Friday, November 21, 2008

Praying for my beloved...

I've been in the habit, for some time now, praying for my future husband! I'd been told to do this years ago, but for some reason, it always never came to be. After recently joining a group challenge of "praying for my beloved", its been...the most special part of my prayer life.

I realized that, short and simple, its all about TRUST. I'm trusting God that he will bring me my future husband in His timing.

"He has made everything beautiful in its time" Ecclesiastes 3:11a

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven" Ecclesiastes 3:1

Putting my complete trust in the Lord, leaving all my cares and desires in His hands, has brought the most beautiful contentment in the area of marriage that I've ever felt.

"Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart" Psalm 37:4

Just taking a few moments of prayer has strengthened a different cord, and its almost as if I can feel him praying for me as well.

For those who are praying for your future beloveds as well, when did you start? Is your prayer life different? If you've met and married your beloved whom you prayed for, I'd love to hear about it! Please feel free to leave any comments you may have on this subject! :)


20 comments:

Clara Van Nattan said...

My husband's family started praying for me some 20 years ago, only they didn't know it would be me of course, until Daniel and I met and fell in love. It is a priviledge and very humbling to know that I have been prayed for for so many years! I personally prayed for my husband on and off for a few years before we married, but I had not even thought of doing that until just a few years ago - I guess my parents never thought of it either! But I really mostly wanted to mention how richly blessed I feel to know that I was prayed for for most of my life! It's an incredible thought, and really beautiful!

R.J. said...

That is a very good habit! I pray for my future husband as well. (Though not as much as I should I need to work on that) :O

Enjoy your day!
Blessings,
R.J.
www.virtuousgirlhood.com

Elena said...

Hello Mia! I've been following your blog and have made "Mental Comments" many times but your comment on my blog persuaded me that I really should make a real comment!
First I just want to say that in reading your blog I find that we have many things in common and it's been interesting and fun to read your posts!
I have been praying for my future husband as well! And for the past three years I have been writing letters to "him" that I keep in a box in my hope chest. Some of the letters are pretty silly but I know that one day it will be meaningful for him and Me too!

I look forward to reading your future posts and how the Lord will answer your prayers!

Your friend,

Elena

Anonymous said...

I'm 16 years old, and I've been praying for my future husband since my best friend inspired me to do it about half a year ago! I'm in Texas and she's in Illinois and we're both waiting patiently for the man God has for us. When I pray for my man, I feel peace inside. I know God is preparing me for him and him for me. Ü

Vicki said...

Mia, I guess you are just growing up FOR REAL. I knew it but I am seeing so much maturity in you often. I am so proud of you and so thankful to the Lord for where he has brought you spiritually speaking. You keep praying girl, I hope your future husband won't take you off to far. (smile)
Blessings, Mrs.Vicki

Elizabeth said...

Mia,
I started praying for my future husband when I was challenged to do so in August, 1982. Pastor Paul was saved in August, 1982. Coincidence? I think not! I prayed for years that God would "keep me asleep" when it came to boys/men, and He did. Paul was the only one I ever loved, and I KNEW that he was the one God had for me. Prayer works.

Miss Elizabeth

His Handmaiden Laura said...

I prayed for my husband and a few short months later we met, a few months later we were married. Keep praying! God has created you for 1 man and he needs all the prayer he can get. :) Don't forget to keep him in constant prayer once you marry him too! :)
Peace be unto thee,
Laura

Jennifer said...

I just found your blog and loved reading it!! I love all the pictures and such as well!! I too am waiting for my beloved to come along:) I can't wait to be keeper of my own home. Hope you have a blessed weekend and God Bless
Jennifer

SuperAngel said...

Amen! I have been praying for my "Guy" since I was about 14, but just recently been preparing my heart and praying especially hard for him in the last year or so! it is so important and I am glad I have this time to do it for him.
Wonderful thoughts!

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Prayers and Blessings,
Miss Amanda
http://superangelsblog.com

Miss Sarah Jean said...

Hey!! I love meeting other Christians on blogger. I love the way that you have your site set up.
Beautiful!!
That's so true what you said. It is very important for us to pray for the one we are going to marry even when we don't know or have any idea who that someone is.

Thank you for your post!
Blessings in our Lord and Savior!!
~
http://lightingthedarkenedworld.blogspot.com/

McKenzie Elizabeth said...

Hi Mia,

Neat post. My daddy encouraged me to pray for my future husband a couple of years ago. I don't do it everyday, but your post encouraged me to do it more.
My dad prayed for his future wife since he was twelve years old! And what is really neat is that he wanted her to be blonde (I know, pretty shallow!:>) but she is blonde! I guess God does want to give us the desire of our heart! Thanks for posting.
McKenzie

Maria said...

I pray about it every day. I started about a few months ago. I think it's a really good idea for us young women to do this!

4bitts said...

Hello,
I just came by your blog quite by accident. The title drew me in for a closer look. First, I liked to say - what a neat blog. I will make a note to revisit soon. Also, I'd like to add that my mother taught me to pray (and I heard her pray often) for my future husband while I was growing up. How sweet it is to now know the man those prayers were for. Now that we've been married 6 years, I realize how precious those prayers were and still are. We now have a daughter (3) and a son (1) and we already pray for thier future spouses and families. God wants to bless us more than we know. So keep praying for those things and be encouraged that He holds that relationship even now.
Thanks again for such a neat blog.

Jinger

http://bittinger4.blogspot.com

Lisa Gentry said...

Hi Mia,

My name is Lisa Gentry. I found your sight on MacKenzie Maynor's blog sight. I just thought I would let you know thatit is very encouraging to see that there are still young ladies out there that would pray for their future mates! I also have prayed for my future mate since I was very young. I am very blessed to have had the Lord bring that special person into my life!
It is so worth waiting on His best!

Lisa

P.S. I love all your period clothing. I used to do allot of reenacting! I loved making my own clothes and patterns!

Paulina said...

I started praying for my future husband about a year ago and haven't stopped since. It's probably the most special part of my daily prayers. Along with praying for him, I also pray that he will be praying for me too and that God would keep him from falling into temptation.

Down the Lane said...

Mia,
I was about 13 when my parents told me they were praying for my future spouse. I started to do the same. And, at the age of 23, I met him on Oct. 26. In fact, it was the same day that he came to truly know Christ through the hearing of John 14:6. That was 22 years ago, and my husband and I have taught our children to do the same.

Mary said...

Dear Mia,
This post touched my heart! I have been praying for my beloved since the beginning of my junior year (I was 16, I'm now going into senior year and almost 18), right when I started the process of emotionally becoming a woman. It is very comforting and special to love my husband even though I don't know who he is yet. Thank you for this post!
Yours in Christ,
Mary

sola fide said...

Dear Mia
I stumbled upon your blog the other day, i know not how but i could not believe it! Because you remind me of me... and of what i would like to be someday.
Thank you for this blog, for keeping hope alive.
As for praying for my future husband, i began doing that a number of years ago, probably about the time i started writing to him ... perhaps i was 14 or 13. I have yet to meet him, but i think it's so lovely to pray for him while we wait.
Visit me sometime if you're so inclined at :
http://sukumawikii.blogspot.com

Bless !

jmosley2 said...

Hi Mia,
This post also touched my heart. I started praying for my future wife when I was in high school. I have not found her yet, but I know that the LORD has heard my prayer. He when answer them in his timing.
Sometimes I spend a lot of time praying about what she will be like. By that I mean I pray to find a modest, wise woman of virtue and honor, who loves the Lord with all her heart. I grateful for who this one hope has been used by the LORD to keep me near to Him. I have known great strength after coming from the place of prayer.
Sometimes I do wonder what she is doing. I wonder, "is she also praying for me?" I think praying for my future spouse has helped me love her, before I have even know.

Maggie said...

I just found your blog, it is wonderful. Iam the soon to be 40yrs daughter of two depression babies, as you may have guess I was a change of life baby also. I was raise old school to be sure. I Momma was a prayer warroir, I was raise seeing my parents openly in warfare on for GOD, truely awesome lessons learned. None so powerful as the first visit after my first child, Momma said "you have a special blessing, not only have you seem the mighty power of GOD but you hold it too. Doctors have told you, you would not have her since you where 14, and yet here she is. Now it is time to do what every mother knows to do, pray. Pray for her, pray for her grades,health, adventures, husband, children pray for it all. You must pray for all of this each thing, each time, daily. Morning, noon and night. Momma had started praying for her husband, children, their spouses, their children, their children's children at her rebirth as a teenageer. So I have prayed. It started as a child I had a hard time going to sleep and then staying asleep. Momma said "Well GOD wants you to talk to him, so pray." and I would pray and I would be comforted and sleep with sweet dreams. When I did not I would have nightmares, and wake go to Momma and she would pray with me and I would be comforted and sleep. All this to say pray for your beloved, do not stop there pray for your marriage, the storms and vistories, your children. Keeping GOD the center, pray without stopping. Maggie