A prayer for my son's future bride...
October 15, 2019
You are the author of life, and You are love. You created my son and you have plans for him. Thank You for allowing me to be his mother for this time, short as it may be. God I pray that You give him eyes to see, and a heart to desire, the woman You are preparing for him.
Even right now, Father, make Yourself known to my son's future wife. Create in her a passion for You that will be shadowed by no man. Fill her with Your Spirit. Show her that her purpose in this life is to know You, love You, and glorify You. If she, as a child, right now is not a believer, God pull her towards You in a personal way that she will never forget. Capture her heart and show her what true love is. Before she even meets my son, her future husband, cause her to fall in love with You first and foremost. And give her parents the wisdom to appropriately foster a relationship with You in their home.
Give her a high respect for and appreciation of her purity. As she gets older, convict her in those weak moments where she may crave the touch or attention of a man, the kind of touch and attention that should wait until marriage; and comfort her in the way only You can. Give her a heart that desires to remain pure and that is excitedly waiting for her future husband, whom You are also preparing for her. Allow her to remain unscathed when friends or the world tell her she's silly for waiting and saving herself for marriage. Reinforce in her the truth that she is not missing out on any good thing while she waits. God show her what good really is, that it is good to wait, that she is setting herself up for marital success that is for her good and Your glory.
Give her the wisdom to not "date around" and to take courtship and finding a suitable husband seriously. More than just protecting her, God, grow in her the ability to protect herself, guarded in You, and armed with Your Word, and rooted in strong fellowship; to protect herself from the lies of this world regarding sex, love, and marriage. Show her Your true vision and plan for a man and his wife, and give her that vision as her own.
God give her a mind that is open and a heart that is full. Whether she desires to work in the home and have tons of babies, or be a career woman, make her a strong witness for You and Your Kingdom. Bring many people to Your Son through the way she lives her life and carries herself as she grows. Show people Your love through her words and actions. Grow her to be like the wife of noble character from Proverbs 31:10-31. Allow my son to benefit from the woman You are creating her to be even in these years before they meet.
And Father, You have been so good to me in my marriage, I ask that You bless my son and his future wife even more than You have blessed me and my husband. I know You are good, and that You delight in blessing Your children. You have not simply made my marriage good, but even better You have given us opportunities to trust in You, to lean on You and on each other, and come out on the other end of trials even stronger together and individually, all in Your Name and power and through Your Spirit's work in us. This is how You have been good to us. Give this to them as well. Don't allow them to rely too heavily on each other or in the world's so called wisdom, that they forget You, but show them Your rightful place in their marriage - right in the center.
God I know You can do all these things. But if You have other plans, I submit my will to them and I will worship You still. Thank You, You are trustworthy and You will not allow Your people to strive in vain. You have a plan, and it is always good. And I trust You.
I ask all of these things in the Holy and Precious Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.