I have been reading “Beautiful in God’s Eyes” by my all-time favorite author, Elizabeth George. Every chapter is a wake up call for me to live according to what pleases God that I may be able to : (1) Bring glory to God (2) Bring honor to my husband (3) Be a light to my family. By the way, the book emphasizes the verses of Proverbs 31: (The Virtuous Woman)
I happen to come across this prayer under chapter 5 which was entitled “A Spring of Goodness” basing on the text “She does her husband good and not evil all the days of her life” v.12 and would love to share it with all of you.
That I may come near to my husband, draw me nearer to Thee than to him.
That I may know my husband, make me to know Thee more than him.
That I may love my husband with the perfect love of a perfectly whole heart, cause me to love The more than him and most of all.
That nothing may be between me and my husband, be Thou between us, every moment.
That we may be constantly together, draw us into separate loneliness with Thyself.
And when we meet breast to breast, O God, let it be upon Thin own.
This prayer was taken from Anne Ortlund’s Building a Great Marriage, the prayer was written by Temple Gairdner, 19th century Scottish missionary and scholar. (Just to give proper credits)
May this be your prayer for your husband, if you’re married. For your husband-to-be, if you’re engaged.
If you’re single, it only makes sense to live out this prayer, to be closer to God each day, to grow in your love for the Lord, to know Him more, to spend time with Him more. The more you know God, the more you will be content with His love and a future spouse is just a bonus in this lifetime.
Oh that we become like that Virtuous Woman in Proverbs 31. 🙂