Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross (Philippians 2:1-8).
Have this attitude in yourselves…
Husbands, today, let us use Philippians 2 in our prayers to God.
Lord, teach me to maintain the same love with my wife as we grow in our love for you and for each other. May we be united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
Father, help me to do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit in my marriage. Please humble me, and guide me in regarding my wife as more important than me. As Christ looked out for my interests over His own, may I do the same for my wife.
God, I ask for you to cultivate within me the attitude which is in Jesus Christ. Jesus left His place in heaven for us and became a servant for us. Help me to not take pride in my position as “head of the home.” Destroy any feeling of superiority whatsoever in my heart. Develop His humility within me. As He emptied Himself, may I empty myself. Lead me to the same heart of obedience that Christ showed on the cross. May I have the same selfless and sacrificial love for my wife that Jesus has for me.