And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Judges 6:12 (NKJV)
As Gideon prepared for the battle God called him to fight, an angel appeared to Gideon and encouraged him with these words, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Imagine how uplifting and encouraging this must have been for Gideon on such a terrifying day. Can we use these same words for our husbands to encourage them? I take the verse straight to Jesus and ask Him to be with my husband, and help him to be a mighty man of valor.
Here are some more of my favorite verses to use for conversation starters with Jesus when I pray for my husband. Remember, you can underline verses in your Bible, too, writing your husband’s name right in the Bible, praying over those verses for the one you love.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV)
I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith… Ephesians 3:16-17 (NIV)
With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. 2 Thessalonians 1:11 (NIV)
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12 (NIV)
But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does. James 1:25 (NIV)
The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17 (NIV)
In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. 1 Samuel 18:14 (NIV)
“Success, success to you,
and success to those who help you,
for your God will help you.” 1 Chronicles 12:18 (NIV)