Dear Sisters, Please join us in our new 28 Day Challenge: "A Praying Woman: Pray For Your Husband & Future Husband Challenge" This will be an amazing challenge to pray every day this month, very specifically for your husband. If you are unmarried you can pray these requests over your future husband. It is our responsibility and privilege to pray over one another, especially over our husbands. Sincere prayer unto the Lord can and will work miracles. Prayer changes things! Let’s do it together!
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Day 1 – Pray that your husband will have a close personal relationship with the Christ. Pray that his relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important relationship he has even above his relationship with you. Pray that he will learn to love God with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. Luke 10:27, Proverbs 4:23
Day 2 – Pray that your husband will grow in his devotion and spiritual disciple towards God (Bible Reading, Prayer, Bible Study, Scripture Memorization, Church Attendance, Sharing His Faith). Pray that these things will lead him to true spiritual growth and will be his guide as he goes throughout his day. 2 Peter 3:18, Psalm 1:2-4
Day 3 – Pray that your husband be filled with the Holy Spirit and use the armor of God as a skillful warrior of the faith. Pray that he will use the Helmet of Salvation, The Breastplate of Righteousness, The Belt of Truth, The Shield of Faith, The Sword of the Spirit, and the Sandals of Peace daily to stand for God and be victorious over all evil. Ephesians 6:10
Day 4 – Pray that your husband will be filled with Fruit of The Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace Patience, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, and Self-Control. Pray that this fruit will govern his attitudes, actions, and responses to life’s daily challenges. Pray that this fruit will operate abundantly in your home. Pray that you will see the reflection of God’s Spirit working on the inside of him. Galatians 5:22-26
Day 5 – Pray for your husband’s mind and emotional health. Pray that his thought life will center on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, things of good report and praiseworthy. Pray that God will guide him as he deals with his feelings-both good and bad. Pray that God would heal him of any emotional wounds deep set in his heart. Pray for his mental, social, and spiritual strength and that he would reach out for godly council for help in these areas. Psalm 147:3, Ephesians 3:16, Philippians 4:8, Proverbs 19:20
Day 6 – Pray for your husband’s physical health and strength. Pray for his physical body from head to toe (organs, joints, bones and muscles). Pray for any sickness or chronic issues that God would grant healing or continued endurance according to His will. Pray that your husband will understand the importance of taking care of his body – internally and externally. Pray that he will practice self-control in the areas of food, drink, and exercise. Pray that he will let go of any habits or vices that affect his health. Pray for the medical professionals advising him that they will be led by God in wisdom and compassion. Psalm 107:19-21, 103:2-4, Romans 12:1-2, Exodus 15:26, I Corinthians 6:19-20, 9:27
Day 7 – Pray that your husband will continue to grow as a leader. Pray that as the leader in your marriage he will protect and provide. Pray that he will lead with love, wisdom, integrity, and compassion like Christ. Pray for him as he leads outside your home (work, church, community). Pray that he will not be overwhelmed by the many responsibilities but will find balance in his priorities. Pray that he will use his role to bring God glory and that every area in which he leads will be blessed through his efforts. Pray that he will be mindful of his calling and thoughtful of the people God has put in his path to minister and witness to. Eph. 5:25-27, Joshua 1:9, Matt. 20:26, Phil. 2:3-4, 4:13, Luke 6:31, Psa. 78:72, Prov. 29:2,14, 1 Tim 3:5
Day 8 – Pray that your husband will be a godly husband to you. Pray that he will love you and give himself to you as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it. Pray that he will understand what it truly means to be a husband and to make your marriage a priority under God. Pray that the two of you will cleave to each other and become one in love, purpose, communication, and as a team. Pray that you will be a true “Helpmeet” to him, supporting him to fulfill the calling that God has on his life. Pray that you will not be jealous of that calling, but a vital part of it while fulfilling your own. Ephesians 5:25-27, 31-33, Genesis 2:21-24, Proverbs 14:1, 31:10
Day 9 – Pray that your husband will be a godly father building strong bonds with his children showing them God’s love and care. Pray for his patience, compassion, unconditional love and wise discipline that does not provoke but brings about genuine change. Pray that he will be a true example of manhood. Pray that God would heal any past wounds caused by his own father and fill in any gaps that remain from his own childhood. If your husband is not a father, pray that he will find a young man to mentor in the things of the Lord. Pray for unity in your role together as parents and that where you have differing opinions, God would help you reach consensus. Titus 2:6-8, Psalm 127:3-5, Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:5-7, Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:21, 2 Tim 2:1-2
Day 10 – Pray for your husband’s time management. Pray that he will seek God’s guidance and surrender his time and energy to the Lord. Pray that he will understand the value of time and choose to manage it wisely. Pray that he will divide his time in a way that not only honors his priorities (God, you, family) but also himself (health, purpose, friendships, hobbies). Pray that he will choose healthy, God-honoring activities loving the freedom of holiness and not live in bondage to any questionable habits or hobbies. Pray that he will yield himself to the Holy Spirit and allow God to be glorified in how he spends his day. Ecclesiastes 3:8, Psalms 39:4-5, 90:12, John 9:4, Ephesians 5:15-16, I Corinthians 6:12, 10:31, 2 Timothy 2:4, James 4:13-17
Day 11 – Pray for your husband’s financial management and that God would give you both the wisdom for handling your financial responsibilities. Pray that the two of you will be on one accord in your tithes and offerings unto the Lord so that your finances will be blessed by God. Pray that your husband will be considerate and attentive as you work together to create budgets, pay off debts, and choose wise investment opportunities as good stewards of the money you have. Pray for any areas of disagreement between the two of you concerning spending and financial management and that God will lead you to agreement. Pray for financial freedom with no waste and no lack. Proverbs 23:4-5, Hebrews 13:5, Matthew 6:21, Malachi 3:8-11, Romans 13:8)
Day 12 – Pray for your husband’s work ethic/career. Pray that he will work hard to provide for his family to the best of his ability. Pray that God will lead him and open doors of opportunity for growth and advancement. Pray that he will possess the integrity, decisiveness, strength, wisdom, organizational skills, determination, and positive relationships with co-workers and customers needed to grow a successful career and ministry. Pray that God would bless the work of his hands and that he would enjoy his work. Pray that God would be glorified in all aspects of his job. Pray that he would keep God first and not make an idol out of work or money. Continue to pray for balance between his work and home life. Romans 12:11, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Psalm 90:17, Proverbs 13:11, Colossians 3:23
Day 13 – Pray for your husband’s bosses, mentors and those in leadership in his life. Pray that your husband will enjoy his manhood and desire the characteristics of strong men in the faith. Pray that the character of those he admires and have influence over him will have a positive impact on your husband. If any of these men do not reflect Christ’s love, pray that he would not be tempted to imitate them and would find other godly men to look up to instead. Pray that he will learn from all leadership: good and bad. To emulate the good and to learn how not to lead from the bad. Pray that your husband will be a godly leader to others as well. Proverbs 13:20, Proverbs 18:24, Proverbs 27:17, Hebrews 13:7, 1 Timothy 3:2, John 13:13-17
Day 14 - Pray for your romance. Pray that you and your husband would know the ways that you both receive love and actively seek to show each other love in those ways. Pray that the time you spend together is as when you were dating filled with tender feelings, a special closeness and a desire for more. Pray that your love for each other will show in your conversations, actions, thoughts, and attitudes towards one another. Pray that the two of you will be one in every way safeguarding each other’s heart and inner most confidences. As great as you desire for your love to be, pray that you will not depend on your husband to fill a place in your heart that only God can fill because he will never be able to no matter how hard he tries. Proverbs 10:12, Ecclesiastes 4:9, I Corinthians 13:1-2, 4-6, Song of Solomon 1:4, 6:3, 7:6, 1 Peter 3:7
Day 15 – Pray for your intimacy and sex life. Pray that you will pursue one another in intimate ways and that sexual intimacy will be fresh, positive, and a reflection of selfless love. If sex, is a struggle, ask God to give you both humble, gracious, patience with and for one another. Ask God for courage to talk about any uncomfortable, shame-filled or painful thoughts and experiences that keep you from being fully intimate with your husband and that those issues would be healed and resolved. Pray for your attraction to one another, that it will be strong and not dependent on physical characteristics alone. Pray that your husband will yield his mind and sexual drive to the Lord and not entertain impure thoughts resisting the temptation to yield to adultery or pornography. If either of you have stepped outside of your marriage for emotional or sexual intimacy pray for forgiveness, healing, restoration, and reunification. Song of Solomon 7:10, I Corinthians 7:2-5, 2 Corinthians 10:8. Proverbs 5:15, 17-20, 27:12
Day 16 – Pray for your husband’s friendships and acquaintances. Pray that God will surround him with good men of character and integrity and that your husband would choose to be friends and form bonds with them. Pray that his friendships would lead him closer to God and accountability and not farther away. If there are any friends of questionable character, pray that God would allow those friendships to dissolve and your husband would lose interest. Pray that your husband will be a good friend to those God puts in his path. Pray for proper balance in his friendships and selflessness on your part to understand his need for them even if it means sacrificing some time with you. Pray that you will get along with his friends and don’t forget to keep them in prayer as well. Proverbs 13:20, 18:24, 12:26, 27:17, Psalm 133:1, Ecclesiastes 4:10
Day 17 -Pray that God will fill in all the gaps that may be missing from your husband’s childhood: missing or poor relations with parents, abuse, neglect, lack of proper structure, or great loss. Pray that God would heal the “little boy” inside and use these experiences for His glory. Pray that your husband will surrender the experiences that have shaped his character and view of life to God so that God can work all things together for your husband’s good. Pray that God will receive glory from your husband’s testimonies. Pray that God would heal your husband from life defining wounds from any time in his life: loss, combat, failures, disappointments, betrayals, etc. Pray that these things will strengthen his faith and lead him closer to Christ. Pray that your husband will be an overcomer through Christ and pattern his life after Jesus who overcame all. John 16:33, I John 2:13-14, 1 John 4:4, 5:5, Revelations 12:11
Day 18 – Pray for your husband’s strengths. Pray that your husband would know what they are and surrender them to God. Pray that God would continue to develop strengths, gifts, and talents in your husband and use them for His glory. Pray that others will see the strengths God has given your husband and that those gifts will open doors for him to bless others and further glorify God. Pray that as they bring him the honor and respect of a leader that they will not become a source of pride; but pray that he would guard them more faithfully as a wise steward of God. Pray that he would be willing to teach and mentor others in the strengths, talents, and gifts that God has given to him so that his legacy will continue far beyond his lifetime. Pray that you will acknowledge and appreciate his strengths and encourage, support, and build him up. 1 Peter 4:10-11, 1 Timothy 4:14, Matthew 5:14-16, 25:14-30, Colossians 3:23-25, Proverbs 18:16
Day 19 – Pray for your husband’s weaknesses: spiritual, physical, and mental. We all have them. Pray that God would reveal to him what those weaknesses are and how to conquer them. Pray that your husband will be determined to let go of these weaknesses and his response to the Lord in these areas is complete surrender and obedience. In any areas of leadership where he may be weak, pray that God will develop him (marriage, parenting, household management, finances, career, and ministry, etc.). Pray for your compassionate love towards him as God is developing your husband and that you are a helpmeet to him in these areas and not the source of angst and negative pressure. Pray that through all of this, you will both have a testimony of God’s transforming power. Romans 8:26, Philippians 4:13, Matthew 26:41, Hebrews 4:15, 2 Corinthians 12:10.
Day 20 – Pray a hedge of protection around your husband. Pray that God would keep him safe as he travels back and forth on the roads to and from work. Pray that God would protect him from physical injury and sickness. Pray that God would protect him spiritually and mentally and that his faith would not fail. Pray God’s protection from his enemies and those that don’t mean him well. Pray that his “good” will not be evil spoken of and that God would grant your husband wisdom to protect his reputation and good name. Pray for God’s protection over your home, family, and the things you own. Pray that if any of these areas have been ill affected that God would restore them 100-fold. Ephesians 6:11, Psalm 3:3, 16:1, 46:1, Hebrews 13:6, Isaiah 54:17, Romans 8:31, Exodus 14:14, Job 42:10
Day 21 – Pray about any major decisions that must be made by the two of you. Pray that you both would surrender all major decisions to the Lord (new job, major purchases, parenting choices, care-taking responsibilities, major moves, loaning and borrowing money, investments, liquidations, etc.). Pray that the two of you will be able to speak freely about it and neither of you would lean on your own understanding. Ask God to give you both wisdom and reveal any reasons why you should not move forward with these decisions and that God will shut the door of opportunity and withhold His peace about all wrong decisions. Pray that God would give you the grace to accept your husband’s final decision and that He would see your family through the outcome. Luke 14:28-32, James 1:5, 3:17, Proverbs 4:5-7, 3:5-6, Isaiah 30:21, John 5:30
DAY 22 - Pray for areas of disagreements between you and your husband. Pray that God would grant you the grace to move forward and not allow disagreements to break your unity, love and respect for one another. Pray that you can handle conversations where you disagree without anger, grudges, hurtful language, and blame. Pray that you can find a way to come together without destroying your marriage or your family. Pray that arguing in front of children, family, and friends will not be the norm for your marriage but that you learn to settle your differences among yourselves or get godly counsel. If damage has already been done through destructive communication, pray for restoration and support from the two of you as you work through it. Ephesians 4:1-3, Proverbs 31:26, Proverbs 14:1, 15:1, Philippians 2:14, Romans 12:19, 14:19, James 3:8-18
Day 23 – Pray that your husband would have a heart of forgiveness and that his forgiveness would come quickly. Pray that he will not hold on to grudges, resentments, or offenses allowing roots of bitterness to grow inside his heart. Pray that he will surrender negative feelings to the Lord and think thoughts of peace, healing, mercy, and grace. Pray that the two of you would understand how you have hurt each other in the past, maybe repeatedly, and have the humility to repent to God and one another. Pray that you would remember the redemptive power of God’s forgiveness towards you and emulate that forgiveness towards one another and others. Pray that you will learn from every offense but that they won’t stop you from being the dynamic people God wants you to be. Ephesians 4:32, Matthew 6:12-15, 18:21-22, Psalm 86:5
Day 24 – Pray for your husband’s relations with his family and in-laws. Pray for reconciliation and healing for any unresolved issues that may exist. Pray that God will give him wisdom on how to deal with any unhealthy dependencies of family members and inappropriate boundaries. Pray that you and your children will be his #1 human priorities under God and that his responsibilities to extended family members will be prayerfully met as God leads him. Pray that if there is any meanness from his family towards you, or vice versa that the two of you will guard and protect each other remembering that God expects you to become one flesh. If either one of your families has cause to be concerned about your relationship, pray that God will help the two of you to work things out and begin building a healthy testimony together. Ephesians 6:2-3, James 1:27, Hebrews 13:1, I Timothy 5:1-4
Day 25 – Pray that your husband will learn how to relax in the Lord. Pray that when he is stressed and overwhelmed that he will rely on his relationship with God and not be tempted to look to other things, people, or unhealthy activities. If his relationship with God is not a strong one, pray that your husband’s desire to seek God will grow. Pray that he will open up to God and learn to leave his burdens and the burdens that he carries for others with God in prayer and trust that God will provide for all. Pray that your husband will find not only a place to lay his burdens but also a place to pick up true joy and peace in God’s presence. Pray that in all things he will be a man of prayer. Hebrews 12:1-4, Psalm 55:22, Isaiah 41:13, Psalm 16:11, Matthew 6:25, 11:28-29, Philippians 4:6-7, I Peter 5:7, Proverbs 17:22
Day 26 – Pray that if there is any abuse in your marriage (physical, mental, verbal, emotional, alcohol, drug, gambling, extramarital abuse of trust) that God would move in a powerful way to help it end. If either of you are the perpetrators of such destructive behavior towards one another pray that God would deal with the very serious issues deep within your hearts and bring deliverance swiftly. Pray that both of you will realize that abuse is not of God and will not continue to live this way but will seek help and accountability from godly professionals. Pray that all triggers that lead to such behavior will cease to influence either of you in Jesus name. If you are the victim, pray for God to lead you and give you wisdom on how to protect yourself and your family. Pray for your heart and deliverance from anything that may keep you in the cycle of abuse. Colossians 3:19, I Corinthians 7:15, Malachi 2:16, Ephesians 4:31-32, 5:25-33, Romans 12:18, 1 Peter 3:7, 4:8
Day 27 – Pray that you will partner with your husband to faithfully spread the gospel beginning in your own home. Pray that your husband will be a godly example and spiritual leader. Pray that he will lead his family to regular church attendance and raise God-fearing children. If he is not already a Christian know that God IS able to reach him, so pray that your husband will surrender to the call of God and accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Pray that you will minister together in whatever capacity God leads you and that God will use you to influence the lives of many for His glory. Pray for wisdom and boldness to share the gospel of Christ to impact your community and the world at large. Pray that as your husband’s helpmeet God will prepare you for your joint purpose together. Pray that God will be glorified through your marriage. Acts 1:8, 18:24-26, 20:24, Psalm 105:2, Philippians 1:9-10, 2:2-4, Genesis 2:18, Matthew 19:5-6, Proverbs 19:14
Day 28 – Pray that your husband would use his words and actions to build up your family. Whether you have a family of two or twenty-two, pray that your husband will see your family as something that requires his careful consideration, love, time, and effort. Pray that he will have the right perspective in living out his role as husband, father, provider, protector, and leader. Pray that he will find joy in all his roles as he purposefully lives out each one. Pray that you and the others in your family will do their best to make him feel like the hero he truly is, and this will give him strength and motivation to be his best self through God’s guidance. Ephesians 5:22-33, 6:4, I Timothy 3:2, 5:8, Genesis 2:24, Proverbs 31:28, 1 Peter 3:7, Ecclesiastes 9:9, Hebrews 13:4
Bonus Day – Pray that God will strengthen your marriage for the years to come. Pray that your desires for your marriage will line up with God’s plans for your marriage. Pray that the two of you will rejoice in your union and that you will have many joyous days together. Pray for your thankfulness for one another. Pray that the two of you will be able to face whatever life throws your way with faith, love, unity, and support. Although the challenge is over pray that you will stay in tune with your husband’s needs and be a praying wife continually. I Thessalonians 5:16-18, Ephesians 4:2, 26, 5:31, Matthew 19:6, Ecclesiastes 9:9, I Corinthians 7:10-11, 16:14, I Peter 3:8, 4:8, Colossians 3:13-14, 13:4-5
Praise God! You’ve finished the challenge of praying for your husband for the entire month of February! Your words and your attitude have power. Our prayer is that God has done something special in your marriage this month. No doubt the enemy fought long and hard to keep you from praying, to keep your husband distracted and your household in an uproar, but God is faithful! We pray that there was a sense of renewal, revival, restoration, reconciliation and strengthened bonds of love and friendship between the two of you and your commitment to God.
Maybe you realize that there are issues that you and your husband need help in dealing with. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and receive godly counseling. Also, feel free to pray these prayers all over again. You can repeat this challenge for another 30 days anytime, or simply repeat a specific prayer focus that deals directly with the needs in your marriage. Either way…Be blessed…
Be transformed…Be full of faith…Be amazing!
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