Some friends of ours celebrated their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary recently. Friends, family and acquaintances gathered to celebrate their lifelong commitment to each other. If you were to ask her how the blushing bride did it, she would gladly reply, “I prayed for my husband every day.”
Of all the qualities of my wife, I am most appreciative of my wife’s one most important task, she prays for me. She daily prays for me. Not only have I felt her prayers but I have seen the answer to her prayers frequently. My wife has a unique prayer pattern, she prays for me to become an Ephesians Six Man. She takes each verse and prays every aspect into my life. It is interesting to note the Armor of God follows the discourse on marriage; it isn’t difficult to believe it is intentional.
Ephesians 6:13-18 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
She visualizes placing the armor of God upon me each day. She prays the following according to Ephesians 6:
Armor “God will strengthen my husband to be able to stand against adversity and stand firm in the face of opposition.”
Loins Girded “God will always reveal truth to my husband’s heart and expose fads, false prophets, and foolish tales.”
Breastplate “God will cloth my husband in righteousness and he will live a pure and holy life.”
Feet “His light will shine and my husband will influence many for Jesus Christ.”
Shield “God will enable my husband to resist temptation. Pornography, seducers and illicit women will not appeal to him in any manner.”
Helmet “My husband’s mind will be open to the voice of God and he will be protected from wrong.”
Sword of the Spirit “The Word of God will grow in His life, be evident in his steps and be the love of his life.”
Prayer “Prayer will be my husband’s foremost desire and he will find sweet and precious fellowship in the presence of the Lord.”
Comment: How do you pray for your husband each day? What do you think is the most effective way to pray for your husband?
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