(Merriam Webster Definition) Prosperity: the state of being successful usually by making a lot of money
A Christian’s definition of prosperity should be more than money, particularly since money tends to be a stumbling block for most of us.
(Our definition) Prosperity: the state of being successful in life at those things that matter most to God, i.e., our relationships with God and others.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?
Probably most of us would like to be more prosperous in regard to our finances. That is what we tend to focus on when we hear the word “prosperity”. But being prosperous is so much more according to God. It is the blessings that God wants to give to His children. Sometimes that is monetary. More often it isn’t. That’s okay because we should want to experience all of the blessings God wants to give us. We want our spouses to experience God’s full blessings on their lives.
In the definition that we have applied, do you think your spouse is prosperous? Do they feel like they are? What blessings would you like to see God bestow upon them? Are there things that may be getting in the way of your spouse receiving those blessings? Are there repeating sins that hinder those blessings? Is your spouse aware of those things that hinder their prosperity? Is your spouse aware of the prosperity that they already enjoy? Are they thankful for that prosperity? Do you support them when God raises them up? How are you contributing to their prosperity or lack thereof?
Take the time to think about the answers to some (or all) of these questions. How would your spouse answer these questions about themselves?
This week, focus your prayers on your spouse and their prosperity.
Pray that God shows your spouse how He loves them.
Ask God to reveal the blessings that your spouse already experiences.
Pray that God give your spouse wisdom to make choices that honor that prosperity.
Pray that God remove any barriers that your spouse has to obtaining prosperity.
Ask God to reveal anything that may be hindering their prosperity.
Pray that God give them the strength to change those things that may be a hindrance.
Ask God to give your spouse the right attitude for prosperity.
Ask God to show you how you can positively contribute to them being prosperous.
Pray that God give your spouse humility in the midst of prosperity.
Ask God to take away any fears or doubts that your spouse has about prosperity.
Pray a blessing over your spouse and their prosperity.
Thank God for the blessings that your spouse has and the blessing that they are to you.