Men, if most of us are honest with ourselves, we do not pray for our wives as we should but thankfully Desiring God has compiled a list to help us with that. Here is a list of 10 things to pray for your wife from Desiring God. If you would like a free print version click here.
10 Things to Pray
for My Wife
1 God, be her God — her all-satisfying treasure and all. Make her jealous for
your exclusive supremacy in all her affections (Psalm 73:24–25).
2 Increase her faith — give her a rock-solid confidence that your
incomparable power is only always wielded for her absolute good in Christ
3 Intensify her joy — a joy in you that abandons all to the riches of your
grace in Jesus and that says firmly, clearly, gladly: “I’ll go anywhere and do
anything if you are there” (Exodus 33:14–15).
4 Soften her heart — rescue her from cynicism and make her tender to your
presence in the most complicated details and a multitude of other needs
you’ve called her to meet (Hebrews 1:3).
5 Make her cherish your church — build relationships into her life that
challenge and encourage her to walk in step with the truth of the gospel, and
cause her to love corporate gatherings, the Lord’s Table, and the everyday
life of the body (Mark 3:35).
6 Give her wisdom — make her see dimensions of reality that I would
overlook and accompany her vision with a gentle, quiet spirit that feels safe
and celebrated (1 Peter 3:4).
7 Sustain her health — continue to speak your gift of health and keep us
from presumption; it is by blood-bought grace (Psalm 139:14).
8 Multiply her influence — encourage and deepen the impact she has on
our children. Give her sweet glimpses of its fruit. Pour her out in love for our
neighbors and spark creative ways to engage them for Jesus’s sake
9 Make her hear your voice — to read the Bible and accept it as it really is,
your word... your very word to her where she lives, full of grace and power
and everything she needs pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).
10 Overcome her with Jesus — that she is united to him, that she is a new
creature in him, that she is your daughter in him. . . No longer in Adam and
dead to sin; now in Christ and alive to you, forever (Romans 6:11).