A couple, who desires to encourage one another in prayer, can begin by praying God’s words of life over one another. The wife might say that her husband is “a man after God’s own heart,” while the husband might say that his wife is “a virtuous woman.”
A prayer for your husband before he goes to work might be, “Lord I thank you that you make __ a man of love, wisdom, peace and understanding. I thank you that __ is a man after your own heart, and that you have crowned him with favor in every circumstance and with everyone he meets today in Jesus Name, Amen.”
When I began praying this way early in our marriage, these were words spoken by faith. As I began speaking these words out loud before and to my husband, the effect was transformative. This is an effective way for couples, family, and friends to speak excellent and honorable things about and to one another which can result in a more optimistic view of one another and the future.
Words have creative power, or the power to bring into existence that which we speak. So when we pray or speak God’s words, we speak with His authority and power (Luke 10:19). And with God’s words, “we speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church” Ephesians 4:15.
Dear Reader, I thank God for the joy He brings you as you fear Him and follow His ways. I thank the Lord that you enjoy the fruit of your labor, and you are made joyful and prosperous as a result. That you have a feast in His presence, and that He is blessing you richly, causing you to celebrate in His presence in all you do; according to Psalm 128:1-2; Deuteronomy 12:7, 18b.
Counting it All joy,
**Picture from Sweet to the Soul