Lord, I pray that You would strengthen my husband to resist any temptation that comes his way. Deliver him from evils such as adultery, pornography, drugs, alcohol, gambling, and perversion. Make him strong where he is weak. Help him to rise above anything that seeks to establish a stronghold in his life. Lord, You said, “Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls” (Proverbs 25:28, New King James Version). I pray that my husband will not be broken down by the power of evil, but raised up by the power of God. Help him to take charge over his own spirit, and have self- control to resist anything (and anyone) who becomes a temptation.
Lord, I commit our finances to You. Be in charge of them, and use them for Your purposes. May my husband and I be good stewards of all that You give us, and help us live free of burdensome debt. Where we have not been wise, bring restoration and give us guidance. Show us how to increase our finances, and avoid decreasing them unwisely.
Lord, take away anyone and anything from my husband’s life that would cause him to commit adultery. Help him to abstain from sexual immorality. I pray that we will desire each other and no one else. Show me how to make myself attractive and desirable to him, and be the kind of partner he needs. I pray that neither of us will ever be tempted to think about seeking fulfillment elsewhere. I realize that an important part of my ministry to my husband is sexual. Help me to never use sex as a weapon or a means of manipulation – by giving and withholding it for selfish reasons. I commit this area of our lives to You, Lord. May it be continually new and alive. Make it all that You created it to be.
Lord, I pray for open physical affection between my husband and me. Enable each of us to lay aside self-consciousness and apathy. Help us to demonstrate how much we care for (and value) each other. Remind us throughout each day to affectionately touch one another in some way. Help us to not be cold, undemonstrative, uninterested, or remote. Enable us to be warm, tender, compassionate, loving, and adoring. Break through any hard-headedness that refuses to change and grow. Change our habits of indifference, so we can become the husband and wife You called us to be.
Lord, I pray that You would unite my husband and me in a bond of friendship, commitment, generosity, and understanding. Eliminate our immaturity, hostility, or feelings of inadequacy. Help us to make time for one another, to nurture and renew our marriage, and remind ourselves of the reasons we were married in the first place. I pray that my husband will be so committed to You, Lord, that his commitment to me will not waver – no matter what storms come. I pray that our love for each other will grow stronger every day, so that we will never leave a legacy of divorce to our children.