Tonight, a friend setting next to me at the meeting stated she had never prayed for the spouses her children will someday have. I replied I have been doing it for years. I admit, I did not pray for the spouse of my older child until I became saved. So technically, the spouses of my sons have been being prayed for an equal amount of time.
So tonight, I reminisced on some of the prayers for these daughters I have yet to meet. I read through those posts and remember writing them. I remember the trials of the flesh we were enduring or my child was enduring when they were wrote. My other prayer is that the mother and father of these daughters prays for my sons as much and as hard.
Some of my previous posted prayers for my daughters:
To the girls who will cross the paths of my sons...know this, I pray for you. I pray for those whom have came and went, those who linger, and those who may be yet to come. One of you is the chosen wife of each of my sons...thereby, making you by extension my daughter. I know I will never be your mother, but I will love you as my daughter, as you will love and cleave to my son.
I pray for your path. I pray your words and actions are guarded by the Spirit. I pray the hand of Jesus is upon your heart, words, and mind in all things...even if you do not know His graces in your life yet. I may never be your Naomi, and I should hope that plight would never befall my family...but I know some of you will be Ruths and some of you will be Orpahs.
And either way...know this...I promise to never say words to hurt you or bring you harm...because you may be my son's Ruth. I promise to never speak against you or your own, because you may be my son's Ruth. I promise to pray for you each day, because you may be my son's Ruth. I promise to honor your name in the Light of the Lord, because you may be my son's Ruth...And, if you leave and are an Orpah...I will still pray for you, even after you are gone. I pray for you, because to someone else's son...you may be the Ruth.
So, to the daughter I do not yet have...know that, though it is not known to you yet, you are prayed for and loved.
...and whether you know it or not...