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He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
~Isaiah 40:29-31~ NIV
Lord, I confess the times that I have been unloving, critical, angry, resentful, disrespectful, and unforgiving toward my husband.
I am so sorry.
Father, please forgive me.
Please, Father, help me. Help me to put aside my hurt, anger, and disappointment, and forgive him the way that You do — totally and completely, no looking back. Make me a tool of reconciliation, peace, and healing in this marriage. Make me my husband’s helpmate, companion, champion, friend, and support. Help me to create a peaceful, restful, safe place for him to come home to. Teach me how to take care of myself and stay attractive to him. Grow me into a creative and confident woman who is rich in mind, soul, and spirit.
Make me the kind of woman my husband will be proud to say is his wife!
Lord, I lay all my expectations at Your cross. I release my husband from the burden of fulfilling me in areas where I should be looking to You.
Help me, Father, to love my husband unconditionally and to accept him the way that he is and to stop trying to change him. I realize and accept that in some ways, he may never change, but at the same time, I release him to change in ways that I never thought he could. I leave any changing that needs to be done in Your capable hands, fully accepting that neither of us are perfect and we never will be.
Lord, You are perfect, and I look to You to perfect us. May we be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment, (1 Corinthians 1:10).
Lord, teach me how to pray for my husband and make my prayers a language of love. Where love has dies Lord, create a new love between us. Show me what unconditional love really is Lord, and teach me how to communicate it in ways that he can clearly perceive. Bring unity between us so that we can be in agreement about everything, (Amos 3:13). May the God of patience and comfort grant us the ability to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, (Romans 15:5). Make us a team, not pursuing separate, competitive, or independent lives, but working together, overlooking each other’s faults and weaknesses for the greater good of our marriage. Help us to pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify the other, (Romans 14:9).
Lord, I pray that the commitment my husband and I have to You and to one another will grow stronger and more passionate each day.
Lord, I ask that You enable my husband to be the head of the home as You have made him to be. Show me how to support and respect him as he rises to the place of leadership. Reveal to me what he wants and needs and show me potential problems before they arise.
Breathe Your breath of Life into this marriage, Lord. Make me a new person. Give me a fresh perspective, a positive outlook, and a renewed relationship with the man that You have given me. Help me to see with new eyes, new appreciation, new love, new compassion, and new acceptance. Give my husband a new wife, a wife that he deserves and can be proud of, Lord. Lord, please let that new wife be ME!
In Jesus Holy name I ask these things,
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.