Update: This Facebook event has now been changed to a Facebook group! Technical difficulties and Facebook settings made creating a group the best option for the remaining 40 days. You can join the group by clicking HERE.
Are you willing and ready to see God transform and refresh you, your husband, and your marriage through prayer? If so, please join us!
On March 1st, 40 days of praying for your husband will begin!
This online event will last until April 16th and is inspired by the book The Power of a Praying Wife. This book is by no means a requirement to participate in these 40 days, but I cannot stress enough what an amazing read it is. I discuss it HERE if you would like to learn more about it.
If you have not already, you can join the 40 Days of Praying for Your Husband event HERE on Facebook. Each morning a specific prayer topic and coinciding scriptures to pray over your husband will be posted. You can pray for him then, in the evening, or throughout the day. Whatever works best for you!
Already, more than 75 women who are married or see marriage in their future have joined this event! It is never too late or too early to begin praying for your spouse!
I am so excited about this Lent season, and I hope you are too. The idea of praying alongside my sisters in Christ for our husbands is a beautiful blessing. Throughout this event, please feel free to post comments, scripture, and encouragement for the other women to read.
HERE is a printable calendar of the topics and scripture you can expect to see over the 40 days. A short devotion will often be included on the daily posts in the Facebook event.
In addition to the 40 days of praying for your husband, each Sunday of this prayer event will be devoted to praying for yourself as wife. As Stormie Omartian writes, it is so important we wives understand we don’t pray as “a means of gaining control over our husbands.” Instead we pray because “It’s a way to invite God’s power into your husband’s life for his greatest blessing, which is ultimately yours, too.”
Please, take praying for yourself on Sundays seriously. Omartian stresses this point, “The hard part about being a praying wife, other than the sacrifice of time, is maintaining a pure heart. It must be clean before God in order for you to see good results. That’s why praying for a husband must begin with praying for his wife. If you have resentment, anger, unforgiveness, or an ungodly attitude, even if there’s a good reason for it, you’ll have a difficult time seeing answers to your prayers. But if you can release those feelings to God in total honesty and then move into prayer, there is nothing that can change a marriage more dramatically.” Start now to pray for a pure heart throughout this praying event!
I do want to give you a warning, sweet friends, women praying daily for their husbands, citing scripture, and seeking God together is not at all what Satan wants. Be prepared for the enemy to attack you, your husband, and your marriage to try and get you to give up praying over this 40 day period (1 Peter 5:8-9).
Don’t let anger at your husband make you quit.
Don’t let a busy schedule get in the way of your prayer time.
Don’t let an argument with your spouse cause you to stop this 40 day commitment. Don’t let Satan win!
Allow prayer to prevail! God is with you and so are other praying wives!
I’ll see you March 1st on Facebook with the first prayer topic for your husband!