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Seven Powerful Prayers for My Husband

April 2014 , by Katie Orr
My pastor-man carries it well, the great responsibility of shepherding God’s people. He prepares the sermon for the week, visits the sick and home-bound, and is even found climbing the roof of the church to mend something flapping in the wind. He prays for his people. He also carries the great responsibilities of husband and father. He makes us laugh, provides for us, cooks often (Oh, yes, he does!), and endlessly serves with a willing heart. He prays for his family. You and I also carry a holy calling as wife to our own pastor-man. He needs our love, honor, support, and attention — and he desperately needs our prayers.

Praying the Word for My Husband

I love structure and I love God’s Word. Put the two together and you have a beautiful thing when it comes to prayer. Here are seven Scripture-based prayers you and I can pray to God on behalf of our husbands.

That he would be given the STRENGTH he needs to fulfill his mission.

Mighty God, grant my husband courage and the ability to find His strength in you. I pray he would not fear nor be dismayed and He would remember that You are always with Him. Holy Spirit, strengthen him with power his inner being. (Ephesians 3:16; 6:10, Joshua 1:6-9)

That our MARRIAGE would be strong.

Jesus, show my husband what it looks like to love me as you loved the church. Help me to love and serve him with a submissive and respectful heart. (Ephesians 5:25-33)

That he would THRIVE in his ministry and personal life.

I pray that he would be rooted and grounded in your love for him, as he ministers to others. I ask that you would provide friendships which sharpen and encourage him. (Ephesians 3:17, Proverbs 27:17)

That he would have great WISDOM as he leads.

God grant him the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation. May he always fear you, receive instruction in wisdom, and honor through humility. Provide wisdom through friends and mentors he can walk alongside. (Ephesians 1:17, Proverbs 15:33, Proverbs 13:20)

That I would always have a THANKFUL heart toward my husband.

Lord I thank you for my husband. Grant me a heart of thankfulness for him that transcends every season, so that in every moment I would not cease to give thanks for him. (Ephesians 1:16)

That he would have a FRUITFUL walk with God that overflows into his ministry.

Holy Spirit, fill every crevice of my husband’s heart with the fullness of you. Enable him to keep in step with your every move, and to crucify the desires of his flesh. Bring great fruit in his life as he obeys and depends on you. (Ephesians 3:19, Galatians 5:16-25)

That God would be his SAFEGUARD from the enemy.

God, make my husband sober-minded, watchful, and clothed with your protective armor, that he may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:11-18)

Free Prayer Printable

Because I need reminders, I’ve created a bookmark with these prayers on them. We’ve made them available here as a free prayer printable download, which includes a printable journal-sized sheet and bookmark.

Share your favorite verse to pray on behalf of your husband in the comments!

Katie lives in Harrodsburg, KY with her husband, Chris Orr, pastor of Pioneer Baptist Church. They served on staff with Cru for 6 years before her family left campus ministry for the work of church revitalization. They have 3 young children. Katie loves to equip women to walk with God for a lifetime through her blogging, speaking, and Bible study ministries. She currently serves as Social Media Specialist and Community Director for and you can learn more about her at
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