How to Pray Boldly & Persistently for Your Husband

Marriage is not easy. Those of us who are married know this first hand. There is a reason there is something called the “honeymoon phase”. But we don’t get married just for the honeymoon phase, right? We want a life pleasing to God with the man He gave as our partner in life.

The Tool Many Forget

I believe that one of the most powerful tools we have in our toolbox for marriage is prayer. It’s a tool that is not often used first but it should be.

Is prayer our first line of defense? Or is prayer farther on down the line after we have tried everything else?

I know I am guilty of, at times, running to seek advice from those I trust most instead of running to my Heavenly Father first. Do you struggle with this too? Or is it just me?

In life, we get thrown curve balls- things we didn’t expect to have live through or deal with in life. Jesus told us to expect it. Even in our marriages.

Define your curveballs? Define your husband’s curveball? We all have them. We all have our own personal struggles, big or little they all matter to God.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

The Silenced Missing Piece

Marriage was not designed to be a two-person journey but too often we silence the third part. We are scratching our heads, trying figure out what is missing when the one thing that is missing is the one person we have put on silence and put in a corner so that we can manage our marriage. Don’t put God in a corner when He should be in the center. A great way to get God back in your marriage is to invite Him back. Put Him in the center and just be with Jesus. Yes, It is that simple.

Today I challenge all of us to boldly and persistently pray for our husbands. Being a man of God in today’s world is hard and leading a family in it is even harder. No matter where your husband is at in life your prayers over him can be a game changer in the game of life. 

How do you pray boldly and persistently for your husband?

Praying boldly for our husbands is not about giving God a list of every fault in our husbands that we want Him to fix. We are not filing a complaint with God asking for a recall. It’s about proclaiming the word of God and His promises for our husbands. Lifting our men up in their struggles not tearing them down.

  1. Thank God for your Husband
  2. Pray for your husband’s faith
  3. Pray for your husband’s leadership
  4. Pray for your husband’s career
  5. Pray for your husband’s dreams
  6. Pray for your husband’s relationships
  7. Pray for your husband’s struggles

These 7 tips can be done in many different ways. But once all these tips are put together as you actively pray for your husband he will be covered in prayer in every area of life. For verses to pray over your husband check out the FREE printable Below!!


  • Sarah

    Love this, it’s easy to get caught up and busy in life and let praying for our marriages and husbands take the back seat. It’s so important though to keep God in the marriage for sure. Great reminder.

  • Sarah Cole

    I have been convicted about praying intently for my husband. I totally agree that we tend to forget about putting Christ at the center of our marriage. There is so much power in prayer, both for uplifting our husbands and for changing our own attitudes toward them for the better. I notice that the more intentional I am about praying for my husband, the more God brings to mind his positive attributes and I become more thankful for him. Great post!

  • Doreen

    I enjoyed reading this. Its so true that sometimes we get caught up in the busyness of life and neglect whats really important. Thanks gor the reminder

  • Cherishingflo

    I loved this post. Praying for your significant other is sooooo important. I’ve learned recently how important it is and how much it matters and makes a difference to put God in the center of your relationship!

  • LC

    Great post! I firmly believe in the power of prayer. It is important for wives to pray for their husbands, as the head of the household you want him to continue to submit to the leadership of the Lord so that he may lead your home. Right now, I’m praying for the husband the Lord will send to me!

  • Angela Hoyos

    I pray persistently for me boyfriend. We are in two places with our faith but I am learning to respect his bounderiens and he is leanrign to respcet mine. I am a firm beleiver in prayer and I pray for him and on him as consistently as I can – sometimes life distracts me.

  • Tamanna

    Wow, this is such a beautiful article. It is so easy to push marriage as a last priority in today’s world. I constantly pray for the well being of my husband.

  • Marissa

    What a great reminder. I get caught up in praying for the sick and hurting and my kids that I forget to pray for all of those closest to me.

  • Nickle

    Well, I don’t have a husband yet but you are right. Prayer is important. Have you seen the movie War Room? It was screened in our church last year and it’s very inspiring. I also read a book that was given to me last Christmas called Cat and Dog Theology. It changed my perspective on how I pray.

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