31-Day Prayer Challenge for Wives

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Have you ever noticed that stuff isn’t built to last as long these days as it used to be? Unfortunately, the same thing can be said of modern marriages. Couples are splitting, families crumbling all around us — even those whose relationships seemed to be solid and good.

31-Day Prayer Challenge for Wives (with free printable)

That makes me sad, but it also makes me determined to safeguard my own marriage in every way I can. In addition to forgiving freely and prioritizing oneness, I believe one of the most powerful things a wife can do to protect her marriage is to pray for her husband daily.

If you’re not in the habit of doing so already, I’d encourage you to begin right away. This very minute. Here’s a 31-day list of Scripture-backed prayer requests to get you started:

  1. Ask God to give your husband WISDOM
    “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously…”
    (James 1:5)
  2. Pray that he’d be a man of INTEGRITY
    “A righteous man who walks in his integrity—how blessed are his children after him.”
    (Proverbs 20:7)
  3. Ask God to teach him to LOVE like Christ
    “A new command I give you: Love one another.”
    (John 13:34)
  4. Pray that your husband would be blessed with good HEALTH
    “I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you…”
    (3 John 1:2)
  5. Pray that God would fill his heart with JOY
    “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!”
    (Philippians 4:4)
  6. Pray that God would be your husband’s STRENGTH
    “The LORD is my strength & my shield; my heart trusts in Him, & He helps me.”
    (Psalm 28:7)
  7. Ask God to bless the WORK of his hands
    “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.”
    (Colossians 3:23)
  8. Pray that your husband’s UNDERSTANDING would increase
    “Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding.”
    (Proverbs 2:2)
  9. Pray that his CONFIDENCE would be rooted in Christ
    “…in Him we may enter God’s presence with boldness and confidence…”
    (Ephesians 3:12)
  10. Pray that GENEROSITY might characterize his life
    “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes will himself be refreshed.”
    (Proverbs 11:25)
  11. Ask the Lord to give your husband REST
    “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”
    (Matthew 11:28)
  12. Pray nothing would tarnish his WITNESS for Christ
    “We… testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.”
    (1 John 4:14)
  13. Pray that your husband would walk in the TRUTH
    “Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation…”
    (Psalm 25:10)
  14. Pray that he’d model the ATTITUDE of Christ
    “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus…”
    (Philippians 2:5)
  15. Ask God to make him an attentive FATHER
    “He will turn the hearts of fathers to children & of children to their fathers.”
    (Malachi 4:6)
  16. Ask God to increase your husband’s PATIENCE
    “…encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”
    (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
  17. Pray that your husband would learn to love MERCY
    “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
    (Luke 6:36)
  18. Pray that God’s PEACE would reign in his heart
    “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
    (Isaiah 26:3)
  19. Pray your husband would embrace HUMILITY
    “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.”
    (James 4:10)
  20. Ask God to give him a heart of COMPASSION
    “…be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate & humble.”
    (1 Peter 3:8)
  21. Pray that God would grant him BOLDNESS
    “..we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper; I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
    (Hebrews 13:6)
  22. Pray that your husband’s AFFECTION would endure
    “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”
    (Romans 12:10)
  23. Pray that your husband would honor God with his FINANCES
    “The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.”
    (Proverbs 10:22)
  24. Pray that your husband would be known for his KINDNESS
    “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other…”
    (Ephesians 4:32)
  25. Ask God to add GOODNESS to your husband’s faith
    “…make every effort to add to your faith goodness & to goodness, knowledge…”
    (2 Peter 1:5)
  26. Pray that he’ll pursue HOLINESS in his thoughts, words, and deeds
    “But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do.”
    (1 Peter 1:15)
  27. Pray that your husband would live in OBEDIENCE to Christ
    “…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
    (2 Corinthians 10:5)
  28. Ask God to teach him FAITHFULNESS in all things
    “Whoever is faithful with very little will also be faithful with much.”
    (Luke 16:10)
  29. Pray that your husband would be known for his GENTLENESS
    “…clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
    (Colossians 3:12)
  30. Ask God to give him an extra measure of SELF-CONTROL
    “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love & self-control.”
    (2 Timothy 1:7)
  31. Pray that your husband would walk in VICTORY over sin
    “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
    (1 Corinthians 15:57)

At the request of one of my readers, I converted this list to a free, one-page printable for easy reference. To download your copy (pictured below), follow this link.

Free Printable: 31-Day Prayer Challenge for Wives

Do you pray regularly for your husband? If not, I hope you’ll take this 31-day challenge. Lift him up in prayer every day for a month, then when the next month rolls around, start all over and do it again.

And if you have any other advice for fortifying your marriage, I’d love for you to share it in the comment section below.

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One thought on “31-Day Prayer Challenge for Wives

  1. Meesh

    Thank you so much for this website! Around 2 years ago, I printed your printables for unborn child and for my husband. Each hang on my wall!! Daily I get to look at them and I am encouraged by these amazing resources. I was newly married at the time I printed them and knew I needed all the ammunition I could get to keep my marriage strong. 4 years in, and I love what the covenant of marriage stands for and how is enables be to be the amazing woman God has called me to be in every area of my life. We are not quite ready to have children yet, but there is nothing wrong with praying ahead and believing for my children’s future! Again, I thank God for your ministry and pray that He continues to prosper you and your family. Much love from NYC!


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