Friday, April 25, 2014


T minus 5 and counting-whoohoo! But who's counting? Ha!  If you have no idea what I'm talking about you must not be participating in the A-Z April Blog Challenge. 5 is the number of letters that remain before the challenge concludes next Wednesday. We're all counting, right?

V is for Verses

So today we've hit the letter V, and I thought I'd share with you a few of the verses I like to read and pray, for my husband and my marriage. Really if I could give all soon-to-be marrieds some advice it would be this-pray for your spouse. It sounds simple enough, but so often we let life get in the way.  

I read a quote by Lysa TerKeurst that said, 'Determine to pray more words over your marriage than you speak about your marriage.'  Prayer requires discipline, and like most things that require discipline, the reward is great. And in this case eternal. I will also add here, that when you're annoyed with your husband, praying for him makes it hard to stay annoyed. 

Here are some of my favorites, verses I've put on cards and tucked into the places in my house where I spend the most time. If you have a special verse you pray for your hubs (or wife) I'd love for you to share it in the comments. 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

When he is making decisions, both for our family and in his work-

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." 
Proverbs 3: 5-6 

When he is feeling overwhelmed- 

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1

When he is worried-

"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us...' Ephesians 3:20

Understanding God's plan for His life-

'But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matt: 6:33

The future-

'Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.' Hebrews 10:23


  1. Ephesians 3:20 Message version is said every week at our church to end the service. It is what our church was founded on. I love saying it and meaning it!

  2. Wonderful verses Joyce and thank you for sharing them with me. I am going to try to spend more time praying over my marriage.

  3. Hello there. These are some wonderful verses. I find that when we both abide by the headship arrangement, things go well for us. (Ephesians 5:22-33) I also look forward to the time when none of us will suffer stress, sickness, pain or even death. (Revelation 21:4,5)
    Thanks for sharing. All the best with the rest of the challenge!
    Entrepreneurial Goddess

  4. I offer prayers all during my day, with simple whispers of 'Thank You' or 'Please know my heart'...but my best prayer time is during my drive to work each morning. I have a standard format, and then include prayer requests from friends and family, and I also ask that Joe be kept safe and healthy during his day. I just can't start my day unless I've had my prayer time. The power of prayer is an awesome thing.

  5. I love your quote ... excellent advice.

  6. Proverbs 3:5-6 seems to fit in almost EVERY life situation :)
    It's the "own understanding" that causes me grief.