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Praying for Your Child's Future Mate

Kimberly Wagner

Kimberly Wagner | 06.09.11
Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7

65 comments

The wedding that’s caught my attention this year isn’t the one most people were talking about early last month. I’m focused on one a little closer to home—my son’s. Since the time he was in the womb, we’ve prayed for the woman God had in mind for him and are absolutely delighted with His choice! 

No matter how young or old your child may be, NOW is the time to pray for their future mate. I don’t understand (and please don’t ask me to explain!) what occurs in the spiritual realm when we intercede in prayer and how that affects what’s happening in our lives or others’—but I do know we’ve been given these instructions: 

“Devote yourselves to prayer . . . praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door . . .” (Col. 4:1–3). 

“Pray for one another . . . The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much” (James 5:16). 

With that in mind, I thought I’d share a few things you might consider as you pray for your child’s future mate: 

  • Ask God to open their eyes to the gospel and bring them to salvation at an early age (2 Cor. 4:3–6) 
  • Pray that his/her heart would be completely captivated by the beauty of Christ (Luke 10:39, 42) 
  • Ask God to establish him/her in truth and spiritual discernment (Ephesians 5:6–13; Colossians 1:9–12; 2:8) 
  • Pray for him/her to live the crucified life (Galatians 2:20; Romans 12:1–2) 
  • Pray for him/her to love purity and flee immorality (2 Timothy 2:19–22; Ephesians 5:3–5) 
  • Ask God to surround him/her with means for spiritual training and growth (2 Timothy 1:5; 3:15–17) 
  • Pray for the cultivation of spiritual fruit in his/her life (Galatians 5:16–26) 

In addition to praying for our children and their mates, we need to ask God to work in our own hearts as well. We need Him to prepare us to receive them in loving acceptance as new members of our family. 

How have you seen God answer your prayers for your child’s future mate?

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! As an un-married, twenty-something daughter I love knowing that my parents pray for my future husband. I pray for him too, of course, but knowing that my parents pray for him is a beautiful, wonderful blessing.
    www.hopescribbles.wordpress.com
    posted by Elisabeth Allen
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 7:23 am
  2. I heard this at a True Woman conference in Chicago in 2008 and began praying for our (then) 20 year old daughter's future mate. In the past 3 years, we had seen God "pluck" men from her life, just as I prayed. Now she is dating a man who loves God and is not afraid to share his faith with others. God is faithful! We'll see what God has in store.
    True Woman
    posted by TJ
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 8:16 am
  3. I have been praying for my children's future mates for 24 years. None of them are married yet and I continue to pray. I use some of the verses you mentioned. Nothing better than using God's Word to pray! Thanks for the post.
    www.jodylynne.com
    posted by Jody
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 8:59 am
  4. Thanks for the blog. I know this sounds odd, but I never thought about the fact that whatever your kids age, you need to start now and the many different areas needed for prayer.
    posted by hayley
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 9:42 am
  5. Just remember, that just because you pray for a spouse for your child, doesn't mean God is going to give them a spouse.
    posted by R.
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 9:46 am
  6. In response to the above comment by "R"...

    As a never married 30 year old woman, knowing that my parents pray daily for me (including for a husband, that may or may not be in God's plan for me) is one of the biggest blessings I could ask for.

    My parents can also pray for me as I wait and daily trust my future to the Lord, since they know my struggles intimately.

    And when my heart is heavy with facing a possible lifetime of singleness, they are able to come alongside me, like Arron and Hur did for Moses and lift up my hands and be prayer warriors for me.

    But you're right, it's not a guarantee for a husband, but it sure strengthens our family!
    www.hope-overflowing.blogspot.com
    posted by Katy
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm
  7. For 28 of my 33 years, my parents have actively, intentionally, and in great detail prayed for a godly husband for me. Like Katy, this has been a tremendously painful and difficult period of singleness for me, and their prayers really have supported me. My precious mom chose 30 Scriptures many years ago related to this theme, and prayed each one a different day of the month--all for my future husband's character, godliness, etc.

    And what do you know--a year ago, out of the blue, at the ripe old age of 32, I met and began dating a godly, wonderful man @ my church, and we are nearing engagement. He has the qualities my mom has prayed for all of these years--in great abundance.

    Parents, esp. of older single children, please do pray! I believe God is pleased to answer these heartfelt requests (although of course R. is right--the Lord doesn't always answer our prayers the way we would like Him to... but we are still instructed to bring our desires and petitions before the throne of grace).

    What a legacy of prayer they have left me!
    posted by Carrie
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm
  8. Yes, I started praying for my daughter's husband when she was 12 years old. My daughter married at 19. Not only did God answer my prayers blessing her with a wonderful and godly husband, but looking back to my son in law's life, those prayers went up to the throne of heaven at times when God was doing a work of grace in his heart.

    I did not even now at the time who my future son in law would be, but God knew him and He heard my prayers.

    Now my daughter is expecting a daughter in two more months and I have already started praying for her future husband. It's never too early to call on God for His grace and His mercy.

    Loved the post.. Thank you Kim!
    posted by Laura
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm
  9. Few years ago, while praying for my sons (4 and 5 years old) God showed me that I sould pray for their future wives as well. I do it from time to time, but I should do it more often. My husband and I are amazed how powerful it is to pray for our little children, The devil and the world don´t have mercy for our christian children, so, let´s keep praying for the present and future of our children and their families, because as we do it, we are investing in the Kindom of the Lord, that is, for our goodsake. Love the post!
    posted by Andrea
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm
  10. This is amazing, thank you for encouraging us Mom's to pray for our little's one future mate. I been doing this for my babies age 8 and 3. Pray that the Lord will bring them God fearing future mates.
    posted by Ulu
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm
  11. Thank you, Kim and others for sharing about praying for a future mate. As an older single, I was reminded to pray for my niece and nephew and their future mate. I often pray for the children I teach to make wise choices and to desire a deeper relationship with the Lord.
    Thank you fro sharing.
    posted by Kathryn
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm
  12. I don't think Kim is saying that we should pray for "a spouse" for our children but rather pray for God to bring them a godly spouse if that is His will. We have prayed for our children's future spouse since they were born. Our 27 year old son is getting married to a wonderful young lady who loves the Lord. We are so thankful and humbled by God's grace. And don't forget to pray for your child that he or she will become the kind of godly person that will attract a godly individual. Thank-you, Kim and I am so happy for you and your family!
    posted by Laura
    on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 9:08 pm
  13. I agree with everyone, and especially Laura's statement about praying that our child will become the kind of godly person that will attract a godly individual. My spiritual life experienced a huge renewal and my feelings of purposefulness as a mother multiplied when I became devoted to daily prayer with scriptural references to this topic. Wonderful post!
    posted by Wendy
    on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 11:03 pm
  14. My daughter is 26 years. July 2010, my daughter moved back home from home. After 2-3weeks she ask if she can pick up a guy who she knows that lives in Ohio and basically homeless. I ask my husband and he said no and why I did not listen I donot know? Now I wish I asked. Our daughter is saved and is a Christian, but I know now she been sliding and having it hard. She said she did not want a relationship with ths guy. My daughter and I gained up on my husband and he said yes. Then he said "We need to trust our daughter" She went and picked him up. Now we learn he wanted her. He push our daughter to be his girlfriend and now they like each other a lot. We found out he already got a girl pregnant and his son is 2, I think maybe more? This guy was a leech here. We finally after 8 months told him had 2 months to get out of our house. He left in a week. He did find a job and a car here. Anyway, on May 29, our had a major melt down on our kitchen floor and finally told us, she might be pregnant and this guy is her first. My husband and I both went ito shock. My husband frozed and my shock was so bad I said all the wrong things. And I did apologized later to her. I do love her. We both love her, but this guy is a bozo. We told our we do not want to hear or see this guy. Our daughter found out she is not pregnant but it scared her and promise she wait till she get married. We talked to our pastor after church in his office. You and the Pastor is right.
    Now, it is over a year later. Our daughter says she is not dating this guy, but she still see him. My husband says she wants to get out of our house so bad, that she might run into this guy's arms and that our daughter really believes she will not get another chance to marry someone.
    I need prayers. I do pray she finds someone that God has chosen for her.
    http://www.bcuzhelives.bravehost.com/
    posted by Wanda
    on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 8:00 am
  15. Dear Wanda,

    Please be assured that you and your family are being prayed for by our team. It is challenging to walk the difficult balance of speaking truth, holding an adult child accountable for their actions, and demonstrating love and grace. I pray you will be Spirit-led in your words and actions. May your daughter hunger more deeply for Christ than any other relationship. I pray she sets her affections on Him and am asking Him to accomplish His purposes in her life.

    This blog post might be helpful for your daughter:
    http://www.truewoman.com/?id=1747

    Copy and paste the link in your browser, or you can find it in our archives: July 12, 2011 under the title: How Can I Know God's Will for My Life?

    God knows, He cares, and He will lead you as you look to Him.

    You have our prayers dear sister,
    posted by Kimberly Wagner
    on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 11:07 am
  16. I really loved reading about the mom who chose appropriate Scriptures to ask for a spouse for her daughter. Can you share the prayers with me? I would love to have these as a pray for a spouse for my older daughter. Thank you.
    posted by Meg Waite
    on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm
  17. I have been praying for my daughters futures for years. Our prayers have been answered, they are wonderful girls who live for God. Recently I have been praying for their future spouses if that is God's will. Just the other day I had an interesting thought, the mothers of sons may be praying for a special woman for their son, and that woman may be one of my daughters. This was an eye opening and comforting thought for me!
    posted by Micky
    on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:36 am
  18. My boys are grown. One has been married with a child that lives with me. They have had drug problems but are trying to get it together but because of their past they have not had any Godly women interested in them or maybe it is the other way. They have been going to church with me and working on themselves. I believe with the right woman they will rise to be a man of God and live up to their potential. For some reason this morning I just googled this and found this site. Please pray for my sons to find a woman who loves God nd will love them and for my oldest to find one to love his son.
    posted by Connie goodpaster
    on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 1:20 pm
  19. @Connie...We join you in prayer for your sons. We pray as they dedicate themselves to the Lord and His ways, He will enter in and lead them in paths of righteousness and give them every good thing. "For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold
    from those who walk uprightly." (Psalm 84:11) We are grateful for the privilege to join you in prayer (Gal. 6:2). Grace and peace to you, Connie.
    posted by Sarah, with the TW Team
    on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm
  20. Hi there

    Where did I go wrong....I'm a 45 yo single mom who raised my children myself. I have always prayed that my children marry the right Godly spouses but my son, 26 got married in August this year to someone who is everything but God and pleasant. I decided to walk in love but she strifes, sulks when things dont go her way and is very devious and mean. My son broke off the engagement and said he was relieved its over but then two days later she moved back and the wedding took place. I have chosen not to interfere at all and just be there if they ever need me. She is very adamant not to include me or try bond with me. I find this so hard because all I want is a good peaceable relationship.
    posted by Mandy
    on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 8:51 am
  21. Mandy,

    You may have not done anything wrong at all, Mandy. It sounds like you are suffering because of the choices of your son and the pain your new daughter-in-law’s has experienced in her life. She may see you as “competition” for her new husband’s affections. Check out a past blog on the relationship between mothers and daughter-in-laws: http://www.truewoman.com/?id=1714

    You are doing the right thing to choose to respond to her in love regardless of her treatment of you or her actions towards you. Romans 12:9-21 gives some clear guidelines of how to respond to others – even when they don’t respond to you in the way they should. I encourage you to mediate on this or even memorize it as you seek to love on someone who may not want to be loved or even know how to receive true love.

    In addition to reaching out to her in love, I encourage you to commit to pray for her each and every day. While you cannot change her heart or her attitudes, you can impact her life by taking her to the One who can change her from the inside out. Hang in there, Mandy! Whether or not she ever responds to your love, you are right to shower her with it. As you do so, you are demonstrating God’s love to her. I’m praying for you!

    Serving Him,
    Lorree
    posted by Lorree, with the TW Team
    on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm
  22. Hi Lorree

    Thank you so much for your reply. It is so tough as Ihave never come across someone like this before. I will meditate the scripture you gave committ to pray for her daily. I knowI shouldnt "toil" so much and rest in God but I feel very wrestless about her ever since I was introduced to her and I just can not seem to discern and this is the first for me. Iwill also have a look at the link you provided. Once again thank you so much, really appreciate it.
    Blessings
    Mandy
    posted by Mandy
    on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:06 am
  23. Please help me to pray for my daughter that our loving Lord will give her a godly husband as soon as possible. I've been praying this request since she was 16 and now she is 34 yrs old.I am lifting up to our Lord this request of mine for He is my only hope.
    Thank you!
    posted by Yolanda Alinan
    on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:17 am
  24. My daughter is in a relationship with a guy that has caused so much division in our family. All her life she has been obedient and honest but when she started dating this guy she started lying and being very disrespectful. I tried to get to know him and accept him for her and my relationship with her got better but he and I had a blow up and he was extremely disrespectful to me to the point where everyone who witnessed the incident was shocked that he spoke to me that way and she didn't do anything about it. I see a lot that is morally wrong with her relationship but she doesn't see it so I just stay completely out of the situation. I don't ask her anything about him. He does not speak when I see him so I just leave him alone. I have been praying that God will work the situation out but I really do not want her with him. lately she makes comments about him reading his Bible everyday and them praying together and him going to church and going up for prayer. However, he still will not speak and tries to get her to lie to us. I am not sure what I should be praying for. I pray for that God will open her eyes and give her discernment. I pray that she will have a closer walk with God. I pray that God will give her a godly husband. What should my prayer be?
    posted by Beth
    on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm
  25. @Yolanda...Thank you for giving us opportunity to join you in prayer for the deep desires of your heart. "Heavenly Father...We pray you will hear the prayers of this mother's heart for her daughter. Father we pray you will give her a peace that passes all understanding as she waits on You to act in her daughter's life. Lord, please speak words of wisdom and grace over Yolanda and her daughter. They are trusting in You."

    I pray the Lord will give you the desires of your heart according to His gracious will.
    posted by Sarah, with the TW Team
    on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm
  26. @Beth...what heartbreak! I know you desire so much more for your daughter and your family. You are wise to take the situation to prayer. Do not let up--There is no situation/no relationship beyond that which God can step in and work His purposes. So, don't give up in prayer! "Beat down the doors of Heaven" as an old evangelist would say, until you see God work. You are praying right and good--that God will open her eyes and give her discernment, that she will have a closer walk with God, that God will give her a godly husband. Pray specific prayers for the day--that God will cause her to see the Word of God that day and realize truth--that God will cause her to realize anew the love her family has for her--that God will help her to see through the "things" this young man "does" like read his Bible, pray, etc. to see a right view of his heart--that God will make it evident his way of separating his actions toward her parents and family, with "spiritual" actions.

    Consider John Piper's son's article "12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child". (http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/taste-see-articles/12-ways-to-love-your-wayward-child) Here is his leading paragraph: "Many parents are brokenhearted and completely baffled by their unbelieving son or daughter. They have no clue why the child they raised well is making such awful, destructive decisions. I’ve never been one of these parents, but I have been one of these sons. Reflecting back on that experience, I offer these suggestions to help you reach out to your wayward child." Your daughter may not fit the category of "unbelieving" but perhaps the words of wisdom in how to respond to her and her boyfriend would be of help.

    I am praying for you as I type this and find my heart crying out to God for the life of your family and the future of your sweet daughter. May God bring her safely back into the fold where she is herself and not drawn away by one who would divide
    posted by Sarah, with the TW Team
    on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm
  27. Please pray for my daughter to find her soulmate if that is God's will. She has been very discouraged lately because she is afraid that she will be alone for the rest of her life. She is
    beautiful, smart,kind, funny, and a wonderful teacher, but she is very tall and shy with men. Please grant her the courage and wisdom to believe in herself as the extraordinary women that she has become. I would appreciate your prayers.
    True Women
    posted by Cat
    on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 9:19 pm
  28. Hello Cat,

    The team here will join you in prayer that God will encourage your daughter in living out her womanhood for His glory. You and she might also find it helpful to listen to the series on Singleness that Revive Our Hearts recorded with Carolyn McCulley:

    https://www.reviveourhearts.com/radio/revive-our-hearts/singles-and-loneliness/

    She also has an excellent book on this topic which is available at the Revive Our Hearts store (click on the website below). The title is: "Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye?"

    Waiting in a period of singleness can be so difficult, but also it can be a season filled with fruitfulness. I'm praying that your daughter will find her sense of worth through her relationship with Christ and recognize her value to Him. May He provide her with contentment in this journey and be her all in all.

    May God fill you with understanding in the specifics of how to pray for your daughter . . . thankfully we serve a God who sees, knows, and cares. So many times it is difficult to see how He is working, but His faithfulness never ceases to amaze me!

    His truth is what sustains us when we are walking through the darkest of nights:

    "The Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations." (Psalm 100:5)

    The team here is praying for you both!
    posted by Kimberly Wagner
    on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:39 am
  29. My family needs prayers

    My daughter is beautiful, talented, educated and ambitious. She is the light of our family, but she is also very willful. We have great dreams and hopes for her, but recently she has announced that she's in love, and living with, a man who is still married, has no education or skills and spent 2 years in prison for making and selling drugs. His 2 children were taken from him. He claims to be reformed, but I can see only destruction for my daughter. My husband, my son and I cannot sleep, we cry and pray all the time. I have learned that many other parents are suffering similar griefs. I pray for them too. I believe God will bring her home, but in the meantime the pain is almost unbearable.
    posted by Bobbie Trotter
    on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm
  30. Hello Bobbie ~

    I am so sorry. Although I've not experienced what you described, I do know the heartache of watching a child make destructive choices--there is no greater pain for a parent. I assure you that the team here is printing off your request and we will be praying.

    Let me pray for you now, and I hope others who read this will join me:

    Almighty, God and Father, please give Bobbie and her husband the assurance that You hear their cries, that You see and know all that is happening and that You care and are at work. Please bring Your truth to bear fruit in this situation. Please confront Bobbie's daughter with her sin and open her eyes to the destructive path she's chosen.

    Heavenly Father, I'm asking You to bring truth-speakers into her life who will warn her, love her, and graciously provide wisdom and counsel. Give Bobbie and her husband discernment from You to know when to speak and what to say. Allow them to walk that fine line of demonstrating love without enabling their daughter in her sin, of speaking truth without falling prey to the enemy's form of condemnation, to love her well, but to love her by communicating the truth in winsome ways.

    Fill Bobbie's daughter with a fresh vision of You that will cause her to fall in love with You and desire to follow You more than she desires to have her own way. Give her a holy fear of You that will produce wisdom. Open her eyes to the true state she is in, just as You did with the prodigal son in Luke 15.

    Holy Spirit, please bring Bobbie's daughter to our hearts and minds at critical times when we need to intercede for her. And while we wait for Your deliverance, please fill her parents and brother with courage and a greater dependency on You. Let this be a true faith marker in their lives where they experience you doing exceeding abundantly more than they could ask or think, according to Your power (Eph. 3:20--21).

    We ask this in Your name, Lord Jesus.

    We are praying ~
    posted by Kimberly Wagner
    on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm
  31. Please pray for our daughter

    Our daughter has been in a relationship with this guy for the past year, she's 19 his 24. From the beginning my husband did not like this guy because he thought this guy was too old for our daughter. Before they went on their second date my husband and I say down and had a long conversation with him. We explained to him our concern about their age difference and that we don't let her stay out late and that she needs to focus on her education. He agreed with everythin we said and told us not to worry he would respect our wishes. one month pass by and she starts driving over to his house every Saturday a coming home by 11 she states they are never alone but I found out that she ended up loosing her virginity to him and my husband found out and was furious. A month after all that happened my husband has calmed down the boyfriend came over to talk to us and apologize for everything and said that she would not be going to his house again that they would not being doing that again, of course my husband did not believe him and ever since then he doesn't talk to him or acknowledge him at all. We feel that he doesn't respect her or care for her and takes advantage of her being naive and young . They are still together now and she continues to go to his house every Saturday. My daughter and husband do not have a good relationship they hardly communicate, he feels everything she tells him is a lie so he just doesn't want to know. I'm stuck in the middle. I know that she could of meet a better guy that would not take her for granted and would respect our rules. I pray that God opens her eyes to see the real man he is and I also pray for God to give my husband some peace I also pray that if this is not the right guy for her that he just goes away. I don't know what else to do.
    posted by Cheryl
    on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm
  32. Dear Cheryl,

    I am so sorry. Although I've not experienced what you described, I do know the heartache of watching a child make destructive choices--there is no greater pain for a parent. I assure you that the team here is printing off your request and we will be praying.

    I hope you will read Sarah's response to Beth a few comments above yours. She provides the link to an excellent article by John Piper's son that I hope you (and your husband) will read:

    "12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child". (http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/taste-see-articles/12-ways-to-love-your-wayward-child)

    Here is his leading paragraph: "Many parents are brokenhearted and completely baffled by their unbelieving son or daughter. They have no clue why the child they raised well is making such awful, destructive decisions. I’ve never been one of these parents, but I have been one of these sons. Reflecting back on that experience, I offer these suggestions to help you reach out to your wayward child." Your daughter may not fit the category of "unbelieving" but perhaps the words of wisdom in how to respond to her and her boyfriend would be of help.

    Our team has printed off your prayer request and will be interceding for you and your daughter. May you see God move in ways beyond what we could ask or think (Eph. 3:20).
    posted by Kimberly Wagner
    on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm
  33. My son is 21 and is engaged to a girl that is 24 and has a 3 yr old daughter. She was going through a divorce when they met. They have been dating for almost 2 years. She seemed to be a sweet girl. My son also has a daughter that is 2, she turns 3 on his birhtday. (He had a 1 night stand and got this girl pregnant. This was a very bad situation. We had to do a DNA test to make sure he was the father because there were other possibilities.) Before he met this girl, he was all about his daughter, very respectful, always helpful. After he met her her he quit coming to visit us, never calls unless they need something. They fight all the time. She will not do anything with our family. Any time we have family gatherings, they say they will be there and when the time comes, they don't show or send a text saying they can't make it. She will not get a job. My son is working all the time trying to provide for them. They are both extremely jealous.
    The worst part, he gave up his Parental rights to his daughter. We don't get to see her anymore. My heart is not only broken for my son but also for my Granddaughter who I will never see. HE is completely blinded and plans to marry this girl very soon.

    I have tried to love this girl. I have tried really hard. I pray for her and my son daily. She is controlling and treats my son like he is a child. She scolds him in front of people and he is so nervous when we are all together. I have had to leave their home because of the way she treats him, so that I would not say anything I shouldn't. Her mother and her brother have told my son that he needs to RUN away from her. Her mother has told me it would be the best thing my son did, if he left her. Another issue is that she suposively has a medical issue and has to take prescription pain pills. She has been on these pills as long as i've known her. She is beginning to take more than she is prescribed. This is not a healthy relationship but my son is determined that he wants to marry her, that she will change.

    I have been praying for my son's eyes to be open and that God will remove this girl if she is not who He has for my son. I pray that my son will desire to know the Lord and live according to His plan. I pray that this young lady will receive Christ and that they both be freed of the spirit jealousy, control, and dependency. I pray this door be closed and that the chains be broken and my son will over come this.

    I ask you to pray with us. Not only for my son but for this young lady who desperately needs God in her life.
    posted by Kathey
    on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 9:52 am
  34. @Kathey...Wow...how heartbreaking; so many circumstances of hurt and pain. Our hearts go out to you. Be assured that our Prayer Team has prayed with you and for you. We pray God will intervene and bring your son to his senses. This we can be sure of--it is not anything too hard for our God. He can work; He can do more than we could think or ask. "Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You" (Jer. 32:17) And God answers, “Look, I am Yahweh, the God of all flesh. Is anything too difficult for Me?" (Jer. 32:27) So we pray, entrusting every circumstance to the great and gracious Savior.

    I wonder if the outlook John Piper's son speaks about might be helpful even in your situation. Remember your role is to live out the Gospel, to exhibit the love and grace of Christ that He might draw your son (and his friends) to Himself. See it here: "12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child". (http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/taste-see-articles/12-ways-to-love-your-wayward-child).

    God has an answer, Kathey. Don't give up; don't give in to hopelessness or despair. "There is no one like God, O Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in "His majesty." (Deut. 33:26) Praying for you this night!
    posted by
    on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:46 pm
  35. My daughter as 2 children, she loves and supports them, a devoted mother. When she was 17 her life took a disastrous turn when she began running with the wrong crowd. Now her most recent relationship ended 6 months ago and she has been doing great even though there are custody struggles.

    Recently she began dating a Godly young man however her ex has hinted at a reconciliation. Please pray that God's will be done. That the holy spirit fill her with wisdom and discernment to resist temptation, make wise Godly decisions for their future. I pray that she be able to demonstrate a 1 corinthians 13 love and any unspiritual and unloving relationships be shutdown for her. Thanks for the prayers.
    Lollys mom
    posted by Belinda
    on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:13 pm
  36. @Lolly's mom...What precious prayers you are praying for your daughter and grandchildren. I join you in those prayers tonight, and our Prayer Team will join you in prayer, that God will indeed give your daughter wisdom and understanding in her relationships. "We are asking that [she] may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that [she] may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God." (Col. 1:9-10) God bless you!
    posted by Sarah, with the TW Team
    on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:49 pm
  37. My daughter is 22 years old, for 2 years she was dating this older man. My husband and I hate this man because he was too old for her and he had no manners and he was going through a devorced with his wife that left him because he was abusing her, eventually after many family fights with my daughter she decided to leave him. We as a family was very happy. Now she met this new guy we fall in love with him he was totally the opposite of the other guy, well manners and respectfull, the only thing he does he got a lot of girl friends and makes my daughter very unhappy. I need prayer for het to get a man who respect her and be faithfull to her because she is very quite and a good girl.
    posted by Belinda
    on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6:45 am
  38. Dear Belinda,

    I’m praying tonight for you and your precious daughter. I know the harsh reality of fearing your daughter may marry an ungodly man.

    Remember, dear friend, your daughter desperately needs your prayers. She needs to know the lavish, extravagant, unwavering love of the Savior. God longs to reveal Himself to her through His Word.

    This is my prayer for you, dear friend ~

    My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be shaken, on God my salvation and my glory rest; the Rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O People; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us (Ps. 62:5-8). Oh, Lord Jesus we praise you that in days of deep heartache and indescribable darkness you are our hope! You bring hope where there seems to be only despair. You call into being that which does not exist (Rom. 4:17). Lord, I pray that you would bring eternal life to Belinda’s daughter if she does not know. Lord call into being in her that which does not exist – a love and desire for you; a hunger for righteousness. Oh, Holy Father draw her unto yourself; remove the blinders that have long since brought confusion and deception into her soul. Lord, let her see You. Let her know the depth of your love for her and the depth of her need for you. Father, I pray that you would cover Belinda and her husband in the shadow of your presence during these days. Lord, their hearts are breaking for their beloved daughter; would you minister grace and comfort to them, Lord. I pray that you would strengthen them as they intercede now for the release of their daughter from the strongholds and captivity that hold her captive. Lord, strengthen them for this battle – don’t allow them to grow weary and lose heart. Lord remind them today that you are the God who said, “ Light shall shine out of darkness.” ( 2 Corinthians 4:6). The mountains might shake. The hills might be removed. But my faithful love for you will never be shaken. And my covenant that promises peace to you will never be broken,” says the Lord. He shows you His loving concern (Isa. 54:10). By faith today, Lord, we choose to praise you for what you are doing in the midst of this great trial. You are God alone and you do great and wondrous things. Display your mighty, O Lord, on behalf of this family…for the sake of Your Great Name. Amen.
    posted by Carrie Gaul
    on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm
  39. Please, ladies, pray for my 25 yo son and 22 yo daughter. My daughter, in particular, is so discouraged right now. Thank you for your prayers.
    posted by Melissa
    on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm
  40. Dear Melissa,

    Thank you for allowing us to stand in the gap today for your precious children today.

    Lord Jesus, thank you that before a word is even on our tongue you’ve promised to hear and answer our prayers Oh, Father thank you that you know the way we take. “When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You understood my path (Psalm 142).” Thank you that your eyes are always upon us and you have promised to carry us through even the most difficult of trials. “In all their suffering He also suffered, and He personally rescued them. In His love and mercy He redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years (Isaiah 63:9 NLT).” Lord we ask you to shepherd tenderly these precious children. Let them know your ways, Father. Draw them into the shelter of your wings. “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty( Psalm 91:1).” Thank you Heavenly Father than you are their refuge and fortress; their God in whom they can trust. Lord, I pray today that you would help Melissa know how to encourage the hearts of her adult children. Lord, let her hear your voice; that she might be a vessel of encouragement and hope to them. “The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple (Is. 50:4).” May the heart of this mama rest securely in your faithfulness, Abba. “ His faithfulness will be a shield and bulwark ( Psalm 91:4). In the Precious Name of Jesus we pray…Amen.
    posted by Carrie Gaul
    on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm
  41. Please pray for my daughter, who is 18. From the time she was 12 and much to the sadness of her Dad and I, she has made many mistakes with young men. This summer she wisely broke off a relationship with a boyfriend who had a drinking problem and often belittled her because of her sexual past. She seemed determined to meet better people. She started college this fall and met a very nice young man. He was kind, respectful, helped her with her studies and even took her to church with him, as he is of the same faith as our family. Things were going well until he told her he has the herpes virus in a text message (probably because he was too embarrassed to tell her in person). She told him she couldn't date him but would be his friend. He is having a hard time accepting her decision. I know both of them feel bad about this. He feels hurt and rejected. She seems angry that a promising relationship could not progress but seems too wounded to even talk about it with me. Please pray for both of them to find peace with this situation. If it be God's will, please ask Him to allow them to be friends. This young man was a positive influence in her life and I'd like my daughter to start attending church again. Thank you.
    posted by Karen
    on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 10:10 pm
  42. Dear Karen,

    My heart goes out to you, friend. As there is no greater joy than knowing our children are walking with the Lord, there is, perhaps, no greater sorrow for a mama’s heart than to know her precious daughter has been entangled in the schemes and lies of the evil one. But God, Karen. But God. He is drawing her; He is wooing her back to Himself. Oh, how He longs for her to return to the Lover of her soul – the Fountain of Living Water.

    I’m joining you today in asking the Lord to use the “storms” in your daughter’s life to bring her back to One who desires to bring healing and wholeness to the shattered pieces of her life.

    "My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be shaken, on God my salvation and my glory rest; the Rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O People; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us (Ps. 62:5-8)." Oh, Lord Jesus we praise you that in our days of deep heartache and indescribable darkness you are our hope! You bring hope where there seems to be only despair. You call into being that which does not exist (Rom. 4:17). Lord, I pray that you would breathe Your eternal life into this precious young woman. Lord call into being in her that which does not exist – a love and desire for you; a hunger for righteousness. Oh, Holy Father draw her unto yourself; remove the blinders that have long since brought confusion and deception into her soul. Lord, let her see You. Let her know the depth of your love for her and the depth of her need for you. Father, I pray that you would cover Karen and her husband in the shadow of your presence during these days. Lord, their hearts are breaking for their beloved daughter; would you minister grace and comfort to them. Strengthen them as they intercede for the release of their daughter from the enemy’s lies and captivity. Lord, strengthen them for this battle – don’t allow them to grow weary and lose heart. Remind them today that you are the God who said, “ Light shall shine out of darkness.” ( 2 Corinthians 4:6). The mountains might shake. The hills might be removed. But my faithful love for you will never be shaken. And my covenant that promises peace to you will never be broken,” says the Lord. He shows you His loving concern (Isa. 54:10). By faith today, Lord, we choose to praise you for what you are doing in the midst of this trial. You are God alone and you do great and wondrous things. Display your mighty, O Lord, on behalf of this family…for the sake of Your Great Name. Amen.
    posted by Carrie Gaul
    on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm
  43. Dear, Lord I just want what's best for my adult children.
    posted by rose
    on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8:43 pm
  44. My son Was raised with high godly values and Gods faith. He was okay until he went to University. He also turned 19ahen he went to Uni. He was entirely changed, he told there is no God, called me Bitch, and said lies that he is studying at Uni. i had so many sleepless nights as I din't know what was happening! During night time I wakes up my husband and asked him to go and check at Uni, but he dint go. We go to work next day. I really coudnt focus on my work and made lot of mistakes. One day We both stayed at home and our son came with his girl fried 10.00am in the morning. He then introduce her to us. I asked her about her background and I was not happy on the fact he mother left the two daughter and a son during their teenage for another man and had a child with him. The children were raised by the farther and father comes home and sleeps 8.00pm. There was no decipline in that house. Any way I dint tell anything felt she is not the right person for my son. One day she came to our house and she was not aware I was at home. My son was studying and she removed her cloths and ready to rape my son. we told our son not to bring her to our house any more. Then he left us and went and stayed with her for one month. I went by Taxi every morning and prayed for my son to come home. Finally he came after one month, but he is still friendly with her spending all the money on her but coming home to sleep.I told my son that if the farther allowed you to stay with her in their own house what type of Father he is ? I told him there is no discipline in that house. You find a girl from a godly family where parents are looking where their daughter is etc, He is so blind, I am praying daily and I told him If god knows that how we raised you, how we work hard and supported you, I am sure he will remove her form your life. I am so sad , nothing is more important for me, other than my children having a good character and finding the godly partners to lead my generation to the right path. One day I heard a Voice IS there anything to hard for me? I am sure it is Gods voice ane I keep on trusting on god, for my sons deliverance.
    posted by Molly
    on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 2:26 am
  45. Good Morning, Molly ~

    Let me assure you that the team here will be praying for your family. I am so sorry for your pain. Although I've not experienced what you described, I do know the heartache of watching a child make destructive choices--there is no greater pain for a parent.

    I hope you will read Sarah's response to Beth (a few comments above yours). She provides the link to an excellent article by John Piper's son that I hope you will read:

    "12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child". (http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/taste-see-articles/12-ways-to-love-your-wayward-child)

    Here is his leading paragraph: "Many parents are brokenhearted and completely baffled by their unbelieving son or daughter. They have no clue why the child they raised well is making such awful, destructive decisions. I’ve never been one of these parents, but I have been one of these sons. Reflecting back on that experience, I offer these suggestions to help you reach out to your wayward child."

    I pray his words of wisdom in how to respond to your son will be helpful.

    Our team has printed off your prayer request and will be interceding for you and your son. May you see God move in ways beyond what we could ask or think.

    “All glory to God who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us . . .” (Ephesians 3:20).
    posted by Kimberly Wagner
    on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:36 am
  46. Please pray for my 23 year old son. He met a women who is 33 on Facebook in November 2013. She seduced him over the internet & phone. They met in person in Jan. 2014.

    I did not like her. She was very disrectful to me in my home. She tried to stay here. I demanded her to get out of my house.

    Meanwhile, my son defended her. He lost his job. She lost her 2 precious kids to the ex husband. Thank God he has them.

    My son found out she sleeps around. And more stuff that he won't tell me but he said it's pretty bad.

    Sincerely
    ,
    Vivian

    This is is first relationship. He was a virgin also! His heart is hurting! Which makes my heart hurt. His dad passed away last July(2013).

    He wants a girlfriend sooooooo bad. I keep praying he gets a good Godly girlfriend.

    PLEASE pray for my son. His name is Rikk.
    posted by Vivian
    on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm
  47. Dear Vivian,

    Thank you for sharing your prayer request with us! We have a team that prays over each request that comes to our ministry. You can be assured that both you and Rikk are being prayed for. I’ve also prayed for you and Rikk today.

    Father God, please draw Rikk close to Your heart and heal his deep wounds. Give him a heart to find and pursue a woman whose deepest desire is to honor You with her life. Give him discernment in future relationships with women. Draw him to Your Word and use it to comfort him (2 Cor. 1:3-4), guide him (Is. 30:21) and give him wisdom going forward (Js. 1:5). Bring a godly older man along side him to encourage him, pray for him, hold him accountable and keep him pointed toward You. I also ask that You would comfort Vivian. It hurts our hearts when those we love make bad choices and are hurt because of it. Please draw her to Your Word and use this difficult season of her life as a mom to grow her in her relationship with You. Give her the grace to forgive this woman and also to love and encourage Rikk as he is healing from this bad relationship. Draw her into the fellowship of other godly moms for encouragement and support. Give her the courage to pray the things that Kimberly shared in this blog on a consistent basis for Rikk. We thank You for what You are doing in both of their hearts through this difficult season. In Jesus name, Amen.

    Serving Him,
    Lorree
    posted by Lorree, with the TW Team
    on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm
  48. I don't know where I am... I'm constantly praying that my son meet his ilfe partners. He's 34, never married a really nice young man. He meets women but nothing seems to last. I try not to be sad & disappointed with God but sometimes I can't help myself. I know my son doesn't want to be alone and I would love to have grandchildren one day. What's wrong, am I praying to hard and to often. Please enlighten me. Grateful
    posted by jeanette
    on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm
  49. My daughter is 21 and has never been on a date and no man has ever shown any interest in her. She is beautiful inside and out, a wonderful student, athletic, holds numerous leadership roles at her school, spiritual, works multiple jobs to help with her education, is very compassionate and works with special needs children and seems to always be there with for others. My heart breaks for her - she seems very lonely and her self - esteem has eroded. it is especially hard this time of year with her sorority formal. All of the other young women have boyfriends or dates and she doesn't. She is reluctant to ask anyone. I don't know if it fear of rejection or that she is broken down emotionally because God has yet to place a young man in her life who makes her feel beautiful and worthwhile. I find myself angry with God for this pain and loneliness she is experiencing. I have prayed for God to bring a godly young man into her life, I pray for her to soften her heart to allow a man to come into her life, and I try somewhat unsuccessfully to remember Jeremiah 29:11 - that God has a plan...and it is good. Please pray that my daughter's confidence returns and God brings her a young man to love who loves her in return. Blessings to you all.
    posted by Suzanne
    on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:29 am
  50. One thing I left out- my daughter prays and has verbally expressed that she will be a wife and a mother. She wants a large family to love and nurture. I know she has so much love in her heart to share.
    posted by Suzanne
    on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:53 am
  51. Jeanette,

    You aren’t doing anything wrong, Jeanette. It’s obvious that you love your son, very much and you want him to be happy. We encourage you to continue to pray for him and for a future mate if that is the Lord’s will. We also encourage you to pray for your son’s spiritual walk – that he would find his fulfillment in his relationship with the Lord as he waits the Lord’s timing for a spouse. Ask the Lord to bring him opportunities to learn to be the leader he will need to be for a family; that he will be sold out to God; that he will keep his mind, eyes and heart pure for God and a future wife; and that he will have a servant’s heart.

    It is important for you to surrender your heart’s desires to the Lord, too, Jeanette! We encourage you to pour out your heart to the Lord telling Him your desires for your son and for grandchildren. And then surrender those desires to Him so that our enemy cannot get a foothold in your life through this. Here is a link to a broadcast that addresses living with unfulfilled longings: http://tinyurl.com/mahyllx . I’ve paused and asked the Lord to encourage you to believe Him for the best for your son and for you and give you the grace to surrender these to Him as you wait for His best timing in this. His grace is there to get you through this difficult time (2 Cor. 12:9-10).

    Serving Him,
    Lorree
    posted by Lorree, with the TW Team
    on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 5:10 pm
  52. Suzanne,

    I can hear your momma’s heart crying out for the best for your daughter! I encourage you to continue to pray and surrender your daughter to the Lord. Ask the Lord to teach her to find her happiness and fulfilment in her relationship with Him as she waits His timing for a husband. God loves your daughter so much, Suzanne, and He will use this time of living with unfulfilled longings to grow her and prepare her for what He has in her future. He knows what is ahead and has the awesome ability to use even the hardest times in our lives for our good and for His glory.

    I want to suggest a couple of Revive Our Hearts broadcasts for you and your daughter to listen to:

    Living with Unfulfilled Longings: http://tinyurl.com/mahyllx
    Seven Secrets for Singles: http://tinyurl.com/pc8ygoa
    Practical Counsel on Singleness with Carolyn McCulley: http://tinyurl.com/m8naa2h

    May God use the truths in these broadcasts to guide you in working through your emotions surrounding this and may He pour out His grace on your lives as you wait His timing and His best for your daughter.

    Serving Him,
    Lorree
    posted by Lorree, with the TW Team
    on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm
  53. I appreciate reading all these posts about praying for our children's future spouses. Unfortunately I have not done this as often as I should have in the busyness of life. Our oldest daughter is 21. While she was working at Disney World last summer, she met a nice young man named Amir. We have met him and he seems very nice and is crazy about our daughter. He became a Christian 3 years ago through a Catholic friend. He was raised muslim, although not a devout family at all. He is from Iran and just got his Phd from the Univ. of Central Florida. He is brilliant, is working on getting his citizenship here. There is no talk of marriage but that could be in the offing at some point. I sort of sense my daughter likes him partly because he is from a very, very wealthy family, and has the potential to be wealthy himself. We have always lived very modestly by necessity and she says she doesn't want to struggle like we have. She definitely is very sensible and has a good head on her shoulders. She would not have even dated him if he were not a Christian, be it a new one.

    Would you please pray with me that if he is not the right one for our daughter, that God would remove him from her life and send the right one to her? I hope what I have written makes sense. It is hard to explain what is in my head and heart. Thank you!
    posted by Susan Morrison
    on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:44 am
  54. Dear Susan,

    Keep on praying for your daughter, Susan! It’s never too late to make an eternal investment in their lives through the gift of prayer. You might consider asking God to close doors if this relationship is not in His plan. Ask Him to give your daughter discernment as to her heart motives and a willingness to follow God’s directions. Pray the suggestions in Kim’s blog for both your daughter and the young man she is dating. I’ve paused and prayed for them and for you today. Stay in the Word, Susan! It is your lifeline to the heart of God.

    Serving Him,
    Lorree
    posted by Lorree, with the TW Team
    on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm
  55. Dear Team,

    Please pray for my 21year old son. He was raised with Good Faith and Catholic Values.
    He was okay until 18 and went to university. He met an Ungodly girl and Her mother left the Children for another man and had a child. Farther looks after the children but doesn't care about the children whereabouts? This girl Bring bedsheets and stayed in the car with my Son.
    My Son so mad about her. I am crying daily. One day she came to our house and proofed that she was an experienced woman and no respect for her body. I saw in her Ipad Her boobs on my Sons face and she took a Photograph with my sons face and her boobs without cloths. She did not take her face. My heart is aching so much. I told my son that the family is not good, she will do the same thing like the mother. They don't value the Character. He is not listening to me. He said that I cant tell with whom He should be! He is so intelligent but so blind. He goes to church, but spending money on her. He says that he has told her not to do any wrong thing and believes her. He thinks he can change her.

    I am praying daily, but I am fearing too. Please pray for my son to meet the Godly raised girl. Nothing is important for me now. I am so disappointed as I gave everything the best in everything for my children. I have never enjoyed myself. My husband also doesn't worry about this relationship. I am left alone to fight for this godly girl.

    My Sons name is Trevor. Please pray for his godly girl. Last week for My Sons 21st B;day she gave the Birthday card saying that she is so blessed to have him in her life and she cant Waite to spend the rest of her life with him.

    I am so angry, sad , crying, disapointed, etc, etc. ( no one understand the pain I go through because he is caught for this girl)

    Please pray for my son Trevor to understand
    posted by Daugher
    on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5:52 am
  56. Dear Daugher,

    Thank you for giving us the honor of joining you in praying for Trevor.

    Father God, we ask that You would draw near to Daugher and comfort her heart. She carries many concerns about Trevor and the girl he is dating. Trevor knows the truth. He was raised with good values. We ask that You would use Your Word to convict him of the sins in his life and give him the courage and desire to do the hard thing and turn away from his sin in repentance. We also pray for the heart of the girl he is dating. You don’t desire for anyone to perish so we ask that You would use Trevor and those who love him to reach out to this woman and bring her to the point of salvation. It pains a mama's heart to see our children make choices that we don’t believe are right. So we ask that You would give Daugher the desire to surrender this situation into Your almighty sovereign hands. Only You can change a heart, Lord. We ask that You do whatever it takes to bring Trevor into Your will. We also ask that You would use this situation in Daugher’s life to not bring despair, but to draw her deeper in her relationship with You and to strengthen her faith. Bring her a friend who will join alongside her to pray for Trevor and this woman and to encourage Daugher to believe that You can use this situation for Trevor’s good and for Your glory. We do pray for a godly wife for Trevor and we surrender the outcome of all this into Your loving hands. Thank You, Father, that Daugher knows You and can run to You with her fears, her concerns and her cares. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Serving Him,
    Lorree
    posted by Lorree, with the TW Team
    on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm
  57. Dear Loree,

    I don't know you, God bless you for your kind heart. I am so touched by Your prayers for my Son Trevor.I was crying while reading and felt some one there understand my pain and disappointment.

    Last night also I told Trevor that she is not the right person, find a devoted servant of God,
    Trevor said that He is not going to do what I say! I did not say anything, but went in to my room and said to God Your words said," Whoever have burden in your heart come to me and I will give you the rest". Your word says "The word I have put in your mouth will not depart my children and children." God you cannot give my son to any ungodly family, My Generation will know you, I need a Godly girl and a devoted servant of yours. I cannot talk to him as his mother. He listens to her. Please touch my Son Jesus I cried and went to sleep.

    I know god will come to rescue his sheep. But the Fear about thinking about how Trevor's life is corrupted by Ungodly girl, How Trevor disrespect me is killing me, I make so many mistakes in my office Job. I don't know why I am still working? I don't know why I still doing things for Trevor?He is my First born. He calls me an Idiot, Bitch Etc.

    My Second son is under 18 and he goes to Catholic School he is good, he prays with me daily. He says not to do anything for Trevor. But I still doing things as a Mother, Keep praying,
    I feel Sad for working when they were young. I truly regret for every sacrifice, the stress I have taken over myself at work, and all that I provided. Everything is a failure now!
    I should have stayed at home giving my love and talked about God instead of running to earn money and work and giving the best of everything for him.

    I have a house Still Paying Mortgage, But Is is worth? As the most valuable asset is your children!
    The word is going so mad, I am so worried about my children's generation going in the right path. Character is so important for me. Please pray daily God to touch Trevor and remove this girl out from my sons life.
    jeusdaugher@gmail.com

    Thanks and God Bless

    Daughter
    posted by Daugher
    on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm
  58. God bless you, dear Daugher! May God continue to work in your heart through this difficult time and may He turn Trevor’s heart and life back to Him. May God hear your heart prayers for your son and move in his life.
    posted by Lorree, with the TW Team
    on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm
  59. I sincerely thank you for this website. Right now my heart is in so much pain and I googled "A mother' prayers for a partner for her daughter" and came across your website. I have been praying for many years for a Godly husband for my daughter. She is now 28.

    Thank you for the Bible verses.
    Please join me in praying for my daughter. This is the greatest help that anyone can give me at this moment.

    Bless you.
    posted by Priyan
    on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm
  60. Priyan,

    We are so thankful that God led you to our website for encouragement. We have been honored to join you in praying for your daughter and for a godly husband for her. We’ve also prayed for you, Priyan. We’ve asked God to enable you to trust Him with this part of your daughter’s life and your heart. We’ve asked God to use this unfulfilled longing to draw you and your daughter into a deeper walk of faith with Him. May He continue to carry you close to His heart and enable you to trust Him with the deepest desires of your heart.

    Serving Him,
    Lorree
    posted by Lorree, with the TW Team
    on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:36 pm
  61. I just finished praying for my children, using your article and other similar articles as a guide. I have three children, including two girls who are of dating age and one who is a young teen boy. I have prayed for their spouses since they were young.

    I have prayed for the past few years as well for the young men brought into my daughters' lives. They are both believers, but have both dated several nonbelievers against our advice. We have had struggles with both over these relationships. But God has has answered our prayers that they have both eventually chosen to end these relationships to seek one that is of God.

    But I feel convicted to pray for these young men who are no longer in their lives. No one else is praying for their salvation.

    And even if it is a Christian man or woman in their lives, but may not be theone that God has ordained for them, I would encourage folks to pray for these young men or women. I recently told one young man in our church who has recently become a pastor. I have known him for 8 years, and I have seen him grow so much spiritually in that time. He has other folks in our church who also pray for him, as his parent are not believers.

    Some may be open to know you are praying for them. Some may not. But do pray for your children and theseothers as well. SSometimes God brings these same folks back into your child's life, and if you are in prayer for them as well God will answer our prayers in His will and timing.

    Thank you for a wonderful article. I would like to ask your team to pray for my oldest, who is 21, my middle girl who is 17, and my son, who is 13. And for myself and my husband to be encouraging but not co trolling. Thank you.
    posted by Ann Trendle
    on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:11 am
  62. This is a very uplifting site, thanks to everyone this is amazing.

    I have a 4 children and I am praying every day for the Lord to send them godly spouses.
    My daughters are very educated and grown up in the church, now i am just waiting for the Lord to open up the doors with godly spouses. My first born is now 30 and is looking for that special one sent by God. I am married for 31 years, but my husband is not a christian and that is something I just do not want the same for my children I find it very difficult with an ungodly spouse. However, thank God for is favor upon my life he has seen us through for 31 years.

    Please pray for my family and that God will answer my prayer.

    Thanks again
    posted by Jeannie
    on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:28 am
  63. Jeannie,

    It has been our honor to pray for you and your family today.

    Father God, We thank You for Your faithfulness that is evidenced in Jeannie’s heart and in her marriage. Thank You for the dreams and plans You have for the lives of her children. We ask that You would give them the desire and the grace to wait for Your best in their lives. If marriage is in Your plan for them, please bring godly spouses to them. May You be the center of their hearts as they walk in obedience to Your Word and as they wait for You to reveal the plan for their lives. Please give Jeannie the ability to surrender each child into Your hands as You know what Your best for their lives will be. Thank You that she knows You and can run to You with her hearts desires for her children. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Serving Him,
    Lorree
    posted by Lorree, with the TW Team
    on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm
  64. My daughter has been living with a man for the last 3 years who is a verbal and mental abuser. In the beginning we all thought that this was the man that God had sent and then they moved in together against our wishes. He promised us and all her friends he would treat her like a queen and she would never want for anything.

    Now I think she stays with him because she believes there are no good men out there, her girlfriends are either married or in long term relationships and she would be on her own again and no chance or meeting anyone.

    I know God has made the man for Carla and they have not met. I know we have to go through trials sometimes to bring us to the place where God can do his best work. I have put her on the prayer list at our church that God will give her the strength to do leave this uneven yoked relationship.

    Please help me prayer for her future spouse.
    posted by Diane Reynolds
    on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 4:47 am
  65. Diane,

    You are doing the right thing to pray for your daughter and to enlist others to pray as well. When we see our children making choices that are not for their best it hurts our hearts deeply. I have prayed for Carla and have asked the Lord to protect her and open her eyes to the red flags that you see in their relationship. I’ve prayed for both of their walks with the Lord and for salvation. God can do far more than we can ask or think in her situation. Please don’t give up hope, Diane. And do all you can to keep Carla pointed toward the Lord. As we were praying, I was reminded of the testimony of Chrissy Toledo and Pastor Cymbala from our recent True Woman conference. Would you take the time to listen to it today? I’ve asked the Lord to use this to encourage you as you wait for His will to be worked out in Carla’s heart and life. You can find it at this link:

    http://www.truewoman.com/?id=2942 .

    Scroll down to Pastor Cymbala and Chrissy Toledo’s plenary message: “Crying Out for Prodigal Children”. You can listen or watch it there.

    Serving Him,
    Lorree
    posted by Lorree, with the TW Team
    on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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