Top of the List

He shall receive blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation. Psalm 24:5 (NKJV)

A few weeks ago I talked about having a prayer book mark to remind you of all the people you want to lift up to Jesus.  On the very front of the book mark is your daily prayer list, people you want to pray for every day of the week.  Now, who is at the top of that daily prayer list?  Who is the first person you pray for every day?

If you are a wife, I want to suggest that the one person who should be at the top of your prayer list is your husband.  This is the person who we have vowed before God to love and support forever. This is the person who depends on us as a helpmate, more than anyone else in the world.  This is the person who needs our prayers, and by praying for our husbands, since we are one in marriage, we are also praying for ourselves and families.

One of the greatest joys in using God’s Word in prayer comes when I petition Jesus for my husband Kent.  Sometimes it can be hard to know how or what to pray for the dearest person in my life (or on some days, the person at whom I am most angry).  God’s Word gives me conversation starters for prayer, keeps me focused, and even corrects me when I am angry.  I pray it is also a blessing to my husband.

I want to encourage you right now, if you haven’t already, to make a prayer book mark, and at the very TOP OF THE LIST, write the name of your husband.  And each day when you sit down for your TEA CUPP Prayers with Jesus, mention your husband’s name to Jesus and ask him to give your husband all the strength, wisdom, guidance and grace he needs for that day.

In the next few days I will share some of my favorite Bible verses to use when I am Praying God’s Word for my husband.  Here is one to get you started…

…the LORD’s unfailing love
surrounds the man who trusts in Him.
Psalm 32:10 (NIV)

New International Version (NIV)Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica

New King James Version (NKJV)Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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