Father God, 1 Thessalonians is such a wonderful book! As I read about the early Christians in the city of Thessalonica, I am moved to pray that my husband would have a similar faith as those believers. Lord, I know that You have chosen my husband and I pray that he would also be confident of this truth (1:4). May he welcome the message of Jesus Christ into his life with great joy and become an imitator of You – even if he (or his reputation) suffers because of it (1:6). Use my husband, Lord, to be a model to all believers (1:7); give him the resolve to turn away from any idols in his life in order to fully serve You, the living and true God (1:9). Your Word is powerful and I pray that my husband would embrace it as something that does not come from man. Allow it to be at work in his life – changing him from the inside out (2:13). Help my husband to realize that to truly live is to stand firm in You (3:8). What delight comes from being in Your presence…. may my husband experience that joy on a daily basis as he carves out time to be in Your Word (3:9). Lord, I pray that You would increase my husband’s love for You, for me, for our family, and for everyone else until it is overflowing (3:12). Strengthen his heart so that he will be blameless and holy in Your presence (3:13). In the name of Jesus I ask all of these things. Amen.