Sometimes, others have just the right words.
My friend Marianne sent out a beautiful email on the Feast of St. Joseph this week. She shared something her spiritual director had given her some time ago: two short, rich prayers to pray for your husband–your own “St. Joseph”–each day of the week.
If you’re like me, as you read through the prayers she has for each day you’ll find some specific ways to pray for your husband that are exactly what he needs right now.
Please join me this coming week, starting Sunday, March 21st, in praying for your husband. As the week goes on, I’d love you to share with us any fruits that come of this spiritual bouquet of prayer for your spouse. Send me an email, leave a comment on this post, or leave one on the Facebook page:).
May God bless your sacrament this week!
- That he would become a holy man, a man of prayer, mature in the Lord, growing in his knowledge of God (1 Thes 5:23; Col 4:12; Eph 6:18; Eph 1:18-19; Eph 3:16-19)
- That he would daily seek God with all his heart, walking in the Spirit moment by moment, growing in his dependence on Him (Ps 119:1-2; Ps 27:4; Prov 3:5-6; John 15:5)
- That he would learn to take every thought captive, to not be conformed to the world’s thinking and to think Scripturally (Rom 12:2; 2 Cor 10:5)
- That he would learn not to depend on his circumstances for happiness but on God alone (Hb 3:17-19)
- That he would have new strength in the midst of his busy schedule and that the Lord might infuse him with His strength (Is 40:31; Eph 3:14-19)
- That his self-image would be a reflection of the Lord’s thoughts toward him (Eph 1:17-19; Rom 12:3; Ps 139)
- That he would become a called man, not driven, with well thought-through and prayed-through goals in life (1 Cor 9:24-27)
- That the Lord would give him wisdom to lead his family physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually (Eph 1:17-19; James 1:5-7)
- That he would stand firm against the schemes of the devil and resist Satan in all circumstances (Eph 6:10-18; James 4:7)
- That he would not be deceived into unbelief or sin (Gal 6:7)
- That the fruit of the Holy Spirit would be more and more exhibited in his life (Gal 5:22-23)
- That he would learn to love as God has commanded (1 Cor 13:4-7); Rom 12:8-10)
- That the Lord would protect him, guarding his course (Prov 2:8)
- That he would learn to manage his time well (Eph 5:15-16)