The Single Girl’s Prayer Challenge: 31 Days Of Praying For Your Future Husband


Several years ago, I found the 31 Days of Praying for Your Husband challenge on a blog that I followed. As I was reading through the post it occurred to me, even though I did not have a husband, I should be praying for my future spouse. I could take the thirty-one day challenge and pray for my future husband. Since I was twenty-one, I have been doing this prayer challenge every few months, lifting my future spouse up to the Lord in prayer. Over the years it has helped shape a young girl’s romanticized dreams, into a young woman’s practical heartfelt desire.

In Ephesians 6:18, Paul instructs all believers to pray for one another. This includes earnest prayer for your husband or future husband. It is good for him, it is good for you, and it is good for the spiritual health of your home, or the home that you will have one day (Proverbs 31:11-12). Satan desires and seeks to destroy your husband ( future husband ), particularly his character and his leadership. So bless your future husband, or the husband that God has already brought you together with, by praying for him!

This prayer challenge is near and dear to my heart, and has taught me a lot. I’m thrilled to share it with you! I hope that this will encourage you to pray for your future spouse, or the man that God has already blessed you with.

31 Days of Praying for Your Future Husband.
Day 1 | Pray that your future husband will grow spiritually and consider his accountability before the Lord. Pray that he will guard his heart by developing spiritual disciplines—Bible reading and study,prayer, meditation, scripture memorization, etc. (2 Peter 3:18; Prov. 4:23)
Day 2 | Pray that your future husband’s relationship with God and His Word will bear fruit in his life. Pray that he will be a man of wisdom and understanding, fearing the Lord. (Prov. 3:7, 9:10; Ps. 112:1)
Day 3 | Pray that your future husband will be humble and quick to agree with God about his sin. Pray that his heart will be tender toward the voice of the Lord. (Ps. 51:2-4; Micah 6:8)
Day 4 | Pray that your future husband will grow in leadership skills in your relationship—protecting and providing for you. Pray that he will lead you wisely and love you sacrificially, so that God will be glorified in your marriage. (Eph. 5:25-29; Col. 3:19)
Day 5 | Pray that your future husband will be faithful to his wedding vows. Pray that he will have a desire to cultivate your relationship as a sign of his loyalty and commitment to you, and as a picture of Christ’s love for the Church. (Prov. 20:6; Gen. 2:24)
Day 6 | Pray that your future husband will love righteousness and hate wickedness, especially the evils of the culture. Pray that he will recognize and avoid wickedness in his own life, and if necessary, take a clear, strong stand against evil. (Prov. 27:12; John 17:15; 1 Cor. 10:12-13)
Day 7 | Pray that your future husband will safeguard his heart against inappropriate relationships with the opposite sex. Pray that his heart will be pure and undivided in his commitment to you. (Prov.6:23-24, 26; Rom. 13:14)
Day 8 | Pray that your future husband will work hard to provide for your family, to the best of his ability. Pray that the character qualities necessary for a successful career and ministry will be a growing part of his character – persistence, decisiveness, strength, an analytical mind, organizational skills, positive relationships with people, determination, etc. (Rom. 12:11; 1 Cor. 15:58)
Day 9 | Pray that your future husband handles finances wisely, will have discernment concerning budgeting and investments, and will be a good steward of his money in regard to giving to the Lord’s work. Pray that money will not become a source of discord in your family. (Prov. 23:4-5; Rom. 12:13;Heb. 13:5)
Day 10 | Pray that your future husband will cultivate strong integrity, and not compromise his convictions. Pray that his testimony will be genuine, that he will be honest in his business dealings, and will never do anything that he needs to hide from others. (Prov. 20:7; 1 Tim. 1:5, 3:7; Eph. 6:10-12)
Day 11 | Pray that your future husband will have a humble, teachable spirit and a servant’s heart before the Lord. Pray that he will listen to God and desire to do His will. (Prov. 15:33; Eph. 6:6)
Day 12 | Pray that your future husband will yield his sexual drive to the Lord and practice self control. Pray that your sexual intimacy together will be fresh, positive, and a reflection of selfless love. (Prov. 5:15, 18; 1 Cor. 7:3; Song of Solomon 7:10)
Day 13 | Pray that your future husband uses practical skills to build your family and make wise decisions for your welfare. Pray that he will serve unselfishly. (Gal. 5:13; Phil. 2:3-4)
Day 14 | Pray that your future husband will speak words that build up you and your family, and reflect a heart of love. Pray that he will not use filthy language. (Prov. 18:21; Eph. 4:29)
Day 15 | Pray that your future husband will choose his friends wisely. Pray that God will bring him men who will encourage his accountability before God, and will not lead him into sin. (Prov. 13:20; Prov.27:17)
Day 16 | Pray that your future husband will choose healthy, God-honoring activities. Pray that he will not live in bondage to any questionable habits or hobbies, but that he will experience freedom in holiness as he yields to the Spirit’s control. (1 Cor. 6:12, 10:31; 2 Tim. 2:4)
Day 17 | Pray that your future husband will enjoy his manliness as he patterns his life after Christ and strong men in the faith. Pray for his physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual strength. (Eph. 3:16; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 Cor. 10:11)
Day 18 | Pray that your future husband will have an eternal perspective—living in light of eternity. Pray that he will reject materialism and temporal values and put God first in his life. (Matt. 6:33; Deut. 6:5; Eph. 5:16; Ps. 90:12)
Day 19 | Pray that your future husband will be patient and a man of peace. Pray that he will not give in to anger, but will allow the Holy Spirit to control his responses. (Rom. 14:19; Ps. 34:14)
Day 20 | Pray that your future husband will yield his mind and thoughts to the Lord. Pray that he will not entertain immoral or impure thoughts, and that he will resist the temptation to indulge in pornography. (Prov. 27:12; 2 Cor. 10:5)
Day 21 | Pray that your future husband will learn how to relax in the Lord and, in his greatest times of stress, find joy and peace in his relationship with God. Pray that he will submit his schedule to the Lord. (Neh. 8:10; Prov. 17:22; Ps. 16:11)
Day 22 | Pray that your future husband will practice forgiveness in your relationship and with others. Pray that he will recognize any roots of bitterness, and yield any resentment and unforgiving attitudes to the Lord. (Eph. 4:32; Heb. 12:15)
Day 23 | Pray that your future husband will be a good father—disciplining your children wisely and loving them unconditionally.  (Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21; 2 Tim. 2:1-2)
Day 24 | Pray that your future husband will have a balanced life—that he will balance work and play. Pray that he will fear God, but also gain favor with people he knows at work and church. (Luke 2:52; Prov. 13:15)
Day 25 | Pray that your future husband will be courageous in his stand against evil and injustice, and that he will stand for the truth. Pray that he will protect you and your family from Satan’s attacks. (Ps. 31:24; Eph. 6:13; Ps. 27:14)
Day 26 | Pray that your future husband will discover and live his God-given purpose. Pray that he will offer all his dreams to the Lord, and pursue only those goals that will bring God glory and count for eternity. (Jer. 29:11; 1 Cor. 10:31)
Day 27 | Pray that your future husband will understand the importance of taking care of his body—the temple of the Holy Spirit—for the glory of God. Pray that he will practice self-control by making wise food choices, and get sufficient exercise to stay healthy. (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 6:19-20, 9:27)
Day 28 | Pray that your future husband will be a man of prayer. Pray that he will seek and pursue God in purposeful quiet times. (1 Thess. 5:17; Luke 22:46; James 5:16)
Day 29 | Pray that your future  husband will surrender his time and talents to the Lord. Pray that his spiritual gifts will be manifest in his career, at church, and in your home. (Eph. 5:15-16; 1 Cor. 12:4, 7)
Day 30 | Pray that your future husband will serve God and others with pure motives. Pray that he will obey the Lord from his heart, and glorify Him in everything. (1 Cor. 10:13; John 7:17-18; Col. 3:23-24)

Day 31 | Pray that your future  husband will recognize the lies of the Enemy in his life. Pray that his attitudes and actions will be guided by the truth as he brings his thoughts into captivity to the Word of God (John 8:44; 2 Cor. 10:4-5)

Have you done this prayer challenge before? If not, will you give this challenge a try?


With Love,

The title image was sourced from Pinterest and is the work of Chelsea Diane Photography

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  1. This is good not just for your future husband, but to be praying for your friends and family that they would develop these convictions in their own lives and develop this kind of a relationship with the Lord.

  2. Its just awesome prayer. Thank you for sharing this. God heard my prayer .its a right prayer point for future husband.Every girl should pray and focus God first in her life, else God will bring the right man.
    God bless you jenna.

  3. Jenna! Thank you for posting this challenge. I don’t remember how I found it but I’m glad I did. I’ve felt strongly that I should be praying for my future husband for the last 6 months. I found some good lists, but for the most part they were bearded towards those already married. When I found yours I made the commitment to myself and MFG (my future guy) to pray for him everyday. The very next day I came under a spiritual attack. I was stuck, angry, emotional wasn’t even praying for myself. A couple days later I remembered my promise to pray for MFG and realized why I was so stressed and bogged down. A couple good friends prayed for me and I prayed and my attitude was lifted. This just reinforced my drive and need and the importance to pray for MFG wherever he is now and over our future! Thank you again for the post.

    • I love the acronym MFG 🙂 My friend and I use FH for future husband but I might start using those interchangeably! Blessings on your life

    • Thank you for your post and I can tell you the same thing happened to me when I decided to start praying for my MFH; I was attacked so much that I had to put that project aside to focus on the current problem that came up either at work etc.
      Let us be strong in the Lord and never stop praying. Jesus already won the battle for us. Amen

  4. Hi Jenna,
    I remember finding this in 2015. I completed it then, and have continued to pray for my future husband using this as a scaffold ever since, however, I lost the printed copy I had and couldn’t re-find your blog. It came up in my pinterest feed just recently and I was so excited when I clicked on it! I just wanted to speak affirmation over this post and yourself and thank you for publishing it. Although I don’t know him yet, I enjoy praying for my husband (and I hope that he’s praying for me too). It gets me excited about the god-centered marriage and life that we’re one day going to have!
    Thank you for publishing this and thank you for your honesty, in not merely this post, but in all your others. Your guidance, advice and eloquence has reached many.

    All my love, God Bless
    Hannah xox

  5. Hello Jenna.
    Hope you’re doing fine. I learned this prayers from our doctor, she told me about this and I did write the prayers on my little note book. I know this is a good prayer and I do believe that once you pray to God He will grant your wish just that you need patience too. I’m already in a relationship and I hope these prayers will help him and if by chance that he is not the one for me I hope that God will give me the right one in the future. Thanks and God bless you.

  6. Jenna, thank you for sharing this!

    I’ve met my future husband (fiance) and this is a prayer challenge vital for him too.

    Could I translate this into Japanese and share it with the Japanese youths in my ministry?

  7. Thank you. You and your husband have a heart of gold if you both pray and practice this daily. I’ve been praying for my future husband. Maybe someday we can be friends. I have some memory issues due to heat stroke so I can understand your blog. I can still write and I focus on the bible, sustainable life and improving myself to become a future wife.

  8. I really love this and needed this. I am single and has been for years, but always manage to converse with someone who did not want the same as me. I have been praying for a husband as well as myself to be ready when that time comes, transferring me into a wife that God wants me to be. Sometimes I’m stuck about if I should pray specifically for the individual that my heart desires. He and I are currently friends and have been for years, expressing our care and love for each other in friends, and that we both had thought about taking our relationship farther in the past.

    • I encourage you to be bold in asking God for the desire of your heart. If there is a someone that you care for and can see yourself with, absolutely pray specifically for the individual. It can be scary, but taking that step of faith and boldness is also freeing.

  9. Hello Jenna,
    Thanks for sharing this 31 day prayer! I finished it today at 7:39am,, it is so important to constantly pray for your husband, family, friends, church, etc.!!
    To be honest I am a witness to many prayers that became reality so I believe God heard this one too…
    It thrills me that,in Christ, we are no servants any more. We received a new identity as sons and daughters. What an honor for us to be able to step directly into Gods presence!
    Well, I am exited to see new posts of yours.
    God bless you and your family in name of Jesus Christ:)


  10. Oh my God, I was just on my bed praying for my nation as we normally start a year at my church with praying and fasting for 40days for different things. So as I finished that, I turned into my own prayer requests as an individual and the first one is praying for the future husband but I didn’t know where to start from, so I got my phone and tried to google out, luckily I fell on this post, it’s so amazing, I actually copied every day prayer line in my note book for 31days. And I strongly believe God is going to do something so beautiful for me. Thank you please for sharing this and God bless you where you are and anoint you the more. Janat from Uganda.

    • I am so thrilled that this prayer challenge popped up in your search! It has been a huge help to me and I hope it is for you as well.

  11. I’m so down and out I have a partner that just turned against me and ignores me my feelings and everything we were in a great relationship until I wronged him and he won’t forgive me I’m so sad


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