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Monday, July 1, 2013

Prayer for Husband's Temptations/ Mind


Several years ago, I read the book Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. I really enjoyed the book, and typed up many of the prayers from the book so I could pray them over again for my husband, Joshua. This is the second in a blog series on Mondays this summer with prayers for husbands. I encourage you to print the prayers and pray them along with me for your own husband! Join me this week in praying for our husband's temptations and his mind, that God would protect it, hunger for God and His Word, and rule under the authority of God. 


See first prayer here.
See second prayer here.
See third prayer here.


Prayer for His Temptations
Lord, I pray that You would strengthen my husband to resist any temptation that comes his way. Stamp it out of his mind before it ever reaches his heart or personal experience. Lead him not into temptation, but deliver him from evils such as adultery, pornography, drugs, alcohol, food addiction, gambling and perversion. Remove temptation especially in the area of (name specific temptation). Make him strong where he is weak. Help him to rise above anything that erects itself as a stronghold in his life. May he say “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; it shall not cling to me” (Psalm 101:3). 
Lord, You’ve said that “Whoever has rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls” (Proverbs 25:28). I pray that (Joshua) will not be broken down by the power of evil, but raised up by the power of God. Establish a wall of protection around him. Fill him with Your Spirit and flush out all that is not of You. Help him to take charge over his own spirit and have self-control to resist anything and anything that becomes a lure. May he “abhor what is evil, and cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9). I pray that he will be repulsed by tempting situations. Give him courage to reject them. Teach him to walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh.


Prayer for His Mind

Lord, I pray for Your protection on my husband’s mind. Shield him from the lies of the enemy. Help him to clearly discern between Your voice and any other, and show him how to take every thought captive as You have instructed us to do. May he thirst for Your Word and hunger for Your truth so that he can recognize wrong thinking. Give him strength to resist lying thoughts. Remind him that he has the mind of Christ. Where the enemy’s lies have already invaded his thoughts, I push them back by inviting the power of the Holy Spirit to cleanse his mind. Lord, You have given me authority “over all the power of the enemy” (Luke 10:19). By that authority given to me in Christ Jesus, I command all lying spirits away from my husband’s mind. I proclaim that God has given (Joshua) a sound mind. He will not entertain confusion, but live in clarity. He will not be tormented with impure, evil, negative, or sinful thoughts, but be transformed by the renewing of his mind, that he may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).  
Enable him to “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might”(Ephesians 6:10). Help him to be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let his requests be made known to You; and may Your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard his heart and mind through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6,7). And finally, whatever things are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, having virtue, or anything praiseworthy, let him think on these things (Phil 4:8).

Have you prayed for your husband lately? Why not start today?



Psalm 101:3
 I will not look with approval
on anything that is vile.
I hate what faithless people do;
I will have no part in it.


Proverbs 25:28

 Like a city whose walls are broken through
is a person who lacks self-control.

Romans 12:9
 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Philippians 4:6-8
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing so that I could pray along for my husband! It was a blessing. Earnest prayer for him can be so easily forgotton, but the enemy is out there ready to destroy. It's so important to bring requests to the throne of the One with power over those temptations. Thank you!

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  2. Thank you for all of these prayers. My husband has struggled with porn issues most of his life and he is finally coming threw the fire to vicrory

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    1. My husband also struggles w porn issues.what an evil industry that is. I have gotten good at forgiveness and when I think about how that infuriates the evil one,forgiveness is what I will continue doing if it continues to happen. Because I love my husband and I know he loves me. He was recently baptized and I know by the glory of God he will come out the other side I'd that fiery furnace healed... So will your husband

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  3. Thank u foe the prayers.My husband has struggled w porn/lust for many years off and on. He attends church,wants to change and I pray for him and his deliverance daily,your prayers are wonderful

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  4. I had a porn habit for over 20 yrs and I thought it would never end. But the day I found porn nasty porn on my husbands ph was the day Sept 1 2016 that I came clean and told him. I had struggled w it and wanted so bad to tell him for many years but the evil one kept telling me he would leave me. The two of us were both doing it in the same home and neither knew. Several yrs before I saw the porn on his ph I caught him seriously lusting after a woman when he thought I wasn't looking,so I knew there was a problem,but I never thought he was doing the same as I was. The day I confronted him was the same day I told him my dark problem. I was healed ,redeemed that day and I have not wanted to look at porn since then. It has almost been 1 yr. The evil one has put the thought in my mind a few times but I bounced it out. My husband has struggled w it a few times and looked at it. But he is working threw it and I am beside him forgiving him for when he slips up. He forgave me and I told him everything. He is a loving man and since looking at porn for me had nothing to do w him as a husband,I know as hard as it is that for him looking at porn has nothing to so w me as a woman and his wife.when we sin we sin against ourselves and God. We must remember that what we,may hurt others that love us,but we r the ones who really suffer. So be forgiving of others so that u will be forgiven by your heavenly father. Never allow the evil one to rule over u and don't allow it to take your marriage. I learned that every time I've gone thru the fire and the heat gets turned up,I've cone out the other end STRONGER IN THE LORD and EVERYTHING for GODS GLORY...

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  5. Thank you for sharing the pray of his mind. I will read this everyday, my husband recently got sick n have some short term memory loss n for selfish reason a close family member trying to use that for his good. I know my husband will be back to his normal self because I serve an awesome God. I will Praise God n give God all the Glory!

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  6. Pls.include me and my husband in your prayer and intercession.Lately,I found out he cheated on me by talking to girls online.He has issues with porn even before we got married.and he is also hooked to online games.I pray that the Lord will deliver him in all these eviks spirits that torment him.he is always on his phone and I feel alone and wants some of his time.He mentiones about divorce and he said he is serious. I dont want to give up on us. We took a vow on God and nothing can separate this marriage. May the Lord sanctifies our marriage and found healing and restoration and forgiveness.Thank you all for the prayers.God bless.

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