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Prayers for my husband from his head to his feet | Day 25


Prayers for my husband's repentant heart

Thank You Father that if my husband confesses his sins, You are faithful and just to forgive his sins and to cleanse him from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). Repent, my husband, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, so that times of refreshing from the Lord may come your way (Acts 3:19). Help him to see his sins the way the Lord sees them: as a separation between him and God; and that his sin means God must hide his face from my husband so that he does not hear from him (Isaiah 59:2).

Give my husband a humble spirit of repentance and a softened heart for rest, never concealing his sins but confessing them and turning from them; then he will find mercy and salvation; and with quietness and trust he will find the strength of the Lord (Isaiah 30:15; Proverbs 28:13).  Give him a new heart and a new spirit; remove the stoney parts of my husbands heart and give him a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26). With humility, help him to see clearly Your kind heart, Your forbearance and patience which is meant to lead my husband to repentance (Romans 2:4).

I pray my husband has a fervent desire and thirst for God's Word for man cannot live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). And that it this Word, which is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing my husband to his soul and his spirit, to his joints and his marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of my husband's heart (Hebrews 4:12) that will mete out any undesirable thoughts, words, or deeds. 

Help my husband to see the consequences of sin even before he is tempted and to know transgressions and sin are ever before him. It is against you only, O Lord, that he sins or does evil in your sight so that You may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment (Psalm 51:3-4). I pray Father you speak truth into his life through Your Word, through godly counsel, and through godly men who are faithful to the truth and ready to bring my husband back from his wandering, and save his soul from death (James 5:19–20). In Jesus' Name.