It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post! Even the last post published on my blog was an interview, haha. I’ve missed sitting down and pouring out my heart through words to [hopefully] encourage you all. So I’m really excited for today’s post, and it’s one I’ve wanted to write for a long time: How to Pray for Your Boyfriend.
A couple of years ago, I wrote How to Pray for Your Future Husband. I created a printable for it, and I used that weekly to pray for my future husband. Honestly, I still use it sometimes when I’m praying for my boyfriend- it covers many of the same topics. But as we’re approaching our one year dating anniversary, I figured it was high time I wrote a blog post and created a printable on how to pray for your boyfriend.
So here we are! I pray that this is an encouragement to all of you girlfriends out there. I believe it is so important to cover our boyfriends in prayer. Not only does it benefit them, but it keeps us focused on what truly matters in our relationships. It also invites God to be a part of our relationships, and bringing God glory is the main purpose of dating and marriage!
I created a pretty printable so that we can have a physical copy of this list to keep with us. If you’re like me, technology distracts you during your quiet time, so this is super helpful! To download the free printable, all you have to do is sign up for my newsletter HERE and the details will be emailed to you. There is also an image you can save to your device if you’d prefer that. I never send spam, only fun things and encouragement! If you’re already an email subscriber, click HERE to enter the password and receive access to this resource.
Let’s get to the prayer prompts!
Pray that your boyfriend will…
Become a man after God’s own heart
Just like David was considered to be a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22), we should pray for our boyfriends to be men after God’s own heart.
Pursue Jesus with all of his heart
Our purpose in life is to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33), and I want my boyfriend to pursue that purpose with all of his heart.
Seek God’s will above his own
I’ve told my boyfriend many times that I will follow his lead as long as he is following Jesus’ will. So I always pray that he will be following God’s will above his own.
Live everyday for Jesus and His glory
We were made to bring God glory, not ourselves.
Put others before himself…
Philippians 2 is very clear that we need to consider others even more important than ourselves. Pray that your boyfriend will be selfless and humble!
But also take care of himself so that he can be all that God has called him to be
Putting others before one’s self doesn’t mean you neglect your own well-being. We can’t serve God well if we don’t take care of ourselves.
Remain physically & emotionally pure
This is a huge one. There are so many temptations in this world that will compromise purity. Pray for your boyfriend as he fights for purity.
Daily fight for your purity as a couple
Ask God that your boyfriend will lead the fight for purity, but make sure that you are also fighting for it.
Intentionally push you more towards Jesus than himself
A man that truly loves you and wants what is best for you will push you closer to Jesus than himself. My boyfriend can tell when I’m not finding my fulfillment in Jesus and I’m trying to find it in him, and he does his best to lead me back to Jesus. Pray that your boyfriend will be sensitive to this!
Be physically and spiritually safe
Pray for his physical safety as well as safety in spiritual warfare!
Have spiritual endurance
There are so many Christians that love Jesus until something bad happens in their lives. Pray that your man will have spiritual endurance and not waver in his faith.
Become a prayer warrior
Like I said, prayer is so important. Pray that your boyfriend will be ever growing in this area.
Always be growing and learning
Your boyfriend won’t be perfect, but he should be growing and seeking to learn more all of the time. Pray that he will grow and learn from God’s Word and other godly people.
Fulfill the Great Commission to go and make disciples
This was Jesus’ command before He ascended into Heaven (Matthew 28:19). Pray that your man will take this seriously and have a heart for missions and the Church.
Have a heart for your [potential] future children
If you get married to your boyfriend, it is likely that you will have children one day. Start praying for his role as a father.
Seek God’s direction for your relationship
Pray that your boyfriend will be the leader of your relationship and will be intentional about leading your relationship where God wills.
This world has so much evil and temptation in it. Covering our men in prayer is vital and takes intentionality. I pray that this guide helps you to make praying for your boyfriend more simple and consistent in your life! Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter so that you can print these prompts.
And just a reminder: your boyfriend will not be perfect. He will disappoint you at times because he is human and was never meant to fulfill you. Prayer changes things, but it doesn’t make everything perfect- we live in a fallen world. Give your man the grace required for him to grow.
Oh, and make sure you’re praying for yourself and seeking to grow as well. Be the woman the man you are praying for is praying for.
With all my love,