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Welcome to a new series for the month of May! One of the things that I wanted to do this month was to focus on prayer for our future spouses. This may not apply to everyone, but if you desire marriage or believe it is what God has called you to, stay tuned.
If you’re like me I can assure you that God has heard your prayer for a spouse. You want to be married like yesterday, but God in His sovereignty has not opened that door for you just yet. Be encouraged and continue to be faithful to the Lord despite what life offers you, because He’s worth more than a spouse. One part in preparation for your one day spouse includes intercessory prayer.
We want to cover them in multiple areas of life in their now season and get in the habit of praying for them later on in marriage.
This week we’re going to focus on prayer for your future spouse’s friendships.
Friendships are important because you need those connections in fellowship in the body of Christ, accountability as well as that genuine companionship. The Bible says that a brother is born for adversity and a friend loves at all times, so we need friends in our lives to be with us to share memories and to do life with.
When getting to know someone who you want to consider for marriage, consider and pray on these questions: Who are they connected to? Who are they showing themselves responsible to? Who is influencing them? Who did they learn from? Who are they accountable to?
Friends can influence you in good or negative ways, so you can pray and cover their friendships and allow God to show your future spouse who their friends really are. Pray that if they don’t have godly friends around them for the Lord to send them godly friends that could not only hold them accountable to living righteously but to overall become the man or woman that God intended them to be.
We need solid friendships because those are the people you’re going to want to talk to you when you don’t want to talk to your spouse. You want your spouse to have healthy friendships with of the same sex. The guy should have quality brotherhood relationships and the woman should have positive, healthy relationships with other women. Pray for their connection to these people is a purposeful connection and not something based off of taking advantage of one another or anything that’s not of God.
So in your personal prayer time regarding your future spouse, cover them now in their friendships:
- Purposeful connections (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, Proverbs 27:17)
- Friends that they can confide in and be honest with (James 5:16)
- Friends that love them without judgment (Proverbs 17:9, 17)
- Friends who are willing to correct them when they’re in the wrong (Proverbs 27:5-6)
- Friends who are willing to restore them when they’re in the wrong (Galatians 6:1-2)
- Friends who are good influences on them (Proverbs 13:20)
- Friends who bring them closer to Christ (John 15:12-13)
How are you praying for your future spouse? Would you consider praying for their friends?