Praying for a Future Spouse - Devotion 11

Proverbs 19:14

Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

Pray that God would help you find a spouse who will be a blessing in your life. Pray that you can grow old together and that you can serve one another. Likewise, pray that you can serve God and your neighbor together. Do not forget to pray for the person whom you are dating. Realize you might not be the one. Maybe God has someone else for them. In so doing, you are praying for God's will.

I remember I began praying for my future spouse when I was in middle school. I wanted God to give me someone who was Lutheran, who loved music, and that I could serve. God took many years to answer my prayer and He had much to teach me about what it meant to get marriage, but he answered my prayer completely when I met my wife.

Trying to date and determine this by oneself will work, but if you want to really be blessed ask for God's help.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you know the past, present, and future. You designed us to be single like your Son Jesus, like the first Adam. You also cared for us when we were alone and provided marriage. Some can not live the single life because of immorality in the world. Lord, be with my future spouse. Grow her/him in God's Word. Build her up in the activity of Your bride the church. Help her to be active in her faith. Likewise, help me to be a servant, to learn what it means to sacrifice myself for (her/him). Teach me to be prudent. Forgive me when I fail. Amen