This is a prayer that I, more and more so the older I have gotten, have prayed over the years. It still comes from a very sincere place in my heart no matter how many times I pray this simple prayer. Yes, some things have changed over the years with additions and a couple of frivolous things being subtracted, but in all it has stayed very true to the first prayer I prayed like this over ten years ago.
I know that I am both fearfully and wonderfully made (ps. 139:14). I know that I was created by You with Your hands and nothing You make is less than perfect (Ps. 145:3, Ps. 147:5, Num. 23:19, 1 John 1:5, & Ps. 145:17). I also realize that You have called me out of the darkness and into the light (1 Pet. 2:9) to do things farther beyond my own imagination could ever even begin to fathom (Is. 55: 6-8). For all of this, I want to thank You.
I come to You with a heavy heart for someone who I have yet to meet; someone who You have set aside for me. I carry a burden for the husband that You will one day bring into my life. Mold him, even today, into the Godly man You desire him to be. I pray that he has a heart that chases after Your heart and above all else desires Your will for his life. Place within him a desire to see lost souls saved. Teach him to lead and bless him with wisdom and with courage. I pray that You would stir up within him the husband and the father in him that You called him to be. Daddy, I pray that You would keep him safe and let him know that I pray daily for him.
Father, I pray that You would begin a work within my heart. Teach me to be a Proverbs 31 kind of woman; who in all she does seeks not glory for herself but fearfully gives the glory to You. Teach me to be humble and true. Teach me to love above all else and to be patient. God, give me a new hunger for You that would be in sync with what you desire from me. I pray that You would guide my footsteps and use me to touch hearts and lives for Your kingdom. God, stir up within me the wife and mother that you have called me to be. Teach me how to be supportive and worth cherishing.
I pray that the union, in your time, would come to pass and that You would bless a relationship – a marriage that you have already ordained. I pray that we would walk daily learning how to become more like You. Daddy, bless our home and teach us to grow in love for each other. As we strive to make our relationship like the one described in Ephesians 5 use us in whatever way You desire. May our words to each other echo what Your Word says and our lives in public do the same.
God, I pray for our children. May their days be long and happy. God, I speak health and true prosperity over their lives – a life with You as their King. I pray that You would use them even from a young age. God, I give you my children to use as You choose. Help us to show them who You are and how to live a life full in You.
The one You love asks all of this in your holy and precious name, Amen.
I posted this not to bring glory to myself, but to encourage women of all ages to pray for the spouse God has set aside for her. It doesn’t matter if you are young, old, married, or single you should take the time to pray for your spouse just as you pray for yourself.
Just a word of encouragement.