I normally try to stick to a routine when I make one, and I am two hours behind due featured images being a little hard to find, and I also was editing this, re-reading it, and then making sure other things were in order, for this post is too dear to my heart to be messing up, so hence being a little late.
Anyways, here is tonight’s post, but better late than never.
It’s Saturday night as I am writing this, I am watching Hallmark Christmas movies, I am writing with only the light of my Christmas tree, I am drinking my fifth cup of coffee, and I am writing away while enjoying Christmas season, but I will be honest, I have been celebrating for awhile now, but Christmas is my favorite season, and I am quite happy it is here again.
Anyways, for sometime, I have been writing prayers in a journal about being a future wife, and it reminded me of a post I wrote back in 2018. In 2018, I wrote a post called “My Prayer As a Future Wife,” and I want to bring that back, for while praying for a future husband is important, I think it is also important to pray about the woman I will one day be to my future husband, so I am revisiting the post of “Prayer of a Future Wife,” and I am going do a second prayer installment or a part two.
The wilderness season has brought some of the most edifying and refining moments of my walk with you. Though the desolate plains have not been a comfort, they are not meant for my comfort, they are meant for your glory. Through each and every valley, hill, and mountain top, you show me new things, you convict me of other things, and you are shaping me into the wife I will one day be; the wife who will bring glory to your name.
“She is more precious than rubies,
And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.” Proverbs 3:15
Make me a woman of unshakable faith; a faith that cannot be moved by mountains, but a faith that erupts with a never-ending love for you in the depths of pain, sorrow, and brokenness, as well as in moments of joy and happiness. How I thank you for the blessings I have been given, and I embrace who I am as a daughter of the King; a daughter of the one who is not moved by the world, but who has made a way when no was was presented.
Convict me of the things that will a hindrance to the man I will marry, and allow me to bloom more with grace as I journey through the wilderness. Lord, give me the courage to trust in you as the bleakness of the single season grows strong. As the desolate plains begin to become more plain and lonely, remind me of your promises and that they forever stand.
When I say “I Do” to the man who shall be my husband, I want to go where my husband goes as Ruth went wherever you went, for as she went without complaining, she found favor in your eyes, and your favor is what I seek. Give me a spirit of humility, grace, and compassion as I will one day enter the marriage season. As I walk down the aisle, instill in me a compassionate heart that seeks to love the man in front of me through every high, low, and valley.
Make me an encouragement to the man who will one day get on one knee, make me a woman who he needs, and make me a woman who is best suited for his life. Lord, the marriage season is one that brings joy, but it also brings times of strife, and I ask that you humble my heart and give me as heart of forgiveness towards the man I shall marry.
Even if he is to be difficult at times or even if I am to be difficult at times, give me a heart of forgiveness. Convict me of when I am wrong so I can make it right, and place within me a heart that is seeking you and your kingdom as well as selflessly loving my future husband as you have loved.
“For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:10
Lord, as I stand here in my wilderness season known as singleness, I relentlessly seek you in the midst of desolation, and I seek you above all. Lord, I pray that you make me a woman who will encourage my future husband in Christ, but who will also lift him up as he falls. Make me a woman who will run through the fire and not be burned, make me a woman who fights for her husband rather than watching him fall alone, and make me a woman of strong compassion and gentleness, for marriage is the most precious union.
Oh Lord, it is not about me when I marry, and I pray that if there is any selfish intent within my bones, you rid it from me, for my marriage is a covenant between you, him, and I, and I want you both placed before myself. Lord, when I finally enter the marriage season, I want to be able to care for his heart and not let it break.
You will one day allow me to have a piece of his heart that you have reserved just for me, and I ask you to shape me into the woman who can care for his heart, who can cherish his heart, and who can be tender and kind. Marriage is delicate, marriage is sweet, and marriage requires gentleness not harshness, so Lord, as you one day allow me to share his heart under you, I ask that you make me into a woman who will never let his heart break, for as a wife, I am to lift him up, not let him break.
As I continue to walk this wilderness season, remind me that is not just about me, Oh Lord, and remind me of him as I continue this journey into the blessing. Ensure that my view of marriage is not about the wedding day or the gown, but make it about the man who I shall walk down the aisle to; the man I shall pledge my love and support to.
Make me a wife of unshakable faith, make me a wife of tenderness, compassion, joy, and make me a wife who will go where he goes without grumbling as Ruth went where you went, and make me a woman who will glorify you in the midst of all trials.
“Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.” Proverbs 31:25
Make me into the wife that will best serve you and your glory, make me into the wife who is not the answer to a man’s dreams, but is the answers to his prayers, and make me a wife who is open to correction, refinement, and humility, for I do not want to just grow outside of marriage, but I want to grow within the blessing of marriage, for I have much more to learn.
Lord, hear the desires of my heart as I walk the wilderness path, so Lord, make me a woman that my future husband would want to marry, and continue to shape me into being the Proverbs 31 woman who will be virtuous, tender, and gracious towards him in all things; through the good, the bad, the ugly, and even through every high and low.
As I continue to walk the wilderness while seeking you, protect my future husband and his heart, and I promise that when you allow me to share his heart when married, I will not let it break, but I will cherish it and keep it safe, for you will allow me to have something so precious that you breathed life into, and I refuse yo let something so valuable fall and shatter, for you never let my heart fail, and so I shall be like you and not let his heart shatter either, but instead, I will lift him up towards you.
In Jesus’ name,