A prayer for our son's future wife
and for our daughter's future husband
Before the foundation of the earth, you chose ____________ to be holy and without blemish...perfect in your eyes. Out of your love, you decided to offer to ____________ the opportunity to be adopted as a child of God through the work of Jesus Christ. This pleases you to offer ___________such an awesome gift. You have shown grace to __________ which is freely given. _________has been redeemed through the blood of Jesus, and has received forgiveness for missing the mark because of the overwhelming richness of your grace which you lavished on _________with all wisdom and understanding.
Thank you Father that you have made known to _________ your will. Thank you for marking ___________with the seal...the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing _________ inheritance. ___________ is your workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. May ___________always remember that you are ________peace. You are the cornerstone in __________life.
I pray __________lives a life of Godly love, that___________does not walk in bitterness, rage, anger or un-forgiveness, but walks in the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self control. I pray_________is an imitator of you. Thank you that _______ flees sexual immorality and any kind of impurity, greed or idolatry. Thank you that ________ craves your Word and craves following your direction. I pray that ________has nothing to do with the deeds of darkness which never produces any fruit. I pray that_______refuses to get drunk, but instead is filled with the Holy Spirit.
I pray_______will be a good mate to our child, loving the way you love us and that as children are born, that ________will wisely love and direct them as well. I pray that ________will be strong in you and in your power and will daily put on your full armour. I pray that when_______opens ______ mouth that your wisdom and your words will be made known to others because________is your fearless ambassador.
I pray that a hedge of protection be placed around _______ like the Shepard places around the sheep to keep them safe. I pray that _______is blessed everywhere ________goes and in everything _______ does and that ________will honor you with time, money and talent, giving all the glory to you.
These things I speak in agreement with your word.
(excerpts from the Book of Ephesians)