I am a true fan, cheerleader and advocate for the marital covenant. I thank God for my leaders, the late Apostle E.K. & Elder Elnora Wilson, who instilled in us, through their many teachings, the significance of the marital covenant. Marriage represents Christ and the church. Husbands and wives are supposed to love each other as Christ loves the church.
I read and share a lot of posts on Facebook and Twitter concerning sexual purity and marriage. I am a 31-year-old innocent woman, and the only one that's single among my siblings. By the time my siblings reached my age, they were already married with at least one child. So, of course, I have wondered-"OKAY LORD! Ummmm...what about me? I've heard the prophecies over the years, I do believe....but is it really meant for me to be married? Should I abide like Apostle Paul? What am I doing wrong?"
It could be a myriad of reasons as to why I'm not married yet; however, my only concern right now should be focusing on the Father and fulfilling the call He placed on my life. There is a saying that goes something like, "I should be so lost (absorbed) in Christ, that my husband would have to seek God in order to find me." As I work, wait and focus on God, my prayer (and yours, too-to those in my current position) should be that God prepares me entirely for my mate. Proverbs 12:4 says, "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones." My desire is to add joy and true significance (naturally & spiritually) to my husband's life, to be a true 100+% help meet. I don't want to make him ashamed at all! I desire to help bring his vision to pass. Therefore, this is my humble prayer:
Father God, in the mighty name of Jesus, first of all-THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY. I thank You for establishing the beautiful covenant of marriage. I thank You in advance for my wonderful, God-fearing husband. Father God, I humbly ask that You prepare me naturally, spiritually, mentally, physically for marriage. I want to enter the marital covenant fully prepared. Prepare me, mold me, shape me; take out everything within me that would do damage to my marriage. I pray for my husband right now, that You will order His steps, and that He will fulfill the call You placed on his life, in Jesus' name. Allow us to recognize each other in the spirit, allow us to connect spiritually and naturally. Once we meet/connect, safeguard us both from natural and spiritual harm. Let us not yield into temptation, in Jesus' name. Help us to continually live a life before You that's pleasing in Your sight, and will inspire and encourage others to follow suit while courting. Help us to keep Christ, holiness & sanctification in the center of our courtship.
Father God, I thank You in advance, in Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Scripture references: Proverbs 12:4, 31; Ephesians 5:20-31, Titus 2:3-5