A while back, I found a website that listed specific ways one could pray for their future husband. The problem? I wanted at least 31 ways, so I could pray through them once a month. I also found that some important areas were missing from the list.

In light of that, I’ve created my own. As a female, I’ve used male pronouns but these ideas can be helpful for men praying for a future wife, as well.

And here’s the catch: Each day, after you pray for your future husband, pray the same thing for yourself!

Lord, as I consider the possibility of a future spouse, I pray for him. Lord, I ask that you:

  1. Give him a heart that chases after you above all else (Ps. 86:11)
  2. Show him the great blessing of this season of singleness; help him to thrive during this time and not to waste it (Ecc. 3)
  3. Protect his heart from discouragement over the unknown (Prov. 3:5-6)
  4. Show him the richness of Your love in new ways every single day (Ps. 19:7-10)
  5. Give him godly men to look up to and learn from; give him men to, likewise, pour into and strengthen in faith (Col. 1:28-29)
  6. Help him to walk worthy as an employee; guide his relationships with those he works with (1 Pet. 3:15)
  7. Teach him to delight in Your ways rather than his own or the ways of the world (Ps. 1:1-2)
  8. Protect him from the danger and destruction of pornography (Matt. 5:8)
  9. Give him a humble spirit (Col. 3:12-14)
  10. Strengthen him as the selfless, Christ-centered leader You have called him to be (Phil. 2:3)
  11. Develop the fruit of the spirit in his life (Gal. 5:22-23)
  12. Give him a hunger & thirst for righteousness (Matt. 5:6)
  13. Provide him with healthy, strong friendships that draw him nearer to You (Prov. 27:17)
  14. Ignite a passion for the gospel in his life, and give him opportunities to share that good news with others (Matt. 28:19-20)
  15. Help him to see himself as You see him (2 Cor. 5:17)
  16. Bless and strengthen his relationships with his parents and his siblings (Ex. 20:12)
  17. Help him to be diligent in spending time studying Your Word, Lord. Let his time in the Bible shape his time spent with others. Help him love Your Word! (Ps. 19:7-8)
  18. Develop the unique gifts You have given him in exciting and new ways (1 Cor. 12)
  19. Protect his sexual & emotional purity (Col 3:5)
  20. Teach him to be still and know (Ps. 46:10)
  21. Encourage him today; remind him You are bigger and better than anything he is facing (Josh. 1:9)
  22. Let his understanding of Your economy guide his financial choices (1 Chron. 29:12)
  23. Teach him to respect and value women (Eph. 5:1-14)
  24. Grow his understanding of the purpose of marriage and his potential, future role as a husband; show him what marriage is and what it isn’t (Eph. 5:22-33)
  25. Teach him to value the least of these (Matt. 25:40)
  26. Open his eyes to see the schemes of the evil one who comes only to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10)
  27. Teach him to be slow to speak and quick to listen (James 1:19)
  28. Let him take time to simply sit and marvel at Your feet (Ps. 42)
  29. Breathe life into his dreams; give him godly audacity to pursue the paths You lead him on (Heb. 13:6)
  30. Overwhelm him with the power of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:5-6)
  31. Remind him that there’s nothing he can do to change the fact that he is Your child and he is loved (Rom. 8:35)

Do I think everyone will get married? No, and neither do I subscribe to the “one soul mate” idea. But I do believe that most of us are called to marriage at some point in this life, and I want to be praying for the man I will someday marry. I hope you’ll join me.

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