Monday, January 21, 2013

Marriage Monday - Power of a Praying Wife - Week 2

A man's career is important to him.  God wired men to desire to be the provider and protector to his family.  A career is one of the important ways they do this.  

There can be two extremes to this.  On one hand you may have a man who throws himself so fully into his career that he loses focus of his family and faith.  This is dangerous to his relationship with God and with his family.  There is more than providing for the family than financial.

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the 
whole world and loses his own soul?  Or what 
will a man give in exchange for his soul?  
Matthew 16:26

On the other hand you may have a man who struggles to provide for his family.  This is often due to apprehensions about the future, insecurities or fear, even if those feelings are not voiced to us.  Then sometimes you have someone who struggles to provide out of laziness.  This is also dangerous to his relationship with God and his family.

Because of laziness the building decays,
and through idleness of hands the house leaks.
Ecclesiastes 10:18

Whether our husband is leaning to one of these extremes or has found a good balance in between, we must hold their careers in prayer regularly.  Take this week's prayer and commit to praying it daily this week.

This week's Prayer:

Lord, I pray that You would bless the work of my husband's hands.  May his labor bring not only favor, success and prosperity, but great fulfillment as well  If the work he is doing is not in line with Your perfect will for his life, reveal it to him. Show him what he should do differently and guide him down the right path.  Give him strength, faith and a vision for the future so he can rise above any propensity for laziness.  May he never run from work out of fear, selfishness, or a desire to avoid responsibility.  On the other hand, help him to see that he doesn't have to work for man's approval, or grasp for gain beyond what is a gift from you.  Give him the ability to enjoy his success without striving for more.  Help him to excel, but free him from the pressure to do so.

I pray that You will be Lord over his work, and may he bring You into every aspect of it. Give him enough confidence in the gifts You've placed in him to be able to seek, find and do good work.  Open up doors of opportunity for him that no man can close.  Develop his skills so that they grow more valuable with each passion year.  Show me what I can do to encourage him.

I pray that his work will be established, secure, successful, satisfying, and financially rewarding.  May he not be "lagging in diligence, but fervent in spirit, serving the Lord" {Romans 12:11}.  Let him be like a tree planted by the stream of Your living water, which brings forth fruit in due season.  May he never wither under pressure, but grow strong and prosper {Psalm 1:3}.


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  1. husband has an interview Wednesday for a better job than he has EVER had! This couldn't have come at a better time! I have a feeling that I will be referring back to this prayer this week, but especially on Wednesday! Thank you for sharing this!


  2. I just stopped over after you mentioned this site in a facebook post. I'm glad I found it and look forward to reading more.

    KM @

  3. Hillary, we will be praying for your husband's job interview!

    KM Logan, so glad you joined us!


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