October Conversation of the Month: SUBMISSION

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As we prepare our hearts to dip our big toes…then our feet, then our legs, then our hands…and arms…and ultimately to immerse our entire selves into the waters of Biblical Submission for the entire month of October, I want us to begin to prepare for the amazing journey ahead by…you guessed it! Praying for our husbands.  Let’s not even begin this process with our focus on us, but let’s begin with our love of God filling our hearts, and thoughts of how best to please and serve Him filling our thoughts. You say, “What does pleasing and serving God have to do with praying for my husband?”, and to that I say EVERYTHING!!! 😀

Genesis 2:18, 21-23

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.“At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh!”

She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’”

Simply put, we were created from Adam, to help him accomplish all that God had placed him here to do.  We were not placed here to pursue our own vision, our own ministry, our own dreams and goals… We were created from him and for him…He needs our prayers, and he needs our hearts to be fully present for the battles that are ahead.  The following prayer is a FREE download from http://www.reneeswope.com.  As we prepare to cross over into the month of October, will you commit with me to praying for our husbands from head to toe for the next month? Even when you do not ‘feel’ like it (especially then), or when you are hurt or angry…or disappointed or disillusioned…I guarantee you will see a change…in you 😀 Did I tell you how EXCITED I am about spending the next month with you? I pray you are excited too!! Be sure to tell a friend 😀

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Praying for My Husband from Head to Toe 

Head Father, I ask that You would continually renew my husband’s mind, resulting in a transformed life. Help him bring every thought to Christ and make it obedient to You. Give him a greater understanding of Your Word. Help him to think on things that are pure and right and worthy of praise.” (Psalm 119:15, Rom 12:2, 2 Cor.10:5)

Eyes Lord, keep open my husband’s eyes to spiritual truths that You have for him. Help him to see things as You see them. Please guard his eyes from things that make his heart wander away from you and me. (Psalm 119:18, Psalm 119:37)

Ears Father, help my husband to hear Your voice clearly. Give him wisdom to recognize your voice with certainty. Protect him from listening to those who aren’t seeking or walking with You. Guard him from negativity of what others say, and help him discern between good and evil. Thank you for giving him the ability to determine what is of You and what is not. (Is 30:21, 1 Kings 3:9, 1 John 4:1)

Mouth Jesus, help my husband to speak the truth in love. Your desire is for him to be quick to listen and slow to speak – so I pray that you would make that his desire too. Give him courage to lovingly confront when necessary. Let the words he speaks be Yours, not his own. Help him speak words that bring grace and truth to the hearers. Thank you that You want to help him grow in his ability and desire to communicate with you and others. (Psalm 19:14, 119:13, 41:3; Eph 4:15, 4:29; James 1:19)

Heart Lord, instill in my husband’s heart a desire to seek passionately after You. Teach him to guard his heart with diligence and wisdom. Help him deal with anything in his heart that is not pleasing to You or that separates him from You. Create in him a pure heart, O Lord. Thank you that You are enabling him to lead our family with integrity and honor. (Psalm 78:72, 119:10-11; Prov 4:23; 1 Thes 3:13)

Hands Lord, I pray everything my husband does would be done with his whole heart, serving You rather than man. Seeking to please You alone. I pray You will increase his skills and his abilities so that he might bring honor and glory to you – and feel like a good provider for our family. Thank You for blessing everything he puts his hands to. (Psalm 24:3-4, Col 3:23)

Feet Jesus, I pray my husband would love Your Words and walk in Your ways. Help him walk in a manner that is worthy of You, bearing fruit in every good work. I pray You’d show him how to creatively share your truth with our kids as he does life with them each day. Father, when he walks through the valley of the shadow of doubt and difficulties, I pray he would fear no evil because He knows that you are with him. Thank you for loving and leading Him. (Deut 6:7, 8:6, Col 1:10, Psalm 23:4

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