Marriage Prayer Challenge Day 9

Day 9

Today’s Prayer: Praying for our husband’s responsibilities

1 Timothy 5:8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially  for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Every morning for 10 minutes before my husband and daughters go to work and school we have devotion.  (If you’re looking for a great family devotional I have finally found one after month’s of searching) We begin in prayer, do the devotional and I usually end in prayer. This is my opportunity to pray for my family with my family before they go out into the world. I look forward to it, I always pray for protection for them, that they will be a light for the Lord and what we learned from our study may they be able to keep in their hearts and teach it to others. Then, I may add things like, my Lailah does well on her spelling test (it’s a struggle) or my Kyhia scores in her field hockey game, whatever the day responsibilities are.

My husband though, when he leaves I actually always pray for him in private. He has a huge responsibility providing for our family, leading our family to Christ. He is a kindergarten teacher for a low income impoverish city in New Jersey that is more known for crime and drugs than anything. He is a role model to the little boys in his entire school and to some of these boys he is there only role model, that is a huge responsibility in itself. Then, once school ends my husband coaches and trains middle school-high school boys and girls in basketball all year long. Again, another emotionally tiring job and then he comes home to us diva’s and still gives us attention and love. Now, he is not perfect and he sometimes comes home grumpy or defeated but he always seems to be encouraging motivating and inspiring to others. I used to feel bad like I wanted to help him contribute but I know that my prayers for him is a bigger help than anything else I could give him.  So, today in your prayer time pray for your husband’s responsibility. He may not be the sole provider for your family but wouldn’t you want someone praying for you? Do the same for him.

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