I’m unmarried. I’ve been this way for going on 28 years, lots of practice. I’ve built up a little bit of wisdom during all these years of singleness and I want to share what little I have with you. I’m satisfied with my current marital status. Not because I don’t want to be held down by a wife and family, on the contrary, I deeply desire to get married and have kids, but I’m still satisfied. I know that in God’s sovereign plan over my life, I am where He wants me. I don’t know when or if I will ever get married. I try not to allow that to consume me, even though nearly everyone I know is in a committed relationship. I am learning to be joyful and content in whatever lot in life God gives me. (Philippians 4:11) I look at each day of my singleness as another day to grow into the man God wants me to be and that my future wife and children will need me to be. With that being said, I do pray for my future wife and this is how……
- I pray her relationship with Christ deepens.
I want my future wife to know Christ on a deeper level each day. I hope that her heart is growing in love with Jesus more and more. I want her to know how wonderful and beautiful the Father’s love is for her.
- I pray her heart is guarded.
I’m praying that God is guarding her heart from all these boys that are running around pretending to be men. I hope she is taking the steps in her own life to protect her heart from their false hope and childish games.
- I pray God is growing her.
I want God to grow the faith she has for Him. I pray that He is teaching her and preparing her for the plans and future that awaits her. I trust and believe that He is.
- I pray that she is serving Christ right now.
I hope that she is finding ways to serve Christ. I pray that she is involved in a church and serving God through the local body of believers and other ministries.
- I pray that God is freeing her from past disappointments
There is a great possibility that my future wife has already been let down by a relationship of the past. I pray God will free her from that pain and heal her heart, so that she will be able to pursue the love God intends for her.
- I pray that she will be put into my path.
I’m praying God will open doors for her that will lead her right to me. I’m praying that those doors are the doors of Christian growth. On our journey to each other, I desire for both of us to be maturing in our faith in Christ.
- I pray God is helping her patience
Even though I haven’t been married, I know without a doubt that patience is a big deal when it comes to marriage. I know this because I deal with people daily. I also know that if she is going to marry me, Lord help, she will need a LOT of patience.
- I pray that she is dumb enough, I mean, open enough to me pursuing her.
I’m joking about this one… kind of…… I do pray she will be open to me pursuing her in a relationship.
- I pray that she is praying for me.
I don’t want it to seem that I am just concerned about what she is doing and how she will act towards me. I’m praying and working, number one, on myself. I hope that she is praying all these things for me. I know I need to do a lot of growing in order to be the type of man she deserves to marry.
- I pray that I will love her the way she deserves to be loved.
I know this one isn’t really about my future wife, but in a way it is. I’m praying that I will show her the kind of love that God intends for a man to have for his wife. I want her to know that love, not just in words, but in deeds and actions. I want to honor her not only when we get married, but right now in the choices that I make. She deserves it and I will lay down my life to make sure she knows it. (Ephesians 5:25) I pray God grows me more into that man everyday.
I hope this will be an encouragement and help to you. God Bless!