Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Praying for our Husbands

I have really had it on my heart lately to be praying for my husband. I always pray for him... for his protection, for his heart, and I thank the Lord for the way he works so hard for our family.

But this morning I just really felt that I needed to spend some serious time in prayer for him.

I have decided that from now until Saturday, I am going to spend some heavy time lifting up my sweet husband to our Lord in prayer. I have a list on my desk (on a post-it-note, of course) of specific things I am asking of my Jesus. Every time I look down, I pick one thing off of the list and close my eyes and talk to God about it. I will be praying for him before I go to sleep. I will be praying in my car on my way to work. I just want to do everything I can to pray as much as possible for the man that is the love of my life.

And then, I thought about how alot of my friends, family, and yes, my sweet blog friends are married too and maybe they may wanna get in on some of this goodness....

Ya see, my friends, sometimes I speak my mind too often and "attack" or come down hard on Grant. But I really need to realize that the #1 way I can help my husband is to PRAY for him.

Who wants to join me? Anyone wanna come along with me on my "Pray for Husband" week? And for my sweet friends and family who are not married, this is an AWESOME time for you to pray for your future mate, wherever he may be. You can pray over him, that he would make wise decisions and that the Lord would be preparing him for YOU!

Let's make it a Blog movement! Who is with me? Leave a comment if you're joining!

15 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm game! I'm not yet married, but God's got that worked out! ;)

PS - This is a GREAT idea!

Ashley said...

PS - I'm adding you to my blog list, okay?

Marianne said...

I think it is awesome! I am in a prayer group with three other women and we are going through The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. It has been awesome as we band together to pray for our husbands. Just be warned--with the intentions of praying for your husband, you will be convicted and called to grow in your own life as well . . . believe me! :) The book is fairly simple and the chapters are super short, but what I like about it is that it gives me different ideas of what to pray about like his mind, purpose, temptations, etc.

Nat said...

What a great way to bless and serve our men!!

I'm SO with you sweet Jen, I think it's a brill idea. Life with a newborn makes me and tim tired and a little short with each other, instead of snapping, I'll be praying. Thanks for the nudge!

xxx

P.S how was the new dessert with the oreos? Anytime you happen to be in the UK, you're more than welcome to come make me some, 'kay?

:)

Brittney said...

Thanks Jenny! I really needed to hear this.

Even though we're not married yet... (come on May 23, 2009)... I know that prayer is the #1 thing that I should be doing more of. Especially for my dear fiance! Wedding plans can get you stressed and I think I relay my feelings towards him... INSTEAD... I will be praying! for us and our future!

Thanks again!

cristina said...

WONDERFUL idea! i'm in.

do you follow the girltalk blog? they're focusing on:

“She DOES him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.” (Proverbs 31:12)

this is SO GOOD for our men...thanks for initiating.

Jaclyn said...

i am in...something i have been trying to be better about lately too.
Love you and love your sweet heart!

Emily said...

I'm in:) I will also pray for you and your coveting of my cold weather:) (kj). I love you!

Katie said...

I'm in girlfriend!

Stephanie said...

girrrrrl, I'm down. thanks for the encouragement, sweet lady.

The Boudreaux Family said...

I think that is a wonderful idea. I will pull out my post-it's and get to work. Thanks for the idea.

Claire said...

I'm totally on board!! What a wonderful idea sweet Jen. I believe our husbands have a 'date' sometime soon, I think we should have one at the same time ;)

Fran said...

Its Wednesday night, but this SAME thing has been on my heart. So...I'm committing to praying for ALL of our husbands this week.

Love ya girl!
Fran

Lindsee said...

You know good and well that I pray for my future hubby probably way too often. So, I am so in! :)

I love you!

LKE

Lulu SQ said...

Ooh, I only just now saw this, but I love it! LOVE IT! YES!