To Walk in Your Ways
It is so important that if a man is going to lead as a husband, and one day a father, that he is walking in the ways of the Lord. His role is not only to lead but to set an example. He needs to diligently strive for obedience and to live righteously before the Lord daily. He will never be perfect, but as believers it is our hope to live rightly in the eyes of God. With the world’s distratctions and temptations, it is far easier to live a life apart from the Lord. It takes real commitment to be set apart from the world and live the life we were called to live through the power of the Holy Spirit. As we pray for our future husband’s, even if we don’t know them yet, it is so important for us to pray that the Lord would be teaching him even now how important it is that he live obediently to God, and strive to serve him in all that he does.
Dear Heavenly Father-
I pray for my future husband that you would strengthen him and teach him to walk in your ways. I pray that he would love your word and that he would meditate on your precepts day and night. I pray that you would teach him to study and to teach others your word and give him a heart for ministry and for the need for the gospel in others lives. Father I pray that he sees the importance of time on his knees for the needs in his own life as well as that in the lives of others. I pray that you would fill him with joy overflowing and that the goodness of your mercies would fall heavily on him as he is obedient to your word and to your commands as well as to those things that you lay on his heart. I pray that you would teach him that obedience brings joy and that through perseverance in affliction and through obedience will he prosper. Lord, teach him that your ways are above our ways and that even when you call him to obey and act in difficult situations that it will be for his good and your glory. Lord help him to run the race that you have set before him, and help him to finish it with joy and with gladness. Lord bless him richly for his obedience and use him to do mighty things to further your gospel.
I pray that through your word he would learn to walk in your guidance and learn to lead me and our children spiritually as he follows after the example that Christ set. I pray that you would give him discernment and wisdom of how to know what your ways are and that he would seek you first always and his decisions would be based on you and the commands that you have laid before him. I pray that he would carve out time early in the morning just as Christ did to get away and seek you daily. Father I thank you for creating a godly man to love me one day. I pray that you would protect, guide, and grow him as he walks obediently until your perfect time.
In Jesus Name