Do You Know How to Make Your Husband Happy? Pray for Him!

One of the simplest ways that we, as wives, can bring good and not harm to our husbands is by praying for them

“A wife of noble character who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies.  Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.  She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”

Proverbs 31:10-12

But I know, sometimes that doesn’t really feel so simple.  Sometimes we forget to pray for them, sometimes we just don’t want to pray for them, sometimes we don’t know what to pray for them.

So I’m going to quickly address each of those issues and then jump right in and share with you the prayers that I pray daily over my husband.

  1. YOU FORGET – Me too, until I started a prayer journal.  Now I have my prayers written down in a journal that I keep on my desk.  There is not a day that goes by that I don’t go to my desk, see my journal, pick it up and spend a few minutes in prayer.  Nice and easy!
  2. YOU DON’T WANT TO – Me too.  We have our moments, our arguments, our disagreements, our fights; we don’t always feel like lovey-dovey best friends.  But, I can promise you this, its hard to stay mad at a person that you are passionately praying for every single day.  [bctt tweet=”Its hard to stay mad at a person that you are passionately praying for every single day. #PrayerChangesThings “]
  3. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO PRAY –  Me too, until I asked God.  The list of Scriptures I’m going to share with you today are things that have developed over time as I saw a need or as God directed me to something specific.  They may or may not work for you, but my hope is that they give you a good place to start.  One thing you can be sure of is this:  Praying Scripture works!  God gave us His word because it has POWER.  Harness that power and use it to bless your husband!  [bctt tweet=”#PrayingScripture works! God gave us #HisWord because it has #POWER! “]Praying for your husband is one of the best things you can do for him. Why not take a minute and bless him right now with these simple prayers?

15 Scriptural prayers to be praying for your husband every day

For Discernment

I pray that my husband be given a discerning heart to know Your great love for him and the great plans You have for him and for our family; plans to prosper us and not to harm us, to give us hope and a future.  (Jeremiah 29:11)

For Wisdom

I pray that my husband be given the mind of Christ, that it would be saturated with Godly wisdom.  Help him to take every thought captive that is not in obedience to your Word, and in so doing, protect him from pride and temptation.  (2 Corinthians 10:5)

For Understanding

I pray that they eyes of my husband’s heart will be open to understand Your Word, so that he will not be conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewing of his mind so that he may know Your good, acceptable, and perfect will for his life and for our marriage.  (Romans 12:2)

For Trust

I pray that You, God, will help my husband to trust You with all of his heart, not depending on his own understanding, but acknowledging you in all his ways, so that he will know what direction to lead our family in.  (Proverbs 3:5-6)

For Favor

I pray that the favor of God may rest on my husband and that You, God, will bless and establish the work of his hands and his heart.  (Psalm 90:17)

For Unity

I pray that You will help us to live together in perfect unity by loving, honoring, and respecting one another and serving each other for Your glory, honor, and praise.  (1 Thessalonians 5:13)

For Revelation

I pray that You, Father, may grant him a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You, by having the eyes of his heart flooded with light, so that he may know and understand both the hope to which You have called him, and how rich his inheritance is in You!  (Ephesians 1:17)

For Knowledge

I pray that he may be filled with the full, deep, and clear knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things.  (Colossians 1:9)

For Holiness

I pray that he may walk, live, and conduct himself in a manner worthy of You, God and that he will have a desire to please You in all things; that he will bear fruit in every good work and that he will steadily grow and increase in and by Your knowledge.  (Colossians 1:10)

For Strength

I pray that he will be invigorated and strengthened with all power, according to the might of Your power, in order to exercise every kind of endurance, patience, perseverance, and forbearance while being full of joy.  (Colossians 1:11)

For Blessings

I pray that You, God, will command Your blessing upon him, our house, our family, his office, and all that he undertakes.  (Deuteronomy 28:8)

For Refuge

I pray that he will turn to You, God, as his hiding place, knowing that You will preserve him from trouble and that you will surround him with songs and shouts of deliverance.  (Psalm 32:7)

For Humility

I pray that he will never act in vain conceit and empty arrogance, but instead act in the true spirit of humility thinking of others more highly than of himself; that he will always esteem and look upon and be concerned for not only his own interests but also for the interest of others.  (Philippians 2:3)

For Protection

I pray that he will be kept from all evil, that You will keep his life, that You will protect him going out and coming in from now until forever!  (Psalm 121:8)

For Perseverance

I pray that he will not lose heart or grow weary in doing right and that he will continue to persevere and act nobly remembering that at the proper time he will reap a harvest of blessing.  (Galatians 6:9)


And that’s it!

These are the short but powerful prayers that I say every day for my husband.  Praying for your husband daily will be one of the most beneficial things for your marriage, it will draw you together like nothing else can.

I hope you have been encouraged to pray for your husband every day too![bctt tweet=”Praying for your spouse will benefit your marriage and draw you together like nothing else can.”]

What do you think?  Is there anything you would add to the list?  I would love to hear it, just leave a comment!

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  Matthew 26:41

Blessings and love,


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Author: Tiffany Young

I'm an Army wife, homeschooling mom of 6, and a beautifully flawed human being. I live a very messy but very authentic life, perfected daily by the Grace and Love of Jesus. I hope you'll join my tribe as we grow together, encouraging one another to live authentically as empowered women, empowering other women.

28 thoughts on “Do You Know How to Make Your Husband Happy? Pray for Him!”

  1. Thank you, Tiffany, for the encouragement and the Scriptures for praying for my husband. You’ve provided a fantastic resource here. I’m glad to get to know you through the #TellHisStory link-up. Your site is beautiful, and I always enjoy meeting a like-hearted sister in Christ.

    1. Thank you Renee, for your sweet words! It’s so nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be heading your way soon 🙂


    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I’ve been so excited to get connected to you, I am loving your blog and gleaning from your wisdom!


    1. No problem Renee! I love having a prayer journal, it really helps keep me focused on the things I need to pray for. It’s also really cool to have a written record. As I consistantly use the prayer journal, I notice more and more when God has begun to answer certain prayers. I love having that constant reminder of God’s faithfulness.

      Thanks so much for reaching out. Have a blessed weekend!


  2. Great encouragement here! This has been such a theme of my life lately – praying for my husband – so I’m grateful to read your words here. Thank you for linking up with us at Grace & Truth.

    1. Thanks Rebekah!

      I love how God gives us an appropriate word at the appropriate time. I’m so glad that you enjoyed this post!


  3. I am so guilty of not praying for my hubby! Thank you so much for making this easy to follow and convicting. I am printing this out and putting it with my Bible. I love this 🙂

    1. Thanks Vanessa! I am so glad you enjoyed it! I love having these prayers written down, its such an easy reminder for me, and really helps to keep me focused! I hope they benefit you well! Blessings!

  4. Thanks for posting this! It’s one of those things that I know I constantly need to do- but so often forget to do. How weird is it that oftentimes we forget to pray for the people we see everyday and remember the ones we’ve never met?! Love these verses and love the idea of writing them all out to pray through them every morning- not as a religious “task list” but because we’re human and need reminders!

    1. Yes Cassie!! That comment made me laugh 🙂 but you’re so right, life gets busy and messy and its nice to have truth filled reminders at your fingertips!

  5. Ooh! I feel like this post was directed right at me! I can be pretty bad about remembering to pray for my husband! I gotta do better. Thanks for the tips and verses!

    1. Me too love, even with all the verses written down, I still have to purposely make time and commit to doing it or it won’t get done. BUT when you do it, God goes to work!!! Blessings!

  6. Thank you for such wonderful scriptures to use to pray for our husbands! I believe that prayer really works, and I know that I for one do not pray for my husband as often, as intentionally or as meaningfully as I should! What better way to pray meaningfully than to base your prayers on actual scripture?

    1. Yes Kelli!!! I absolutely agree! I’m so glad you liked this post, and I hope you’ve found some good inspiration to begin to be more intentional about praying for your husband!! I hope you’re having a wonderful week!


    1. Aww, thank you so much! I have definitely discovered that the more I pray for my husband, the easier those disagreements seem to get. I don’t know that they ever completely go away, I guess that’s just part of living with somebody, but I do feel like I’m so much more understanding, and I’m able to overlook a lot more of the little things that used to really bother me. I hope these prayers transform your lives as they have mine! Blessings, Tiffany

  7. Tiffany,
    This is SO good! I’m glad I’m not alone with number 2, ha ha! I really do need to pray for my hubby more! I love the verses you shared. I have printed them and they are going in my Bible!

    1. Thank you so much Valerie! I’m glad to know that I’m not alone with number 2 either, lol. I’m so glad you printed them out, I hope you really enjoy praying them over your hubs! Blessings girl!

  8. I was reading the part about wisdom and when I tried to look it up, there is no I Corinthians 2:17. Could it be a typo??

    1. Yes! It sure was, thanks for checking and letting me know! It’s actually 2 Corinthians 10:5, and I have corrected that!

  9. Hi Tiffany! Thank you so much for your words of encouragement to pray for my husband. I was going through each one and wanted to make sure I was looking up the right verse to the prayer for wisdom. I can’t seem to find a 1 Cor 2:17. Is that because of a different version?
    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Bonnie, thanks so much, that was a typo and I have corrected it! It’s actually 2 Corinthians 10:5 (I’m not sure how I managed to get it so far off, lol!) Thanks for checking, I’m so glad you were looking things up for yourself and not just taking my word for it!

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