Tips For Praying for Your Future Husband
The majority of single moms I know desire to get married or remarried. Single parenthood is lonely, and I understand that longing. But, make sure this is something you want and not just what you think is the right step or because of pressure. Marriage isn’t always the next best step.
How To Pray for Your Future Husband
While praying for a future husband to come into your and your children’s lives, praying with open hands is essential. When we pray with open hands, we open ourselves up to God. We show Him that we trust Him and are willing to receive whatever He has for us. This posture of prayer is one of surrender and humility. It is a way of saying, “God, I am not in control. I need You.”
Praying with open hands can be difficult. We often want to cling to our own plans and agendas. But when we pray with open hands, we are reminded that God is in control. We can let go of our desires and trust that God knows what is best for us. Praying with open hands means that our prayers may not always be answered the way we want. But it does mean that we can trust God to lead us in His perfect will.
Thank God for the gift of your future husband
Begin your prayer by thanking God for His plan for your future and your children’s futures. Although you hope that includes a husband, trust that God has a plan for you and He knows what’s best for you.
Express your desire for a husband to God, and then pray for the qualities you want in a future spouse.
Pray that he will be a faithful, kind, and loving man of God. Pray that he will be a good provider and a protector. Pray that he will be the man you need when times are tough and that he will make you laugh when you need it most. Pray he would love your children as his own. Most of all, pray that he would be a man committed to Christ and seeks to follow His will in all things.
Ask Him to develop you into a good wife to your future husband
First and foremost, pray that God would give you a heart for your husband – a heart that desires his good and is committed to his flourishing. Pray that you would be patient and kind, quick to forgive, and slow to anger. Pray that you would be a woman of integrity and strength, someone who brings out the best in her husband.
Most of all, pray that you would love him selflessly, the way Christ loves the church. As you pray for your future husband, God will begin developing you into the wife he has called you to be.
Pray for His guidance in choosing a husband who will love and cherish you and your children
As you go on dates or talk with men, seek God’s wisdom on each one. Ask God if you should continue to stop seeing someone. Seek godly counsel (asking friends or family members) on anyone you’re considering developing a further relationship with.
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His word tells us that if we ask for wisdom, it will be given to us.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5
Ask for strength and wisdom during the waiting
You may feel like you’ve been waiting forever, wondering if God has forgotten about you. But it’s important to remember that God is never late. He always knows what’s best for us, even when we don’t.
So while you’re waiting, ask God for strength and wisdom. Pray that He will give you the grace to wait patiently and the strength to trust His timing. And ask that He will give you the wisdom to know how to prepare for your future husband.
Surrender your heart to Him and trust Him to lead you in His perfect timing. He will never leave you or forsake you, and He is faithful to His promises.
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Pray for your children about the possibility of entering into a blended family
While you don’t know if your future spouse will bring children of his own into the relationship, step-parents can be challenging for children. Children may feel torn between their biological parents and step-parents and feel loyalty to both sides.
Pray for your children to open their hearts to new relationships. Pray that they will be patient as they navigate new dynamics and learn to compromise. Pray for grace and wisdom as they learn to love in new ways. And most of all, pray that they will know the deep love of God that never changes or fails.
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End with a prayer of thanksgiving for all He has done for you
As you pray for your future husband, give thanks for all that God has done for you. You can praise Him for His goodness and mercy and thank Him for the many blessings He has already given you.
You can also trust Him to provide the husband you need in His perfect time and according to His perfect plan. So, as you prayerfully wait on God, ask your heart to be filled with hope and thankfulness.
Thank you for all that you have done for me. I am so grateful for your love and mercy. I know that you have a plan for my life, and I pray that plan includes a future husband who is loving and faithful. If this is your will, I pray that he will be a man of God who will lead our family with wisdom and strength. I pray he would love my children, and they would open their hearts to him.
Please help me to use my waiting time well. Develop me into a woman that will be an encouraging and loving wife. Strengthen me during this time to know your love and who you are.
I pray that you would mold myself and my future husband into praying, loving reflections of Christ. Thank you, Lord, for who you are. I can always trust your plans.