Praying for Your Child’s Future Spouse

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Cory was just a small toddler when I started praying for his future spouse. It wasn’t something I prayed for every day . . . or even every week. But I prayed when God stirred my heart. I prayed when I struggled in my own marriage. I prayed when my marriage grew stronger and full of joy. And I honestly believe my prayers made a difference. Prayer always does.

I adore my daughter-in-law, Katie. She and Cory have been married more than 4 years and have two beautiful babies. She’s thoughtful, caring, fun, and godly. Most of all she adores my son. (What more can a mother desire?!)

Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes . . . we do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. Daniel 9:18 NIV

 

Cory and Katie Goyer

So what things do you pray for? These are things we encourage young women to pray for in our book Praying for Your Future Husband . . . and you can pray these very things for your child’s future spouse!

What to Pray For

Pray for his/her heart

Pray he/she will be a God lover

Pray for patience

Pray for understanding

Pray for trust

Pray for loyalty and faithfulness

Pray for strength

Pray for protection

Pray for intimacy

Pray for “the list” (God’s list for your child!)

Pray for contentment

Pray for commitment

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You can pray for all of these things for your children’s future spouses, and don’t forget to pray the same things for your children, too. I have one child who is married and one who is engaged, and I’m continuing to pray all these things for the four other children still unmarried. And since my youngest is four years old, I’ll be praying for quite a while!

Prayer makes a difference. And make sure you let your child know that you’re praying, too. Help them to form their own prayers, even at a young age. It’ll help them to prepare their heart for the person to come.

What things do you pray for concerning your children’s future spouse?

More Resources:

Praying for Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn & Tricia Goyer

When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric & Leslie Ludy

Boy Meets Girl by Joshua Harris


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  1. I prayed for my daughter’s future husband from the time she was a baby. I prayed for his parents as they raised him. I prayed for his education. When I met the man my daughter chose to marry, he was not how I pictured he would look. He did not come from a background I thought he would come from. So I told my daughter that I had prayed for her future husband all her life, and I don’t think this is what I prayed for. In the wisdom that humbled me, she said, “Maybe he is who he is because your prayers saved him for an even more difficult life.” (And they will celebrate their 10th anniversary this June.)

  2. My daughter and step son are both married with their own families now. I can still pray for the their salvation and for our grandchildrens future spouses. I also have a 5 year old great grand daughter and a new great grand baby on the way.
    Thanks for putting this on my heart.
    Shirley

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