Prayer to Encourage My Wife

8 Good Bedtime Prayers for Couples

Prayer to Encourage My Wife

Before bedtime, some couples may look to saying a prayer together that send their request to God for a long standing marriage that will last for years to come. Thanking Him for the goodness in our lives is just one way to rekindle romance and love. Here is a look at some great bedtime prayers for couples.

Prayer #1

O Lord,

You are Lord over all creation. Everyday we are surrounded by the miracle of life. Your creativity bursts across the skies at sunset, it emerges from spring buds that bloom. Thank you for the beauty of marriage. three streams that merge into one single river, you are journeying with us.

You are the creative, restoring current that runs through our relationship.

May we stand strong in our friendship a tall oak tree. May we pull together through the different seasons of our lives so that we become closer. May we ride out the storms and rest in the fair weather.

May we care for one another, so that we blossom and bloom as individuals. May we have your vision as we soar above the everyday to glimpse the kingdom of heaven. May we learn the truth of real beauty as we change and age together.

And may we reflect your love, hope, and truth that you have poured into our union.

Thank you that through your strength and grace we are able to love, care and provide for our loved ones and the wider world.


Prayer #2

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this life, for the gift of love, and the blessing of our marriage. We give you praise for the joy you’ve poured into our hearts through this love, for the contentment of family, and the happiness of our home. May we always treasure the experience of loving each other in this holy union.

Help us to remain forever committed to our vows, those we made to each other, and to you, Lord.

We will need your strength daily Lord, as we live together with the goal of following and serving you. Develop within is us the character of your Son, Jesus, that we might love each other with the love he demonstrated—with patience, respect, understanding, honesty, forgiveness and kindness.

Let us always be a support to one another—a friend to listen and encourage, a refuge from the storm, and most importantly, a warrior in prayer.

Holy Spirit, guide us through the difficult moments of life and comfort us in our grief. May our lives together bring glory to you, our Savior, and testify of your love.

In Jesus’ Name.

Prayer #3

Lord Jesus,

Grant that I and my spouse may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both be filled with faith and trust. Give us the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony.

May we always bear with one another’s weaknesses and grow from each other’s strengths.

Help us to forgive one another’s failings and grant us patience, kindness, cheerfulness and the spirit of placing the well-being of one another ahead of self.

May the love that brought us together grow and mature with each passing year. Bring us both ever closer to You through our love for each other.

Let our love grow to perfection.


Prayer #4

O Lord, Holy Father, omnipotent and eternal God, we give you thanks and we bless your holy name. You created man and woman in your image and blessed their union, so that each would be for the other a help and support. Remember us today. Protect us and grant that our love may be in the image of the devotion and love of Christ for his Church.

Grant us a long and fruitful life together, in joy and in peace, so that, through your Son and in the Holy Spirit, our hearts may always rise to you in praise and goods works.


Prayer #5

Heavenly Father, I thank you for my husband. I thank you for all that he does on a daily basis to keep our family stable. I pray that you would continue to grace him to do all that you have purposed for him to do, and that your will for his life would be made clear.

I pray that you would grant him wisdom and knowledge so that he can make Godly decisions in our home, and at his work place. I pray that he would find favor wherever he goes, and that he would be a blessing to everyone he meets. Help him to be a Godly husband to me, and a Godly father to our children.

Let him be a man of influence for you. Let others look upon him and see the hope of your glory. Enable him to see himself as you see him, he is more than a conquer, and he can do all things through your strength. Father, silence all other voices in his mind, and his social circle that would tear him down and give him confidence and boldness in you Lord.

Help him to come to know you more and more every day, and to seek your face and not the approval of man. Teach him to hear and follow your voice, in Jesus name, Amen.

Prayer #6

Heavenly Father, I pray on today that you would help me to be a better wife to my husband. Teach me your ways oh Lord so that I may know them, and so that you would be pleased with

Help me to show my husband honor as unto you Lord, and encourage him in all that he does. Help me to submit to his authority and not rebel.
For to rebel against him, is to rebel against you. Give me discernment Lord to know what to say, how to say it, and when not to say anything at all. Fill my mouth with good things so that I can build him up with my words.

Let me be that safe, soft place that he can rest on when the world has beaten him down. Let me be the lifter of his head. I thank you for making me a suitable help meet for him. Thank you for making me a Godly wife, so that you may be glorified. In Jesus name, Amen.

Prayer #7

Father God, I thank you for my wife. I thank you for all that she does on a daily basis to make sure our home runs smoothly. I pray that you would continue to give her grace, and that she would not ever feel overwhelmed.

I pray that she would know her worth and her beauty, show her that she is fearfully and wonderfully made. Let her know that you have a plan to prosper her, and not harm her. Let her know that she does have a future and hope through you.

Reveal to her your perfect plan for her life so that she may do only that which is pleasing to you. Help her to prioritize, and give her the boldness to say no when she needs to. Let her be the Godly woman you are calling her to be, and a Godly mother to our children. Give her strength to stand firm, and press through the hard times in her life.

Help her not to be anxious about anything but to always make her request known to you by prayer. Draw her into a closer relationship with you that she may truly know you as her Father, her source. Speak to her in times of quietness and always direct her path as she places her trust in you. In Jesus name, Amen.

Prayer #8

Father God, help me to be a better husband to my wife. Teach me how to make her my number one priority and demonstrate to her her true value. Let my actions and decisions be trust worthy, and fair. Show me how to listen to her and welcome her counsel in my times of decision making.

Make me aware of any plan, or scheme the enemy has launched against my wife so that I may stand against the adversary by the power of your might. Help me to be a lover of your word so that I may fight the enemy’s attacks with your word!

Teach me not be overbearing where she is concerned, and never demanding. But instead show me how to demonstrate your perfect love to her. Help me to love her as you love the church. In Jesus name, Amen.

Here is a look at a great bedtime prayer to help you relax before resting for the night. This will reassure you that God is looking after you and send you a peaceful rest.

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Three Ways to Encourage Earnest Prayer Requests in Your Small Group

Prayer to Encourage My Wife

We sat around the warm fireplace, journals open, pens ready, and eyes eagerly awaiting the wisdom of our women’s ministry director.

A group of small group leaders from our church had gathered for a night of reflection, learning, and sharing. The first semester of small group had flown by, and now was the time to consider how it had gone: Did the women seem to be growing in their faith? Was there an increasing eagerness to read the Word? Were the women committing to the life of the church?

Our director proceeded to touch on the subject of prayer. What was the temperature of prayer in the groups? When we, as leaders, asked for prayer requests, was getting responses from our women pulling teeth? Or were the women eager to share their hearts with one another?

Aunt Martha Prayers

Many of us agreed that prompting prayer requests was closer to pulling teeth—because “Aunt Martha prayers” were abundant in many of our small groups.

Aunt Martha prayers. You know them. These are the prayer requests that tend to evade any subject of personal privacy, including both struggles and joys, focusing instead on “my sick Aunt Martha. Please pray for her health.”

A brief side-note before I continue: Asking for prayer on behalf of other people is absolutely a wonderful thing. In fact, it often reveals a sympathetic heart who is thinking of other people’s needs before their own. There is great power in praying for the people God has placed in our circles of influence, and we so we should, with great faith that God hears us.

By “Aunt Martha prayers,” however, I am referring to prayer requests that stay the same week after week; that do not focus primarily on the concerns of the heart; and that are not directly related to a person’s unique relationship with Christ.

Can you think of times that “Aunt Martha prayers” have infiltrated your own small group?

What is a small group leader to do?

Three Ways to Encourage Earnest Prayer Requests

From my brief experience in leading a young women’s group, I’ve found three helpful ways to encourage group members to make requests that involve more personal, vulnerable, Word-centered, and sometimes even sensitive subjects:

1. Set the example

Something amazing happens when a leader speaks in earnest: A level of trust is established that then encourages the listeners to follow suit. The author of Hebrews writes, “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God.

Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith” (13:7). Leaders hold great influence and, when used appropriately, they can leverage this influence to help their people grow in the pursuit of their devotion to Christ.

If we as leaders go before our small group, offering up our needs, struggles, praises, and even our failures, we will be an encouragement for them to do the same.

2. Re-frame the request

One tactic that has worked well for our small group involves re-framing “Aunt Martha prayers” in an effort to understand the heart behind the request. For example, if a woman requests prayer for “her friend who needs a job,” we might ask, “How can you specifically be a support to your friend this week, and how can we pray for you in that area?”

Again, we never want to communicate that a prayer request is wrong or unimportant; there is certainly a place in our small groups to lift other people to the Lord. But we do want to encourage each person to search his or her heart, and re-framing the original request is one way to accomplish this.

3. Engage with Scripture

The Word of God is sanctifying truth (John 17:17), so we can trust that praying through Scripture will bear fruit and align us with God’s perfect and pleasing will. Encourage your group members to choose a verse or passage of the Bible that illustrates:

    • A way in which they would to grow in Christ-ness
    • A promise that they need to remember
    • An attribute of God’s person that they want to know more deeply
    • A precept that they want to apply to an area of struggle, pain, or temptation

You can have them write down the passage and share it with one other person, becoming that person’s prayer partner for the week. Or you can share your requests aloud with the whole group, and spend time praying the selected words of Scripture over each group member.

Trust the Spirit’s Work

Whatever way you choose to encourage your flock into deeper, more earnest sharing in prayer, rest assured that it is ultimately the Holy Spirit who wills and works in every believer (Ephesians 3:14-19). Trust that Christ’s work will be completed in your small group, pray for your group members often and without ceasing, and continue to be an example worth imitating.

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5 Powerful Prayers Every Wife Should Pray Over Her Husband

Prayer to Encourage My Wife

Wives, do you pray for your husbands? Regularly? What do you pray for?

While I find the time to build my husband up, I have to admit — I haven’t always been the best at praying for my husband or my marriage throughout the years.

Not because I don’t want to or because I don’t think it’s incredibly important — I do! — but simply because I don’t often remember to!

After all, there are so many things competing for my attention on a day-to-day basis. It’s really easy to let the important things slide.

But that’s not what I want for my marriage, and that’s not what I want for your marriage either.

That’s why today I’m sharing five powerful prayers every wife should pray over her husband.

I hope it will encourage you and challenge you to begin regularly praying for your husband and your marriage as well!

Scroll down to read the five prayers every wife should be praying for her husband.

And then be sure to scroll ALL the way to the bottom of this post to find out how you can get a complete set of printable prayer cards to help you remember to pray for your marriage as well!

**Want to pray powerful prayers for your kids as well? Be sure to check out another post on this site, Five Prayers Every Christian Mama Should Pray for Her Kids for additional prayers for your children. 

1. That He Would Seek God Above All Else

Every day there are SO many forces competing for your husband’s attention. He wants to be a good husband, a good dad, a good friend. He wants to make his boss happy so he can get a promotion and better provide for his family.

Pray that, no matter what goals, ambitions and desires he has in his heart, he would seek God above all else. That he wouldn’t be distracted by the things of this world — even good things — but that He would make following closely after God his #1 aim in life.

2. That He Would Have Wisdom in His Daily Decision Making

If your husband is anything most, he ly has hundreds of decisions he has to make every day. Some inconsequential, some with the power to dramatically change the lives of those around him.

Whether your husband’s decisions affect only your family or hundreds or even thousands of other families instead, pray that he would have the wisdom he needs to make the right decisions – even when its hard or when he faces extreme pressure from others around him.

Pray that he would turn first to God for advice and council, and that he would be willing to do the right thing even if it doesn’t make sense at the time.

3. That He Would Have Strength for the Journey

Being a good, Godly man in today’s society is rarely easy, and chances are your husband often faces a lot of pressure from all sides – whether he lets it get to him or not.

Pray that your husband would have strength to fight the battles he faces every day, whether big or small. Pray that he would turn to God as His strength, and that God would give him the strength, courage and convictions he needs to be the amazing man God created him to be as well.

Pray that God would give him drive, determination and purpose and drive away all fear, discouragement, confusion and apathy.

4. That He Would Be a Light to Those Around Him

How many people does your husband come into contact with on a daily basis? What if he could make a positive change in the life of everyone he meets – even in the smallest of ways?

Pray that God would use your husband as a light to those around him. That He would use your husband in big and small ways to make a real difference for those around him. Whether that’s in standing up for what’s right, voting for policy changes, setting a positive example, or counseling those in tough times – pray that God would have a plan for him and help him succeed in it.

5. That God Would Make You the Supportive and Encouraging Wife He Needs

Genesis 2:18 tells us that God created woman as a helpmeet for man because it was not good for him to be alone. Are you a good helpmeet for your husband?

Do you encourage him, build him up and cheer him on? Or do you nag him, wear him out and drag him down with your harsh words and judgmental tone?

When he accomplishes something great, are you the first person he wants to tell? Would he say “I never could have done this without you!” Or does he mostly keep to himself for fear of what you’ll say or how you’ll react?

The role of helpmeet isn’t a passive, “lesser” role. The majority of the times the word “helpmeet” is mentioned in the Bible, it’s actually referring to GOD as the helpmeet – helping and strengthening us! It’s a very important role!

Has your husband found that in you? If not, pray that God would help mold and shape your heart, actions and attitudes so that you would be the uplifting and encouraging helpmeet your husband needs. After all, he only gets one wife. Make sure you’re a good one.

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7 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor’s Wife

Prayer to Encourage My Wife

Have youever handled rose petals and noticed how soft and delicate they were? The rosehas been dubbed the “Queen of Flowers.” This beautiful flower has been a symbolof love, romance, beauty and pleasure. Each bloom is different and unique.

Rosesare hearty but fragile at the same time. Different varieties of roses havedifferent fragrances. Roses come in a kaleidoscopic assortment of colors, withmore colors to choose from than any other flower.

Being perennial flowers, theygrow back year after year.

Withproper care, rose plants can live extremely long lives—sometimes hundreds ofyears. Roses thrive in well-drained soil where they can be exposed to optimalsunlight. Although they do not bloom in the winter, they benefit from pruningprior to the cooler weather.

I would you to think of your pastor’s wife as a rose. She is the “Queen of yourChurch.”☺ Each pastor’s wife is unique and beloved by eachcongregation. Many church members say they have the world’s “best” pastor’swife.☺ A pastor’s wife is hearty but fragile at the same time.

Pastor’swives may go through a myriad of trials and yet, this “pruning” process isbeneficial as they use lessons learned to teach others in their churches. (Bythe way, it is not our job to prune her!) The pastor’s wife means somethingdifferent to each lady in the church.

She blooms when nurtured, taken care of,and exposed to the “Sonlight.”

The first way you can be a blessing to your pastor’swife is to read your Bible and pray daily. You may be saying, “I thoughtwe were learning about being a blessing to our pastor’s wife!” I firmly believethat if you are reading God’s Word and praying daily, you will be filled withthe Spirit and the Lord will direct you on how you can be a blessing.

God’s Word is  filled with promises, commands,edification, and so much more! Reading the Bible puts our lives in perspective. For example, ifyou love God’s Word, you will not be offended if your pastor’s wife cannotspend special moments just with you (Psalm 119:165). She has a congregation ofladies. It would not be right for us to monopolize her for just ourselves.


Spending time in prayer (especially for her) will be ablessing to her in ways we may never know here on earth. I the following “handy”reminder for spending time in prayer. I am not sure where I first heard itbut it has definitely stuck with me for many years. Using your fingers, you canpray for those in your life.

  • Our thumb, the finger that is closest toour hearts, reminds us to pray for our family.
  • Our “pointer” reminds us to pray forthose who instruct us—such as our pastor and his wife, missionaries, school teachersof your children, Sunday school teachers, etc.
  • The “tall man,” our tallest finger, remindsus to pray for those in authority—such as our president, state governmentofficials, police officers, firefighters, and others.
  • Our “ring finger,” which is said to bethe weakest finger, reminds us to pray for those who are weak and sick.
  • The pinkie, our smallest finger, remindsus to pray for ourselves. We should humble ourselves before God and beforeothers.

D.L. Moody said, “Every movement of God can betraced back to a kneeling figure.” Until we get to Heaven we may never know who was protected, encouraged, or saved as a result of our prayers. By the way, I want towarn you…praying for people using the above method will take some time. We mayhave to cut back on some , , and TV time in order to pray as weshould.

The Bible commands us to be filled with the Spirit(Ephesians 5:18). This is not a suggestion but a command. When we are filledwith the Spirit, we will display the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22–23).

Canyou imagine if every lady in the church was filled with the Spirit on any givenSunday? There would be no reason for the pastor’s wife to intervene in adisagreement or correct an attitude.

What a blessing!

2.Be in Your Place

Be faithful and responsible in your area of servicein the church. When you miss a service, especially in small churches, the pastor’s wife usuallyends up taking your place—whether it is in the nursery or teaching a class.

If you must be absent from “your place,” giveadvance notice (if possible) so that planning can be done. Your place may not bein a prominent position. The account in Mark 10:37–41 is rather amusing to ustoday but it was not amusing to some of the disciples at the time.

Here, the mother of Jamesand John wanted her “boys” to have prominence with Jesus. Jesus, inessence, asked her if she really wantedthat for them. With prominence comes much responsibility.

Are we sure we’re readyfor the suffering and trials that accompany a leadership position?

3.Write Her Encouraging Notes

Proverbs 3:27 says, “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the powerof thine hand to do it.” Text or email her weekly and tell her somethingthat she has done or said recently that was a blessing to you.

Definitely planone day each month that you will do something kind for her and her family—bakecookies, homemade bread or some other goodie that her family enjoys.

If you areable, buy a gift certificate for them to go out to dinner and offer to watchtheir children.

4.Participate in Church Ladies Activities

Be involved in helping to prepare for activities. If thereare workdays or nights to prepare decorations, help with these! Arrive early and help your pastor’s wife greet ladies, especially new ladies. Ifthey are alone, introduce them to a faithful lady so that she may sit with her.Don’t wait for your pastor’s wife to ask you to do this.

Ministry takes place when divine resources flowthrough human instruments for the glory of God. Again, prior to the activity,ask the Holy Spirit to fill you. You will know what to do. He will guide you. Stayafter the activity to help with clean up. Try not to leave until the pastor’swife does! She should not have to be the last one cleaning up.

5.Be Kind to Her Family

I don’t think you can ever spoil your pastor’sfamily enough! Remember their birthdays, special events, and welcome them back fromvacation with groceries and gift cards. Pray for them daily. Do not expect themto be perfect.

Pastor’s children are children—the same as everyoneelse’s children. They will have problems with disobedience, academics inschool, and bad attitudes. If we can be a blessing to the pastor’s children, wewill be a blessing to our pastor and his wife. Do not complain toher about everything her children do wrong or (heaven forbid!) gossipabout her family in any way.

6.Protect Her Privacy

Remember, this family is on call 24–7, similar tothe old-time doctors. Avoid calling her at home or stopping by her house unannounced.If you need to do either of these, make your contact brief. If you have herhome or cell number, do not give it out unless you have permission to do so. Ifyour pastor’s wife confides in you, do not brag or share with others what wasdiscussed.

I hope every pastor’s wife is able to go on vacationor get some time with her husband. Avoid trying to find out where they went andwhat they did. That is their business.

7.Surprise Her with Her Favorite Things

Youdon’t have to wait until her birthday or anniversary to surprise her. Find outwhat her favorites are—fast food, coffee shops, kitchen store, dress store,gum, perfume, drink, snacks, collectibles, and décor. It is fun to surprise!

One year on her birthday, wesurprised our pastor’s wife with one of her favorite collectibles—snowmen. Sheloves to decorate her home for the special days in the year. We encouraged allthe ladies at our ladies retreat that year to bring a snowman. She receivedhundreds of varieties of snowmen! I am not sure if she still collects them.☺

Listen for what she desires for her or her family.

Ilove the passage in 2 Samuel 23, where the Bible records that, “David longed, and said, Oh that one wouldgive me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate! Andthe three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought itto David.

” David was so moved that these men had risked their lives to slipinto the enemy’s camp to get that water that he poured it out as unto the Lord.Love is action. Words are great but show your love to those who you love. Mostly, we will not have to risk our lives to be a blessing to our pastor’swife, but we need to listen and act upon the impulses that the Holy Spiritimpresses upon us.

I want to encourage you to take a rose petal, put it in yourBible and let it be a reminder for you to do something weekly for your pastor’swife. Let us all try to be a blessing to our “Queens.”

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4 Prayers Every Husband Needs to Pray over His Wife – Explore the Bible

Prayer to Encourage My Wife

You’ll never love your wife more than when you pray for her.

Humbling yourself before an all-powerful God and asking Him to do what only He can in her life—that’s a level of intimacy beyond anything the world has to offer.

Praying for her makes you realize how much of a treasure she is, the woman God gave you. You’re pouring yourself into her complete physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Let these four prayers guide you as you cry out to God for her each day. (For wives, don’t miss these 5 powerful prayers to pray over your husband.)

Protect Her Joy

Thank you, Father, for the gift of my wife. You are the giver of all good and perfect blessings, and I’m amazed how You show Your love through her. Please help me to cherish such an amazing gift (James 1:17).

Each day, circumstances and frustrations can easily steal the joy from ________. Please keep her from letting these challenges turn her focus from You, the author of her faith. Give her the joy that Jesus had as He accomplished the Father’s will on earth. May she consider each struggle as a reason to find hope in You (>Hebrews 12:2–3; >James 1:2–3).

When she feels tired, Lord, renew her strength. Surround her with friends who love You and will bear her burdens. Give her reason to feel refreshed by their encouragement (Isaiah 40:31; Galatians 6:2; Philemon 1:7).

May she know that the joy of the Lord is the source of her strength. Protect her from growing tired of doing what You’ve called her to do each day (Nehemiah 8:10; Galatians 6:9).

Give Her a Growing Need for You

Father, You supply all our needs according to Your riches in Christ. I’m amazed that you care about us enough to meet our daily concerns and to notice every detail of our lives. Even the hairs of our heads are numbered because You take care of Your children (Philippians 4:19; Matthew 7:11, 10:30).

I confess that I sometimes think of myself as being the one who takes care of _______. Forgive me for taking to myself what truly belongs to you. Her help comes from You. If she depends on me, I know I’ll disappoint her.

But You never fail, and You make her a garden that always has enough water. You’re always faithful, always enough. Help her to know that You are all she needs (Psalm 121:2; Lamentations 3:22; Isaiah 58:11; >John 14:8–9).

If she is tempted to look for comfort in anything else, may she instead realize how the power of Your Holy Spirit allows her to overflow with hope and peace. Nothing on this earth compares to the greatness of knowing You (Romans 15:13; Philippians 3:8).

Shield Her from Spiritual Attack

You, God, are a shield around us. You protect us from the enemy who seeks to destroy, and you will not let us be put to shame. Your arm is mighty, and Your Word is powerful (Psalm 3:3, 12:7, 25:20; Exodus 15:9; Luke 1:51; Hebrews 1:3).

When the enemy attacks her, let her faith in You protect her so that she may stand her ground. Bring your Word to her mind so that she may turn aside his assaults and fight the good fight. Help her to remember that You give us the victory through Christ (>Ephesians 6:10–18; 1 Timothy 6:12; 1 Corinthians 15:57).

You have conquered and disarmed the spiritual powers, and everything is in complete submission to You. Because of the cross, ______ is a new creation, and nothing can separate her from Your amazing, unfailing love (Colossians 2:15; 1 Peter 3:22; 2 Corinthians 5:17; >Romans 8:38–39).

The enemy is defeated. You have crushed his head (Genesis 3:15).

Build Her Love

Father, You loved us first—so much so that You sent Your Son to take our place. How incredible it is to think that while we were sinners, Christ died for us. Nothing we do could ever compare to the riches of Your grace (1 John 4:19; John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:7).

Help ________ to grow first in her love for You. May she be increasingly in awe of Your power, beauty, and grace. May she know more each day about the depth and width of Your love and respond with increasing love of her own (Psalm 27:4; Ephesians 3:18).

Help her to love me through all my failures while I learn to love her as Christ loves the church. May we see each other as You see us, and may we enjoy fulfilling each other’s desires in our marriage (Ephesians 5:25; >1 Corinthians 7:2–4).

Please give her a growing love for others in all that she does. Show her how to be Christ’s ambassador in the world and to be a woman defined by love so that others may glorify You. Because of that love, may she share the gospel with everyone (2 Corinthians 5:20; Matthew 5:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:8).

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Prayer To Find a Husband or Wife (with PDF Prayer Guide)

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Are you single and not sure how to pray to get married? Do you need prayer to find a husband or wife–or maybe you need to pray for yourself to find a spouse, but you aren’t sure how to do so?

I do pray for all my readers who are single and desire to be married. But, even more, I desire to equip YOU to pray for your future spouse and marriage with confidence, knowing that God really DOES want you to be married if you want to be.

To assist you in your prayers, I wanted to share a model prayer with you that is much the way I prayed when I was asking God to send me my own husband.

First, rest assured that God’s Word does promise you a spouse of your own if you want one

Not everyone is required to have a spouse. Some people have a special ability to stay single and enjoy it. The apostle Paul had this gift, and he said it allowed him to focus more on the Lord.

However, marriage is still a VERY good thing. Marriage–between one man and one woman–is the very first institution that God created. He set Adam, the first husband, together with Eve, the first wife, in Genesis chapter 2.


Because He said:

… “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him” (Genesis 2:18).

So even though the apostle Paul wrote about his special ability to stay single and enjoy it, he was an unusual case. GOD said at the very beginning that it is not good for man to be alone … so He invented marriage.

Therefore, know this: if you desire to have a husband or wife of your own, it IS God’s will to give you one!

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