16 Ways to Pray for Your Future Husband

16 Ways to Pray

If anyone knows what’s it’s like to wait to find love and marriage, it’s me.

I waited 39 long years of life to walk down the aisle. Trusting God during the long wait was sometimes extremely difficult. Some days, all I could do was pray. I started to realize that “all I could do” was actually quite significant. I found out later how God-led my prayers actually were, once God revealed to me who I was going to marry and what he was going through in his life when I chose to pray certain things. My prayers mattered; my prayers paid off.

When waiting to find a husband and get married, it can seem like you are helpless and “doing nothing.” One of the best things to do while waiting is to pray for your future husband. To follow are 16 prayer points that you can focus on during your waiting season, to pray for his preparation. You likely won’t know who that person is going to be when you are praying these prayers. But thankfully, God does.

  1. Pray for his walk with God, that he continues to grow spiritually and is prepped to be the spiritual head of a household, and that he makes God the top priority in his life.
  1. Pray for his ability to hear God’s voice, for his ear to be in tune to hear all of God’s instructions.
  1. Pray for his will to be bendable toward whatever God wants for his life.
  1. Pray for his emotional health—that any past wounds be dealt with and healed. Pray for restoration in all areas.
  1. Pray for his physical health.
  1. Pray that he break free of any unhealthy addictions, if needed.
  1. Pray for his career, his life’s work, that he be established in the field where God wants to use him and that he be wise with his resources.
  1. Pray for his ministry—that he be sensitive to God’s call on his life when it comes to ministering to and serving others. Also, pray for God to prepare both of you for the ways you will minister together.
  1. Pray for his preparation—that he yields to all that God’s potter’s hands would like to accomplish in him.
  1. Pray for God to send any trials necessary into his life that will allow the preparation process to be complete. I realize that may be a bit controversial. Knowing how much God has accomplished in my life through trials, I would expect nothing less of my husband’s journey toward me.
  1. Pray for God to prepare him to be a father, if the two of you will ultimately raise a family together.
  1. Pray for God to help him be responsible with his finances and prepare him to be a significant contributor and provider to the household.
  1. Pray for his identity as a man, his masculinity and self-esteem, that he grows into the man God wants him to be.
  1. Pray for him to not be distracted by any counterfeits—especially other women that God doesn’t intend to use for his growth.
  1. Pray for God to allow this man to see you the way God wants you to be seen, with God’s heart toward you.
  1. Pray for God to show you how to pray for your husband. Be open to whatever His Spirit may whisper to you, to cover your husband’s needs. If you feel God gives you something specific, write it down and date it. Save it for later.

I hope that praying these prayers will encourage you in your waiting, and help you feel that you are accomplishing much in the spiritual realm. I pray you will wait on God’s best.

These prayer points are excerpted from Chapter 10 of my book, Finally the Bride: Finding Hope While Waiting.

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Visit my other blogs written for singles, two of which I wrote while I was single and waiting:

Paging All Singles: There is Nothing Wrong with You

Father Knows Best, Right?

Morning Glory: A Blog About Waiting

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20 thoughts on “16 Ways to Pray for Your Future Husband

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  2. The wait is so tough.. so so tough for me. I know God is faithful and will provide. I know I have heightened my desire with my own sins. I just want someone to love and to grow with so much. I pray that God does not tarry much longer. His timing is always perfect. God bless you all

  3. “once God revealed to me who I was going to marry and what he was going through in his life” How did God reveal this to you? I’m curious. Did God speak to you in some way, shape or form? How so? I’m waiting for the right one and would like some insight please and thanks!
    God Bless!

    • That is a very long story that I tell in Finally the Bride, my book for singles who are waiting to find love. There were many different ways He spoke to me about it. Not just one, to confirm His will in his area of my life. I pray God speaks to you clearly. – Blessings! -Cheryl

  4. Cheryl, I was led to your website and started reading “Finally the Bride” tonight. I can’t tell you how much this book has moved me already. I am also 39 and I have had all of the exact same questions, thoughts, and fears. It’s unbelievable how timely this is as I am struggling through a very heartbreaking end to a relationship that I thought was leading to marriage. I’m so happy that your prayers were answered and have a renewed faith that mine will be too! God bless!

  5. im just 22 and its not easy when all of my friends are in relationships, for me this is a reminder that i should wait on God, pray and pursue his purpose for my life. thank you

    • I got your point. I’m just 21 and it can be challenging for me because my family are in a rush that I get married (except for my parent). But I feel that it is coming pretty son (first figure out my school and then my husband to be).

  6. Reading your post, I am encouraged that my prayers will hopefully be answered. I am keen to know more about how you prayed, as is it possible for God to show you the person He has for you and then leave you to pray until He works in his time? I would like to hear more. But thank you for sharing your journey.

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  8. My father has not allowed my boyfriend (well kind of boyfriend lol) to talk for three weeks to pray for one another and seek God’s will. I found myself having no idea how to pray for him and this really helped!Thanks!

  9. Thank you for sharing this list of what to pray for my future husband. I am 21 and I just started to pray for him to find me soon (in God’s timing way, not the definition of the world). But I do not see myself getting married until I am bid older (I won’t tell in here what age because it will depend on God’s timing). Seeing my older sister who is going out with other guys (she does know that he is not the one that God has for her), it show me that if I did that it will take longer for God to introduce me to my future husband. My mom is also praying for me on that part has well. Excited for the time that God will introduce me to my future husband.

      • I’m also praying for one more thing that comes first (I do not if it will happen before). It is for school. I want a career into the nursing field. I’m Canadian who lives in Ontario and the nursing schools are really hard to get accepted in Ontario (more people are applying, expectantly the University of Ottawa where I though it would be the right one for me. Since Ottawa is the capital of Canada). So I am praying for a school outside of Ontario that will take me.

  10. Thank you so much for this list…I have always been advised to pray for my future spouse but i often felt lost on how to do so…this is definitely and Godly inspired way of covering all important factors…thank u sooo much for sharing this wisdom with other, I am 24 and do feel pressured anxious etc at times but this is definetly a great way to really follow God’s plan patiently

  11. Wow, this is God’s timing to have bumped into this now when i realise that i have been praying but as a christian i havent ephasised those crurious christian issues but i was more into a person outside, his career, lifestyle that will suits me and blah blah blah…i thank u guys for giving me a proper list of specific things of what do say when praying for a partner. I am turning 40 soon just got a better post at work that came after a long time of hard work and now i believe and trust in God for he knew before about my post and the same God will bless me with a partner, im gonna start on a prayer but no pressure cs he is a good God.

    Your are a blessing Cherly

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