Way back in 2010 I was part of a small Titus 2 women’s Bible study group. At the time we were studying Proverbs 31:10-31. We often discussed how it seemed impossible to live up to the standards set forth in that chapter. We gave each other little projects to work on through the week. Then, we’d report back to each other about how it went.
It was during one of those discussions that we talked about our prayer life. From that discussion I started two things that have become treasured daily habits. I’ll tell you about the first one today and the second one next week.
The Proverbs 31 woman was an excellent wife. As I studied her then and many times over the last nine years, I was amazed at how she does all that she does. But one thing that always stuck out to me was verse 12 that says “She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.” Now I know that the “all the days of her life” part can not be said of me. However, I so desired for it to be. During our ladies’ discussion one night, it was suggested that one thing we could do every single day was to pray for our husbands.
The next day I went on a mission to find a notebook that I would use for my prayers for Doug. Now, almost ten years later, I have filled several notebooks with my prayers for my love. Some are short one or two sentence prayers. Some are pages. Most days I pray whatever is on my heart for him at the time. Sometimes I simply ask him how I can pray for him.
I’ve used prayer calendars found on Google or Pinterest when I needed to refresh my practice. A resource I go back to again and again is The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. The point is not to have perfect sounding prayers. The point is to pray from my heart every single day for the love of my life. You can use anything that works for you. There are many resources on praying for your husband or wife.
All these years later, I still like to look back at my prayers over the years. It’s an amazing testimony to my soul of how faithful God is…a tangible record of His work in Doug’s life and in our life together.