Even before I ever knew him, I prayed for him. I prayed that he would be a man of integrity, great character, love, strength, faith, and the list goes on. I prayed that my will would align with God's will and that he would send me not only the man that I wanted but the man that I needed. At the time, this man was nowhere in sight. Not even a glimmer of a sign of him when I prayed for him but I petitioned the Lord on his behalf. In one sense, I prayed for him because whenever he met me, he would have something on his hands dealing with me haha but on the other hand, I prayed for him because he needed me to. If he was going to one day be my husband, he needed the strength of the Lord to be able to be the head of our household.
In June 2011, I met a man but not just any man. It was the man that I had been praying for. The more I got to know him, the more I realized that he was the manifestation of the prayers I had lifted up to God. I realized as I went back to that list I prayed for of the characteristics that my future mate would possess, God had answered in such a way that far exceeded my expectations. He went above and beyond what I had asked or could even think to ask and now that this blessing was in my life, I needed to continue to pray. This time when I prayed, I was able to put a face to the man I was praying for. I prayed for his heart, his future, his strength, his protection. There was nothing better that I could do but to pray for this man I had grown to love.
In May 2014, the man I prayed for even before I knew who he was and the man I had grown to know and love and continue to pray for, proposed. Now, I REALLY needed to pray for him. This was the man that would be my husband, the head of my household, my protector, and my partner in life. This was such a big task for one person and as he prepared to move into this new role, he needed prayer. So, I prayed for him. I prayed that God would prepare him to be my husband and that he would be a husband that loved God first and me second. I prayed that God would give him the ability and strength to take on the hefty task of being the head of our household.
On April 25, 2015, I married the man that I had been praying for over the last more than 4 years. He had now stepped into his new role of being my husband, head of our household, my protector, and partner in life. Praying for him had now become essential for him to understand his new role and to sustain him as he learned to be a husband. It's been almost two years and he's still learning everyday to be a husband as I am a wife. I pray now for his wisdom in leading our household, for continued strength, for his goals, for his relationship with the Lord, for his patience in loving me even when it's hard, and for his protection. I've come to realize that I can't entrust every other area of my life to God through prayer and not entrust one of the most important gifts he's given me, my husband. He needs my prayers and it's one of the most important ways to show him that I love him and am grateful to God for him.
Do you pray for him?
Whether you are married or as single as a pringle, pray for him. He needs you to. Entrust his heart, goals, wisdom, protection, leadership, and strength to the Lord. God will hear you and answer your prayer.
Love, peace, and sole!