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Praying for Your Husband’s Work and Finances
This week we’re reading chapters 2-4 in The Power of a Praying Wife. These chapters discuss our prayers about our husbands’ work, finances, and sexuality respectively. I’ll talk more about chapter 4 next week, but today I want to focus on the chapters titled His Work and His Finances. There are lots of great points made in these two chapters, but as I was reading them, I kept feeling the same message being spoken to my heart: let God take charge.
I’m not sure about you all, but I am a control freak and a Type A personality to the core. Letting go of the control and giving it to someone else – even when that someone is God – is truly something I struggle with. Maybe that’s why God spoke that message to me so many times as I was reading last week. So even though it’s difficult for me, I’m going to do my best to let go of my controlling tendencies and let God take charge – not just of these areas of my husband’s life, but in all areas.
When speaking of our husbands’ work, Stormie says that we should fervently pray that they find fulfillment in their work as referenced in Ecclesiastes 3:13, which says:
“That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.”
We should also be praying that our husbands find the work that God has ordained for their lives because they could not find that fulfillment otherwise. Pray that your husband look to God for guidance in his career and that He will follow that guidance so that he does not toil in vain as in Ecclesiastes 2:11:
“Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.”
Stormie also advises that we seek God’s will for our families financially. She references a time in her life when her family was not financially stable, but she says that they always sought to maintain their obedience to God. Because of their obedience, they were blessed and provided for.
As I have mentioned in other posts, Taylor and I also had a couple of difficult years financially while he was in school, but God remained faithful and provided for our every need. If you are walking through a hard time right now, I encourage you to seek God and His will for you before all else because He will provide as Psalm 34:10 says:
“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”
Whatever it is that you are praying for in your life, your husband’s life, or the lives of those around you; always remember to let God take charge. It is only when we step out of the way and let Him work through us, that He can do truly amazing things.