Mama, do you think there will be any men like Daddy when it’s time for me to get married?
Girl, I hope so. I want you to start praying about that right away. I’ve been praying for your husband for many years now.
Mama, that’s weird.
Girl, I know it seems odd. But I believe that God will answer the persistent prayers of his children. And there are few decisions as important as choosing a spouse.
Mama, I know. I’m going to pray, too. I sure hope he can cook.
Girl, me too. Me too.
It’s never too soon to begin praying for the person your child will share his or her life with.
I pray, girl, that you find a man who puts you second. Never first.
God first, then you.
I pray, girl, that you’ll always put him second, too.
Even when you become a mama, keep him second.
I pray, girl, that you find a man who takes great joy in making you laugh. Even the darkest night can be overcome with a little bit of laughter.
I pray, girl, that he is kind and gentle in the way he cares for you, yet steadfast and firm in the way he leads you.
I pray, girl, that he is worthy of sharing life with you.
I pray that his calling compliments yours.
I pray, girl. I pray.
And tonight, I’m praying that he’s out there praying for you, too.
This post originally appeared on Sprinkles In My Closet with Jenn Kish
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