Welcome to Day One of this year’s Beautiful Wife Prayer Challenge.
As always, to make sure we are obeying God’s word in totality, I see the need to remind you that this exercise is not a way of telling God how right you are and how wrong your spouse is. So every bitterness, anger and resentment that would hinder your prayers, we will address first.
Also, we would be thanking the Lord for the opportunity to be alive to participate in this year’s challenge. Your husband and children may not know you are doing this and that is fine, seeing the answers to your prayers in the life of your husband and children, I promise you, is rewarding and fulfilling.
While some of the prayer points for today might not look like its for you. I admonish that you pray them. If not for yourself, for other beautiful wives on this platform who need these prayers.
1 Chronicles 16:34 ERV – Give thanks to the Lord because he is good. His faithful love will last forever.
Psalm 100:3 GW – Realize that the Lord alone is God. He made us, and we are his. We are his people and the sheep in his care.
Ephesians 2:8 GW – God saved you through faith as an act of kindness. You had nothing to do with it. Being saved is a gift from God.
Father, I thank you for life, I thank you for Jesus Christ who died on the cross of Calvary, affording me unfettered access to you. I thank you for the opportunity to talk to you. I thank you because you hear me and you answer me, giving me your best to make my life beautiful. Thank you father. Thank you Lord. Thank you Holy Spirit.
If you have come to this challenge with some unresolved anger towards your husband, you will want to pray this next prayer before you proceed so that you can say like the psalmist;
Psalm 66:17-18 ERV – I cried out to him for help, and I praised him. If I had been hiding sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened to me.
Father, I confess my bitterness toward what my husband has done to me (Please mention every one of it. Even if you have to cry, go on.) I confess that I didn’t handle the situation properly and I ask that you forgive me. Let the peace of God minister to my heart this moment so I can pray for my husband (Mention Name) in Jesus Name.
Are you here and you somehow find yourself wishing you had not married your husband and looking to some others, wishing they were your husband. This can happen especially when there is friendship or close association with other men and they begin to treat you “better” that your husband. Funny enough, some dwell so much on this thoughts that they begin to dream about those man taking the place of their husband. If you are here, you would need to pray this prayer. If you haven’t has such thought, you will want to also pray against such happening.
Matthew 5:27,28 EXB – You have heard that it was said, ‘You must [shall] not be guilty of [commit] adultery. But I tell you that if anyone looks at a woman(man) and wants to sin sexually with her(him) [lustfully; with a desire for her(him)], in his(her) mind [heart] he(she) has already done that sin [committed adultery] with her(him).
Father for all the times I looked on another man and lusted after him, wishing he were my husband; I ask for your mercy today. I come before the cross and I confess that I have sinned. Let the blood of Jesus wash me clean, sanctify my thoughts and erase every trace of lust in Jesus Name. (Feel free to dwell longer on this point if you have committed adultery)
Father from today I give you express permission to make my husband all that I see and is attracted to sexually. My eyes shall not behold any that I would lust after. I put on the lenses of the Holy Spirit to see through every friendship and association with men who are not my husband and have ulterior motives.
Trusting God to work on or make a difference in a marriage, especially if both partners have prayed and prayed can be difficult. But God still wants you to trust him. Many a times, it’s not that God isn’t working, it’s that what exactly you want to see or how you want it to go, is not exactly the way God is working and your expectation has blinded you from seeing it.
Proverbs 3:5,6 ERV – Trust the Lord completely, and don’t depend on your own knowledge. With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you go the right way.
Father, I confess that I have tried to fix this marriage in my own way and I have failed. I know so many times I have called upon you but my impatience has made me not to trust that you are working. Lord today, I give it all to you and I declare today that I will depend completely on your knowledge from now on.
Isaiah 55:8,9 NLT – “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Father, I align myself with you today and I declare upon this altar today that indeed, my thoughts and ways are different from your. Yours is perfect and that is what I want. Discard my thoughts, rearrange my plans and bring to pass your perfect plans and desires for my marriage in Jesus Name.
Like the Song Writer who wrote the song – Fill My Cup, Lord – today we will take the chorus of that song and raise it as a prayer to the Lord. Let that remain your prayer everyday throughout this challenge and beyond.
Lord, I have come to you as a beautiful wife to pray for [husband name] and [child(ren) name]. Fill my cup, Lord; I lift it up Lord; Come and quench this thirsting of my soul. Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more. Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole in Jesus Name.
Thank you for joining in today’s prayer. While we’ve used today as directed by the Holy Spirit to deal with sin, join in tomorrow as we knock on heaven’s door regarding us, our husbands and our children.
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Happy New Month and Have a beautiful week.
God bless and keep you.