Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16, ESV)
Are you a wife who’s still healing? Standing for your marriage? Need the reminder God loves you? Over the years I’ve written a number of prayers for wives: A Prayer for the Wife Who … I’m sharing all 15 Powerful Prayers for Wives here to make it easier for you to find the prayer that meets you in your current season.
We’ve all been hurt at one time or another. And when old wounds haven’t quite healed, the pain from new hurts feels worse than the first. We fear history will repeat itself, and we’ll have to walk that road again. The argument stirs up old memories. The fresh start still feels shaky.
Words of affirmation don’t just flow from my lips. I’m much more likely to call Tim out for something he’s forgotten than call out the good in him. It takes being intentional to call out the good. Because while there’s always good to find, some days nothing comes to mind and I can’t see what’s in front of me.
Every one of us faces a battle in our marriage. We have an enemy who wants nothing more than to see our marriages fail. I can’t promise deciding to stand for your marriage will turn it around. But I can promise Jesus is big enough to fight for you.
Are you a wife who desires to serve your husband? Do you feel discouraged with the difference between where you are and where you want to be? Some days that gap can fill expansive. Especially when we think we need to get there on our own.
Do opposites attract? It did for Tim and me. We couldn’t be more different if we tried. God gave us different strengths and weaknesses. Our differences can cause friction. But when we look to each other to fill in the gaps, our weaknesses don’t remain liabilities. Because we really are better together with God at the center.
Sixty seconds scrolling through social media feels like you barely got started. But a sixty-second kiss can feel longer than the countdown on a microwave. This is a prayer for the wife who desires intimacy in her marriage but struggles putting it into practice.
February can make us aware of the places our marriages need healing. Where walls feel safe and vulnerability opens us up to more pain. Even when you don’t feel loved, God loves you. You are His beloved daughter. He longs to draw you close, to share His heart and hear yours.
What would my marriage look like if I saw God as my Father-in-law? What changes do I need to make to love my husband in a way that honors God as my Father-in-Law?
What does it mean to submit to your husband as to the Lord? As a wife who desires to submit to her husband’s leading, I’ve been leaning into that question.
Some days it feels every way I turn, there’s more to deal with. I can feel weighed down by burdens. Sometimes it’s a simple chore, but burdens come with heavier loads too. Even the simple ones can weigh me down and wear me out. Leave me feeling like I have nothing left to give. But Jesus promises we don’t have to carry our burdens alone.
If you’re not working to stay connected as a couple, you’ll drift apart. Waking up to find you’re a wife who feels disconnected from her husband. Seeing you’ve become at best roommates and at worst strangers.
Feeling abandoned? That’s how I felt when my husband wanted to leave me. The distance between us in that season felt like a wall of insurmountable heights. I didn’t know if I had the strength to climb or if it was even worth the effort. In the end God brought my husband and me back together. I pray God restores for you the broken pieces of your marriage, sweet friend. But in the end I pray you see He alone is enough for you.
Far too many feel hopeless in their marriages. One wife feeling hopeless is too many. For all the reasons you may feel hopeless, I want to offer you hope. Hope in the only One who will never disappoint.
Do you live a life of thanks? Is gratitude your first response? I can take for granted all the good that my husband does. Because while pausing to give thanks reveals how much there is to be thankful for, I can forget to pause.
Do you desire deeper connection with your husband? To have increased intimacy with one another? To experience authentic closeness in all areas of your marriage?We pray for God to enable us to be the wives He called us to be, to do what He has called us to do, and trust that He will do what only He can do.
Praying for your marriage is powerful because it brings God to the center. We pray for God to strengthen us to be the wives He has called us to be and trust that He will do what only He can do. I pray these 15 powerful prayers inspire you in your prayer life and equip you in your journey to be a praying wife.
Reminder for the heart: We pray for God to enable us to be the wives He called us to be and trust that He will do what only He can do.
What’s on your heart? How have you seen God use your prayers to do what only He can do? How has your prayer life changed over the years?
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