“Since the day you were born, we’ve been praying that God brings you a good husband.” my aunt told me one day.
This is such a comfort to me. It’s amazing that anyone would pray that far in advance – and I’m sure it will make all the difference.
I think 2011 needs to be the year of prayer for relationships. Society is far too comfortable with settling, making bad decisions, and letting marriages end in painful divorces.
Inspired by my aunt’s prayer, I too now pray for my future husband. I pray that he is given the wisdom to make good decisions and that walks with God and is given strength. I pray for God to prepare him for me, and me for him.
Hey, why not get ahead of the game? And if you’re all ready in the game, why not pray to win it?
Pray for a deeper relationship with Christ (First Love comes first!)
Pray for wisdom and intimacy in your relationship
If you’re single, pray for your future husband/wife
If you’re married, pray for your husband/wife (Don’t nag them, pray for them.)
Pray for the strength to turn away from temptations
At least once a week:
Pray for relationships you know of that are facing difficult times
Pray for single friends to find good spouses
Pray for friends and family to make good decisions and keep from temptations
Pray with your spouse aloud
At least once a month:
Pray for wisdom for marriage counselors
Pray for healing of broken marriages and hearts
Pray for families with members in the military
Pray for the children of broken homes
Pray for stronger marriages
Verses to Think About
1 John 5:14-15
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.