Praying for your future husband is a great way to serve him even before you meet him! Not a simple “keep him safe a pure” prayer, but a genuine heart to heart talk to God about your future spouse. I encourage you to make a list of what you want in a spouse and pray for these things. Spiritual qualities, character qualities and well, even physical, but don’t be too dead set on those because when you meet the one, you won’t care what color hair or eyes he has. *wink* Would you like to hear some of mine? Okay here some qualities I want my future spouse to have:
- He loves God and seeks Him with his whole heart, personal relationship with God-Deuteronomy 6:5, Jeremiah 29:13
- He wants to serve God, wherever that might take him- John 12:26
- He does not have a love for the world or the things of the world-1 John 2:15
- He will lead his home-Ephesians 5:23
- He is humble- Acts 20:19, 1 Peter 5:5
- He is hard-working- Ephesians 4:28
- A man of his word, Honesty- Luke 8:15
- Loves children and desires a family- Genesis 1:28
- Thoughtful- Romans 12:3
Go have your quiet time with the Lord and let him show you what qualities you want in a husband. He will guide you and direct you. These are some of the things I find most important in a man. I may have left out a few things but you get the idea. 😉 Now after you write YOUR list begin to pray for him and ask God to help him with his spiritual qualities, character qualities and his relationship with Him.
Now focus on YOU! Yep, that’s right. A godly man will want a godly wife, right?? Correct. So if you are asking God to help your future spouse with his character and relationship with Him then you should too. A godly christian guy will look for some of the same qualities in a girl, you don’t want to be looked over because you yourself did not have some of the qualities, do you? I don’t want a great guy to look past you or me. I want him to look at you and say, “Wow! That is the type of woman I want to marry. That is the kind of woman I want raising my children.” He is going to want to marry a woman who has similar spiritual qualities and passions as himself.
If a guy is passionate about spending time in God’s Word every day, why would he go for a girl who maybe reads her Bible once every couple of weeks?
If a guy loves his current family and has great vision for his future family, why would he go for a girl who can barely stand her family?
If a guy loves sharing the Gospel, why would he go for a girl who doesn’t see the need to do that?
So, make a list for yourself. There are qualities you need to work on, we all have some. You should know what they are, but if not go to a parent or sibling and ask them to be honest and give them some spiritual and character qualities you should work on. Don’t get angry with them now, remember you did tell them to be honest. 😉 Then get on it girl! You have a future husband waiting to meet you out there and you sure don’t want him to look over you!
God has a beautiful romance prepared for you. Prayer is the key to unlocking the love story….with your future husband and with God, the lover of your soul. -Robin Jones Gunn
Go check out Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyers book- Praying for your future husband. She has some great insight on this subject. https://www.amazon.com/Praying-Your-Future-Husband-Preparing/dp/1601423489/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2P0W2N0U2N2RK&keywords=praying+for+your+future+husband&qid=1582698578&sprefix=praying+for+your+fu%2Caps%2C159&sr=8-3
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