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Do you pray for your husband? What better time than Valentine's Day to let him know that you are praying for him—and what you are praying. It could be one of the best Valentine gifts you could ever offer him. Make your prayer letter personal, but here are some suggestions of how you might pray for your husband. (Click here for the husband-to-wife version of this article).
This year on Valentine’s Day I want you to know not only how much I love you, but how much I’m praying for you. And this year, I’m making my prayers part of my gift to you.
I’m praying for you to be a man who leads your family not just with your heart, but with God’s heart. I’m praying that God will give you inner strength daily to carry out your tasks with confidence and commitment. I’m praying that your roots will go deep down into the soil of God’s own wonderful love, and that He will give you an understanding of how wide, how high, how long, and how deep His love is for you, just as you are. I’m praying you will know without a doubt what a good, good Father He is, and how much He wants to bless you and enlarge your influence as you open up your life to Him.
I’m asking God to give you discernment in all areas of your life so you will be able to handle every situation with wisdom, resisting temptation and wrong counsel that might come your way. I’m praying for God’s protection for you as you wear His armor—mind, body, and spirit—and for God to keep evil far from you, so that nothing formed against you can prosper. I’m asking God to open your eyes to His truth so you can recognize Satan’s attempts to turn you aside or destroy your faith.
I’m asking God to make you a man who is respected, who honors God and his family, who will be quick to do good, to listen, and to refrain from anger. I’m praying that God will tear down any harmful strongholds in your life and keep any new ones from forming. I’m praying that He will give you time in His Word and a love for the things He loves, and that your heart will beat for others in the same unselfish way that it beats for us as your family. I’m praying that God will teach you and guide you daily in the path He’s chosen for you. I’m asking God to make you a man of ceaseless prayer and great faith, one who will stand boldly for Jesus, and one will share the good news of Jesus unashamedly.
I’m asking God to make His desire for you, your heart’s desire, and that your faithfulness will be a source of joy to His heart and to those who know and love you. In all your ways, I pray that you will acknowledge Him, not trying to figure things out on your own, but trusting Him to lead you daily as a steward of all He has given you.
I’m praying that you will not be discouraged if you make mistakes, but that you will always depend on the sufficiency of God’s amazing grace with a spirit of humility and gratitude. I pray that God will give you a willing spirit, quick to forgive others as well as yourself. I’m asking God to show you that He is not finished with you, but that He is always at work in you to make you into the kind of man He wants you to be—a man after His own heart. I’m praying that Jesus will enrich you with good things, that He will help you to enjoy life at its best, and that He will fill you daily with the fruits of the spirit.
I’m praying that at work, at home, and everywhere you are, that you will be a man of integrity, that God will make known to you the knowledge of His will and that you will understand the hope of your calling in Christ Jesus. I pray that in whatever you do, you will work at it with your whole heart, as if you are working for the Lord. I pray that you will always be a godly example for your family, that you will be tender, yet strong in the Lord. I pray that a deep, deep love for Jesus will motivate your every action and attitude, that God will give you a restful spirit, and help you experience the kind of peace that passes all understanding.
Hear my heart: as a husband and a father you are loved more than you know, and I’m praying that God will impress that on your heart, even as I speak these words to you. May you know not only how much I love you, but how much more you are loved by God—and may that kind of love spur you to work with excellence, not perfection, always looking to Jesus as the Author and Completer of your faith.
You are God’s valentine to me, and it is my highest joy and privilege to pray for you daily. This is my gift and commitment to you. May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face to shine on you, be gracious to you, turn His face toward you, and give you peace.
With Grateful Love and Admiration,
Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart. She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com. You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.
Publication date: February 9, 2016
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