I believe it’s important to pray for our children’s future spouses. When our children were six and four, I began keeping a prayer journal.
In the beginning of the journal I had a page entitled: “My heart’s deepest desires for my husband.” I had a similar page for both of our children. There were even separate pages for the kids’ future spouses! The requests I listed were similar but also different, because the kids are different.
When our daughter was 22 she told me she had met “the one.” I brought out my old prayer journal and we looked at the list of prayer requests for her future husband. God had answered each one, over and above what I’d asked. Indeed, he was the one. The same thing happened with our son. How faithful is our God!
One thing on the list that I wanted for both our children and their mates, was that God would give them the gift of hospitality—that God would place in their hearts a desire to open their homes for God’s use.
Even though our daughter and her husband have a large family, they still host a weekly couple’s Bible study in their home. They host frequent dinners for friends and missionaries.
Likewise, our son and his wife do the same! Busy young people opening their homes for the Lord and modeling hospitality for their children.
Thank You, God, for what You are doing. I am amazed that You continue to answer my prayers from that old prayer journal. Thank You for Your faithfulness.
- The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
- If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22
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