July 16: “Praying for Your Future In-Laws”

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

1 Chronicles 22:1–23:32
Romans 3:9-31
Psalm 12:1-8
Proverbs 19:13-14

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Proverbs 19:14 (CSB) “A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

One habit I have engaged in since my boys were born has been praying for their future wives. When I first started, my boys were so young that I suspected that my future daughters-in-law might not even be born yet. So, I prayed for their parents.

I realize that if each of my boys are to be blessed with a wonderful wife, it will be because she is “from the Lord.”

So, parents and grandparents, pray for your child’s future spouse.

Need some help in knowing what to pray? Here are some ideas…

  • Pray that their parents will raise them up in a godly home. Or, if not a godly home, then that your future -in-law will learn to love and trust the Lord in whatever setting they are in.
  • Pray for them to be saved at an early age.
  • Pray for them to find a healthy church in which they can grow and serve.
  • Pray for them to guard their heart from all of the world’s temptations.
  • Pray for them to desire a godly spouse.
  • Etc., etc., etc.

When the day comes for each of my sons to get married, I’m looking forward to pulling each of my new daughters-in-law aside to tell them: “I’ve been praying for you for years.”

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

2 thoughts on “July 16: “Praying for Your Future In-Laws”

  1. That’s”omething I did as well for our children for many years before they were married. Now I pray for the future husband of our granddaughter, Ryleigh Sue. I’m reminded also of lyrics from the Wayne Watson song “Somewhere in the World'” :[“Somewhere in the world tonight
    Before she reaches to turn out the light
    She’ll be prayin’ from a tender heart
    A simple prayer that’s a work of art
    And I don’t even know her name
    But I’m prayin’ for her just the same
    That the Lord will write His name upon her heart
    ‘Cause somewhere in the course of this life
    A little boy will need a godly wife
    So hold on to Jesus, baby wherever you are
    Somewhere in the world out there
    That little girl’s learnin’ how to care
    She’s pickin’ up her mama’s charms
    Or maybe swingin’ around in her daddy’s arms….]
    Can’t tell I started off as a music major can you? 😁. Thanks again for sharing such Godly principles and example for us as our shepherd and servant leader Bro Matt.

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