Ministry Monday: Praying God’s Word for Your Husband {Printable Prayer Cards}

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Need a great Christmas gift idea for the hubsters?

How about the gift of prayer?

You might not be able to wrap it up and put it under the tree, but it’s a gift given with eternal significance. I can’t think of anything that mirrors the self-giving love that was born in a manager on a Christmas night so long ago.

If you’re game, here’s how you do it.

Get your hands on a copy of Kathi Lipp’s new book, Praying God’s Word for Your Husband.

I heard Kathi speak recently at the Allume conference and I fell in love with her. She had me laughing so hard I was crying. I knew if someone could look at life with a godly perspective without sacrificing humor and joy, I had to read her book! And her book did not disappoint.

Here’s why I love the book:

  • While her book is not a theology book, the author rightly assesses the reasons women do not pray with greater power and offers practical tips for preparing the heart for prayer.
  • The author greatly convicted me to elevate my prayers for my husband as a measure of self-less service.
  • The author provides practical tips for meeting your husband where he is. She uncovers meaty verses that apply to a variety of situations your husband might face – praying when your husband is stressed, overwhelmed, unemployed, when he works too much, when he is struggling with finances, when he doesn’t know God, and when he compares himself to others.
  • The author helps the reader apply God’s Word toward her husband with simple prayers. I was surprised at the specificity that can come from applying the truths of the Psalms to my own husband. I think you will be surprised too! And while her prayers aren’t intended to be used verbatim or as a substitute for mining the truths of God’s Word yourself, they teach the reader how to draw out the main truths behind passages.
Here’s an example from her book:
For when your husband needs to be reminded of God’s love.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.” (Ps. 139:23-24)

PRAYER: “Search and guard his heart, O Lord! Keep him from dangers of the mind, from temptations and lies that will shroud him in darkness. Cast away anxious thoughts that filter the truth, and lead him into the light. Pull away the cobwebs of fear and shine a bright light on his path. Reveal to him your perfect truth. Bring the darkest lies of the enemy into the brightest light where they cannot survive. Guard and guide him always, holy Father, and never, ever let him go.” (Pg. 115).

Here’s what I didn’t like about the book:

  • The book was a little redundant. A few chapters had overlapping material. But if you are reading the book selectively by chapter or topic, this isn’t a big deal.
Overall , I loved Praying God’s Word for Your Husband.  It helped me focus my prayers for my husband and helped me assess any selfish motives driving my prayers for him. It was a quick read and would even make a great gift for a friend or family member.
Inspired to pray for your husband? Here are 4 free printable prayer cards utilizing passages and prayers Kathi Lipp suggests in her book. I hope you’ll print them out and put them on your dashboard, bathroom mirror, or by the kitchen sink.

(Click the image to download FREE printable!)

Merry Christmas!

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