Lord, I pray that (your husband’s name) has a good reputation and that it remains untarnished. I know that a man is often judged “by his reputation” (Proverbs 27:21). Therefore, I pray that you act so that he is respected in our town and that people speak well of him. You have said in your Word: “A curse without cause does not come to rest” (Proverbs 26:2). I pray that there will never be a reason for anyone to speak ill of him.

Keep him from any legal entanglements, from any lawsuits or other criminal proceedings. Deliver him from his enemies, Lord. Defend him against those who would rise up to harm him (Psalm 59:1). Fight those who fight against him (Psalm 35:1).

I put my trust in you, Lord. May we never be put to shame (Psalm 71:1). If you are for us, who can be against us (Romans 8:31)?

Your Word says: “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire” (Matthew 7:18-19).

I pray that my husband may bear good fruit through the good things within him and be known for the good he does. May the fruits of honesty, loyalty, and humility soften his relationships with others and thus preserve his reputation.

Preserve his life from the enemy, shield him from the schemes of wicked people. Rescue him from the snare that may have been laid for him (Psalm 31:4). Guard him against the gossip of malicious people. Where evil may have been spoken against him, touch the lips of those who uttered it with your purifying fire. May responsibilities be brought to light. May those who seek to destroy him be confounded. May all things contribute to a good reputation in his life.

Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after (his) life to destroy it! Let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish (him) evil!” Psalm 40:14.

May he trust in you and not fear what man can do to him (Psalm 56:11). For you have said that whoever believes in you will not be put to shame (Romans 10:11). Lead him, guide him, be his fortress and refuge. May his light shine before men, that they may see his good works and glorify you, Lord (Matthew 5:16).

Some Precious Resources

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the noisy crowd of evildoers. They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.” Psalm 64:2-3

Let me not be put to shame, O Lord, for I have called upon you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go silently to Sheol. Let the lying lips be mute, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.” Psalm 31:17-18

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:11-12

Do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame? Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another’s secret, lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.” Proverbs 25:8-10

Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.” Romans 8:33-34

This text is an excerpt from the book “The Power Of A Praying Wife” written by Stormie Omartian.

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