131 days. One hundred and thirty one days until I get to marry to love of my life.
And as we’re journeying toward our wedding day, I find myself yearning to prepare my heart for this marriage, just as much as I am preparing for the festivities of that actual day.
And I’ve realized that I’m probably not the only one who is in this boat. The period of engagement is such an important time to prepare, to align your hearts with one another, and to work on yourself and your relationship with Christ, so as to approach the altar with eyes and hearts wide open for the beautiful — and challenging — vocation of marriage, that will last for the rest of our lives.
So here are the seven things I am praying for.
1.) Unity in One Spirit
It is my deepest prayer to remain rooted in the Holy Spirit as our guide and counselor. I pray that we align our attitudes as we adjust to all the newnesses of this stage of life — from location, to finances, to wedding prep — by aligning together in the Holy Spirit, and by seeking His guidance with whatever comes our way.
There is a lot of stress and pressure when it comes to the engagement period, and frankly: planning a wedding, specifically. So I am praying for patience with, not only one another as we navigate this stressful time, but also with other people as we plan our wedding. I pray that we desire to follow God’s will, both individually and as a couple.
3.) A Joint Ministry
I know that God has a very specific purpose for us as a couple. God brought us together for a reason, and I pray that we may be able to work together to bring glory to God’s name, and find joy in doing so.
4.) Plans for our Future
It’s hard to prepare for marriage without dreaming and making big plans for our future, and future family. I pray that those plans that we are making are not only in line with God’s will, but also guided by the Holy Spirit. And in doing so, I pray that God removes any motives of our hearts that are unpleasing to Him. (And if it be His will, to please let those plans include children).
5.) Building our Home
One of the things I am most excited about in our future marriage, is building a home together with my husband. This is especially poignant because we just bought the most beautiful condo downtown, and though I am not living there until the wedding, we are still building our future home together right now. It is my prayer that God is the foundation of, not just our marriage, but our home. And that everything we do be guided by God’s hand, as we strive to follow His path both individually, and as a couple.
6.) Fruitful Spiritual Guidance
As we prepare for marriage, having support and positive examples that we can turn to for guidance and as role models is of utmost importance. I am certainly aware that marriage comes with challenges and bumps in the road, and I pray that God puts people in our path that can give us sound advice and wisdom that comes directly from Him. I pray that we are surrounded by a community that encourages us and exemplifies how to draw close to God.
7.) Spiritual Maturity
My deepest prayer is that we challenge one another to grow in our walk with Christ. I pray that we support and encourage one another to chase after Christ as we strive to follow in His footsteps both individually and as a couple. Help us to help each other reflect His grace, love and forgiveness.
There are a lot of other specific things that I pray for my fiance, of course. But these are the “big rocks” that I pray for, that I thought might resonate with you as well.
I hope you all have a wonderful week, and I’ll talk to you on Wednesday!
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