Sunday, June 10, 2012

Power of the Praying Wife Prayer of the Week: His Health

Each week I post a prayer from the book "The Power of a Praying Wife" by Stormie Omartian.  The prayers are powerful but I would suggest you buy the book and read the passages as well as the prayers. There is an anointing on her book.  My prayer for you is that no matter if you have a horrible marriage or a fantastic one that you would commit to praying for you husband.

At the lowest point in my life, I clung to this book and the prayers and promises with-in.  As I prayed the words on the pages  I had to only hope He would hear me.  I figured He probably only hung out at potlucks and prayer meetings.  Certainly, he was not in the bedroom of a sad, drunk girl who's life was crumbling.  I was christian-ish. I had walked down the isle to the altar and prayed on my knees that He would be my savior. But, I didn't believe He could save me.  

But, He did.  He saved me and my marriage and my husband.  He heard me.  He was longing for me to call to Him.  He answered. He redeemed.  He made new. It is finished.  It only took a little faith.  A little, "Well it can't hurt to try." 

He didn't answer the way I would've answered or as quickly, but He made everything beautiful in it's time.  "Beautiful Disaster" is what He says to me. (And then He winks at me because He knows I don't like cheesy catch phrases like that.)

This weeks prayer is for your husband's health.  Open your mouth and pray along with me.  

Lord, I pray for Your healing touch on (husband's name).  Make every part of his body function the way You designed it to.  Where ever there is anything out of balance, set it in perfect working order.  Heal him of any disease, illness, injury, infirmity, or weakness.  Strengthen his body to successfully endure his work load, and when he sleeps may he wake up completely rested, rejuvenated and refreshed.  Give him a strong heart that doesn't fail.  I don't want him to have heart failure at any time.

I pray that he will have the desire to take care of his body, to eat the kind of food that brings health, to get regular exercise, and avoid anything that would be harmful to him.  Help him to understand that his body is Your temple and he should care for it as such (1 Corinthians 3:16).  I pray that he will present it as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to You (Romans 12:1).  

When he is ill, I pray You will sustain him and heal him.  Fill him with your joy to give him strength.  Specifically, I pray for (mention any area of concern).  Give him faith to say, "O LORD my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me" (Psalm 30:2).  "Thank You, Lord, that Your are my Healer."  I pray that my husband will live a long and healthy life and when death does come, may it be accompanied by peace and not unbearable suffering and agony.  Thank You, Lord, that You will be there to welcome him into Your presence, and not a moment before Your appointed hour.

If you have additional prayer requests you can post them below if you feel comfortable.  I would love to pray for you.


  1. Oh, I love this and need this reminder. I read that book when I was dating my husband. Now, I wonder how to pray for him. I will open it again. Thank you!

    1. So happy to hear that. Thanks for stopping by.