Monday, March 16, 2015

The Prayer Bed

By: Jenifer Metzger

Ever since I was old enough to help, my Mom taught me to make my bed. She taught us the proper way to make the bed when the linens were clean and first being put on and she taught us how to properly make the bed each day. It became part of our daily routine. Beds always got made every morning.

My Mamaw was also one who taught me to make a bed. I always tell my husband that you would think Mamaw had been in the military! She makes a bed so tight without a wrinkle or ruffle. The term 'you could bounce a quarter off the sheets,' uh, yea, she could.

To this day, I make my bed every single morning. I've taught my kids to make theirs. No matter how clean the bedroom looks, if the bed is unmade, to me, the room looks unmade. So, I make the bed.

Recently I have been praying over my husband in an area of our life. One morning I got up from my quiet time and went to the bedroom to make the bed and clean the room. I had been praying for my husband yet I didn't feel as though I should be done. So as I made the bed, I continued to pray for him. As I put his slippers away, I prayed for him. As I tucked the tv remote back in the nightstand, I prayed for him.

I felt the Spirit so strong, that I went and got the anointing oil and continued praying. I prayed over the specific need I had been praying for. I prayed over his health, his attitude, his energy, his rest, his relationships, his walk with God, everything I could think of, I prayed for.

This has become a blessed time in my morning routine. A time when I feel spiritually connected to my husband, even though he isn't there. It also helps me to not grumble about the task of picking up the bedroom. You can't pray and grumble at the same time!

Sisters, there is great power in a praying wife. God hears our cries.

Is your husband facing a situation? An illness or addiction? A broken relationship? Pray over him. Or maybe he isn't facing a pressing need at this moment. You can still pray over him!

Keep your anointing oil in your room. If you don't have any, you can ask your pastor, pick some up at any Christian book store, or if all else fails, you can get regular olive oil at your grocery store. {If you go that route and pick up a bottle at the grocery store, make sure it is olive oil and make sure you immediately pray over it and ask Holy Spirit to bless that oil and anoint it in Jesus name.}

...anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.
James 5:14

Use your anointing oil. Touch a drop to your finger tip. Place your finger on the doorposts of the bedroom, praying over your husband as he comes and goes from the room. Touch his pillow case, praying that he would have restful sleep and health. Touch his slippers, pray that God would bless his feet and that his feet would go where God wants him to go and that his feet would 'bring the Good News' to those he comes in contact with. Touch the remote control, if you have a tv in your bedroom, and pray that God would help your husband to be careful of what his eyes see and ears hear. Touch everything he touches and pray anointing over him.

Make that time of cleaning the bedroom a prayer time for your husband. Make your bed a prayer bed. No longer will the task of cleaning the room and making the bed feel like work. It will become a blessed time of lifting your husband to God. Watch how God is going to work in your husband and in your marriage as you anoint him and lift him in prayer.

Have you ever used anointing oil to pray over your husband? Join the conversation in the comments below!


  1. What an incredible idea!! I may have to add that to my morning quiet time!! Thank you for sharing!!

  2. I have read about this before, but have never tried it. I am feeling that I need to breathe new life into my prayer life for my husband. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have just tried it today I've been going through some hard times. And I realize that God is the only way to give has brought me so far. And I am thankful my husband hasn't slept in the bed in months since his accident. So I prayed over his spot on the couch and I've anointed the whole house. I already fee the Lord moving and I know he will restore me marriage

  4. I thank you for this article. I've been anointing my bed, my husbands pillow and if i can even my unsaved husband while he sleeps. Im praying for his salvation and that our marriage will be restored. I too have made my bed a prayer bed. It is my secret place, my war room/bed. Thank you.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing, God Bless...

  6. My friend, who is a pastors wife encouraged me last year when my husband and I were going through hard times to anoint with oil some of his items, I had forgotten to do it then, when we had spoke today, she had mentioned it again, and as soon as I was able to this evening I began praying over him and anointing some items. Thank you for the encouragement.

  7. Being going through a rough patch in my marriage. Husband has cheated on me before. Many ask why I stay, the love I have for him is beyond me. God bless our marriage and family.

    1. Thinking of you a anonymous. May God restore your marriage, bless your hearts and remove the strife in your marriage. May he bring the walls down and heal your family.

  8. God bless you all. Bad situation tonight and i anointed the door to our bedroom & his office. Please pray for oir marriage. Thank you


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