How do you pray for the people and relationships in your life? We pray over our marriage every night and we each pray for each other, but these are regular prayers with our own words. Nothing wrong with that at all, but do you ever pray using scripture?
Full disclosure: It’s not a practice I do often, but it’s one I want to get better at. I felt that familiar nudge when I read another article about prayer and it mentioned praying scripture. I read a bit more about it and decided I wanted to find scripture to pray over both Micah and the kids. I searched and searched and while there are hundreds, if not thousands of verses you can use as prayers, I wanted to pull out a manageable number.
I started with about twenty verses but as I searched I came across more and more that really spoke to me and I knew I needed to expand my list. As I wrote each verse as a prayer I inserted Micah’s name and could feel the power these prayers can have. God’s Word is living and active - it’s no wonder I could sense the Spirit moving in me!
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50+ Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Husband
Below I’ve compiled a list of over 50 verses written in prayer form. I’ve left spaces blank for you to insert your husband’s name. There are enough verses for you to focus on one each week or you could pray through all of them daily, weekly, or however you feel led!
Scripture to pray for your husband’s relationship with Christ
Lord, I pray that You, the source of hope, will fill _______ completely with joy and peace because he trusts in You. Then he will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, let _______’s roots grow into You and let his life be built on You. Help his faith grow strong in the truth he was taught so he will overflow with thankfulness.
Lord, make your home in ________’s heart so he trusts in You. I ask that his roots would grow into Your love and it would keep him strong.
1 Corinthians 15:1-2
Lord, remind _______ of the gospel he was preached, which he has received and on which he has taken his stand. It is by this gospel he was saved if he holds firmly to the word preached to him.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Lord, I pray that ________ would stand firm. Let nothing move him. Let him always give himself fully to Your work and know that his labor in You is not in vain.
Lord, I pray that as _______ lives, it’s to honor You. And if he dies, it’s to honor You. So whether he lives or dies, let him always belong to You.
1 John 2:24-25
Lord, help _______ remain faithful to what he was taught since the beginning so he can remain in fellowship with both the Father and the Son, for in this fellowship he will enjoy the eternal life You promised him.
Scripture to pray for your husband’s protection
Lord, let _______ take refuge in you and be glad. Spread your protection over him, so he may rejoice in you.
Lord, watch over ________’s coming and going, both now and forevermore.
Lord, let ________ go on his way in safety, for his feet to not stumble.
Lord, cover ________ with Your feathers. Shelter him with Your wings. Your faithful promises are his armor and protection.
Lord, keep _______ safe, O God, for he has come to you for refuge.
Lord, keep _______ safe from wicked men. Rescue him from their cruel hands.
Scripture to pray for your husband’s integrity
Lord, let everything _______ does set an example by doing what is good. Help him to show integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose him would be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about him.
1 Kings 9:4
Lord, help _______ to walk before you faithfully, with integrity of heart and uprightness.
2 Corinthians 1:12
Lord, let ________’s conscience testify that he has conducted himself in the world, and in his relations with others, with integrity and godly sincerity.
Lord, let integrity and honesty protect _______, for he puts his hope in You.
Lord, grant a treasure of common sense to ________ and help him be honest. Be a shield to him so he can walk with integrity.
Lord, may ________ be filled with integrity and walk safely. Keep him from following wicked paths that leave him exposed.
Scripture to pray for your husband’s wisdom and discernment
Lord, I ask that you fill ______ with wisdom, for from your mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
Lord, I pray that ______ would trust you with all his heart and lean not on his own understanding.
Lord, let _______’s mouth utter wisdom and his tongue speak what is just.
Lord, give ________ wisdom, give him understanding, and let him not forget your words or turn away from them.
Lord, help _______ discern what is best so he may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
Lord, let _______ be wise to listen and add to his learning, and let the discerning get guidance.
Scripture to pray for your husband’s work
Lord, may your favor rest on ______ and establish the work of his hands.
Lord, let ________’s hard work bring a profit and keep him from mere talk which leads only to poverty.
Lord, let _______ work with all his heart, as if he is working for you, and not for human masters.
Lord, I pray that _______ would work diligently so we have abundance, and put aside fantasies that will lead to poverty.
Lord, be with ________ so he will succeed at everything he does as he serves in his workplace.
Lord, help ________ to pay careful attention to his own work and get the satisfaction of a job well done. Guard him from comparing himself to anyone else.
Scripture to pray for your husband’s courage
Lord, keep up _______’s courage and help him have faith in You that it will happen just as You told him.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Lord, help ________ to be on his guard, to stand firm in the faith, be courageous, and be strong.
Lord, make _________ strong and courageous. Help him to not be afraid or to panic before trials. Go before him and neither fail nor abandon him.
Lord, be ________’s strength and song; You can give him victory.
Lord, when _______ is afraid, help him to put his trust in You.
Scripture to pray for your husband's words
1 Corinthians 2:13
Lord, let ________ speak not in words taught by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
Lord, I ask that _______ would have wise words that would satisfy like a good meal and that the right words would bring satisfaction.
Lord, let ________’s lips speak no evil and his tongue speak no lies.
Lord, let ________ not have a hot temper that stirs up dissension but instead make him a patient man that calms quarrels.
Lord, keep _______ from too much talk for it can lead to sin. Help him to be sensible and keep his mouth shut.
Lord, make ________’s mouth free from foul or abusive words. Let everything he says be good and helpful, so that his words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Scripture to pray for your husband’s friendships
Lord, help ________ help others do what is right and build them up in You.
Lord, bring _______ friends that are as iron. Let them sharpen each other.
Lord, surround ________ with friends who refuse to gossip, or harm their neighbors, or speak evil of their friends.
Lord, let the counsel of ________’s friends be heartfelt, as sweet as perfume and incense.
Lord, may You, who gives patience and encouragement, help ________ live in harmony with those around him, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.
Scripture to pray for your husband’s mind
Lord, let your peace, which transcends all understanding, guard _______’s heart and his mind in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 5:7
Lord, let _______ cast all his anxieties on You, because You care for him.
Lord, keep _______ from copying the behavior of this world and instead transform him into a new person by changing the way he thinks. Then he will know Your will for him, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Lord, as doubts fill _______’s mind, let your comfort give him renewed hope and cheer.
2 Corinthians 4:18
Lord, let _________ fix his eyes on not what is seen, but what is unseen. Remind him that what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
What verses do you use to pray over your husband?
I’d love for you to comment below with the verses you use to pray over your spouse or other ways you cover him and your relationship with prayer.