Being a wife has been a high honor. I didn’t get married until I was 29, and I longed for the day. I spent many years watching friends move ahead into marriage, while I seemed to stay in a holding pattern of singleness.
When I met my husband, and as our relationship progressed, my prayers changed. As I entered my engagement, and then, finally, my marriage, my prayers changed again.
Praying God’s Word has been my go to, no matter what situation I have faced. So, as I have become a wife, and as I have grown in my role, these verses have given me a clear prayer strategy over my role as a helpmeet.
6 Verses to Pray Over My Role as a Wife
For Protection in our Marriage – We live in a world where our marriages are under attack. The number one prayer we should be praying is that our marriages are protected. Our marriages are a picture of the relationship between Christ and the church. It is also a huge picture Satan is trying to attack.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2
For Unity and Patience in our Marriage – A major thing that will protect us in our marriage is that we are in unity and dealing with one another in patience.
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3
To Build Our Husband Up- Our husbands need us to build them up and encourage them!
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
That our Husband can Trust us- Our husband needs to be able to trust us. They need to trust that we will do them good. That they can trust us with the things that they struggle with, and they we will be there to build them up, encourage them, and pray for them – pushing them to grow closer to Christ!
The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:11-12
To respect our husbands and to have a meek and quiet spirit- This doesn’t mean we have to be quiet – but it does help us to make sure we are listening first and letting our husband lead!
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening. 1 Peter 3:1-6
For God to Change our Heart- Marriage is sanctifying work. It isn’t all roses and butterflies. We need God to soften our heart and do a work in us, and through us.
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26
Be sure to check out our 14 Verses to Pray Over Your Husband!
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My prayer is that you will lay claim to some of these verses over your marriage. We need to pray over our role as a wife, so that we can bring honor and glory to God as we live our lives as wives in worship to God!
Worshiping With My Life,