A warm welcome to “The Christian Wife’s Diary” maiden edition of “Beautiful Wife Prayer Challenge.”
Praying for my husband wasn’t something that happened to me naturally. Off course I prayed to know my husband and was very happy after we said I do. I initially didn’t see the need. Don’t get me wrong. I prayed to know my husband, I prayed for God’s blessings upon him. I prayed for his safety and all the basic desires of a married woman who loved her husband.
You and your husband are one. This truth happened after you were both declared husband and wife either at the registry, the church or even at home. Wherever, as far as God can bear witness of your union. With the constant battle on marriages, especially young ones, this challenge was born. (And will continue by God’s grace) Every woman wants a perfect man but are so quick to forget that they also want a perfect woman. But come on, is there any perfect husband or wife? Well, one thing I can boast of is a PERFECT GOD.
By the grace of God, our goal is to tell the world that there are beautiful marriages out there and that when God is the foundation, no matter the storm or the wind, you will remain, standing tall, because the maker of the storm and the wind is the foundation thus, He will withstand it.
The rate at which couples divorce one another in this present age especially amongst the young ones is on the increase. But you know what, I choose to be different and I choose to walk with God to become the wife he designed me to be. Now I challenge you to be different and walk with God to become the wife he designed you to be.
I remember talking to my new husband on a matter and it just wouldn’t work. Sometimes this lead to arguments over trivial things. I also remember when I found out that God could fix it and I couldn’t. That discovery has made me always commit everything about my husband to him. When I need to talk to my husband on a matter that I think could cause a misunderstanding, I pray about it first and when it’s time, God always make a way for it. Before I began to see God’s work on my husband, I prayed for myself. I knew I needed to be worked on because I was a handful too. I told God to break me and remold me character wise. I told him I wanted a model home and that he should start with me if I was going to build that model one. One day, I spoke as I always did and what I got was a sober apology. It didn’t click at first but then, when it clicked, all I could say was, “it can only be you Lord.”
Dear wife, how many times do we want a change to happen in our husbands and we don’t take time to see that we are also part of the problem? During this challenge, I want you to be true to yourself. I am not there with you so please be as open as possible. Tell God as it is, as you feel and as you want it. You alone know it, so tell Him.
We would be praying for ourselves for the first two days. In this prayer, you will addressing issues about you. If you are in a challenging marriage, it’s somewhat difficult and I can’t say I understand how you feel. But I can say God understands and please know that as much as God wants to come through for you, you have to be prepared too. You will be asking God to help you forgive him because without this basic foundation, hmmmm. To get the joy and see the need to pray for him, there has to be forgiveness. In general, for every wife embarking on this challenge, we have to subject our stubborn will to God and ensure we are blameless and can make this prayers from a heart full of love.
When I found out that I could ask God for anything, (mind you, God will not answer bad or selfish prayers) as regards my husband, I am constantly finding the joys and peace that God designed married life brings. While we are reminded that God knows our motives behind each prayer made, as we join this challenge, let us all PRAY ARIGHT!!!
God bless you.