Monday, February 18, 2013

Marriage Monday - Power of a Praying Wife Week 6

This world is full of temptations.  Everywhere we turn we are being tempted by something. We are all tempted at some point by something.  Food, alcohol, drugs, the list goes on and on.  Temptation is there and it is a weed seeking something to choke out.  Temptation is everywhere today and we're fools to think we or our husbands can't be lured by it in some form or another. 

When we face situations in our marriage or in life, we may think it is the end.  We were hurt by our spouse in one way or another and we think there is no way it can be fixed.  He fought a pornography addiction, so you think it's over.  He struggled with alcohol, so you think it's over.  Only prayer, a submitted heart, and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit can work those kinds of miracles.  Just because he, or maybe you, struggled with something does not mean the marriage has to end.  There is hope.  Just because there was a problem in the marriage does not mean it is dead.  God can work a miracle!

The Bible says that God does not tempt us.  It is our desires that draw us away to what entices us.  It is our desires that cause us to sin and bring death into our lives.  Temptation is everywhere and it is from the enemy.  We must keep our heart and mind pure before God and fight the temptations.  How can we do this?  By staying strong in the Word of God.  By spending much time in prayer.  By having an accountability partner to talk openly and honestly with and pray with regularly.  By being one hundred percent open and honest with our mate, even when we are struggling with something.

If your husband has struggled for years with temptations, lift in to God in this area.  If you do not think he is struggling with temptations right now, begin to pray for him in this area so that he does not struggle in the future.  

This week's prayer:

Lord,  I pray that You would strengthen my husband to resist any temptation that comes his way.  Stamp it out of his mind before it ever reaches his heart or personal experience.  Lead him not into temptation, but deliver him from evils such as adultery, pornography, drugs, alcohol, food addiction, gambling, and perversion.  Remove temptations especially in the area of (name specific temptation).  Make him strong where he is weak.  Help him to rise above anything that erects itself as a stronghold in his life.  May he say, "I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me" {Psalm 101:3}.

Lord, You've said that "Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls" {Proverbs 25:28}.  I pray that {husband's name} will not be broken down by the power of evil, but raised up by the power of God.  Establish a wall of protection around him.  Fill him with Your Spirit and flush out all that is not of You.  Help him to take charge over his own spirit and have self control to resist anything and anyone who becomes a lure.  May he "abhor what is evil.  Cling to what is good"  {Romans 12:9}.  I pray that he will be repulsed by tempting situations. Give him courage to reject them.  Teach him to walk in the Spirit so he will not fulfill the lust of the flest. 


1 comment:

  1. Forgiveness, praying, seeing our spouses as God sees them - and unconditinal love that we can only find through Him! Oh,yes, a praying wife - and husband - can change everything! Thank you for sharing and your prayer!


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