I pray for my husband daily. Multiple times a day actually. The first time around I decided to pray for the following three things for my husband.
1. God's will in his life and that he will accept and follow God's will.
2. For a changed heart - a loving heart toward God, an accepting heart toward God, the lies in his heart to be changed to truth, the bitterness in his heart to be changed to forgiveness.
3. His relationship with God- That he will see the need for God in his life, his salvation, the wisdom to recognize that God is convicting him, for God to fill him with the holy spirit, for him to have an unmistable encounter with the holy spirit, for him to recognize his responsibilities before God.
I also pray for our marriage. I pray for the following
1. A genuine breakthrough in our marriage. A miracle.
2. God's will to be done in our marriage.
3. Spiritual intimacy and protection- That we always keep Jesus first in our marriage, we will constantly seek God's presence in our marriage, for God to unify us with Him and each other, protection from distractions that could interfere with us seeking God, protection against temptations that can destroy our marriage, discernment, and quick forgiveness.
I really like these prayers. I will continue with them. My husband and I also pray and read the Bible together. When we pray together I take him by the hand. I praise God, I ask His for forgiveness for our sins, to make us whole again. I pray for His will to be done in our lives, for us to accept it and follow it, for discernment to make wise decision in our lives, and for God to lead us and guide us everyday. Our prayers together are pretty short, but I'm thankful that I even have the opportunity to pray with my husband. I have always heard that you should start prayer with praise and then ask for forgiveness so you are praying with a clean heart. I do not know if it is right to be doing that when I am praying with my husband??? Maybe I should take that part out??? I do not really understand why he chooses to pray and read the Bible with me, but that is not for me to know, and as long as he is doing it I will accept it as a blessing. He never seems very excited to be doing it, but every night I ask him, he always says, "sure", I believe it is a part of God's work. We just got done reading proverbs last night, so we will be moving into a different book in the Bible tonight. We have not decided which one, I will pray for God to lead me to the right one.
Prayer has no right or wrong form... I like to use P- Praise, R- Repent, A- Ask, Y- yourself. Again there are keys to prayer in the appendix.
As for him agreeing to pray and read. He is seeking something. And when he agrees to and it does not seem like he is interested, that is probably because he is still fighting the flesh... God will work that out. Just praise God for that.
I read the appendix a couple times a week. It helps me stay on track!