Why I Pray for My Future Husband
31 Prayers for My Future Husband. What a book title, right? Seems a little premature for a 26-year-old single woman to be reading, right? Wrong. So wrong, and only after this book am I realizing why. 31 Prayers for My Future Husband has changed my entire perspective on dating, relationships, and preparation for marriage. It is absolutely a book I highly recommend, especially for my fellow Christians.
Prior to reading this book, this was not an area of my life I took very seriously. Well, outside of preparing myself, that is. Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve been conditioned and taught to be a good wife. My sister and I were blessed to have our mom stay home with us our entire lives, so, we saw very closely what being a good wife and mother looked like.
After my parents prepared me, I prepared myself. I have learned how to cook, am an expert at organization, and feel that my ability to take care of my husband and my home will be an area I thrive in our relationship. So, not to discount the personal work I need to do to prepare for marriage, because it is so important, but, what am I doing today for my future husband? For HIM. Like, him the person, whoever he is? Common answer, I presume, would be- “nothing.” A few months ago, I would concur.
But, my faith tells me that when I want things for people, I need to ask God to look out for them. I pray for my family, friends, loved ones, even people I don’t know. Am I only praying for people who are within my reach/current realm of existence? Probably so. But, it seems logical, so, I get it. I just want to shift your thinking a little, hunny bunny. Stay with me-
My future husband is out there somewhere. I have no idea where, what he’s doing, who he’s dating or dated, where he lives, nothing. But, I ask God for the desires of my heart and the top of that list is to be a wife and mother.
That would mean I would have to have a husband. If I believe in what Matthew 11:24 tells me, I know that my husband does exist. It reads, “therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” I believe it to be true.
If he exists and I know this, why am I not praying for him? He will be the basis of who I create an entire life with, who I share the most intimate life experiences with, create new life with, why on earth would I NOT be praying for him?! I pray he’s loved, truthful, faithful and honest. I pray he’s a good friend, has good friends, and understands the importance of surrounding yourself with good people. I pray that he has a loving family, who will accept and love me as their own, as my family will show him. I pray that if he is in a season of doubt, that he finds faith. That if he is joyful, it is not taken from him. While I don’t think I know exactly who he is, yet, I love him. And because of that, until I meet him and can love him physically and emotionally, I can only love him through The One, Our God, who loves us both the most.
Future husband, I’m prayin’ for you. God’s got us.