Isaac Prayed For His Wife

19 This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac.

Abraham became the father of Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean.

21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.

23 The Lord said to her,

“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you will be separated;
one people will be stronger than the other,
and the older will serve the younger.” Genesis 25:19-23

Isaac provided us with a simple prayer model: pray for your family. Forget for a moment what he prayed for. Instead focus on the fact that he prayed.

We don’t even know how he prayed, whether it was long-winded, short, or even how many days he had prayed. We just know that he prayed.

Gentlemen, there is power when you pray for your wife and kids. Life is downright treacherous without somebody “covering” them in prayer through the blood of Christ.

Only you know their needs. Only you can plead with God to meet those needs. Even though this passage is descriptive, it’s backed up throughout the Old and New Testament with prescriptive text.

Gentlemen, your family needs you to pray for them, regularly, often, without ceasing.

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