Husband’s Prayer of Blessing for his Wife
It is positive reinforcement, validation and affirmation for children to hear their father pray, blessing his wife and their mother. This is a method of honoring her and reaffirming her position in the home. Words are powerful, and the blessings for the wife in front of the children will promote appropriate self-esteem necessary for success in life.
Sometimes, a wife will feel that she has failed because she is not fulfilling all the roles expressed in Proverbs 31. I believe that God had this passage written to encourage a woman to be all that He created her to be. Out of her “being” — knowing herself, both her strengths and her weaknesses, developing her talents, seeing herself as God sees her and looking to Christ for her completeness (wholeness) — comes the “doing.”
“The woman described in this chapter has outstanding abilities. Her family’s social position is high. In fact, she may not be one woman at all — she may be a composite portrait of ideal womanhood. Do not see her as a model to imitate in every detail; your days are not long enough to do everything she does! See her instead as an inspiration to be all you can be. We can’t be just like her, but we can learn from her industry, integrity and resourcefulness.”1
1 Life Application Bible, New International Version edition (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991), commentary at bottom of p. 1131.
Father, I thank You for my wife who is a capable, intelligent and virtuous woman. Her worth is far more precious than jewels, and her value is far above rubies or pearls.
I thank You that she is a woman of strong character, great wisdom, many skills and great compassion. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and her position is strong and secure. She opens her mouth with skillful and godly wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction].
Our children rise up and call her blessed (happy, fortunate and to be envied); and I boast of and praise her, [saying], “Many daughters have done virtuously, nobly and well [with the strength of character that is steadfast in goodness], but you excel them all.”
Father, my wife reverently and worshipfully fears You, she shall be praised! Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates [of the city].
I respect, value and honor my wife before our children.
In the name of Jesus, amen.
If you would like to continue to pray on this topic, Germaine suggests that you pray the prayers concerning husbands and wives in the Prayers for the Needs and Concerns of Marriage Partners and Heads of Households section to be found in the Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition. You may also refer to the prayers in Prayers That Avail Much for Men.
Proverbs 31:10 Proverbs 31:28,29
Proverbs 31:25,26 Proverbs 31:30,31
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