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Prayers for my husband from his head to his feet | Day 29


Pray for my husband’s legs

Father God, when the enemy, the great deceiver, Satan is prowling after my husband I pray that he will be alert and sober minded (1 Peter 5:8) and that he will put on the whole armor of God so that he may be able to stand against the devil’s schemes and afterwards help him to stand firm in Your strength. (Ephesians 6:11-13)

Thank you Lord for the great cloud of witnesses who surround my husband… Daniel, Joseph, Moses, David, Paul, Peter, John, the beloved…may he throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles him and let him run with perseverance the race marked out for him and fixing his eyes on Jesus as he runs who is the author, the pioneer, the founder and perfecter of his faith (Hebrews 12: 1-2).

And Father, You call those blessed whose ways are blameless and who walk according to Your Word (Psalm 119:1). May my husband walk in the ways of Your Word and run in the paths of Your commands (Psalm 119:1,32)

Instruct my husband in the way of Your wisdom and lead him to walk straight paths. When he walks may his steps not be hampered and when he runs may he not stumble, but may he hold on to Your instruction and to not let go but guard it for his life (Proverbs 4:11-13).

May my husband know You, O Lord are an everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. You will not grow tired or weary, and Your understanding - no one can fathom. You give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. Keep my husband from growing tired and weary, or stumbling and falling, but instead, may his hope be in the Lord and renew his strength. May he soar on wings like eagles; may he run and not grow weary, may he walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40: 28-31).

I pray my husband does not set his heart on what he will eat or drink nor worry about it for those of this world run after such things instead I pray he runs, seeking Your kingdom, and those things will be given to him as well (Luke 12:29-31).

Father, I pray my husband runs in such a way to get the prize, the prize You have set before him. May he go into strict training for the crown that will last forever. May he not run aimlessly, but may he strike a blow to his body, making it a slave to the will of the Spirit, preaching the good news of Jesus Christ, so that he will not be disqualified for the prize (1 Corinthians 9: 24-27). In Jesus' Name.