Saturday, August 3, 2013

Pray For Your Wife: 31 Day Challenge—Day Three

Remember if you are only following the prayer challenge through the blog that you will need to comment on this post, either a prayer of your or a simple statement that says, “done”. This is so we can keep each other accountable.

Day Three: That Her Identity Would Be Found in Christ

"For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God." -Colossians 3:3

Our wives have many things in their life that vie to shape their identities. Some will seek identity in physical appearance. Some will seek it in mothering or being a great wife. Others will seek it in Christian activity. Others will seek to find their identity in stuff. These are faulty foundations. Pray that our wives might find their identity solely in Christ. And that their identity in Christ would be the foundation for all of their other roles and passions.

Father, you are everything that we desire. You are perfect in all of your ways. I am amazed that you would so graciously hide us in Christ. Lord I pray that my wife's identity would be shaped by all that Jesus is. May her life be hidden in You. May she believe that she is who You say that she is and not what the world, the flesh, or the devil says she is. Thank you that you have purchased our identity.

10 comments:

  1. Done: and thank you. These are fantastic (of course they are since they are rooted in the reality of God's word). While I hope to pray through these again from time to time in the future; more importantly The Lord has used this to convict me of not praying for my wife through scripture and to encourage me to do just that!

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  2. Lord, I pray for Lois that you would lead her such that her identity is found in you. She is my wife and has taken my name for herself, but I am not ultimately the source for her identity. May she find value in ministering to and with her family, but may she only find personal value in you. Make my ministry to her one such that I do not seek to earn her trust in me, but that I should earn her trust in you such that she increasingly finds her rest, strength, joy, value, and all other aspects of identity, in you rather than me. May all who minister to her achieve the same in your name and for your glory.

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