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30 Days of Praying for Your Husband – Day 23/24

We’re walkin’ and talkin’ today! (And scroll to the bottom for an update…)

30 Days of Praying for Your Husband - Day 23 His Walk

Day 23 deals with His Walk.  A man’s walk is the way he journeys through life – his direction, his focus, every step he takes.  Every day he chooses a path.  One path will take him forward; all the others will take him back.  The same could be said for you and me – and I’m glad we’ve been on the path taking us forward these last few weeks! 🙂

 

Read Chapter 23 – “His Walk” from PPW

Questions for thought/journaling:

  1. How would you describe the kind of walk your husband has had through life?  Does he walk close with God, or independently?  Does he have a sense of direction and purpose or does he wander aimlessly, or somewhere in between?
  2. Read Psalm 84:11.  What are the rewards for those who walk in righteousness before God?
  3. Read Psalm 1:1, 10:3, 13:29, and 128:1.  According to those Scriptures, how are we supposed to walk?
  4. Read Romans 8:5-9.  How can we live according to the Spirit?  What happens when we live in the flesh?  How can you be sure that you are not walking in the flesh?
  5. Read Jeremiah 10:23.  According to this Scripture, describe how we are to walk throughout our lives.  How then should you pray for your husband’s walk?

 

 

Lord, who may abide in Your Tabernacle?  Who may ascend to Your holy hill?  He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart…  Psalm 15:1,2

 


And, of course, if we’re walkin’, we’re talkin’…

30 Days of Praying for Your Husband - Day 24 His Talk

 

Day 24 deals with His Talk.  Words are so powerful.  They were used by God to bring about creation, and also to describe Himself.  They bring both blessing and curses to those around us. In Scripture we are urged time and time again to control our tongues and watch the words we speak.  No matter what our husbands do for a living, you can bet that talking is involved in some form or another!  While it is not our place to teach or correct them, it IS the Holy Spirit’s, and we therefore need to intercede that God would not only give him wisdom in his speech, but guide the words of his mouth.

 

Read Chapter 24 – “His Talk” from PPW

Questions for thought/journaling:

  1. Read Ecclesiastes 10:12.  Do you feel the words that come from your husband’s mouth are generally good or sometimes foolish?  Have his words ever hurt you?  Have you had to forgive him for his words?  Did you?
  2. Read Ephesians 4:29 and write this Scripture as a prayer over your husband.
  3. Do you feel your husband is a man of truth?  Read Psalm 34:12,13.  What is a good reason to pray for your husband to be a man who speaks truth?
  4. Is your husband a complainer?  Does he speak too quickly before he things or weighs the consequences of his words?  How do his words reveal what’s in his heart?  How could you pray about that?
  5. Read Proverbs 15:23 – what can we derive from the words we speak?  Read and underline Proverbs 13″3 – what is the ultimate consequence of not watching what you say?  How could you pray this Scripture over your husband?  How could you pray it over yourself?

 

Our words can justify or condemn us; they can bring joy or corrupt and dishonor us.  What we say can either break down or build up the soul of whomever we are speaking to.  Everyone has a choice about what he or she says, and there are rewards for making the right ones…

My prayer is that your talk to the Father these past few weeks has been a blessing to your husband; that you are able to be his helpmeet and encourager, and that you also have grown in your walk with the Creator.  Not only did He create you and your spouse, but He created your marriage as well!

 

Who is the man who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?  Keep your tounge from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.  Psalm 34:12,13

Series update

Because we recently began posting 2 areas to pray for daily, I wanted to remind you of some options you have:

Option 1 – You don’t have to, but you can pray for both areas each day.  I know, with busy schedules and perhaps summer vacations coming up, some of you will do that.  That’s fine when it encourages you to keep praying sincerely daily! :-)

Option 2 – You can print out each post, keep them together, and then pray through them as you can. OR

Option 3You can sign up here TODAY to receive them all as a daily devotional later this year.  Just prior to Thanksgiving I’ll be releasing them as part of a special Thanksgiving series we’re planning. They will include bonus material, links and resources and you will NOT want to miss it!

Whatever you decide is fine, but I’d recommend option 3 :-)

And can you believe we’re almost finished?  This coming Sunday is Father’s Day, and there is no sweeter gift than to be able to say you’ve been praying for your husband, your children’s father, for the last month…

Whether or not you’ve been seeing any fruit, remember that God’s timing is perfect and holy, and He promises to bless our obedience, so stay strong!

 

In this 30 Days of Praying for Your Husband series, we will be covering the following areas: His wife,Work,Finances,Sexuality,Affections, Temptations and Trials, His Mind, Fears, Purpose, Choices, Health,Protection,Integrity, Reputation, Priorities, Relationships, Fatherhood, His Past, Attitude, Marriage, Emotions, Walk, Talk, Repentance, Deliverance, Obedience, Self-Image, Faith, Future

 

Interested in the going through the complete series? Find the whole study here.

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2 Responses to 30 Days of Praying for Your Husband – Day 23/24

  1. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser June 17, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

    These are great, Pat, and a terrific resource – speaking as a husband – for wives.

    In evaluating the walk, I would add a cautionary note – we can’t always see the depth and manifestations of another’s faith (this is powerfully expressed in Brad Pitt’s recent film “Fury”, which I count as the all-time best Christian film…ever).

    In my case, I am not sure my wife even thinks of me as a Christian…or at best, looks at me as a baby Christian. It’s not distance or disrespect – it’s just that I can only really articulate my faith through writing, and she doesn’t read my blog, or my books.

    Concerning “The Talk”, again, it’s wise to not tie words too closely to faith. Men are easily influenced by media or peer pressure, and their vocabulary and speaking styles will often reflect what’s considered ‘cool’. After watching “The Sopranos”, how many wives were horrified to find their husbands talking like Noo Joisy jailboids? (I lived in NJ for many years – I get to parody the talk!)

    Also, the use of scatalogical or even profane language may now mean much except some degree of discourtesy, or obliviousness to the feelings of others. In certain parts of Guyville, cussin’s cool, and forbearing to curse is seen as a sign of weakness. I did ministry among construction workers, and I would have gotten nowhere had I not been able to effectively speak of the Gospel using ‘bad’ language.

    Could a better minister have overcome this? Perhaps, but it was me there, and I did what I thought was best, to fulfill the Commission.

    Sorry about the long-windedness of this comment!

    • Pat June 18, 2015 at 8:03 am #

      Andrew, You bring up some interesting points. I don’t think I meant to “tie” either words or actions to faith per se. The point of this series is just to lift up those areas to the Lord, and let Him deal with them as He will/needs to! No judgement intended – just an acknowledgement that we ALL need prayer in many, many areas, and as wives (present company excepted – LOL), we need to be on our guard and on our knees to be diligent in prayer! My husband is also in construction and I’ve heard him express those exact same thoughts!

      As always…thanks for sharing your perspective. It’s really added another layer to this whole series!

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