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There are SO many things you can pray for, though – the ideas are endless! – so I wanted to compile an extensive list of prayers so you’re never at a loss when it comes to praying for your future spouse. This list includes things I pray myself, ideas from others, and Bible verses turned into prayers. Use any of these in your prayer time, or better yet, ask God for specific things to pray for when it comes to your future husband! He knows what that person needs, and he will guide you.
Without further ado, here are 141 prayers for your future husband:
That he’ll have a great day and be filled with joy.
That he will accept God’s free gift of salvation.
That he will live a Christian and die a Christian.
That God will keep him safe and healthy.
That God will protect him physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. That God’s angels will hold him up so he won’t even hurt his foot on a stone (Psalm 91:12).
That he will live a pure life.
That he will run to God and not from him.
That God will call him and anoint him to do what he’s called to do, and that he will passionately and obediently pursue God’s calling for his life.
That he will be patient and kind. That he will not envy, boast, or be proud. That he won’t dishonor others. That he won’t be self-seeking or easily angered, and that he will keep no record of wrongs. That he will not delight in evil but rejoice with the truth. That he will always protect, always trust, always hope, and always persevere (1 Corinthians 13:3-7).
That he will have wisdom, understanding, and discernment.
That he’ll have integrity.
That he’ll be a man of prayer.
That he’ll be a man of his word and of God’s Word.
That he will regularly attend a godly church.
That he will earnestly desire spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 14:1) and grow in them.
That God will prepare him for me and me for him.
That God will remove his heart of stone and give him a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26).
That he will have friends who are godly, wise, and fun to hang out with.
That the Lord would provide him with godly, wise mentors.
That he’ll be hardworking.
That he will be a good dad.
That God will reveal and confirm his identity to me.
That he will have direction and clarity.
That he will be a good steward of his money, time, and resources.
That he will honor his father and mother (Exodus 20:12).
That he will be honest and trustworthy.
That nothing will separate him from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39).
That he will be obedient and not rebellious.
That whatever he does, he will work at it with all his heart, as though he is working for the Lord and not for people (Colossians 3:23).
That he will reap a harvest and not give up (Galatians 6:9-10).
That he will be strong and courageous. That the Lord will go with him wherever he goes (Joshua 1:9).
That he will have hope, and that he will hold unswervingly to the hope he professes (Hebrews 10:23).
That he will pursue me.
That he will draw near to God and that God will draw near to him (James 4:8).
That he will know that all things are possible with God (Matthew 19:26).
That he’ll be both attracted to me and attractive to me.
That we’ll complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
That he will guard his heart (Proverbs 4:23).
That he will be a good provider.
That he will remain steadfast under trial (James 1:12).
That we’ll have shared values and political views.
That he will be surrendered to God’s will.
That he will train up his children in the way they should go, so they do not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).
That he will not depart from the way his parents have trained him up [if he was raised in a Christian home] (Proverbs 22:6).
That we’ll have chemistry.
That he will rejoice in the Lord (Habakkuk 3:18).
That God will show me how to love him and show him how to love me.
That he will be faithful to me, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, and able to teach. That he will not give in to drunkenness, that he will not be violent but gentle, and that he will not be quarrelsome or a lover of money. That he will manage his family well and see that his children obey him, and that he will do so in a manner worthy of full respect (1 Timothy 3:2-4).
That his family will love and accept me.
That my family will love and accept him.
That he will humble himself and pray and seek God’s face and turn from any wicked ways, and that God will hear from heaven, and forgive his sins and heal his land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
That we’ll enjoy each other’s company and be able to laugh together.
That he will fear no evil (Psalm 23:4).
That God will bless and favor him.
That he will not be ashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16).
That he’ll live a life worthy of the calling he has received. That he will be completely humble and gentle; patient, bearing with others in love (Ephesians 4:1-2).
That he will know himself and be confident in his identity.
That he will bless and not curse (Romans 12:14).
That he will do the good works that God prepared in advance for him to do (Ephesians 2:10).
That he will be a leader.
That he will love his enemies and pray for those who persecute him (Matthew 5:44).
That he will be the man of God he’s created to be.
That he will keep the Lord’s commandments (John 14:21).
That he will grow in the fruits of the spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22).
That God will prepare a table before him in the presence of his enemies (Psalm 23:5).
That he will know the truth, and that the truth will set him free (John 8:32).
That he will tithe (Malachi 3:10).
That he’ll be respectful and chivalrous.
That he will know and recognize God’s voice.
That he will dream dreams and see visions (Acts 2:17).
That he will wait upon the Lord (Isaiah 40:31).
That he and his family will be close to each other and to God.
That the eyes of his heart may be enlightened. (Ephesians 1:18)
That he will sow generously and reap generously (2 Corinthians 9:6).
That he will not be jealous. That he will rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15).
That he will not worry about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34).
That he will love me as Christ loved the church. (Ephesians 5:25)
That he will trust the Lord at all times (Psalm 62:8).
That he will believe and not doubt (James 1:6).
That we will show forgiveness to each other.
That he will think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8).
That he will be ready and able to commit.
That he will keep his commitments.
That he will love the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind and strength and that he will love his neighbor as himself (Mark 12:30-31).
That he will be a man of character.
That he will not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but that he will be transformed by the renewal of his mind (Romans 12:2).
That he will not lose heart (2 Corinthians 4:16).
That Christ will strengthen him (Isaiah 41:10).
That God will keep him out of wrong relationships.
That God will rescue him from oppression and violence (Psalm 72:14).
That he will surround himself with godly influences.
That he will not imitate evil but imitate good (3 John 1:11).
That he’ll put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:11).
That he will let his light shine before men, that they may see his good works and glorify the Father in heaven (Matthew 5:6).
That no unwholesome talk will come out of his mouth but only what is helpful for building others up (Ephesians 4:29).
That he will make wise choices.
That he will commit his plans to the Lord, and that they will succeed (Proverbs 16:3).
That he will hide God’s word in his heart, that he might not sin against the Lord (Psalm 119:11).
That he will worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).
That he will not judge, that he not be judged (Matthew 7:1-2).
That he and I will communicate in a healthy way.
That he will refrain from anger and turn from wrath (Psalm 37:8).
That his mission and purpose will line up with mine.
That he will not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the company of mockers, but that he will delight in the law of the Lord and meditate on it day and night (Psalm 1:1-2).
That he will not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present his requests to God, and that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard his heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
That he will have a job he LOVES.
That he will have clean hands and a pure heart (Psalm 24:4).
That God will be his refuge and fortress (Psalm 91:2).
That he will walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which he has been called (Ephesians 4:1).
That God will bring him into my life at the right time.
That he will not have a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
That he will not covet (Exodus 20:17).
That he will remember the Sabbath and keep it holy (Exodus 20:8).
That he will be in the world but not of it (John 17:14-15).
That God will show me how to pray for him.
That he will set aside every weight and sin, and run with endurance the race that is set before him (Hebrews 12:1).
That he will have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
That he will be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing his labor is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).
That our dreams and goals for the future will align.
That he will not boast in his wisdom, strength, or riches, but that he will boast in the Lord (Jeremiah 20:23-24).
That he will be like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. That whatever he does will prosper (Psalm 1:3).
That he will bring joy and not grief to his parents (Proverbs 10:1).
That he will confess his sins and that God will be faithful and just to forgive his sins and cleanse him from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
That he will not get drunk with wine but be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18).
That he will be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry (James 1:19).
That God will uphold him with his right hand (Isaiah 41:10).
That he will not love the world or anything in the world (1 John 2:15).
That he will not fall into temptation (Luke 22:40).
That he will be found faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2).
That he won’t compromise or settle for anything less than God’s best.
That God will rejoice over him with gladness, quiet him with his love, and exult over him with loud singing (Zephaniah 3:17).
That the words of his mouth and the meditation of his heart will be found pleasing in the Lord’s sight (Psalm 19:14).
That he will be more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37).
That he will know how much God loves him (John 3:16).
That he will hunger and thirst for righteousness (Matthew 5:6).
That he will live and not die and declare the works of the Lord (Psalm 118:17).
That he will be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28).
That God will work all things for his good (Romans 8:28).
That God will supply his every need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
That he will have life and life abundantly (John 10:10).
That goodness and mercy will follow him all the days of his life and that he will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (Psalm 23:6).
Just to clarify, this is a prayer list, not The
List. These things don’t qualify or disqualify someone as a spouse. Lord knows I
don’t always measure up to the above standards! But I also know that prayer is
powerful so, if you pray the above list over your future husband…well, you
might just get exactly what you’re asking for! 😉
Hey! I'm Brianna and I'm a millennial. I'm also a reader, writer, God-lover, introvert, and recovering perfectionist. ☺️
I want to inspire millennials to retain their morality, hope, and faith as they transition into adulthood and full-fledged "adult."