Monday, April 19, 2004
I know I'm only twenty-one and that I'm not seeing anyone right now, but it occurred to me that I should start praying about my future wife. Now, it could be ten months or ten years (or more) before I'm ready to get married, but starting early can't hurt, and waiting too long can only lead to trouble. What I'm trying to do is lay down a foundation so I can be sure that the girl is really the person God intends for me to marry, and that I'm not just doing it out of lust, selfishness, loneliness, frustration, obliviousness, or any other impure motives. I'd been thinking a lot lately about what I'm looking for in a wife, and have started praying about it each night. Again, it'll probably be years before this is directly relevant, but just as the Day of the LORD will come like a thief in the night, I suspect that True Love sneaks up on people as well. I'm still working on clarifying exactly what it is that I'm asking God to provide, but I'll probably post a rough outline of my prayer in the coming days. For those who've prayed for wives, either before or after the fact, do you have any pointers for things especially worth asking for, especially those things a single guy like me might not anticipate?