Letters To My Brothers | Pray For Your Future Wives

Dear Brothers, 

Did you know that your future wife may be praying for you? 

Often we don't realize how important and powerful prayer is. It's not an exercise God asks us to do once in awhile for no apparent reason. It's not whimsically sending off a wish into the clouds.

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. (John 15:7-8)

Your wife is not just a vague "someday," she is a real person that God sees and loves. She has desires, hopes, dreams, plans, joys, and struggles. Your prayers affect her life and shape who she is becoming. 

Won't it be amazing to someday finally meet her and see how the Lord worked through your faithful prayers? 

Maybe your wife is not yet saved and she needs the gospel. If so, you can begin by praying that your future wife will become a Christian. Maybe she is discouraged and needs hope, comfort, faith and prayer. There are so many things she could be going through right now and you can be an amazing force even now in her life. Your love can begin for her long before you meet. 

There have been quite a few amazing stories about the Lord burdening a guy or girl to pray for a specific need for their future spouse even when they didn't know each other. When they finally met each other they found that their spouse had been going through the very thing they had been praying for at that time. You could pray that God would give you a burden for your future spouse's specific need at this time.

Pray for Godly character qualities you desire. (Obviously, don't make lists that are so picky she could never live up to them.) Pray she will be content as a single young lady as she waits for you. Pray she will hope in the Lord. Pray she will grow and mature. Above all, pray your wife would model Christ. 

As you pray, God will change your life, too. It's kind of funny how it works but when you begin to think about what you desire in your future spouse, God puts on your heart how you can grow and prepare to be a future spouse.

You can care for and treasure her heart starting now.  Becoming a faithful and loving husband doesn't start when you marry her, it starts now as you pray for her. 

Your sister, 
Jennifer

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