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For Your Future Spouse

Father, I seek first Your Kingdom and Your righteousness, and all things shall be mine as well. I know that You love me and that I can trust Your Word as expressed in Your Son, Jesus Christ: For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature]. And I am in Him, made full and have come to the fullness of life [in Christ I, too, am filled with the Godhead—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—and reach full spiritual stature]. And Christ is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power]. Because of Jesus, I am complete; He is my Lord.

I come before You, Father, desiring a Christian mate. I petition that Your will be done in my life, and I enter into Your blessed rest by adhering to, trusting in, and relying on You.

Father, You desire that I live a life free from care, that I should be content and satisfied in every situation that I am in, and that I should not be anxious or worried about anything. You have said that if I am willing and obedient to Your Word, You will give me the desires of my heart. It is my desire that someday I will be married to the person You have chosen for me.

I pray for him/her. Father, especially help him/her to grow in love, Your kind of love. A friend loves at all times, and I desire for my spouse to be my very best friend. I desire that my spouse be a person who shares the same love that I have for You, someone who will be one in spirit and purpose with me.

I ask You to send mature men and women into our lives to give us good, godly counsel and to teach us how we should love each other and care for our family. Teach us both what You expect husbands and wives to do and how we ought to behave toward each other. Reveal to our hearts Your Word concerning the marriage relationship and correct any wrong thinking in our lives. Grant us knowledge through godly people, books, tapes, and preaching that will give us understanding concerning relationships, so that we can avoid damaging the relationship You desire for us.

Father, I trust You to lead me and guide me by Your Holy Spirit so that when Your perfect time is right, I will have the wisdom, discretion, and discernment to know that my choice and Yours are the same for my life-mate. I am secure with the mind and the spirit that You have given me to make this decision.

I pray that the eyes of my future spouse’s understanding will be opened so that he/she will have complete knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. I pray that he/she will live a life that is worthy of You, Lord, and pleasing to You in every way. Thank You that he/she will always be involved in doing good deeds, and have a strong, growing relationship with You. I pray that our commitment to each other will continually grow as we draw closer to You.

In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Scripture References:
Matthew 6:33 rsv Psalm 37:4,5
Colossians 2:9,10 amp Proverbs 17:17
Colossians 2:10 nkjv Philippians 2:2-7
Matthew 6:10 Ephesians 5:22-25
Hebrews 4:3,10 amp Psalm 130:5
Philippians 4:6,11 amp Genesis 2:18-24
Isaiah 1:19 Colossians 1:9,10

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