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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Jennifer Kish

Jenn Kish is married to her high school sweetheart, Jared and together they are raising six (mostly) precious children. She loves to connect women to one another and most importantly to Jesus.