JR and Becca Gonzales
Prayers for your Husband/Wife
Updated: Jan 30
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? - Corrie ten Boom
Let this resource be a tool to strengthen and deepen your relationship with your spouse. You can personalize these prayers by adding in your spouse's name where you see a blank line. We know prayer can be intimidating for many, but remember, prayer and praise is your greatest weapon! We promise, if you commit to praying for and over your spouse daily, your relationship will drastically change for the better!
Cleanse your wife with the washing of the word
Each day, circumstances and frustrations can easily steal the joy from ______. Lord, thank you for keeping her from letting these challenges turn her focus from You, the author of her faith. Father, give her the joy and peace that Jesus had as He accomplished the Father’s will on earth. May she consider each challenge as a reason to find hope in You (James 1:3, Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace).
When ______ 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, But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun] They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired). May she know that the joy of the Lord is the source of her strength. Protect herfrom growing tired of doing what You’ve called her to do each day. (Galatians 6:9, Let ______ not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time she will reap, if she does not give in).
You, God, are a shield around ______. You protect her from the enemy who seeks to destroy, and you will not let her be put to shame. Your arm is mighty, and Your Word is powerful (Psalm 25:20, Guard her soul and rescue her; Do not let her be ashamed or disappointed, for she has taken refuge in you).
When the enemy attacks ______, 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 her the victory through Christ (Ephesians 6:13, Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]).
Father, 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. (Romans 8:38-39, For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord). The enemy is defeated and _______ is victorious.
God, empower me to lead ______ and love her like You love the church. Help me to lay down my selfish ambitions and prioritize the needs of her and my family. (Ephesians 5:25-26, Husbands, love your wives [seek the highest good for her and surround her with a caring, unselfish love], just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify the church, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word [of God]).
Praying scripture over your husband
Jesus, give _____ the mind of Christ, saturate him with godly wisdom, and discernment. Help him to seek wisdom from you first when he needs direction or help. Help him to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ, exchanging his thoughts for Yours. (1 Corinthians 2:16, 2 Corinthians 10:5, James 1:5)
Father, open the eyes of _____ heart to understand Your Word, so that he won’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of his mind so that he may know Your good, acceptable and perfect will for his life and our marriage. (Romans 12:2)
Lord, help _____ to trust in You with all his heart, not depending on his own understanding, but acknowledging You in all his ways, so he knows what Your perfect will and plan is for our family. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Lord Jesus, grant favor upon _____ and may all that he puts his hands to prosper. Bless and establish the work of his hands and his heart. (Psalm 90:17, Proverbs 22:29, Psalm 1:3)
Father, help us to live together in perfect unity. Help me to honor, love, respect, and serve _____ for Your glory and name! (1 Thessalonians 5:13, Proverbs 31:10-12, Ephesians 5:33)
Mighty God, grant ______ courage and the ability to find His strength in you. I pray he would not fear nor be dismayed and He would remember that You are always with Him. Holy Spirit, strengthen him with power in his inner being. (Ephesians 3:16, Ephesians 6:10, Joshua 1:6-9)
God, make _____ sober-minded, watchful, alert, and clothe him with your protective armor, that he may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Thank you for giving him a way out when he is tempted. (1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:11-18, 1 Corinthians 10:13)
Lord surround _____ with people who sharpen him, speak life into him, and build him up. (Proverbs 13:20, Proverbs 27:17)
Father, help _____ to guard and protect his heart in every situation. (Proverbs 4:23)
Jesus, may _____ always know his identity and purpose is found in You. That You have called him by name and set him apart to a life of hope and abundance. I pray that he would trust You and the plans you have for him. (Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28,
Holy Spirit, I ask that _____ would not be anxious about anything, but that he would submit everything to you in prayer, so that your peace would cover him. (1 Thessalonians 5:17, Philippians 4:6-7)
Lord, I thank you my treasure _____. Grant me a heart of thankfulness for him that transcends every season, so that in every moment I would not cease to give thanks for him. (Ephesians 1:16)
True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that - it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth. - Charles Spurgeon
All for His Glory,
JR and Becca Gonzales