Dear Deborah

Dear Deborah-Issue 3 2019

“Pray—it’s one of the most important things you can do for your husband this year.”

Dear Deborah,

Recently, I saw the following social media post: “Pray—it’s one of the most important things you can do for your husband this year.” The statement immediately convicted me of my prayerlessness for my husband. I feel negligent in this area of prayer and would like to improve. To be honest, I’m not sure my husband prays that much for me either. Do you have suggestions that would help me with prayers of intercession for my husband? 

Ready to Pray




Dear Ready to Pray,

The Holy Spirit is already at work in your life! Blessings will abound as you take steps to develop a vibrant intercessory prayer life. You can be assured that you will experience the desires of your heart as you implement some of the following prayer ideas. 

Also, share your enthusiasm with your husband. It will be a great encouragement to him. Then make the commitment together to intercede for each other—sealing your intentions with a prayer. God wants us to pray for others, especially our spouses. The apostle Paul tells us to “pray for one another, that you may be healed” (James 5:16, NKJV).

An intercessory prayer plan:

1. Pray, above all, that your husband grows his relationship with Jesus.
2. Pray for his relationship with others (children, friends, church members).
3. Pray for his health and physical protection from the enemy.
4. Pray for strengthened and deepened intimacy in your relationship.
5. Pray that he will have multiple opportunities to share the gospel with others.

As you pray fervently from your heart—accompanied by love, faith, consistency, and detail—you will discover God’s anointing on your marriage and ministry!

And just like Abraham, Moses, Peter, Paul, and Daniel, we can join the ranks of those who have watched God’s mighty hand move through the powerful tool of prayer.

Finally, trust Jesus to fulfill His promise to you. Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know (Jeremiah 33:3, NKJV).