Heavenly Father, You are love. First John 4:8 tells us, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” Your essence and totality are made up of love. You embody the traits of love that we should live out—traits such as patience, kindness, gentleness, humility, and self-control (1 Corinthians 13). I praise You because of Your commitment to love me and to love my spouse in spite of the many ways we may have failed You. I praise You because Your love tempers Your anger toward us and we can appeal to Your faithful love when we need it the most. Your love enables us to experience Your forgiveness and blessing, along with Your mercy and favor. Thank You for Your love and for giving us the opportunity to model Your love to each other.
Share with the Lord your specific situation related to love. You may want to ask God to open your eyes to see where your spouse may need to grow with regard to loving Him and loving you more fully. Ask God to give you insight into the ways your husband is loving you but you may not be aware of. We all understand love through our own grids of perception. Ask God to help you recognize those times when your husband is showing you love that you may not be recognizing on your own, and ask Him to develop in you an appreciation for the ways your husband shows you love.
Gracious Lord, I ask that You bless my husband with a spirit of love. Bless his actions, thoughts, and words with Your love so that he reflects Your love to himself, to me, and to others. Help him to love You with all his heart, soul, and mind. Help him to love me more deeply, more passionately, and even more spontaneously. Revive and restore the “first love” he once felt for me when we began to date or started our relationship together. Expand his understanding of what true love looks like. Bless my husband with the ability to love himself purely as well.
In Christ’s name, amen.
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These guided prayers are adapted from Prayers of Blessing over Your Husband by Bruce Wilkinson and Heather Hair. Learn more about becoming a powerful force of prayer for your husband's life in their new book: http://amzn.to/2sKcR10