Heavenly Father, We Praise You this Morning, and We Glorify Your Holy Name. There is None Like You in Heaven or on Earth. You are Emmanuel the God Who is With Us and You are Jehovah Jireh the God who Provides All our Needs. You Are the Perfect Match Maker and You are the King Who Establish Kingdoms Here on Earth so that Your Will may Be Established. Lord We Come To Your Throne This Morning Interceding For Our Future Spouse. Lord You Said in Your Word that Its Not Good for Man to Be Alone, And We’re Standing on Your Word Today. Without Faith Lord its Impossible to Please You, So We Stand in Faith Today Knowing That You Have the Spouse We Need To Complete Us. May Your Perfect and Complete Will in Heaven Be Established Here On Earth in Our Lives and in the lives of our Spouses. Father God You Know the Person Who is Assigned to Our lives because You Are the All Knowing God. Right Now in the Mighty Name of Jesus We lift Up Our Future Spouses To Your Throne and We Say Have Your Way in them Lord. Create in them a Clean Heart and Renew The Right Spirit Within Them. Lord Remove all Distractions and Hindrances that will Keep Your Will of Our Union from being Established Here on Earth. Lord Expose Every Counterfeit Spouse and Severe Every Ungodly Soultie that was Established in Previous Seasons. Lord Destroy all Emotional Linkage and Soulties Connected to Our Spouses. Lord take the Likeness and Desire for the Wrong Spouse out of their Mouths. Lord Break the Back and Destroy the Works of every Jezebel Harboring Around For their Downfall. Right Now in the Mighty Name of Jesus We Send Confusion into the Camp of the Enemy . Lord Get Every Jezebel and Counterfeit Spouse Distracted on Useless Assignments. We Command Every Enemy and Jezebel to be Scattered Now in the Mighty name of Jesus. Lord Silence The Voice of Every Naysayer and Witch Keeeping Our Spouses From Making the Right Choices in their life. Lord Remove Every Unfriendly Friend From around our Spouse thats making them make the wrong decisions in this Season. We Command the Tongue of the Enemy to Cleave to the Roof of their Mouths. We Command Every Anti-Marriage Spirit Attached to their Bloodline To Be Scattered and Destroyed by the Fire of the Holy Ghost. All Demonic Dreams and Demonic Visions Penetrating the Lives of Our Future Spouses Be Destroyed Now in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Every Generational Curse of Divorce and Loneliness be severed Now off of Our Future Spouses. We Command Our Warring Angels to Go out and Fight Against Every Demonic Enemy rising up Against our Union with Our Future Spouses. Lord keep them Focused on themselves and on You. Lord Give them Strength in this Season to Endure Temptation that Surround Them. Lord Cover their Minds and Guard their Eyes from all temptation, and Deliver them Father from every trap and snare of the Enemy. Lord Draw Our Spouses Towards Us and We Command them to come out from the North, South, East, West and Out of the 7 Continents. Lord Order Our Steps And Setup Divine Encounters for us to Meet. Lord Don’t allow us to Miss Each other. Allow Time To Align Up on our behalf and Set The Right People in Place for this divine alignment. Lord Unction Our Spirit when the Right one approaches. Lord Connect Our Spouse with All the Right People that’s Assigned to Our Destiny. Surround Our Spouses with Wise Counselors and Good Friends Who Encourage Healthy Marriages. Lord Work on the Heart of Our Spouses and Remove all Bitterness and Hurt from Past Relationships and Friendships. Lord Cover Our Spouses and Train them on How to handle the Household Beforehand. Lord Teach them How to Be Leaders of the Household and Good Financial Stewards Now. Lord Remove All Negative Clutter from Their Minds that will Destroy our Marriages. Lord Severe ties between them and people assigned to destroy our Marriage in the future. Lord Give them Dreams and Visions of Who we Are So that they Will know how to distinguish between Us and a Counterfeit. Lord Cover their Minds and Their Hearts in this Season, and place the Spirit of Patience within Them. Lord increase their Faith in this Season and Restore their Hope. Cover them Father and Keep them in this Season. We Seal this Prayer off with the Blood of Jesus In Jesus Mighty Name We Pray Amen and Amen.
For a number of years now, in the weeks leading up to ordination, our Saint John Paul II Seminary has highlighted the relationships of prayer and priestly ministry by hosting and inviting parishes to host a holy hour for transitional deacons who are to be ordained. This year, we will celebrate our archdiocesan Mass of ordination to the priesthood on June 25, 2016, and I pleased to share that 98 parishes across the archdiocese will be hosting a Holy Hour. On June 24, 2016, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, there will be a Eucharistic Holy Hour at 6:00 p.m. to mark the Church family coming together in prayer for these men who, God willing, will be our future priests.
One of the most powerful moments at ordination to the priesthood is after the Mass, when the newly-ordained “Father” stands before a line of family, friends and other well-wishers eagerly waiting for him to bestow his first blessings. This moment is the fruit of years of prayer of those who have walked with him on his journey and the grace of ordination that imbues the priest with the power to bless.
It is the moment in which those closest to the priest realize what it means to act in in persona Christi capitis. Through this priest, in the ecclesial service of the ordained minister, it is Jesus Christ himself who is present to the Church as Head of the Body, Shepherd of his flock, high priest of the redemptive sacrifice, and Teacher of the Truth (CCC 1548). This man is forever changed as he begins his service to the Church to preach, celebrate the sacraments and to shepherd the people entrusted to him.
Following the celebration of the priest’s first public Mass, there is a chance for everyone present to receive a blessing. Often the blessing ends with the priest asking that we pray for him – and need for this cannot be underestimated. Priests are sustained by prayer, their own and the prayer of the Church. They know that they depend on God’s grace to carry out their priestly duties and that it is prayer that enables them to trust fully in God’s providence.
Certainly, all of us are familiar with the prayer of petition in which we ask something of God for ourselves and for others. We pray for our families, for the people we work with, for our friends and neighbors. Hopefully, we also follow the pattern of prayer we hear at Mass and pray for the Holy Father and for me, your servant, and all our bishops, for one’s pastor and all priests and deacons, religious women and men, for all in the Church, and also for all outside the Church, that we may be one flock with one shepherd. This prayer extends further for those in authority, for relatives and benefactors, for the deceased and for all souls in purgatory, and even for enemies and persecutors. This is a long list, but it is a helpful reminder that our prayer ought to be wide-ranging.
Fortunately, our Church also sets aside certain days or times of the year to focus on a particular group for which to pray. Building on this idea, our vocation and seminary staff have offered with these Holy Hours a special opportunity to pray for those to be ordained priests and all priests. As these men make their final preparations for ordination, I encourage you to join us at one of these Holy Hours or, if you cannot do that, to make some room in your prayer for our men to be ordained and in the first days and months of their ministry.
As you turn to God in this way, your prayers may be a simple expression of love and praise, or something more formal, such as this prayer from our Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Society, which is a prayer apostolate dedicated to praying for vocations and for priests:
Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving.
We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that your power shines out through their weakness. In their afflictions let them never be crushed, in their doubts never despair, in temptation never be destroyed, and in persecution never abandoned. Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising.
In times of weakness send them your Spirit, and help them to praise your Heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners. By your same Holy Spirit put your word on their lips and your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the brokenhearted.
And may the gift of Mary, your Mother, to the disciple whom you loved be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed you in her human image, may form them in your divine image, by the power of your Spirit, to the glory of God the Father, Amen.
Welcome to our 14 day journey in “Prayers for our Future Husbands”! We are so excited that you decided to join us for praying for your future husband. This is going to be awesome! And did you know that your future husband needs these prayers? He truly does.
So, of course you can just read these prayers but I would like to ask that you also write these prayers out in your own words in your journal, diary, notebook or whatever works for you. Then, after this 14 day journey, you can save those little prayers in a special box or chest. Then on your wedding day give them to your husband. He can read them whenever he’s having a bad day. He will really love this girls. You can hold onto these prayers forever! But we want them in your own words so that it’s really coming from you and the Lord. Ok, ready to start?! Great! Thank you again for joining! God bless.
Here are the steps simplified:
Step 1.There are 14 payers for you to pray for your future husband for 14 days.
Step 2.We want you as the reader, to read it,
Step 3.Pray it, and
Step 4. Write/or pray it in your own words.
Step 5. Save all your written prayers for your honeymoon! Give your husband one prayer a day on your special honeymoon, it will make it even more special. 😉
But after the 14th prayer it doesn’t have to end there. This 2 week journey is just a jump-start for you! After Prayers for our Future Husbands ends, you can continue to pray in your daily devotions, before you go to bed, when your sitting in the living room, when your doing dishes, ect. Whenever you remember to, just pray!
We hope you will join us in our 2 week prayer journey. Your future husbands need it ladies!
P.S. We also made a 2 week prayer journey for future wives as well! It’s called Prayers for Becoming a Future Wife. Make sure to give that a try as well!
Big News! We now have a sequel to “Prayers for My Future Husband!” Check it out!
Prayers for My Future Husband
Let’s Get Started!
Lord, I don’t know who my future husband will be but you do. So I willingly trust you with my life and his. I want to lift my future husband up to you this weekend Lord. Please give him a great weekend! Help him to enjoy his friends and family. Give him peace and rest from the hard work week. Help him to keep his eyes on you and to encounter your presence in a whole new way! I pray that he would be able to make the right choices and decisions when it comes to his plans this weekend. Help him to be a light and shining example to his friends this weekend. Lord, whatever he does let it be a reflection of his love for you and may he bring you glory. Please help him know you love him and are looking out for him. Thank you Jesus. I love you and want to bring You and my future husband honor.
Lord, please bless my future husband today with the gift of friends. Please bring him godly mentors and companions that will spur him on in the pursuit of godliness. I pray especially that he would have examples of godly men to look up to. I ask that You would give him friends his own age who are seeking You with their lives. Please help him to be surrounded with the people that will draw him nearer to You and not farther away. And please give him friends that will bring laughter and joy into his life.
Dear God, please give my future husband vision and clarity today. Please inspire him with a strong vision for his life. Only you know exactly what his life will hold, and precisely what you want to do through him. Please remind him of that vision every day. Help him to rely solely on you for his strength, and to move forward with confidence. God, I ask you to help him love you more than anything else, running after you, unapologetically seeking you with all his heart. I ask you to give him passion and a selfless, unashamed boldness that can only come from you.
Please help my future husband to be a hard worker. May he work to bring glory to you. Help him to be honest in business and everyday life too. No matter how big or small a thing is. Each and every day even right now help him to make wise choices that bring honor to you. Help him to have integrity and to stand up for what is right.
Lord I pray that my future husband would learn through day to day experiences and trials how to be a good leader. I pray that he would learn the qualities needed to make a great leader for his family and wife. May he learn integrity, strength of mind and above all, love. May he learn to be strong in his beliefs and not back down or give into the ways of the world. I know that being a leader requires boldness and humility, strength but lowliness of heart, wisdom beyond his years but also a meek spirit, I pray that he may learn this and more before he becomes the leader of our family. Bless his day and give him peace and joy. May he be filled with Your Holy Spirit and walk in truth and grace. Thank you for him Jesus! I don’t know who, or where he is or what he is doing right now but I pray for your everlasting joy to be with him. Let him laugh and be lighthearted today. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
Dear God, I pray that You would bless my future husband as he seeks out the answers to the questions that arise in life. Help him to know that as the Author of all things You have all the answers. And, Lord, help my husband to not be afraid of what the answers might be, but to know that all things have a place in Your plan. Teach him to pursue truth with zeal, but at the same time, Lord, let him accept that he can’t find the answers to some questions on this side of heaven. And, Lord, when the answer is not available this side of heaven, please show him how to hope in You.
Dear God, please help my future husband to love your word, the Bible. Help him to study and learn from it every day. Guide him and give him wisdom when he reads so that he will be able to teach and guide our family someday. Help him to be meditating on it all the time and to not just hear it, but be doing what you tell him to be doing in it as well. Thank you Jesus. Amen.
Dear God, please give my future husband strength and wisdom today. Please give him the strength to face the temptations the world lays constantly before him. Help him in his battles and struggles, and please let him know you’re beside him at all times. Help him grow stronger in you every day. Please grant him wisdom in his decisions in life right now. In everything, please let him pursue wisdom from you. Also, please let him have a wonderful day today.
Thank you so much for everything you’ve done, are doing, and will do in his life.
Lord, please bless my future husband’s Sunday. Let him find rest and peace when he hears your word today. Lord I pray that he would love his family and want to have his own family when he’s married. I pray that he would have a loving heart toward children and that he is soft, gentle and caring. Teach him the abilities that make a great father. Help him to learn now so that when he is a father he will be amazing. Give him amazing leadership skills and a heart to serve his family. Let him recognize the importance of this role and help him to embrace his calling as a future husband and father. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
Dear Lord, I pray that You would give my future husband the humility to ask for help when he needs it. Teach him to turn for help when he needs it rather than trying to face his problems on his own. When he is fighting sins (as I know he will), please show him that in the end, asking for help is worth the momentary humiliation if it means overcoming his vices. Amen.
Dear God, please help my future husband to be a good leader in whatever position you may have him to be in now and in the future. Our home, his work, church, etc may his life and the things that he does be about bringing glory and honor to you. May the other people around him see you through him and want to come to know you. Especially in our home help him to lead our family in a godly way. And give him wisdom and discernment and help in making any hard decisions that might come our way. Thank you Lord. Amen
Lord, please bring my future husband the gift of joy and happiness today! Let his heart be light and care-free. Don’t let the troubles of life or this world bring him down. Let him enjoy life to its fullest today and everyday! Let his laugh be heard and his smiles be seen. Let him be a shining joy to all around him. I pray that his family would encourage him and build him up so that he may do the same for others. Let the clouds of depression and worry see his joy and pass over him. Bring him peace and comfort so that he can experience the fullness of Your goodness Jesus. Thank you Lord! Amen.
Jesus, I pray that you would bless my future husband with the gift of a loving, sweet and tender heart. Let him learn now while he is single to be a loving husband. Help him want to bless others and have a caring attitude. Teach him how to help others while they are hurting. Give him compassion. Let him know how to complete me when I’m stressed or upset. Let him know the right words to say and how to comfort me. And Lord please give him loving friends and family to surround him with so that he never feels alone. Bless his day today and help him feel content and loved! Thank you Lord. Amen.
Lord I pray for strength in my future husband. Help him be strong against the wiles and evils of this world in our day and age. Lord I pray that he would feel strong enough to take on anything this life has to offer him with You by his side. Give him a noble heart, a steadfast spirit and a passionate pursuit for holiness. Let him embrace his calling as a Christian leader in the 21st century and let him know the depth of influence that he has on others. Jesus, give him a fierce love for righteousness and a healthy fear of You, God. Thank you for him Jesus. Who ever he is, wherever he is, thank you for him. I surrender my thoughts and questions, doubts and fears in regards to my future husband. Lord, take control of my love life, I entrust it to You. Please be the King of my heart, be all my hope and dreams. I love you Jesus. Thank you for all that you are doing in my life and in that of my Future Beloved’s! Amen.
Ladies this was the last day in our journey of Prayers for Our Future Husbands. Thank you for joining us and following along! The Lord has truly blessed our time spent writing these prayers. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Again, thank you for joining us. May God truly bless you and your future husband! We love you all so much. God bless!