Today’s Truth

(In honor of Valentine’s Day, Sharon’s February devotions will focus on marriage.
If you are not married, these devotions will apply to you in other areas of life. Keep reading!) 

Today’s Truth

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12, NIV).

Friend to Friend

Of all the roles and responsibilities that God has given wives, the position of a prayer warrior or intercessor is perhaps the greatest of all. An intercessor is a person who intervenes or prays for another person. It was derived from the Greek word enteuxis, which means to go before a king with a petition or plea on behalf of someone else. In essence, it means the same thing today. We go before the King of Kings with a petition or plea on someone’s behalf. What we accomplish on our knees in the invisible realm will ultimately affect the strength of our marriage in the visible realm. There is no other person who is more called or more qualified to pray for your man than you.

In the Bible, God describes the marriage of a man and a woman as a visual example of the spiritual union between Jesus Christ and the church (all Christians). Believers are called “the bride of Christ” (Revelation 19:7). A marriage is a walking, talking, earthly example of the heavenly relationship between God’s Son and those who believe on His name. God instructs men, “Love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25).

There is someone who wants to destroy that living example, and his name is Satan. Jesus said, “The thief [Satan] comes to steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10). He desires to destroy the God-ordained and designed institution of marriage. He began with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and continues his destructive tactics even today. Satan is not very creative, but he’s very effective, and he uses the same temptations and tactics today that he used in the first marriage on earth. Satan has proclaimed an all-out assault on the family and he begins at the top—with the husband and wife.

So many times we fail to see the real enemy in our marital struggles. The writer of Ephesians explains, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12).

When having a conflict with my husband, I need to stop, take a deep breath, and think…who is the real enemy here? There is a spiritual battle raging all around us that we can’t even see, but is very real. It is the greater reality. It is a battle that is not to be feared, but one that is to be recognized and fought in the only place where it can be won—in prayer.

Let’s Pray:

Dear Lord, I pray for my husband from head to toe.

His Mind ­­- That he will have the mind of Christ and think as the Holy Spirit would lead him and not the flesh. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
His Eyes -That You will keep his eyes from temptation and that he will turn his eyes from sin. (Matthew 6:13; Mark 9:47)

His Ears – That he will hear Your still small voice instructing him. (1 Kings 19:12, Psalm 32:8)
His Mouth -That his words will be pleasing to You. (Proverbs 19:14)
His Neck – That the decisions that turn his head will honor You in all regards. (1 Kings 3:9)
His Shoulders – That he will not carry burdens and worries on his own shoulders, but trust that nothing is too hard for You. (Genesis 18:14; Jeremiah 32:17)
His Heart -That he will love and trust You with his whole heart. (Deuteronomy 6:5, Proverbs 3:5)
His Back – That You will protect him from harm in the spiritual and physical realms. (Deuteronomy 23:14 NLT)
His Arms – That You will be his strength. (Psalm 73:26)
His Hands – That he will enjoy the work of his hands and see it as a gift from You. (Ecclesiastes 3:13, 5:19)
His Ring Finger – That he will love me as Christ loved the Church. (Ephesians 5:25-27)
His Side – That he will have godly friends who hold him up and spur him on. (Proverbs 27:17; Proverbs 12:26).
His Sexuality – That he will not be tempted by sexual sin, but satisfied and fulfilled in our marriage bed. (Matthew 6:13; Proverbs 5:18-19)
His Legs – That he will stand firm on the truth, knowing that if he does not stand firm in his faith, he will not stand at all. (Psalm 62:6; Isaiah 7:9)
His Knees – That he will humble himself before You and be strong, courageous, and careful to do everything written in Your Word so that he will be prosperous and successful. (James 4:10; Joshua 1:8-9)
His feet – That You will order his steps, and that he will walk in Your truth. (Proverbs 4:25; Psalm 26:3)

Now It’s Your Turn

Consider asking your husband for some specific ways that you can pray for him today.

Look up each of the Scripture references above and make the prayer for your husband specific to his particular needs.

Find one friend with whom you can pray for your marriage. Commit to pray for each other’s marriage on a regular basis.

Click over to my Facebook page and share your husband, son, or boyfriend’s name. Let’s pray for our men today. 

More from the Girlfriends

As a wife, you have been given the privilege of serving as a mighty prayer warrior for your husband. Today’s devotion is just a sample of the power of praying Scripture over your man. My latest book, Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe teaches about the importance of each of the 16 landmarks in your man’s life, and gives a comprehensive thirty-day prayer guide to cover him from head to toe. You’ll be equipped and empowered to establish the habit of purposeful prayer in just 5-7 minutes a day! Check it out at I’d also encourage your to join me in the 30-Day Prayer Dare!

60 Responses to “Praying For Your Husband From Head to Toe”

  1. rose says:

    My husband has hurt me so much i don’t even feel like praying for him. He’s physically and emotionally abusive. Pray that i may find my footing again. Thanx

    • Annie says:

      Praying for you, Rose.

    • Jill says:

      Oh Rose, my heart goes out to you! I will most certainly be praying for you. I know when bad times come in my marriage that prayer gets me thru and I will be praying you will feel God’s peace instead of the pain. You will be on my heart and mind, sister!

    • Faye says:

      Hi, I understand where you are. I pray that you find the peace to sustain you and the strength to find you footing as you stated.

    • Faith says:

      Hi Rose,

      I understand how you must feel. I’ve been through similar hurt so I know. What you’re going through is exactly were the enemy needs you to be – place of pain, regrets, anger, and bitterness. The devil uses people (especially those we’ve given the most vulnerable place of our existence to) to try to paralyze us. But have you ever thought how much stronger you are over it all, and that the devil is simply just a bully? Stay strong because the Devil is threatened by you, and he’s manipulating your marriage to steal the voice God has given you. When your voice is stolen, you can’t speak of God’s goodness, dance, and love.

      The reason satan wants to steal our voice is because we are able to “…overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and because of the words of our testimonies…” Rev. 12:11.

      Asking people to join you in praying for your husband is a very good start. Though in order for prayers to be effective, you have to do three things: 1) Forgive your husband
      2) Forgive yourself for any mistake you think you’ve done. pray the Will of God in your marriage to be made manifest. 4) In all things, give thanks. 1 Thesselonian 5:18

      I’m keep you both in my prayers rose. Much!!

    • Deanna says:


      Though the Bible teaches submission, it does not mean being a doormat. I am concerned for your safety- are you able to get to a safe place (not friends or family). He needs help and you need safety. My prayers are guided for your safety first, you both need help separately. Abuse is not what God had in mind- I know many women have endured that because they have been told by others that God wants them too. Our church has taken a stand against the abuser, and wants to protect women. We don’t condemn the abuser, but take this seriously that women need to be protected. I love you my Christian sister. I don’t know where you are located, safe houses are usually in private locations, but your local sheriff’s office usually know where they are, and local emergency rooms have contacts also.

    • Rosa white says:

      Know that God knows all and sees all. Read Jeremiah 29:11-13, it has comforted me in some dark times throughout my life. I too had significant struggles in my marriage in years past but God did what He told me He would do and healed my marriage. He has a plan for you too, listen to that small voice and know that I’m praying.

  2. Doris says:

    Good Morning GIG! Thank you for sharing. caring and aiding me and other ladies for kingdom work. Blessings to you!?

  3. Cheri says:

    Please pray for my husband, Ron.

  4. Irma says:

    Praying for my husband Ronald

  5. Cynthia says:

    Good morning, I will do this, thank you. The past 3 years I have put my husband through so much! Finally, I found my way to the Lord! My husband has forgiven me for all of it! I am truelly blessed, and will not hurt him again-with God’s help!

  6. Alexis says:

    Please pray for my husband Ronald.

  7. vanessa says:

    pray for my husband Mark

  8. Samantha says:

    Please pray for myboyfriend, Kirk.

  9. Kat says:

    This works. I started praying for my husband a month or so ago working my way down the body. It is so exciting to see how this prayer is working. It doesn’t make everything perfect but I have seen such change in our marriage and in him. Thanks Sharon

  10. Nai says:

    Rose I understand how you feel because I to was like that with my husband he hit me everyday for 2 years but now God has change him in to a new man it’s hard to do at first but trust me once you start and keep praying for him God will take all that pain you feel away praying for him has help me to in my relationship with God please don’t give up trust God a little bit longer

  11. rose says:

    thank you ladies for your encouragement. it sure feels good to have friends who are not judging me but supporting me. God bless you

  12. Sandy says:

    Please pray for my husband, Michael. Pray that the Lord will soften his heart and he will turn back to God. Thanks

  13. rose says:

    am counting the days now till i leave safely with my 3girls to upcountry to my grandmother. Am in kenya, africa. in case you are wondering my use of internet, he is not aware i’ve a phone i can access outside communication. Thanx ladies.

    • Jill says:

      Hi Rose,
      I just wanted you to know that you are still in my thoughts and prayers. I will pray for your girls as well. Stay safe my friend!
      Hugs, Jill

  14. Sarah says:

    Please pray for my husband Gene.

  15. DIANA says:

    Please pray for my husband Manuel…he needs a kidney and there is times when it takes a toll on us w/3 days a week of dialysis and limiting us in many things.I pray for my husband to get a kidney so that he may live a good life and not have to go through this…I know God hears our prayers but a little help from you will help…Thank you!

  16. rose says:

    hi girlfriends?I left my husband 4days back. We,my daughters and i,are safe. Its a bit hard to adjust especially the girls but am trusting the lord through it all. Thank you for your prayers. lots of love.

  17. susan says:

    pray for my husband Stan. that he will be true to me.

  18. susan says:

    happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful women.may God bless you and keep you in Jesus name.

  19. Stephanie says:

    Please pray for my husband. He is runningthe streets, at age 40, I rarely see him. He is on drugs, cheating lying and stealing from me. This weekend he got violent with me. ot has happened twice. I have been praying this prayer, and a prayer for marriage restoration, for a few months. We have been married a little less than a year. Like Rose, I no longer feel like praying for him. Yet I still do nearly every day. please pray that God permanently break the binds of my husbands addictions, restore and bless our marriage, and give me strength and hope. Thank you. God bless you all!

  20. Monyette says:

    Please pray for my husband, Brandon please have him to break down the communication walls and barriers between us. Have him know and fully understand my heart.

  21. Heidi says:

    Please pray for my husband. He has hurt me and I am having a difficult time trusting him. I know God can do anything but fail. I’m asking for prayer that my trust in him will be recovered and that God will change him. That he will be a better man, father, grandfather and husband.

  22. Prencess says:

    Greetings Sisters In Christ:
    There are so many ways my marriage went wrong,
    Because my husband feels for almost the past 15yrs. was he’ll
    for him, he demands a divorce & plans to move far away from us
    (As he puts it, The Lord instructed him to). I know for myself that God
    hates Divorce). As much as that man has put our family & I through,
    I know more than ever that I must Stand even stronger (because I don’t believe in Divorce, unless someone’s life is in great danger).
    I deeply love my husband, my children, myself & last but certainly My Lord & Savior Jesus…So anyone reads this…please join me in prayer (as I pray for all standees & prodigals)…that God will perform the impossible on my marriage/myself/my family…
    Peace & Blessings!!!!

  23. perry says:

    I come to seek prayers in the name of jesus me and my husband jamal perry are battling in our marriage right now my husband has a lot of demons he has been fighting his whole life we are up and down at times and at times we are good I come and ask that u pray with me that god restores my husbands mind and show him that god is the way the truth and the light I ask that god speaks to my husband thru other people I ask that god surrounds my husband with positive people in jesus name please help me pray for my husband in jesus name I need you lord god to touch him right now lord god

  24. perry says:

    What god has joined together no man can take apart In jesus name amen

  25. Butterfly says:

    I stumbled on this site tonight & have already prayed for my husband Jonathan. Gods Sudden Presence that surpasses all understanding is awesome! I describe it sometimes as being in the eye of a tornado. Thats where the peace & calm from the storm is as God is battling for my marriage in the supernatural realm. The enemy has physically shown himself to my husband, but our God is more Powerful so I ask that you pray for His Divine Power to show up & show out and send my husband back home. Thank you for your encouraging post.

  26. Frances says:

    Please pray for my fiance Mike he is too abusive and hurt temper i need him to change.

    • L. Mac says:

      Frances, I strongly encourage you to reconsider a marriage to Mike? If he is abusive now, it will only magnify after you’re married. He needs an encounter with God in order to change and even then he must desire and choose that change. He also needs therapy to work out hurts, especially if it’s manifesting in abuse.

  27. tiffany says:

    Pray for my husband a promotion/different position on his job. That he has favor with God and man. He is such a hard worker. He loves God with all his heart. It gets hard for him sometime bc he says, “he works everyday and has no extra to do other things” I tell him it could be worse and not have a job at all. We need this for our family. Thank you for your prayers

  28. Butterfly says:

    Just a Praise Report that my husband has returned home & most importantly – returned home a changed man. Spouses, DONT QUIT – no matter what you see or hear -keep holding on to Gods righteous right hand as he leads you every step. Even if it gets scary and you sometimes dont know or understand the path. Know that as long as its GODS path and not your fleshly path, God is Faithful

  29. bri says:

    Asking for prayer for my husband and myself. Where can I start I’ve been married for 7 years but really only 1 we have 2 girls a 5 year old a d a almost 1 her a old. My husband had to live in Mexico for 5 years due to some illegal residency issues. Thank the Lord I fixed his papers 18 months ago. Well, he discovered Facebook, and all other social sites and has a cell phone. He is too, busy on it that he pays no attention to any of us. He constantly compares me to other women and it truly hurts my heart. Also says that one day he sees himself with another women. I have caught him texting a messaging other women. And He humiliates me and trys to put me done. I have tried praying but I know the enemy has won because, lately I haven’t and don’t even feel like doing it anymore.

  30. susan says:

    BRI. I got you covered. don’t ever give up on prayer .God answered our prayer on his time .not our time

  31. mimi says:

    Please pray for my husband Jose.
    Also our marriage, we care currently separated and my husband has currently filed for divorce.

  32. susan says:

    please pray for me and my husband we are currently separated. that God will bring us back together as man and wife.

  33. Tammy says:

    Please pray for my marriage. My husband isn’t saved and has many addictions. He has said before he would put God first in his life…text to prove it….to help our marriage… it has turned into a lie. I truly believe he’s going to have to hit rock bottom and when he does it’s going to be extremely bad. Please pray. Thanks.

  34. Tennille says:

    Please for my marriage… Separated for almost two years. This is probably the hardest thing I’ve gone through and at this point I don’t know what to do about it… Praying for restoration but maybe that’s not God’s will.

  35. Amy says:

    Please pray for my prodigal husband. That God may restore our marriage. I am praying fervently. I know nothing is impossible with God. My husband sent me several texts he told me “eat crap and die” then he sent a picture of two women and asked me to pick which one he should have sex with” I have prayed a hedge of thorn around him. May God deal with him.

  36. ify says:

    My boyfriend of 3years has treated me bad.. I need ladies that can pray for me to be able to forgive him and find peace…

  37. Laura says:

    Please pray for my husband, He has a narcissist personality disorder, so as you can imagine I’m going to troubled times right now, I have no peace and I’m goring crazy with despair and frustration. I don’t know what to do other than take one day at time. Please help me by praying for him. He need a lot help. I need a lot support my life is a living hell. I recently discover things that are extremely hurtful to even cope with in the daily basis.

  38. pat says:

    Hello Ladies, I discovered this post today and I prayed, I feel for all the ladies that are going through situations in their marriage. I love this page because it makes me realize that I’m not alone and that I’m not praying alone. As well as praying for my husband I will pray for you too.. for we’re stronger in unity..Please help me to pray for my husband. He has stopped going to church and serving and his behavior is putting a strain on our relationship. I kno God is there and I believe and trust in his word but sometimes I’m too hurt to utter a word of prayer.thank you x

  39. Kirsten says:

    Please pray for my husband Sam. Thank you

  40. Kirsten says:

    Please pray for my husband Sam, he is angry and nasty all the time, has anxiety and depression and stays away all night and sleeps most of the morning and yells and swears etc if me and my 3 beautiful boys wake him. We live on broken eggshells and i need my marriage restored and loved renewed. Thank you

  41. Elvia says:

    Please pray for my husband, we are in a long distance marriage because due to immigration situations, he is cheating with two many woman and he is neglecting our teen son, he is not saved, went to church with me but never has shown any evidence of his salvation. He hangs around with immoral people,he is full of lust in his mind, his conversation,he goes on websites looking for woman, and he is been giving my son a bad example, my son is mad at him, he was the one who told me about his unfaithfulness, the woman he is cheating with has send me pictures of them together, my heart is broken , ,please pray gor him he is totally lost and our family is braking apart

  42. nella says:

    I’ve been married for eleven years and now my husband has suddenly decided he wants to wander into drugs and he wants a divorce we have two children.the second one is only 3months old.he barely talks to me says he doesn’t love me anymore and I can’t clearly say if he has another woman or not.he comes home late every nite.doesn’t really take care of the kids and is outright rude to me at times.I feel hatred towards him when I see the way he treats me.please pray for me so that I can feel inner peace and that I can move on with my so tired.but when I feel like giving up I pray and I’m given the strength to go on.

  43. NICOLE says:

    I am so thankful to God that He led me to your website. I am being plagued by Satan to make me worry about my husband and my marriage. I need prayer warriors for me and my husband. His name is Patrick. Thank you.

  44. Tonya says:

    I am asking for prayer for my husband Mario. Satan is attacking once again. My husband and I live in separate states temporarily until our home is finished. He constantly thinks I am cheating and that is so untrue. I love him dearly and do my best to show him that. I dont know what else to do.

  45. Jen says:

    Please pray for my husband Scott. For some reason he is so distant. We are currently living 2 states away from each other and it’s hard on both of us. I pray God will fill him with he holy spirit and guide him back to his family..

  46. Daycy says:

    Please pray for my marriage. He hurts me emotionally without even knowing. We hardly talk to each other anymore. We don’t laugh like we used to. At times I just want to give up. I try to fix things but it seems like his not willing to fix our marriage.

  47. Lynn says:


  48. nyasha says:

    please pray for me and my husband since we gt married 5 years ago he has never treated me he tells me so many hurtful words and we hardly communicte.since living with him I hve never known peace or happiness in my life.he says he dznt love me anymore and wants to divorce and I really want God to help I am desperate for God to intervene. I cry everyday.I have 2 sons and I dont want them to grow up fatherless.I ddnt have a good childhood.I am desperate for God’s intervention

    • Sye says:

      May God bring you back to how you met your husband and knew that he was the one God called to be your partner for life. Renewing your first love for him. Asking God to reveal or show you how your husband’s heart and love grew cold toward you. What is it that you need to change or he can be open to you to show you what cause him to drift from you and asking for divorce. A commitment to a life marriage is what God created you to have. May God be the Father to you and teaching you your shortcomings and may God use your husband to be a father figure to you and your children. Stay close to God in prayer and bible ready and worship. Seeking every minute to be near God so you can hear HIs direction and will and let His spirit guide you to become a warrior for your husband and children. Amen

  49. Patience says:

    Pray for me, my wedded husband want to divorce me because no child in the marriage yet

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