Hello all! Did everyone have a nice spring break? What did you do? Did you go anywhere special? Would love to know! :-)
As the blog title says, today I’d like to talk about prayers for the future spouses of our kids.
When my husband and I got engaged, his mom let me know that she’d been praying for me all of my life. That blessed me so much to hear. We grew up in different states thousands of miles apart and met in our mid-twenties. Yet his mom had been praying for her sons’ future mates from the time they were little.
It made me realize I’d had prayer coverage I never knew of. That was a wonderful feeling! It made me determined to also pray for our children and their future spouses.
I’ll be honest. I haven’t always been faithful to do it regularly and consistently until recently. My oldest teen daughter had her first real heartbreak. Boy, did that teach us a lot as a family. It also reminded me I needed to be more diligent to pray for my girls in the arena of relationships with the opposite sex.
I’ve been writing the prayers in a spiritual hope chest that I have for the girls in my computer files. Most of the prayers at first consisted of things like, “Lord, help! I have no idea how to do this!” LOL!
I’ve been praying for wisdom on how to counsel her, yet I have been amazed at the wisdom, resilience, strength and Godliness she has displayed through it all, even before the break-up. It also reminded me how important praying for their future spouses is. Maybe they’ve met, maybe they haven’t. That matters not. God knows.
Do (or have) you pray(ed) for your kids’ (or grandkids’) future spouses? What kinds of things did/do you pray? Please share! This mama needs wisdom.
Just a few things I have prayed for my girls and their future men:
- Strong relationship with Christ
- A love for God’s word
- To be true worshippers
- For no compromise in their faith or purity
- For safety emotionally, physically, mentally & spiritually
- For freedom and protection from addiction of any sort
- For a heart of evangelism
- For them to know and use their G0d-given gifts
- Wisdom in every realm of life and in their pursuit of future careers, current and future friendships & activities
- Victory over sin
Do you believe teens should date? Or do you believe in the courtship model? Please share your advice and wisdom you’ve learned. Also, any books you’d recommend on the subject would be grand. I’m grateful for the input. :-)