Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Praying for Your Future Husband {Part Two}

Alrighty, so here is part two of Praying for Your Future Husband. If you want to read another one of my long ramblings you can find the first part here. If not, then here's a little recap...

Several months back I began seriously praying for my future husband. I didn't pray for God to lead me to the right man (well, I do still pray that but its not what this post is about.). Instead my prayer become one specifically for my future husband. First, that God would help keep him physically, mentally, and spiritually pure. Second, that God would plant in his heart a desire to be a strong spiritual leader. And third, that he would rely on the Holy Word to guide his path. Since I've started praying daily for my future husband I've been lead through scripture to pray for more things. I've made a list of 10 prayers with scripture to share with you today.

1. A prayer that he will love and cherish me as Christ loves the church.
"Husbands love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it." ~Ephesians 5:25

2. A prayer that he will search out the treasures of the Word, and meditate and carry out the Lord's commandments. 

"Blessed in the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night." ~Psalms 1:1-2

3. A prayer that he will be surrounded by friends with a mutual love for and desire to serve Christ. 

"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." ~ I John 1:7
Alright, this one might require a little but of explanation. I myself have struggled with not having friends who wished to follow Christ until just recently. Those previous friendships affected me in a negative way. I found myself drifting away from God and closer to the world. Having brothers and sisters in Christ to 'walk' with is a huge blessing.

4. A prayer that he will be a man of prayer.
"I will therefor that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting" ~ 1 Timothy 2:8

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit..." ~ Ephesians 6:18  

5. A prayer that the Lord will protect his physical and spiritual purity.
"There hath no temptation taken you but such as common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able; but will with the temptation make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 

6. A prayer that he will be spiritually mature, a strong leader, and stand firm for the truths of God's Word.

"Finally bretheren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the full armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, be against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." ~ Ephesians 6:10-12

7. A prayer that he will have a genuine love for our Savior

"And Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." ~Matthew 22:37 

8. A prayer that the Lord will help prepare him to be a strong provider, husband, and leader. 

"But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." ~ 1 Timothy 5:8
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with might...." Ecclesiastes 9:10 

9. A prayer that he will walk in humility, wisdom, and righteousness with the Lord. 

"But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble."

"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sewn in peace of them that make peace." ~James 3:17 

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accused your good conversation in Christ." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16

"The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility." ~ Proverbs 15:33  

10. A prayer of salvation.

"Do not be unequally yolked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?" ~ 2 Corinthians 6:14 

As I said previously, praying for your future husband is a huge blessing. First, it brings you closer to Christ and I've found my prayer life has become stronger. If your desire is to honor, love, and serve Christ then he will bring you to the person who join you in those efforts. If you center that future relationship on Christ then later on He will be the center of that marriage and home. A relationship build on Jesus is one that will last. Start building that foundation now through prayer.

 Secondly, in the past few months I've been given a peace of mind knowing God has set aside a special person for me. Through prayer he's become more than a figment of my imagination and dreams of the future. You're future husband is alive and real. He is out there in the world, living his life right at this very second. Is he saved? Is he struggling to serve Christ? We don't know. But we do know that the Lord hears our prayers.

1 comment:

  1. So true! It's a really great idea to pray for your future husband.
    I've actually had times when I felt really urgent about praying for my future husband, one time it was for his safety, another for strength. I really do believe God laid him on my heart for some reason (although I still don't know why).
    Anyway, very good post!
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