10 says that if it is His will we can “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Further, in Psalm 34:17 He says “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
” In fact God tells His people to pour out our hearts to him, for God is our refuge (Psalm 62:8).
When God Doesn’t Answer a Christian’s Prayer
God will not answer the prayers of believers if they are living in unrepentant sin or fail to forgive others. Matthew 6:12, 14-15 makes it plain that even a Christian’s prayer may not be heard as Jesus testifies by saying that we are to “…forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Therefore, a believer that is living in sin or fails to forgive others has their prayers blocked since they are fellowship with the Father.
They will never lose their relationships but continual sin can affect their fellowship. If my children continue to be willfully disobedient, they must understand that I am not going to grant their requests since they are not doing what I ask them to do.
God will never answer the prayer of a Christian while they are regarding sin in their heart (Psalm 66:18).
Does God Hear Unbeliever’s Prayers?
Now let’s answer the question as to whether it does any good for someone who is not a Christian to pray to God and expect Him to hear and answer their prayers. The Bible clearly says that God will not answer prayer requests of those who are not saved nor will He even listen to their prayers (John 9:31).
Believers have had their sins forgiven but those who are not Christian are separated from God by their sin (Isaiah 59:2).I Peter 3:12 plainly says that God will hear a believer’s prayer but not those of the unsaved: “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
Proverbs 1:26-29 speaks to everyone who does not believe in Him and gives a warning for those who don’t that “…when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you— when calamity overtakes you a storm, when disaster sweeps over you a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.”
How Can You Be Heard By God Today?
With all the natural disasters in the world today, He is asking you today to come to Him and accept Jesus Christ as Lord. Then He will hear and answer your prayer. You can know for sure that your prayers make it to His ears and that He will answer you.
Psalm 17:6 gives you all the reassurance you need if you become a child of His that He will hear and He will answer your prayers: “I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
” It is my hope and prayer that you will become a child of His today:
Admit you are a sinner and you are in need of forgiveness and that you repent of your own way.
Believe that Jesus Christ is the One and Only way and that He died for your sins and was raised from the dead.
Confess with your mouth and from your heart that Jesus is Lord and Savior and confess Him to others who are lost.
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Prayers For Husband | 13 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Husband
Saying prayers for husband can be a powerful instrument that can guide your man on all areas of his life. For those of us who are believers, we know this to be true: there is power in the Word of God.
We pray because we know we will be guided in dealing with the daily challenges of our lives. We also offer the same prayers for our husbands and other loved ones. Learn these prayers for husbands in this post.
The Power Of Praying
Recently, I was reminded of this when I read an Instagram post that spoke about using the Word of God to pray over our children (stay tuned for that in the coming weeks). I wept when I read those words. Somewhere along the way, I forgot about the power that comes from praying the Word of God for the people I love.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
I was reminded that not only can I look at the Word for direction on how to pray when it comes to my own life and my family as a whole but also for each of the individual members that fill it. It’s not only I can pray for them but also I can pray over them.
My Mom’s Weapon Of Choice
My mother’s email address is armed4warfare. I always cringed when she would give this address to someone. Is the lady at Macy’s going to think she is some militant woman ready to do combat? But, the thing is, my mom made it with spiritual warfare in mind. My mom is a warrior, and God uses her in mighty ways when she goes before Him in prayer. Her weapon of choice? God’s words!
A Deeper Look At God’s Words
And, while the manner in which I pray may be different, God can still use me to bless and minister on my own family. Not only has this encouraged me to step up my prayer game but it also has encouraged me to take a deeper look at God’s word. After stumbling upon a post that shared Bible verses to pray over your husband, I felt compelled to share some of them with you.
I have heard so many women speak to the fact that we are tired of fighting for our marriages and families. We have grown weary, but maybe we are doing it – fighting all wrong? Perhaps our prayers need to change from Lord please help my husband not be so stubborn to Lord please help my husband continue to lead our family, help us to live in a way that will glorify you.
Over the next few weeks, as I take a closer look at the Word particularly when it comes to incorporating scripture into my prayers, I will share Bible verses that we can pray over our husbands, wives, and children. If you know of some additional ones, please leave them in the comments. My prayer is we will see God move in our marriages and our families as a whole as we put Him first and seek Him in all things.
13 Prayers For Husband Bible Verses
Take a look at these 13 Bible verses to pray over your husband:
1. How To Love Your Wife
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So, husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.”
~ Ephesians 5:25-29 (NKJV)
2. Walking In Unity
“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love …” ~ Ephesians 4:1-2 (NKJV)
“And this I pray that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and withfense till the day of Christ …” ~ Philippians 1:9-10 (NKJV)
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
~ Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)
6. Strength And Protection
“The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped. Therefore, my heart greatly rejoices. And with my song, I will praise Him.” ~ Psalm 28:7 (NKJV)
7. The Company He Keeps
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.” ~ Proverbs 13:20 (NKJV)
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)
“Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings. He will not stand before unknown men.” ~ Proverbs 22:29 (NKJV)
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” ~ 3 John 1:2 (NKJV)
11. Fear And Stress
“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” ~ Psalm 118:6 (NKJV)
“The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.” ~ Proverbs 15:33 (NKJV)
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:19 (NKJV)
For more about prayers for husband, watch this video prayer from DailyEffectivePrayer:
Special thanks to my mom and bonus to my dad for helping me find prayers for husband scriptures. These are just a handful of ones we wives can use to help us as we bring our husbands to the Lord in prayer. They will make you feel secure and safe for your husband’s welfare. Start praying for your husband using these verses, and be at ease all the time!
What are some Bible verses you use to pray over your spouse? Share them in the comments section!
Up Next: Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Wives (I’m looking at you husbands!), and later: Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Children
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on November 11, 2013, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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7 Effective Prayers For Nonbelievers
John 3:16 states “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” While we know this to be true and hold it dear to our hearts, there are people in this world who are unaware of God, His Love, His Son Jesus, and His gift of eternal salvation.
Nonbelievers may include some of your friends, family members, or coworkers. When we realize that someone hasn’t turned their life over to God, we may be sad, scared for them, and confused about how to respond.
One great way to help those who do not believe is by praying for them. We can do so by effectively asking God for His guidance. By lifting them up in prayer, we can ask God to help them begin a faith journey or ask for advice on how to minister to them. The Lord will listen to your cries and work through you.
Here are a few prayers to help you get started when praying for a unbeliever.
Prayer They Will Know God
My Heavenly Father, in John 17:3, Jesus says, “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
” Jesus was praying that people come to know You, our only means to eternal salvation. Today I choose to pray as Jesus did and ask that You help those who have yet to give their lives to Christ.
May Your love and power reveal themselves to the nonbelievers, so that they will someday know You! Amen.
Prayer That God Will Turn Their Stubborn Heart
Lord Almighty, as I pray today for those that do not know Jesus I ask that You can break whatever it is that has control over their heart that takes them away from knowing You. Psalm 119:67 says, “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
” It is true that many have to fall to their lowest points in life before they turn their life over to You. It often takes painful circumstances to drive us to Christ. Addiction, lust, materialism, and other deadly sins are false gods that are stealing the hearts of those who need You the most.
I pray for those who are unsaved that You will be able to rip the bondage of what is holding them back. May they seek You! Amen.
Prayer That God Will Put His Spirit Within Them
Holy Spirit, I know the great joy of salvation is being indwelled by God himself. I pray that God would grant this honor to those unbelievers, that He would choose to take up residence within them.
May He fill the hearts of those who have yet to see Him! As Ezekiel 36:27 states, “And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.
” I am blessed to have the Spirit within me, and I pray for that blessing for unbelievers so that they can know true happiness. Amen.
Prayer For God to Remove Satan’s Influence
Lord, it is scary to know that unbelievers have been blinded by Satan. In 2 Corinthians 4:4 it says, “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
” How will they ever know You if they are blind? I pray that they are able to see and appreciate the gospel by You working within them. I pray God that You give them opportunities to see the light and glory of Jesus Christ.
Bless them with the spiritual sight needed to break the influence that Satan has taken over them. Amen.
Prayer For Opportunities to Minister to Them
Lord, I know it is my duty to spread the Word of God and show others the glory that can be found within You. Many people come to faith after seeing Christ’s loved displayed through the ministry of Christians. So today, I pray for opportunities to minister to unbelievers. Help me to spread Your ministry effectively to those who do not know you.
I pray that You work through other Christians, so that they have the ability to minister to nonbelievers too. Lead us all to opportunities to encounter those who do not know Jesus. Let us all be an example of Christian living.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
Prayer For God to Extend His Mercy on Them
God, I know that it is Your deepest wish to have all people have faith in You. It must break your heart in seeing someone choose false gods. I pray that You continue to be patient and merciful on those who have not yet found You.
As it is said in 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to parish but everyone to come to repentance.
” How blessed are we to have a God that will wait for us to turn our hearts to Him! We are blessed by a merciful and loving God that receives no joy in watching someone perish without knowing His love. Amen.
6 Effective Prayers for Deceased Husband in Islam
Humans are created to be paired. A good men will be paired with a good women. And they are tied themselves in marriage, with promise together till death do them part.
As a widow (or widower, because this article is not only for women, but also for men who abandoned by his deceased wife), our obligation is pray to Him, with hope that Allah will accept his deeds, extend his grave, forgive all of his sins, protected (or at least be lightened) from punishment in grave, and placed beside Allah swt.
See also :
- The Priority of Praying in Islam
- Prayer for Parents Health
1. Surah Al-Fatihah
This first surah from Al-Qur’an is the most used by many people (ultimately in Indonesia) if they want to pray and the deeds from there is sent to our deceased parents or spouse.
We can find the use of Al-Fatihah when we are in Mosque and the announcer invite anyone in there to recite Al-Fatihah for someone in certain conditions (for example, when our neighbors are sick).
When we used surah Al-Fatihah, make sure that we are really-really aim to them.
See also :
- Surah for Success in Life
- Ethical Values in Islam
2. Al-Baqarah verse 286 :
‘God does not burden his soul except [with it] his capacity. It will have [the consequences of] what [good] it has earned, and it will bear what [consequences] it has gained.
“Our Lord, do not blame us if we have forgotten or mistaken our Lord, and do not bear on us the burden of what You have placed on those before us, our Lord, and do not burden us with what we do not have the ability to bear and forgive us, and forgive us, and pity us, you are our protector, so give us victory over the unbelievers.”
In part ‘Rabbanaa laa tuakhidznaa inna sinnaa au akhta’na’, we can meant it for our spouse. We demand to Allah swt to forgive us and our spouse. We also ask Allah not to punish us if we forgot, and protect us from the unbelievers.
See also :
- Importance of Volunteering in Islam
- Importance of Helping Other in Islam
3. Ali-Imran verse 193 :
‘Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous.’
This verse means also for forgiveness to our spouse. But not only for forgiveness. This verse, if it is applied for Dua, have aim to keep ourselves in Allah’s path and cause us to die in good condition (husnul chatimah) or with the righteous (in verse called abrar)
4. “Allahummaghfirlii, warhamnii, wahdinii, wa ‘aafinii, warzuqnii.”
“O God, forgive me, have mercy on me, guidance on me, save me (from various diseases), and give me sustenance ”
Correlated with number three, this Dua instead for forgiveness, it can be for asking a guidance and protection from disease.
5. “Allahumma innii as-aluka ‘ilman naafi’a, wa rizqon thoyyibaa, wa ‘amalan mutaqobbalaa“.
This Dua is means for ourselves. When our husband left us, probably come a taught that after our husband passed away, we should have to struggle by ourselves. With this Dua we can keep our faith that Allah swt will help us in any situation and circumstances.
6. Latin VersesO God, forgive him, take care of him, glorify his dwelling place, extend his grave, bathe him with ice water and dew, cleanse of all errors as a clean white cloth from the filth, substitute for him a better place of residence his stay, the better family of his family, the better partner of his partner and keep him from the torture of the grave and the torment of hell.”
See also :
- Benefits of Praying in the Mosque
- Patience in Islam
Why We Have to Praying our Deceased Husband?
There are so many reason why we have to pray our deceased husband. First is come from Surah Al-A’raf verse 55 :
‘Call your Lord with humility and personality; He does not those who transgress/transgressor’
This verse explain to us for praying in personal way and not exceed the limit or boundaries.
The form of transcending the boundaries of praying varies, either from the side of the way or the content of the prayer.
Praying aloud or even with the sound system, including one form of exceeding the limit in prayer. Because God is not deaf and He is Hearing. This is similar with Hadith from Bukhari.
Exceeding the limits of prayer, it can ask for the ease of doing the unlawful, which in truth should not be asked.
It may also be in the form of asking for something that God can not accomplish, such as asking not to die until the end of the world, or requesting to be removed from it human nature, such as the need to eat or drink, or to ask God to be shown the things God keeps secret, as ma’sum (sin free), or begging God to give him a child without a wife, and such a request, which includes the form of transcending the boundaries that God does not love, and God also does not love the one who asks.
Second is come from this hadith :
‘If there is a descendant of the prophet Adam who has died, then broken his deeds (in the world), except in 3 things, namely shadaqah jariyah, useful knowledge and the righteous son who prayed for him.’
Although these hadith are referred to his descendant, in this case, are our children. It is permittable to pray to our husband, with hope that our husband is in a good condition in life after world.
Third is came from Al-Baqarah verse 186 :
“And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.”
This verse means that we should pray to Him, and Allah will respond it.
Other Things About Praying Deceased Husband
Every death will cause sorrow for the people he left behind, whether it be the death of a parent, a child, a relative, a friend, as well as people we know.
But the death of a husband has his own position in the hearts of wives, as the story of Hamnah bint Jahsy, when he was told of the death of his brother and uncle in battle, he was patient enough in reacting.
However, once he heard the news of her husband’s death, Mushab bin Umair, he cried out in a loud voice. At that time Rasulullah said,
“Surely the woman’s husband has her own place in her heart.”One condition that can be understood by many people, because 1) the husband is a loved one by his wife his own choice; 2) the husband is a friend share ideals and problems in his life, and 3) the other of course husband is the person responsible for all the necessities of wife and children’s life, (his son/daughter). And the sadness and the deep feelings of loss will be burdensome, if the husband is the only person who sustains the economy of the family and also the sudden death of death without any chance of his wife to prepare her mentally and financially to live her life after her departure.
This can happen for any woman with her figure as a wife. But as a Muslim woman who loves her husband and religion, of course have rules and examples of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions in addressing the rhythm of life this. We will be able to put love in the right path so as to help us in taking attitude.
Although we have a deep love of the husband, does not make us have to mourn his death in ways that are prohibited by the Prophet because as a good wife of course we do not want our loved ones included in the group mentioned in the hadith of the Prophet,
“Indeed the deceased will be tortured in his grave due to the lamentation of his living family.”
A Muslim woman will never slip in the sadness of the sick and eventually make her soul becomes fragile. The awareness of responsibility as a mother who takes over the husband’s responsibility in educating and living his family, will make her to rise again hopefully only to Allah.
In addition, the death of the husband does not mean should end also our lives as a form of love and loyalty. Because love can we present in a more beautiful form after his departure.
By striving to educate and nurture their children to be a pious person so that the prayers of their children and our prayers are united to flow the reward of the beloved husband in the universe, until finally reunited in eternal love in His beautiful heaven.
That was the explanation and example of Dua for praying our deceased husband. We sincerely hope that it can help us to move on without forgetting him.