Evening Scripture: Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. – Ephesians 5:1-2
May we stand in the gap for our husbands… Cover them in prayer, speak life over them, lift them up to the One Who is able to lead them, strengthen them, refine them, encourage them, use them for His glory and His kingdom.
Father, God, convict our hearts when we take our husbands for granted. May we appreciate them, respect them, love them, encourage them, and support them…
1. That he would receive God’s generous gift of wisdom.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5
2. For his discernment in matters both large and small.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ… Philippians 1:9-10
3. That he will always be a man of honor, courage and integrity.
The one who lives with integrity is righteous; his children who come after him will be happy. Proverbs 20:7
4. That he would live according to God’s plans, not his own plans.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
5. That he will overcome temptation.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
6. That he be known as a man of peace and patience.
So let us try to do what makes peace and helps one another. Romans 14:19
7. That he would rely on God during life’s trials.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
8. For his integrity.
The integrity of the upright guides them… Proverbs 11:3
9. For his heart.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
10.That the Lord would direct his path in life and that he would faithfully follow.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105
Thank You Jesus for my mighty man of God. I am blessed among the blessed…
“If once you have slept on an island,
You’ll never be quite the same,
You may look as you looked before
and go by the same old name.
You may hustle about in street and shop,
You may sit at home and sew,
But you’ll see blue water and wheeling gulls
Wherever your feet may go.” ~ Rachel Field
The Lord reigns forever; He has established His throne for judgment. He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You. – Psalm 9:8-10
When life’s “flames” test us, may those who observe our choices recognize our love for each other and for our God. —Randy Kilgore