This morning I was in the Word and spending time with God and as I was praying for my husband I just felt a heaviness on me. The burden in my heart caused me to intercede for wives in this generation. The world tries to teach us that even in marriage, we as women are "independent" and "have our own mind". These things are true but the world twists it and causes many women to lose respect and honor in their husband and marriage. I wanted to share some things to pray for if you are a woman striving to be the best Godly wife you possibly can be! You are called to be a loving and kind wife who prepares her home for her family! It's in each of us and we can only do it with Him.
Give me a heart that views my husband the way you view Him. Give me your heart for him and teach me how to respect and honor him, especially during the times he has failed me or our marriage.
Help me to be an honoring wife that you are proud of. I desire for you to look at me and smile because you know that I am loving your son with the best heart and with a heart that lives for you and only you.
Help me to place my husbands needs, dreams and desires above my own. Help me to let go of resentment when things do not go my way and to trust that decisions are based on the family as a whole and not just me or not just him. Help me to speak up with love and respect when I need to and to stay quiet when I need to.
Help me to take care of our home and run it well. Help me to strive everyday to make our home a place of peace, joy and comfort. Let our home be the one place that my husband feels safe in.
Help me to keep myself healthy and strong for my husband. Help me to desire to look nice for him and to dress modest around others. I never want to leave my husband questioning whose attention I am trying to capture when I walk out the door, so give me discernment on items of clothing that are not pleasing to you Father.
Help me to speak wisely and kind at home, outside of the home, to others and about others. Give me a gentle heart that flows through my tongue and always speaks love and encouragement. Guide me to have a speech that always exhibits who you are in me. Help me to live out Ephesians 4:32 daily dear Lord.
Thank you for the gift of marriage and for allowing me to be the wife of your amazing son.
In Jesus Name,
"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." Ephesians 4:32