Proverbs 31:10-31 NKJV
"Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands. She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar. She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants. She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms. She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night. She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hand holds the spindle. She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet. She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies sashes for the merchants. Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.” Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears The Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates."
Proverbs 31:10-31 NKJV
I have so much to be thankful for today! Last night I had an awesome and fun night out with the girls from church. Got to laugh and joke around, and talk about "girl stuff" :). Then today, what I thought was going to be really stressfull, ended up being one full of accomplishments. I got the project I needed to finish done, printed, and handed in on time. I stepped in on a "project" of disgusting and foul smelling proportions (we'll just leave it at that - lol). I felt good that I was able to stomach it and help my friend out. When I would normally have wussed out :). Then I got a LOT of cleaning and organizing done at work. Hoping the improvements that we made will help our creative processes excel and flourish. Then I got to come home and cook dinner for my hubby, which I always love to do. Eating dinner with him is such a blessing. I love our time where we can relax and enjoy each others company. Now to get ready for bed. Praying tomorrow is a good day and full of blessings (good or bad).
Thank you Lord for your provisions, your hand in my life, for holding me up when I can barely function, for wiping away my tears, for comforting me in my sorrows, and for helping me break out of my shell. I pray that I will listen to you more and less of the world. I pray for my husband, that you would provide his every need and help him to be content with where you have him. I pray that you will show him joy, love, and peace. That you will fill his heart with what he needs to get through the day. That you would draw him and I closer to you and each other. I thank you so much for him. He truly blesses my life and fills it with love. In Your Precious Name, Amen.
Do you pray for your marriage? For your spouse? I do...well let me rephrase that by saying - I do, but I don't do it as much as I should. I should be praying for my husband on a daily basis (whether we are going through hard times or not).
First I want to address what I mean by the word "Prayer". The meaning of Prayer (to me) is talking with God, it's a relationship - not a Fix-All or a list of "I Want's". Sometime's I may ask him for specifics - but I know in my heart that His Will is what I long for.
One of my husband's favorite quotes is by C.S. Lewis and I always remember it when I think about prayer. “I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.” ― C.S. Lewis
"Praying the Scriptures will increase your spiritual growth. You actually learn what God says about certain situations, and by praying His Word you will see His results." Source
ITEMS THAT I LIFT MY HUSBAND UP IN PRAYER FOR:
WORK: Pray that the work of your spouse’s hand would be blessed by God.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17
WISDOM: Pray for wisdom to choose the God honoring option in every decision.
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; Proverbs 24:3
TO BE A GOOD STEWARD: Pray for discretion to steward the resources God has given you.
Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift of God. Ecclesiastes 5:19
COMMUNICATION: Pray for godly principles and practices to characterize your communication.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29
TEMPTATION: Pray for your spouse to take the way of escape God provides in temptation.
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
TRIALS: Pray for your spouse to have spiritual victory in trials and over worry, discouragement, or doubt.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4
FAITH & RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST: Pray for your spouse to grow in faith and bear fruit in his/her walk with Christ.
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God Colossians 1:10
HEALTH & PROTECTION: Pray for your spouse’s health and protection.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2
LOVE & INTIMACY: Pray that your relationship with the Lord and with your spouse would be ever deepening in intimacy, respect, and love.
In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church-- Ephesians 5:28-29
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