“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
Father God, I have watched my husband grow over the years into a beautiful, God – fearing witness for You. The little things mean so much: praying before he leaves on a trip, praying for guidance on decisions in our lives, going to church. I know that his life speaks volumes to those around him and I pray that their lives will be enriched by knowing him. I pray for his family that are coming to him for counsel, that they will see for themselves that You, Lord, are the counsel he is giving. I pray for his friends who have either never accepted You as Savior, or have become disillusioned by religion that they will see that a true faith in God is what is necessary to a truly joyful and real life. I pray that You would multiply my husband’s witness to his family and friends and use him to bring them closer to You.
And, Lord, anyone who is following You is subject to the wiles of Satan. I ask that You make my husband aware when Satan is trying to weaken him and increase his faith in You all the more. Arm him with the Word and bring it to mind whenever he is faced with temptation to give in to defeat, disillusionment, fear or depression. Wherever there is a gap, fill it with your Holy Spirit. Speak loud and clear to him, Lord, and let your Words be the words that he speaks and lives.