Pray for Your Husband from Head to Toe

Pray for Your Husband from Head to Toe | free printable from Loving Life at HomeRuth Bell Graham advises wives to “tell your mate the positive, and tell God the negative.” Take your concerns to God. Faithfully lift up your husband in prayer every day, and you will likely notice a transformation not only in him, but in yourself, as well.

Of course, we needn’t wait until there is some problem or disagreement before beginning this practice. A wife can and should routinely intercede on her husband’s behalf. Prayer should be a habit of life, something we do continuously and “without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

There are many different daily, weekly or monthly plans available that can help make praying for your husband more systematic, but one of my favorites is praying for your spouse from head to toe. I heard about this concept several years ago. What follows is my own take on it, plus a free printable version you can use in your personal prayer time.

  • Pray for His Brain:
  • Ask that God would keep it sharp and focused and that his thoughts would not be conformed to this world, but would be transformed and renewed by the power of God. (Romans 12:2)

  • Pray for His Eyes:
  • Ask that he would guard them diligently and would set no worthless thing before them. (Psalm 101:3)

  • Pray for His Ears:
  • Ask that they’d be tuned to hear God’s still, small voice and that your husband would always remain attentive to the Holy Spirit’s promptings. (1 Thessalonians 5:19; Isaiah 30:9)

  • Pray for His Mouth:
  • Ask that no unwholesome talk would proceed from it, but only what is good for building others up. Pray that your husband would always and only speak the truth in love. (Ephesians 4:15, 29)

  • Pray for His Heart:
  • Ask that Christ would sit enthroned upon it, that your husband would love God with all his heart and soul and might, that he’d love his neighbor as himself. (Mark 12:30-31) Pray for his heart to remain soft toward you (Proverbs 5:18-19) and to be knitted to the hearts of his children. (Malachi 4:6)

  • Pray for His Arms:
  • Ask that God would strengthen them and make them firm. Pray that your husband would take delight in his labor and that God would bless the work of his hands. (Psalm 90:17, Ecclesiastes 3:22)

  • Pray for His Legs:
  • Ask that God would give him strength and stamina, that your husband might run with endurance the race that is set before him, without growing weary or fainting along the way (Isaiah 40:31; Hebrews 12:1)

  • Pray for His Feet:
  • Ask that they’d be quick to flee from temptation, to turn away from evil, and to faithfully pursue wisdom, righteousness, peace, love, and truth. (2 Timothy 2:22; Psalm 34:14; Proverbs 4:5-7)

So that’s the whole plan. It takes only a few minutes to cover your husband in prayer from head to toe. Can you imagine the benefits you both will reap if you’ll make it a habit to pray this way for your spouse every day?


This post is excerpted from my book, 25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband. For more marriage encouragement, connect with me on Facebook.

If your husband would like a matching guide to use when praying for you, tell him to check out the one my husband posted on his blog: Praying for Your Wife from Head to Toe. And if either of you would like a similar guide to pray over your children, check out this post: Praying for You Children from Head to Toe.

69 thoughts on “Pray for Your Husband from Head to Toe

  1. Im getting married on the 28th of september this month and I thank God I stumbled onto these prayers. They surely will transform our marriage life. Im definitely going to share these with other women in my church and teach about them as general prayers for all the people that God has given us. God bless you more !!

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  2. Reblogged this on Woman, Live! and commented:
    This prayer can be for any many in your life. I speak for myself when I say that nagging is 2nd nature! Sometimes I’m convinced that my voice will create change in a way my prayers will not. But, we all know (on some level) that isn’t the truth. God can change what man cannot. Prayer works, ladies. Whenever I’ve decided to pray for something (instead of nag), it always happens in the most magical of ways. That magic…His name is Jesus. Keep your man prayed up, ladies. It’ll be a blessing to you both.

    With Love,

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  3. And dont forget the passage that talks about “how beautiful are the feet of him who brings good news”- that’s a good passage to help pray for his witness to the world. its not just about praying for his protection but also for the gospel to go forth through him.

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  4. Thank you for this. I have not been praying for my husband as I should all the time and I will take this to heart. AS OF THIS MOMENT. He is worth the prayer and I know God will take care of all the negatives in both he and I and replace them with all of HIS positives if I just continue to pray and believe. thank you again.

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  5. Reblogged this on A Bit of This, A Dash of That and commented:
    This year one of my goals (not resolutions…see previous post on that one) is to lift up my husband in prayer more often. This is a great guide. Thank you, Jennifer Flanders, for the Head to Toe idea. And I just have to say, I love the advise from Ruth Graham Bell of “tell your mate the positive, and tell God the negative.” Ouch…I usually do the complaining to my hubby….another goal to work on I guess.

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  6. Jennifer! I clicked on this link from a friend’s facebook and immediately loved this guide to pray scripture for your husband, and then saw your picture. I had to call my mom because I knew I recognized you but didn’t know where from. She said that we attended Believer’s Chapel with your family years ago. I am 28 now and it was probably 20 years ago? My maiden name is Tara Edwards and my parents are Steve & Jane Edwards, love that I ran across your blog and loved seeing pics of your beautiful family! Hope you are all well! Still in the Dallas area?

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  7. AWESOME!!! This is a Godsend for marriages & relationships (& in life in general) all over the world. I find that when we become more “like Christ”, selfless & unselfish in our prayer life towards our mates and others is when we reap the best results in our own lives.

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  8. My sister sent me this link and I have also found the praying for your wife prayer too. This is sooo timely, wonderful! I can’t leave this site as there is a wealth of information and so many links to go on; one stop shop for Christian family related resources. Thank you for all these wonderful resources.

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  9. Wow, this is real good advise and I mean that sincerely! Unfortunately, it wasn’t good enough for my marriage. Yes, I know, somehow I must not have prayed enough… I will continue to pray over my husband, as I have for 20+ years now and try to be what he wants/needs. Divorce is NOT an option…adjusting to being not good enough is difficult but is better than tearing apart my family. Besides, it’s my job as a wife to love him…for better or worse! I suppose I’m just one of the few that actually lives out the “worse” throughout my marriage instead of bailing.

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  10. Thank you for this easy format to follow, I have always prayed the Word over my husband, for the last 40 years,it’s great to see this in a very teachable format! Maybe my girls will pray for their husbands understanding this outline! God bless you, I’m looking forward to following your blog!
    Donna Perkins

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  11. I find this prayer to be a solid foundation for marriage especially for a Blended Family. Instead of complaining about issues that seems to be difficult sometimes it helps to let go and let God building your spouse at the same time. May God continue to give you wisdom helping others.

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  12. beautiful and very practical. Thank you have told self severally to get on with praying for my husband and has ended as a good thought. thanks for a practical guide and as i begin praying it will flow and become part of my daily life. will definitely follow your blog

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    • God’s plan for us is outlined in the Bible, and this prayer along with the one for the wife and kids are absolutely in line with God’s plan for us. God wants us to be specific in our prayers, if you read the Lord’s prayer you can see that.

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  13. Yes, the back and feet could also be added.

    I do disagree with the “tell your husband the positive/tell God the negative” premise, however. If taken literally, it makes the wife emotionally isolated from and untruthful with her husband. Look at the man’s biblical role toward his wife. She is his helpmeet, but not just. He is to be there for her as well. The idea that a wife must hide her grievances (on whatever topic) in the closet of prayer is unfair to the husband, and deprives him of his opportunities to grow in the relationship with her. It is dishonest, too. Marriage is two people who are all in, and who can count on one another above all other people in the world. It is not the lie that living out this statement literally would create. I agree with prayer, but not with keeping your pains or concerns from your spouse.

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