Each day, Mike and I pray for our children ... for their development, health and happiness. As we think to the future and what it may bring, we include their marriages in the list of hopes and dreams that we have for them. Just as we pray for our own relationship and growth with one another, we also pray for each of our children and the people that they will one day marry. Here is why we pray for our children's future spouses.
We Pray for Their Family Relationships
Children are products of their environments. Mike and I work to ensure that our children are growing up in a happy, loving home. Our hope is that our kids' future spouses are having that same experience; that their home lives are full of laughter and love, security and strength ... empowering them to create the same one day for their families. By praying for that kind of life for our children’s future spouses, we are asking God to provide them a solid foundation that will lead to a lifetime of love and ultimately a strong marriage.
We Pray for Their Education
We pray that each of our children’s future spouses is receiving a nurturing education. The academic foundation that they are setting now will help to foster their interests and talents and will make them successful one day in the working world. Just as we are working to develop our children's work ethics, we hope that each of our children's future spouses' families are doing the same. By asking God to watch over their educational upbringings, we are asking Him to help set the building blocks that will make for successful lives in adulthood.