Prayer is a great way to show how much we trust God in our marriages. I especially love the power of head to toe prayers for my husband because they are special, specific and simple prayers that are easy to remember and can be done daily. Prayer is one of the greatest privileges we have to strengthen our marriages and faith in God.
But how do you Pray for your husband
There are various ways to pray for your husband:
- You can write your prayers in a Prayer Journal. This is a great way to keep a record of prayer requests and answered prayers. It’s a reminder of God’s faithfulness
- You can write a letter with your prayers. No need to send it to anyone
- Sometimes what I do when my husband is sleeping is I literally stretch my hands to him and pray for him from head to toe
- You can also include your prayers for your husband in your daily quiet time with God and pray for any specific needs he may have
- A great idea is to ask each other your prayer requests then hold hands as a couple and pray for each other. This can be strange and uncomfortable at first but it gets easier the more you do it. This will definitely strengthen the bond in your marriage and help you both grow your faith in God.
One important thing to remember is that Prayer should be a habit, especially praying for your husband. Don’t wait until your marriage is on the rocks to start praying for him. Start today by praying for him from head to toe.
7 Powerful Head to Toe Prayers for your husband
1. Pray for his mind
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.“Romans 12:2
“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. “Romans 8:5-6
When your husband receives Christ, he becomes a new creation who needs to turn from upholding the ways of this world and start to allow God’s word to renew his mind. His thought patterns must change to be in line with God’s will.
His mind must be placed and positioned on the things of the Holy Spirit. This is the only way he will experience God’s eternal life and peace. It’s also the only way he will produce the fruit of the Spirit.
Prayer for your husband’s mind
Heavenly Father, I pray that You may renew the mind of my husband. May he no longer uphold the standards and ways of this world but may he live according to the Holy Spirit.
Help him to place his thoughts continuously on the things of the spirit and not of the flesh. May he enjoy life and peace in You. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
2. Pray for his eyes
“the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,“Ephesians 1:18
“But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.“Matthew 5:28
It’s important to pray for your husband’s spiritual eyes to be opened so he may truly know his identity in Christ. He must also know that in God he always has hope and he should believe in the power of the God he serves.
Since men are visually stimulated, pray that his eyes would not lead him to desire other women.
Prayer for your husband’s eyes
Lord, I pray that my husbands’ eyes would be pure before You. Help him to be able to look away and not lust after other women. Remove the desire for other women from his mind. Teach him to be desensitized to the physical appearance of other women.
May you open my husband’s spiritual eyes that He may know the hope he has in You, the power of God and the honor and rights he has a child of God.
3. Pray for his ears
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.“Romans 10:17
Our husbands’ faith can be built up and grow the more they hear God’s word. This can be through sermons, podcasts or worship music. We need to pray that God would give them the desire to hear His word.
I’ve personally found that forcing my husband to do this does not work, but praying for God to give him the desire certainly does.
Prayer for his ears
Lord Jesus, I pray that You would help my husband to desire to grow in His faith by seeking out resources that will help him grow. I pray that He may make time for your Word so it can change Him from the inside out. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
4. Pray for his mouth
“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.“Ephesians 4:29
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.“1 John 1:9
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Pray for your husband to only say words that please God. This means not swearing as well. The world tends to normalize swearing but these are corrupt words that don’t edify others.
Even when your husband is angry, pray he would not say hurtful words to you or those around him.
Some men find it hard to confess their sins because of pride and ego. But we want to pray that God would help our husbands to confess their sins to him and experience his forgiveness.
Prayer for his mouth
O God, help my husband in his speech. May his words only be kind, helpful and gracious. Remove any corrupt words from his mouth and his mind.
I pray for him to be able to confess his sins to you and truly repent from sin. Remind him of Your faithfulness in cleansing us from all unrighteousness through the precious blood of Jesus.
In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
5. Pray for his heart
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,Proverbs 3:5
And lean not on your own understanding;“
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.“John 14:1
Your husband probably works in a stressful environment and has a lot on his plate when it comes to being the leader in the home.
While he may not share all his problems and challenges with you (because most men don’t really express their thoughts and feelings- nothing to do with you) , pray that he would share it in prayer with God.
Pray that he would believe in the power of Jesus and put his hope and trust in God.
Prayer for his heart
Heavenly Father, I pray that my husband’s heart will not be troubled by the pressures he experiences. May he pray to You and believe that You will help him in his hour of need. I pray that He learns to trust in You whole heartedly Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
6. Pray for his hands
”And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,Psalm 90:17
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands.”
Your husband is working hard to provide for your family. Pray that God would bless your husband in his career or business. A lot of men value achievement and advancement and we need to ask God to help them with any challenges they may face so they can experience success.
Prayer for his hands
Lord Jesus I pray that you may bless my husband in his job or business. May he flourish and be an ambassador of Christ. I pray his life would be a testimony of Your goodness to those he works with.
7. Pray for his feet
”Your word is a lamp to my feetPsalm 109:105
And a light to my path.”
”Blessed is the manPsalm 1:1
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;”
The word of God guides us in our day to day lives. It shows us the right way to go and the right decisions to take. But it’s when we stay in God’s word- reading and studying it daily that we can apply it in our lives.
We need God’s word to light the path for our husband’s in all areas of their lives.
It’s important to remember to pray for the company your husband keeps- his friends and colleagues. Pray that they would be a good influence, giving him wise and godly counsel not leading him astray.
Prayer for his feet
Oh Lord, I pray that Your word would guide my husband and light his path in all areas of his life. May he not hang around friends that are ungodly but give him friends that sharpen him in faith to become more like You. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
My Encouragement to you
What an amazing honor and blessing it is to go to God in prayer for your husband. Remember this should be a daily habit not done only when there’s a problem. Praying for your husband from head to toe is a simple way to remember specific aspects to pray for daily.