7 Days of Praying for Your Man – Day 5 God’s Plan for Your Husband’s Life

Friends – meet my friend Dineen. Here is  her story about praying for her husband and the plans God has for his life.

My husband doesn’t know God. He’s a great guy, but he just doesn’t believe God exists. Yet there I stand in this marriage with this man I adore, and I see God’s plan for his life all around him.

And I love that I’m part of that plan just as I know my husband is part of God’s plan for me. My husband’s work, his challenges and trials—I see them all coming from God’s loving hand to bring him into a relationship with Christ.

Several years ago God impressed upon me to pray for my husband as if he were already a believer. As I started this journey I began to see that, aside from his greatest need to know Jesus, his day-to-day needs were much the same as a believing husband.

 

Each January I set a time aside to seek God for specific needs and Scriptures to pray for my family, and each year God is faithful to give me a specific verse or verses to pray for my husband and daughters. Each time reveals a piece of God’s plan for my husband, like pieces of a puzzle, and with each piece, I learn to trust God’s plan more and more.

 

This is the verse God spoke to my heart to pray for my husband in 2012:

and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. — Ephesians 3:1

What a powerful truth from God’s Word! Because no matter where we are in our faith journey, it’s all about God’s unfailing and life-changing love.

 

Lord, help my husband to fully understand Your amazing and passionate love for us. Fill him with this fullness and revelation of You and help him to firmly establish his identity in You. I pray that Your love will be the guiding force in his life, whether he sees it or not. In Your name, Jesus, amen!

Dineen (who blogs with Lynn Donovan over at SpirituallyUnequalMarriage.com) would like to give away her newest book, The Soul Saver, to one of my commenters. Jus tell me that you prayed for your man, and you will be entered to win.

In addition to writing for Spiritually Unequal Marriage, Dineen Miller has won several prestigious awards for her fiction. She’s also a C.L.A.S.S. Communicator and has been featured on the Moody Radio Network, Family Life and Focus on the Family Radio.Married for 24 years to a guy who keeps her young, she lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two adult daughters, who surprise her daily with their own creativity.

 

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  1. Having coffee and prayer this morning while the house is quiet and before the day rumbles in. Thank you for the reminder and the help to focus on praying for my husband. He is a Christian, but I know that he needs my prayer, love, and support. Many blessings to you today!

  2. It’s only been recently that I’ve discovered how vital to a marriage, sanity, it is to pray for my husband and give everything I want to change to HIM. I pray for a blessed marriage for you all.

  3. Anne D. says:

    I’m so grateful for discovering Kathi Lipp’s “7 Days of Praying for Your Man” when I did. The stories shared by the guest bloggers, and the days of prayers, have truly been a godsend. I would love a “7 Days of Praying for Your Teen”, too! :) I did pray for my husband (and teen) today.

  4. Rhonda Cyr says:

    Prayed for my husband today. This message was so close to my heart. My husband is having some issues at work and has some decisions to make that will change our lives. It is hard to sit by and watch him be mistreated and not appreciated. I just pray for the right answer and I know that God will take care of us.

  5. Kathi, Thank you for pointing this prayer out. What an amazing prayer for my husband. I never thought of praying such a life changing prayer.

  6. Christie says:

    I prayed for my husband today.

  7. Heidi J says:

    Love the focused prayers…thank you! I’m realizing how much a difference prayer makes..,DH is much less stressed this week & able to sleep better
    Thank you!
    FYI – Follow @Inspired2Action for a “daily” prayer for your kids (inspiredtoaction.com is the website)

  8. Renee Coggins says:

    Even if my prayers for my husband this week were having no impact on his life, they are changing how I look at him–and that will be huge in our relationship. Thank you for guiding my prayers for my husband this week.

  9. Amy Brandon says:

    I am praying this for my husband. Anyone who reads this today, please be praying for my husband and our marriage. We are still newlyweds, and are struggling with newlywed issues. But, at the same time, I have different health problems, my husband is in a job that is extremely stressful and nobody he works with treats him with any respect (he is not surrounded by christians at his job). On top of this, we both in the past have dealth with depression, which seems to be resurfacing for him recently. All of these struggles are hurting me and hurting out marriage. I pray that these trials will bring us closer together, and at times they do, but at other times (like today), they pull us away from one another (today, it is because my husband will not speak to me at all and is not eager to receive help for the things he is dealing with). Anyway, need prayer as I pray for these things. Thanks.

  10. Holly Pierce says:

    Praying for my husband.

  11. Praying!

  12. Kim Ogden says:

    Praying for my husband all week!

  13. I thank God for my wonderful husband all the time. But I often forget to pray for him, his health, his work, his ambitions and dreams. Thanks for the 7 day challenge. Very timely, very needed. Praying.

  14. Continuing to pray for my husband.

  15. I continue to pray for husband daily and truly appreciate these emails and the many stories shared. They give me hope and strength that I am not alone in this journey. Thank you.

  16. Lynette D says:

    I prayed for my husband today!

  17. I try to pray for my husband and our relationship daily. I’m also praying for a friend and her relationship with her husband which is in a similar state to mine. Prayers have definitely helped our marriage, and I pray that Jesus will step in and help them both, too. Thanks for these great websites. They, and you, are blessed as are your readers.

  18. Susan DiMickele says:

    You go girl! Bless you and bless him.

  19. T prayed for my hubby and my teen and adult sons too. Thanks for reminders and blogs and guest plus giveaways :-)

  20. I prayed…

  21. We usually have a family praying time when we put our daughter to bed. And each one of us take a turn to make a prayer. We both pray for our daughter and others, but I never noticed that we don’t pray for each other until you started this challenge. Glad I got your emails to remind me to make a prayer for him.

  22. Lynda Williams says:

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  23. Lynda Williams says:

    I prayed for my husband Kenny today…i see a habit forming. Thank you

  24. It was refreshing to pray for my husband as if he were already a believer! I’ve never had that idea before. Thanks for introducing me to someone else who is going through the same situation.

  25. Prayed!

  26. Lisa buchanan says:

    I prayed for my man! :)

  27. Thank you for this 7- day challenge to pray for our husbands. Though i do pray for him, the daily thoughts helped me to focus on those aspects of his life. I am praying for my adult son, too, who needs a renewed relationship with God

  28. Jessica says:

    I’m so grateful for today’s prayer guidance! I’ve been praying that God will reveal himself to my husband for many years, but I am challenged by the idea of praying as if he already were a believer. I’ll be praying for him today. Thanks so much for reminding me that I’m not the only wife going through this journey.

  29. alh1203 says:

    prayed for my hubby and I follow Dineen’s blog

  30. I am praying for my man!

  31. My best friend just sent me this page to read. I had no idea there was a blog dedicated to women whose husbands aren’t believers! I’ve been praying for my husband for almost 11 years. Sometimes I wonder if I will live to see him saved! Thanks for a place to shore up my faith!

  32. I thank God for todays prayer for husband that are yet to be saved, have been praying for my husband but never knew this blog. Just jam it buy luck on line today. Am sure it will help me to improve daily. Thanks. Yoola

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