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Ever wonder how to pray for your husband’s workplace? As wives, we can get testy or worried and wonder how to pray focused prayer for him. Well today, you’re in for a treat as my gorgeous friend, Carmen, from Married by His Grace, imparts one of her best posts of the year. Carmen is a young wife and mama who gets real with us, willingly admitting she struggles too. Let’s listen in:
Let’s just be real (it’s the way I prefer it). The devil is everywhere. He is looking high and low for the right time and place to get you in your weakest moment. Especially in your relationships. The enemy roams in our home, workplace, vehicles, and even our church to plan destruction..
To gain authority in prayer, you must be willing to accept the fact that there is a devil out there. We can pray daily for protection, covering, discernment, and much more but first, we need to realize to have complete understanding what prayer is and how it works.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 NKJV
One area the Lord has impressed in my heart is earnestly praying for my husbands workplace. It’s not so much the workplace itself; or about the location or the type of job position he has been in. It’s more than what we see on the surface. It’s about being diligent of asking the Holy Spirit where prayer is needed. Pray with wisdom about the root of situations in the workplace. Discerning ways the Enemy seeks to destroy either my husband, his co-workers, the managers, or the company.
All of those things can affect our husband’s dignity, pride, joy, and trust in leadership. It can make them carry weight on their shoulders that should not even be there. It can follow them home and not only affect them but the family too. That is why it is important we pray for provision in things such as this. That no weapon formed against us shall prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)
When praying throughout the day for my husband I have learned a few things that are essential to gaining insight to how and when the Lord wants me to pray for my husband specifically for his workplace.
Here are a few tips to becoming intimate in prayer:
Listen to the Holy Spirit –
Allow the holy spirit to unction you throughout the day. If a thought crosses your mind about your husband then immediately begin praying for your husband’s workplace, even if you do not know what to pray for. The Spirit will lead you as you act in obedience. You will be surprised by what the Spirit may reveal to you. Our prayer through the Holy Spirit is not by what WE think, but by areas the Holy Spirit discerns the need for prayer.
For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with
groanings too deep for words.
Romans 8:26 ESV
Enter into prayer with thanksgiving –
When we enter into prayer with thanksgiving for who God is, for what we have, and for what He is doing in our lives, we begin to develop a deeper appreciation for all above. We also receive a better understanding to all things that God shows us. Entering with praise and thanksgiving in prayer is not just for us to gain a grateful heart but it also takes us a new level of intimacy with God.
Anoint with oil –
Anoint your husbands pillow so he may enter into complete rest at night and rise up every morning with motivation and energy. Make an effort to anoint his closet, his laptop, phone, vehicle, and anything else that leads him to his place of work. If he works at home find time anoint his home office once a month. Anointing oil is representation of purifying.
Speak life –
We can pray all we want but are we walking it out in faith? Are we speaking it to life not just to ourselves but to our husbands also? Speaking positively out loud can be life changing. It manifests peace into situations and stirs up confidence within ourselves. Daily, tell your husband one nice thing. Speak about his character, the godly traits he posses, and/or how much you appreciate how much he provides.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Proverbs 18:22 ESV
5 Guidelines to praying for your husband’s workplace
My husband came home saddened by a situation he had witnessed at work one day. A co-worker of his was obviously weary throughout the day. As far as my husband knew the man was discouraged from infertility issues that his marriage has been bearing for three years. They had just finished another treatment and once again no positive testing. My husband went on to tell me that as the man was slumped in his chair, another co-worker walked up asking him what was wrong. He told her within three sentences what was going on. The woman then leaned into his desk and gave her input. She suggested to this man that maybe his marriage was not meant to be. Maybe not being able to conceive was a sign for their marriage.
This woman who was just passing by then became an object of temptation. She leaned in closer to put her hand on his shoulders to say, “Isn’t this your second marriage?” As if she was whispering failure. My husband and I had recently heard a sermon about seducing spirits so as he witnessed this, he said he couldn’t help to think of the numerous times he has seen this type of actions in a workplace. The last statement of our conversation is what truly blessed me, he said: “Thank God, He gives me discernment to pray for myself and for my co-workers and thank God I have a praying wife at home.”
Peace brings completeness. It takes away burdens, revives our body, and keeps us in alignment with the will of God. True peace can only come from God. When we pray for peace for our husbands and for their workplaces, we are wrapping them with something greater than just asking God for no drama between co-workers. We are asking God to be presence in every area of the workplace. That every decision-maker is not annoyed or ignorant to the needs of employees but that they have so much peace within their bodies and minds that no irrational decision is made. All decisions are made with wisdom. This is also how our husbands will act with peace.
Praying for your husband’s workplace to not enter the home:
I have a family member that is a police officer. I admire how much him and his wife have kept a healthy environment for themselves and their children even after some treacherous experiences he has witnessed as an officer. One evening I asked how he has kept peace within the home and not bring the horrible visions home with him?
I just couldn’t grasp how officers who has seen such disturbances could go home to their families without fear.
He answered, “I take a shower before leaving the precinct, leave my clothes there for laundry, workout at the gym, and before I even enter my driveway I pray that every spirit that is not of God that came near me does not enter into my home. It may take me two more hours to get home but to me the extra time is worth it compared to the repercussions to ignoring what could happen”
I was in awe of the wisdom. Truth is, it takes wisdom for our husbands to not bring work home with them. Pray that your husband allows the Lord to teach them how to keep a healthy balance of work and home.
For leadership. managers, supervisors:
The Bible tell us that we are to pray for our leaders. I take this very serious. Even as a blogger; with all the companies I work with and come to know, I make sure to pray for the decision makers and managers. May our prayers for leadership be for wisdom, insight, and knowledge, and to know the Lord, our Father.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4
Light of the world:
Praying for my husband to be an example of Christ is not just for my benefit but its for his. When our husbands walk in their calling a Christian man. They are walking into a lifestyle. A lifestyle that consists of them walking in the way of the Lord, conducting them self as a godly example to others, to building up the church by being the church.
I love when my husband comes home to tell me about times he prayed for someone throughout the day whether they knew about it or not. It builds me up as a godly wife. It sets an example to me as who we are in Christ when my husband as the leader of the home, walks as the light in others life.
Other areas that important is to pray for our husbands favor at work. Pray that they receive favor from every person they get in contact with throughout their job. May the favor be not confused with favoritism but may it only be favor of the Lord. Favor from the Lord is establishing the work of our hands, not creating a mirage of it.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! Psalms 90:17
Keep boundaries of ungodly relationships in prayer, that no weapon formed against us (marriage) may prosper.
Lastly, continue to keep protection, humility, to be teachable, to walk with wisdom, and to lean not in his own understanding but to trust in the Lord at all times.
Carmen Brown is the creator of Married by His Grace blog. Through her walk with Christ as a wife and mom of five, she actively writes to women who are desiring to build their home with the word of God. Her passions involve staying connected with her family, drinking an immense amount of coffee daily, and developing content that will help and encourage new Christian Bloggers. You can connect with Carmen on her blog, Instagram, and Pinterest.