In my estimation, this prayer about covers it all! If we have the earnest desire to become a better wife that this prayer asks for, we are on the road to a brighter future!
“Lord, Help me to be a good wife. I fully realize that I don’t have what it takes to be one without Your help. Take my selfishness, impatience, and irritability and turn them into kindness, long-suffering, and the willingness to bear all things. Take my old emotional habits, mindsets, automatic reactions, rude assumptions, and self-protective stance, and make me patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. Take the hardness of my heart and break down the walls with Your battering ram of revelation. Give me a new heart and work in me Your love, peace, and joy. I am not able to rise above who I am at this moment. Only You can transform me.
“Show me where there is sin in my heart, especially with regard to my husband. I confess the times I’ve been unloving, critical, angry, resentful, disrespectful, or unforgiving toward him. Help me to put aside any hurt, anger, or disappointment I feel and forgive him the way You do–totally and completely, no looking back. Make me a tool of reconciliation, peace, and healing in this marriage. Enable us to communicate well.
“Make me my husband’s helpmate, companion, champion, friend, and support. Help me to create a peaceful, restful, safe place for him to come home to. Teach me how to take care of myself and stay attractive to him. Grow me into a creative and confident woman who is rich in mind, soul, and spirit. Make me the kind of woman he can be proud to say is his wife.
I lay all my expectations at Your cross. I release my husband from the burden of fulfilling me in areas where I should be looking to You. Help me to accept him the way he is and not try to change him. I realize that in some ways he may never change, but at the same time, I release him to change in ways I never thought he could. I leave any changing that needs to be done in Your hands, fully accepting that neither of us is perfect and never will be. Only You, Lord, are perfect and I look to You to perfect us.
Teach me how to pray for my husband and make my prayers a true language of love. Where love has died, create new love between us. Show me what unconditional love really is and how to communicate it in a way he can clearly perceive. Bring unity between us so that we can be in agreement about everything. May the God of patience and comfort grant us to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus. Make us a team, not pursuing separate, competitive, or independent lives, but working together, overlooking each other’s faults and weaknesses for the greater good of the marriage. Help us to pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. May we be ‘perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment’.
“I pray that our commitment to You and to one another will grow stronger and more passionate every day. Enable him to be the head of the home as You made him to be, and show me how to support and respect him as he rises to that place of leadership. Help me to understand his dreams and see things from his perspective. Reveal to me what he wants and needs and show me potential problems before they arise. Breathe Your life into this marriage.
“Make me a new person, Lord. Give me a fresh perspective, a positive outlook, and a renewed relationship with the man You’ve given me. Help me see him with new eyes, new appreciation, new love, new compassion, and new acceptance. Give my husband a new wife, and let it be me.”
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Thank you. Im struggling with hope that my marriage is of God’s will. We cant communicate and I cry uncontrollably. I need god to change me.
I dont know how to stop it. I pray and read and study and try but I cant stop the tears.
Dear Toni, I am sorry. I will pray for you. Hang in there. Your tears are a powerful prayer. God is not wanting in generosity…..please believe that. 💖
NINA CHENG said:
I am missing my husband and we are currently separated for legal reason.I realise now how lovely man he is and how good father he is to our kids.I wish have treated my husband with respect and cared for him the way a good wife should have cared for.If God can give me a chance to be together again like when we first meet as a young couple 19 years ago.And have mercy on my husband and me and our kids so that we can be happy together again under one roof,I will be great full to Lord.I am suffering emotionally immensely because for the separation between my dear husband and me.And our little daughter is missing her dad immensely too.We have two daughters together.And the house and my heart and my life and our life is pretty much empty without our family member.I am struggling in my heart and soul and I cry often for my husband.I have realised how “precious” my husband is after he left home and gone for legal reason and I cry and cry for him and suffering in my heart and soul for him.It’s my prayer to Lord Christ to Forgive me for my sins and forgive my family for everything so that we can be together again.I just want my husband back in my life after 6th of April 2017 after his court hearing.I ask and beg Lord to bless my little family with happy life.I believe God has brought us together and I don’t want anybody separate from us.I am struggling immensely emotionally for my husband and I miss my husband incredibly.I have never thoughts I will miss my husband so much in my life.You never know how much you love somebody until they left home and gone forever.I am suffering in my soul and in my heart Lord and I beg Lord to mend my marriage and I ask God to heal my husband’s heart and his wounds and give him wisdom and strength and help my husband so that he is happy in his life.If my husband and my children are happy I am happy.I haven’t been good wife to my husband and I ask God to forgive me and beg His mercy.Because now my life and my marriage is in God’s hands.
Prayers for you and yours, Nina Cheng.
I pray your marriage is not only restored but 100x better than you and he could ever imagine . The Lord told me to tell you 2 things you must do from this moment on
Bind the enemy away from your family! Every day in the name of Jesus just rebuke the demons from their assignment against your marriage! And then praise praise praise Him
For in your sadness when it’s the hardest if you praise God then miracles will happen for our faith pleases The Lord and releases healing mercy and miracles!
God bless you my sister!
Lucie mukora said:
Thank you Lord.May I be a better wife in agreement in thos prayer.
This prayer is invaluable a true marriage healer
God please bless everyone s marriage that prays these beautiful heartfelt words ❤️🙏🏽
EILEEN TUINEI said:
This prayer is amazing, and like many of you we all are on the same boat of restoration. May God breathe his love upon us all and teach us to be humble and loving! And to learn to be soft spoken, that’s very important!
I need Gods help in being a good wife.My husband is not perfect but he’s a good husband.But yet for some reason it’s not enough. I haven’t been unfaithful but there is temptation and I hate myself for feeling this way.please pray for me. And I ask the Lord to forgive me and help me.
Prayers for you Maria.
Sharon Phillips said:
I love this prayer, and read it daily. I also pray for my husband daily, but realize I need to also pray for myself first.
Trineshea Melton said:
This was powerful. My marriage is suffering. Im trying to understand my husband and my role as his wife. We are newlyweds with kids from previous relationships as well as one together. We are still young and lacking God’s knowledge he is asking for me to be more submissive and I am asking him to give more respect and gentleness. I am blamed for all things wrong and Im doing my best and giving my best or so I thought. Its like he hates me now. He works over the road which puts more strain and insecurity on our marriage. Family makes it harder with aggressive opinions. I just want us to be happy. So I’m looking to God to help me accomplish these things. Thanks for a strong prayer.
CL Myers said:
How awesome this prayer is! I want this for my marriage and know that God wants it too! Thank you and thank God for allowing me to find this!
Alice Amara said:
Am blessed, with this,God will richly bless you for enlightening me with this.