BY STORMIE OMARTIAN
WHEN I WROTE the book The Power of a Praying Wife, I received countless letters about restored marriages and changed lives. These power-prayers (adapted from my book) will bless your husband, and heap rewards on you, too. You don’t have to pray them all in one day, one week, or even one month. Just pick a prayer, any prayer, and let the Holy Spirit lead you from there.
Lord, I confess the times I’ve been unloving, critical, angry, resentful, disrespectful, or unforgiving toward my husband. Help me to put aside any hurt, anger, or disappointment I feel. Help me to forgive him the way You do. Make me a tool of reconciliation, peace, and healing in this marriage. Make me my husband’s helpmate, companion, champion, friend, and support. Help me to create a peaceful, restful, safe place for him to come home to. Grow me into a creative and confident woman who is rich in mind, soul, and spirit. Make me the kind of woman he can be proud to say is his wife.
Lord, I lay all my expectations at Your cross. I release my husband from the burden of fulfilling me in areas that only You can fulfill. Help me to accept him the way he is, instead of trying to change him. I realize that in some ways he may never change, but (at the same time) I release him to change in ways I never thought he could. I leave any changing that needs to be done in Your hands – fully accepting that neither of us is perfect. Only You, Lord, are perfect, and I look to You to perfect us.
Lord, I pray that You would bless the work of my husband’s hands. May his labor bring favor, success, prosperity, and
great fulfillment. If his work isn’t in line with Your perfect will for his life, reveal it to him. Show him what he should do differently, and guide him down the right path. Give him strength, faith, and a vision for the future – so he can rise above any propensity for laziness. May he never run from work out of fear, selfishness, or a desire to avoid responsibility. And help him see that he doesn’t have to work himself to death for man’s approval.