Monday, July 15, 2013

how to pray for your future husband

futurehusbandI keep a journal of letters to my future husband that I’ll give specially to him once we’re married.

I’ve had thoughts of writing this post ever since I read Nicole’s post on how to pray for your boyfriend last year. Even though I’m single, I know there is such value in praying for my man before I even know his name. I had the joy of having one of my best friends here with me last week and I was reminded again how prayers for your future husband are never wasted. You see, she married her best friend and man of her prayers this past January. I know that she would wholeheartedly say that praying for her husband while she was single started to build the foundation for a Christ centered marriage long before they said, “I do.”

As we talked about everything from singleness and dating to marriage and sex, one thing stood out to me: God is faithful. I’ve seen time and time again when you trust God with your love story, it’s always worth the wait. Even though I long to meet my handsome future husband already, I can (and will) purposefully use the time I have now. It says in Proverbs 31:12, “she does him good and not evil all the days of her life.” That means the days before you even meet him! One way I can bring him good now is by praying for him.

Here are the main things I pray for:

1. Pray for his relationship with Christ.

His relationship with Christ is the very foundation and what my other prayers for him rest upon. The Bible warns about being unequally yoked in 2 Corinthians 6:14, “do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?” But even more so than him just being a Christian, I pray that he would continually be growing in Christ. I love how Colossians 2:6-7 says, “as you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith…” I pray that he would be a man that seeks Christ daily…that his heart would be to know the Lord more. In the time before we meet (and all the days after), I pray that he will spend time studying the Word, sitting in God’s presence, praying, etc. There’s a huge difference in a man who only knows about the Lord and one who genuinely seeks to know Him intimately. I pray for my future husband to be like the latter.

2. Pray for his character.

Oh I pray that he would have teachable spirit. As it says in Isaiah 64:8, “But now, O Lord, ‘Thou are our Father, We are the clay, and Thou our potter…” A man that recognizes he is on a lifelong journey of growth is a man of character. I pray that he truly would be the man God has called him to be. The way our culture defines “man” is totally different than what scripture teaches. I pray that as a man his masculinity will be modeled after Christ.

3. Pray for his relationships with others.

I primarily focus on his friendships and family, but it’s certainly not limited to those. We were created for relationship and I pray that his would be a source of strength and encouragement. For his friendships with other guys to keep him accountable and point him back to Christ. Like wise, I pray that he would speak truth and be that kind of friend. For his family relationships, I pray that they would be healthy. As he interacts with others, may he be an example of a Christ follower.

4. Pray for him to grow as a servant and as a leader.

One day he will take on the role and responsibility of being the leader. A godly husband is called to be the head of his wife in the same way Christ is the head of the church (Ephesians 5:23). It’s important that he is growing and maturing as a leader before we’re married. I pray that he would be intentional about developing leadership skills in preparation for the role he will take on as husband. I also pray that his heart would be to serve. The leader that God calls a husband to be has a servant’s heart.

Of course my prayers aren’t limited to what I listed above, but I consider those to be the foundation. To my single ladies, how do you pray for your future husband? To my married friends, do you have any advice?

34 comments:

Gina Alyse said...

This is such a cool post! I've prayed over my future husband in the past, knowing that my love story is all in God's hands and in God's timing. But I haven't pray diligently. I love the idea of saving a journal of letters to give to him!

Thanks so much for sharing your heart in this post :)

xo, gina

Rosala said...

This is SO GOOD! I have been praying for my husband more and more lately. I am single too, but intentionally praying for him is so great.

I never thought about the verse from Proverbs saying 'doing good to him all the days of her life' in that way before. I love it. Even before I'm married, I need to do good to him.

Rachael said...

I have a bit of a journal going too. :) I love that the journal has cherries and blackberries on the front and it says 'be fruitful...' - I think it's perfect! As well as those things you wrote, I pray so much for our marriage. I guess praying for ourselves each as individuals now will only make our marriage better, so maybe my balance needs to change a bit!

Hilda said...

That is such a good idea! thanks for sharing, I gotta try that. :D

Courtney @ Missthirdgrade.com said...

I pray I find one;) What a beautiful post. God is good.

Iris said...

Very good! I wish I would have thought about or heard about praying....and/or writing a journal for my future husband.

Iris♥

Janice Touchton said...

I love love this. It is SO important to pay for your future husband. I've only been married for a short time, but I have learned a few things I wish someone had told me. I know how much you want your guy, you're prince charming, your forever to start now. But if you don't take any piece of advice, please hear this. DON'T SETTLE/ lower your standards. Don't get me wrong, your husband will never be perfect, but so many girls today don't believe they deserve or can find a real man who will treat them the way they deserve. God has created that man exactly for you, who will complement. you and make you feel like a princess. I know its hard, ( patience is definetly a virtue;) ) but please wait for His timing to bring your man to you. When you try and find someone on your own, without God, you end up settling for what you think you deserve.

Pray for him, wait for him, and enjoy this time with God to grow. have fun and go on adventures while you wait!
hope you can be encouraged that God knows you and what you need.

Sarah said...

I've read this post three times now,and each time I am reminded more of your sweet heart or Jesus and even more reminded of God's sovereignty. He is good, and I am blessed by our long distance friendship.

Marshall said...

Yes!! I did this too and you know what? God answered big time!

Melany Widener said...

This is wonderful! A fantastic way to present the foundation of how to pray for a future husband. I especially like the idea of keeping letters to him, it inspired me and I'm starting that :)

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Hudson Herlina said...

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Stacey Bruno said...

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Adams Helen said...

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lovesolutiontemple said...

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Berra Christopher from United States

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hanna said...

I am karen by name and i am located in Spain,I recently saw a testimony about a spell caster of some sort in a blog I visit for relationship and dating counseling problems because i had been having serious problems with my boyfriend and we had been dating for 1 year, He just suddenly changed, He wasn't returning my calls, He started cheating, He was hurting me in so many ways i never thought possible and I just thought I should try this spell caster called MAMA ALUTA , Cos there are so many good comments about her on the website, But before i could read his post,I have already contacted many spell caster that cheated me out of my hard earned money without given me result.But when i meet this spell caster out of desperation of some sort.I decided to contact them to please render there help to me, I explained all the problems that i was going through to her and she told me all i needed to do to get this spell . At first everything felt dreamy and unbelievable, Their consultations and solution was a little bit easy and strange and I was scared a little cos I had read and heard lots of stories of fake spell casters, scams and i never really believed in magic. I played along with a little hope and faith and I was sent some few stuffs after everything and it worked like a miracle, everything went to a whole new direction, it was and is amazing. I guess it was all good faith that made me read That particular post that faithful day.I hope they could help other people too like they did to me. I did a little and I got everything I wanted and wished for, My husband, My family and my life back You can contact MAMA ALUTA at: madodospelltemple@gmail.com because she changed my life or contact her directely on her web site http://mamaalutaspellhome.webs.com/

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Lynn Becker said...

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Joy Wills said...

I have seen a lot of testimony about his work on the the internet on blog pages and so on. I literally took a lip of faith to contact him and it turn out that it paid off. In my own case i didn't ask that him to make anyone fall in love with me or ask that my cheating wife comes back.This time i was at fault i messed up. I wasn't so surprise when she asked that we go our separate ways. It was right about that time i asked Akpe Osilama help me get my wife to love as she did before. I was able to provide the items he asked that i get for the spell and send then down to him.The spell does become effective at once cos just after i did what Akpe Osilama asked me to do with what he sent me, it took 16 hours before anything happened i even thought for a minute that i had met a fake spell caster but in the end i am happy with my wife again. I will also leave his contact for those who thing he can help them { chiefpriestakpeosilamaspellcast@yahoo.com }

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albert Uwa said...

Me and my ex-husband at all times have always tried to stay friendly over again after our divorce which occurred in early Jaunary this year. So i met with this spell caster called Dr aluda on the internet after a long search. And he told me everything that i needed to do, and he also assured me that he is going to reunite us in just 48 hours later after his spell casting. So he started his work on Monday 27th January . You are not going to believe this. He is back!!! Yes, he really came back in 48 hours just as you guaranteed Sir. Now I'm fully persuaded that you are a legit and authentic spell caster and your website is the best i have ever come across. This is so mind-boggling for me. Anthony is back!!! I haven't by any means experienced something like this before. Thank you so much Dr aluda. I never expected such a result. Dream come true. Wow! You were so kind with me. “And may your kindness float back to you like ripples that float back to sea shore”. Thank you Sir for your precious help. I have never been so happy in my life like the way i am today. You are a genuine spirit.You and your work will never be forgotten for making me a fulfilled woman and reuniting me and my ex husband once again.. You are my hero.. The kids are overjoyed to have their father come back home for good. Sir here i am sharing your testimony just as i promised. here is his email address: aludaspelltemple@gmail.com or call and whasapp him on +2348063930531
Jamila Anthony
From USA

Mirian brian said...

I never believed in love spells until I met this spell caster when i went to see my friend in Canada last month on business summit. I met a man who’s name is Dr Mack of, he is really powerful and could help cast spells to restore one's relationship. I’m now happy & a living testimony cos My boyfriend who wants to marry me left me a week before our wedding and my life was full of sorrow cos our relationship has been on for 3years. I really loved him, but his mother was against us and he had no good paying job. So when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him. At first i was undecided, skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. And 4 days when i returned to Poland, my boyfriend (now husband) called me by himself and came to me apologize that he is ready to marry me, I was excited and happy and we immediately get married. I didn’t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do. Well we are happily married now. His email.dr_mack@yahoo.com if you need any assistance in life.

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