Praying For Your Husband: Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons

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If you are so inspired to pray for your husband on a regular basis – and would like some guidelines or areas of prayer in which to start – look no further than Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons by Thabiti Anyabwile.

Now you might be saying, Kim, my husband isn’t an elder or a deacon, so why do I need to pray for him in that regard?  Well, just as Proverbs 31 is a guideline for women and who they ought to be, I think the characteristics of an elder/deacon is what every man should aspire to be.  Not the office per se, the characteristics.

Here are some of the characteristics you can pray for your husband out of this book: sincere, holds firm to the faith, above reproach, a one-woman man (who doesn’t want that?), leader at home, not materialistic, humble, mature, and the list goes on.

And, if you are a church goer – you should be lifting up your pastors/elders/deacons as they serve and lead you and others in the local church.  This book has short chapters and is very applicable. Yes, written to men, but I found it very helpful to pray for my husband, who just finished as an elder at one church and is about to start a new role as an Elder