Monday, June 10, 2013

Marriage Monday - Power of a Praying Wife Week 20

Do you have someone in your life who is always upset? They always find the bad in things or they are always in a bad mood? It is hard to be around them I imagine. I have some people in my life who can be this way. Sometimes I think they enjoy complaining.

It is so easy to complain about their complaining and get upset because they are always upset. Responding negatively is so much easier than ignoring them, talking to them or trying to help them. Letting the steal your joy or drag you down is not what God wants and it does not help. Instead pray for them. Pray that God gives them joy!

If your husband allows himself to wallow in a consistently bad attitude, it will make a good marriage miserable, and a shaky marriage intolerable. When your husband is in a bad attitude, even if it is a rare thing, it effects the home. They say if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. But if husband is unhappy, it makes wife unhappy and it causes stress to the marriage.

Pray for his heart to be filled with praise, thanksgiving, love, and joy, because "a good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things" {Matthew 12:35}.

Do you struggle in your marriage with bad attitudes from your husband or even from you? Are you willing to pray for your attitude and his?

This week's prayer:

Lord, fill {husband's name} with Your love and peace today. May there be calmness, serenity, and a sense of well-being established in him because his life is God-controlled, rather than flesh-controlled. Enable him to walk in his house with a clean and perfect heart before You {Psalm 101:2}. Shine the light of Your Spirit upon him and fill him with your love.

I pray that he will be kind and patient, not selfish or easily provoked. Enable him to beat all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things {1 Corinthians 13:7}. Release him from anger, unrest, anxiety, concerns, inner turmoil, strife and pressure. May he not be broken in spirit because of sorrow {Proverbs 15:13}, but enjoy the continual feast of a merry heart {Proverbs 15:15}. Give him a spirit of joy and keep him from growing into a grumpy old man. Help him to be anxious for nothing, but give thanks in all things so he can know the peace that passes all understanding. May he come to the point of saying, "I have earned in whatever state I am, to be content"  {Philippians 4:11}. I say to {husband's name} this day, "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon  you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace {Numbers 6:24-26}.


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