10 things to pray for your {future} husband

January 14, 2024

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 I have mentioned many times here on the blog that I pray for my future husband on a regular basis. I try to spend time each day praying for him (and our future kiddos). I started this practice years and years ago (now thirty years ago this year!) because even though I don't know who my future husband is or when we will marry I do know that when I am married I will want prayer to be a regular part of my life with my husband (and family and for my husband (and family) so I have tried to develop this area of my prayer life as a single gal.

I am often asked on social media and here on the blog what exactly do I pray for my future husband so I wanted to share today just a few of the things that I pray for him (in no particular order). If you are married I highly encourage you to pray for your husband and if you are single or engaged, I encourage you to start praying for your future husband starting now!

(One) I pray that if he does not know the Lord that he would surrender his life to the Lord and if he does know the Lord as his personal savior that he would grow in his relationship with the Lord daily.(John 3:16)

(Two) I pray that I would begin to even now prepare to be a good wife for my husband and would treat him with loving actions- in my words and deeds, and that I would give him the respect, love, and graciousness that is due to him everyday.(Proverbs 31:10-31) 

If you are looking for specific things I pray for myself as a wife you can check out this post HERE entitled, 10 Things to Pray for Myself as a (Future) Wife and this post HERE, 10 MORE Things to Pray for Myself as a (Future) Wife!

(Three) I pray that his self-image and identity would be found in Christ alone and I also pray for the work that he does. (This may seem strange to tie these two together but I have know so many men that struggle with making work their identity.) (Psalm 90:16-17)

(Four) I pray that he would remain pure and would be free from any past decisions. (Isaiah 43:18-19) I also pray that he would be  free from temptation (current and in the future). (Romans 12:9)

(Five) I pray that he would be obedient to the ways of the Lord and that he would follow the Lord in all of his ways. (Psalm 25:4,5)

(Six) I pray that he would be set free from fears that he may have: of his career, future, present, past, etc. I pray that he would find deliverance from his fears in the Lord's love. (I John 4:18)

(Seven) I pray that his heart would be sensitive to the things of the Lord and that his talk would reflect his heart. (Proverbs 4:23 and Psalms 34:12-13)I pray that he would know his purpose clearly and where the Lord is calling him. (Psalm 20:4) 

(Eight) I pray that he would have good health. (3 John 1:2)

(Nine) I pray that the Lord would comfort him and sustain him during any trials that he is dealing with currently. (Psalm 46:1)

(Ten) I pray that the Lord would bless him with amazing godly friends. I pray that he will also have good relationships with everyone that is in his life. 

Are there any specific prayers that you pray for your future spouse about? I would love to hear what things you pray for! Please share with us in the comments!

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  1. Girl you are amazing! Whatever man you marry will be extremely blessed:) That's for sure! I used to pray for Kevin on a regular basis, and God answered ALl those prayers! He is SO good!!! love ya! Katie

  2. This is awesome and such an encouragement! I encourage even married women to pray these prayers over their hubby's!! Man, the gentleman that will one day be one with you is very blessed! XOXO

  3. This is SUCH an amazing thing to be doing and will build such a powerful heart of prayer in you as you prepare to be a wife. I kept a journal and wrote prayers for my future husband. I gave this journal to my husband on our wedding day...it was such a sweet thing to share together!

  4. I love this. I too pray (although not daily *sigh*) for my future husband. I love that you shared what you pray because I sometimes struggle with how I should be praying for him...

  5. Hi Rebecca! I love this post. May the Lord grant you the desires of your heart. I will be adopting this practice.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet and encouraging comment! Unfortunately I couldn't email you directly because you are a "no-reply blogger" but I had to tell you that I really appreciated your comment! :) May the Lord grant you encouragement and joy as you adopt this practice!
      :) Have a lovely day!
      :) Rebecca

  6. I always prayed for my future husband and I truly feel like my prayers were answered. My husband and I have been so blessed. This is an incredible post and I love how you broke each thing down.

    Kandis at misterandmisseslake.blogspot.com

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