How to Pray for Your Son’s Future Wife

I know it seems oh-so-far away, but someday that little boy will walk down the aisle with a new bride, his future wife on his arm.


Growing up, I remember hearing my mom pray for my future husband and thinking that was such a wise thing to do. Turns out, Mom was right.

I have four sons, and let’s just say, I’ve been excited for some time to start adding some girls to the family if God leads them to marry. So far, we’ve added one and she’s a real keeper. I can’t imagine a better match for my firstborn than my daughter-in-law, Kristen.

And now there’s another wedding on the horizon—and what a blessing it is! My son who faced a speeding car head on in January and has since battled a wheelchair, a walker, and graduated to a brace and a cane is now back to teaching his high school math classes. It has not been an easy road, but the Lord and a special young lady have been by his side through all the ups and downs. (I wrote more about this experience in He is There; He is Good and my son posted about God’s faithfulness five months after the accident.

It’s been clear to us that Tiffany has been part of God’s provision for Andrew, as is he for her. And their desire to serve the Lord together warms this mama’s heart.

I still have two boys’ spouses to pray for, and I’m sure you have a list, too.


I’d love for the Lord to protect her from any harm or ill; I’d like for Him to keep her from unhappiness and hard times.

But most importantly, I pray:

  • That the Lord will draw her to Him.
  • That she will desire God above all that beckons to her.
  • That she will find her self-worth in Him, not in what the world says.

It may be that she doesn’t know the Lord yet, but I can sure pray that nothing will fulfill her heart until she turns to Him.

Laura Lee Groves
Laura Lee Groves
Laura Lee Groves is a writer, speaker, teacher, and the mother of four sons. She’s the author of I’m Outnumbered! One Mom’s Lessons in the Lively Art of Raising Boys (Kregel), and Pearl, a novel about international adoption. Laura holds a Master of Arts in British and American Literature and a Master of Arts in Christian and Classical Studies. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Communication. Laura has written for the MOB (Moms of Boys) Society, Focus on the Family’s Focus on Your Child, Book Lover’s Devotional (Barbour), Always There (Revell), and ParentLife and Parenting Teenagers magazines (Lifeway). Laura inspires moms on her blogs, and

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