Prayers

Praying for a Good, Godly Man

prayers for a godly man

I thoroughly enjoy Church services in the beginning of a new year. Every year I go to Revival at my church for three nights and it is such a filling, gratifying, intense, humbling experience to see women and men of God in one place, desperately seeking God’s Face and Hand.

People are often crying and sprawled out on the floor because they are in such need.

What those needs are? Only they and God know.

I’ve been there too. Some Revivals, it was a desperate need to change my health and mind. 

One year, it was to help me get out of a destructive and secret relationship. Other years, it was to change my finances and my family. The next year, I desperately needed God to lead me to a Publisher because I had a message yet was bombarded with rejection letter after rejection letter. It just seemed like every year there was that thing that I specifically needed God to do on my behalf, through His Power.

But this year, was different. I felt content, satisfied, well and nourished in various areas, in this season of my life and gratefully so.

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”(Philippians 4:12). 

Of course I need God every single moment and this new year will bring challenges unbeknownst to me at this present moment but overall there was no overt longing in me–not on the surface at least.

Unlike years prior, the one and only request on my heart, I felt timid to tell God about (though He already knows). It felt shallow. It felt not important or dire enough. It felt less significant than my other desperate prayer requests.

But my heart kept echoing in church,…

“ God, all I want is to be a good wife to a good Godly man . “

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

And so I didn’t boldly come to His throne with my request, as He desires for me to. I casually prayed. I suppose I casually prayed because somehow my faith had withered in this area of my life. As I am just a couple years shy of 30, I suppose I began to listen to the whispers of society and the enemy, saying “your time is ticking.” Therefore, I continued praying for other things and for other people, particularly my family, but failed to pray for the family that I long to birth.

I was speaking to my closest, Christian sister-friend and I casually told her how I was feeling. Earlier that day, she had sent me a moving article which spoke about not merely praying for momentarily afflictions but to pray for more eternal things.

I told her I felt silly for praying for a man. It seems so cliched and it didn’t seem very eternal.

And she abruptly told me: “it’s not silly, I hope your future man is praying for you too!”

Somehow, as He often does, God used her to reinvigorate my faith and to remind me that He hears me. And it dawned on me that sharing Godly love with a spouse and raising and parenting Children in God’s way, is truly of The Divine. That truly is of the eternal.

One of the tactics of the enemy is to deceive. It is to make us believe that certain matters of our hearts don’t truly matter to God. But we know God longs to give us the desires of our hearts (Psalm 20:4).

Furthermore, the enemy certainly wants us to not be prayerful about the love that we invite into our lives. If we keep God out of our relationships and selections and hopes, surely they will all fail. Therefore, I am boldly stepping to the Throne of Grace with Confidence as I lift up this prayer, I implore you to the do the same:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for being a God that cares about every single huge and tiny desire that is on my heart.

This year, I am believing that You are working in me and in my spouse. This year God, I pray that You divinely orchestrate events that will allow me to meet the person that You have for me. Give me the wisdom and courage to properly position myself in places that honor my request; help me to move beyond my comfort zone. God, I am praying for a good, faithful man after Your Heart.

I pray that He aspires to love me like You do. Send me to the man who is already praying for me. Help my faith in my season of waiting.

I thank You in advance for all that You have for me in this New Year. I put the statistics aside, and I choose to believe in You.

In Jesus’ name.

Amen.

Sophia Vilceus

Sophia Vilceus

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Sophia Sunshine Vilceus is the author of “The Last Pew: Journeying Back to God’s Will After an Affair”, available on Amazon. She's a Christian Writer and English Educator currently based in Maryland.
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71 Comments

71 Comments

  1. Pinky Mokopi

    June 16, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Amen

  2. Altrine Okello

    June 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Amen

  3. MyMy MylynRose Cruz

    June 16, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Amen! Bonaparte James Kahiwa Wery

  4. Praise Nakaye

    June 16, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    amen

  5. Cesarah Joy Villanueva

    June 16, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    When i was 18 i pray for that…. At 19 i married him…. And now im praying for my daugther…. To have… that from HIM.

  6. Alyssa Marie Gallares

    June 16, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Amen

  7. Alyssa Marie Gallares

    June 16, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Amej

  8. Krung-krung Park Seon

    June 16, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Amen.

  9. Florence Sombie

    June 16, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Assuring. Thank you God.

  10. Norman Kumali

    June 16, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Pray harder n b a God fearing woman yourself

  11. Terry Daley

    June 16, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Thank you Jesus Amen

  12. Mary Tiedje Johnson

    June 16, 2017 at 5:11 am

    Bridget

  13. Yvette Clay

    June 16, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Yes God after your own heart

  14. Kelli Sterling

    June 16, 2017 at 4:08 am

    #waitingformyBoaz ❤

  15. Pamela Sanders Copeland

    June 16, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Cynthia Susanne

  16. Kia M Cannon

    June 16, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Yes Amen on God’s timing

  17. Lonnie Hamel

    June 16, 2017 at 2:50 am

    DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS THAN GOD’S BEST.

  18. Inreal Life

    June 16, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Amen.

  19. Frances Jones

    June 16, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Yes Indeed Lord you did it once you will an can do again 24yrs an you took him back.

  20. Ana Evelyn Flores Rivera

    June 16, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Amen..

  21. Pauline Parchment

    June 15, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    YeS amen praise God

  22. Jenny-Ulyses Gonzalez

    June 15, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Ana Cabrera

  23. Sina Ratlhagane

    June 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Amen

  24. Shannon Perkins

    June 15, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Nikki Perry

  25. Carolyn Cotton

    June 15, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Please send me a good godly man .Amen

    • Dayo Ogunlade

      June 17, 2017 at 7:07 am

      The Lord will surely answer your prayers in Jesus name

  26. Mikateko Vivien

    June 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Amen

  27. Cathy Tumalad

    June 15, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Amen

  28. Brenda Naana Danquah

    June 15, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Amen

  29. Silvana Barron

    June 15, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Amen Father God !

  30. Latriece Crout

    June 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Amen

  31. Precious Essy

    June 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Amen

  32. Hannatu Ogolowa

    June 15, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Amen

  33. Mary Knapp

    June 15, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Ali Greene ❤️

  34. Sherry Lynn Thomas

    June 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Love this. Philippians 4:7

  35. Carolyn Walker Blount

    June 15, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Jasmine Cierra, Teresa Hughes

  36. Mercy Adisa

    June 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Your timing is perfect lord

  37. Phyllis Martin

    June 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    AMEN!!!

  38. Amber Triplett

    June 15, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Amen!

  39. Lucy Razafy

    June 15, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Amen

  40. Temilade Adeleke Adeola

    June 15, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Amen

  41. Lana Hamilton

    June 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Amen

  42. Natalyn Williams

    June 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Amen

  43. Katie Kates

    June 15, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Amen

  44. Pfunzo Claribel Ramugumo

    June 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    hear our prayer ooh Lord.

  45. Megan Bermond

    June 15, 2017 at 4:51 pm

  46. Grace Nafuna

    June 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    AMEN

  47. Geraldine Burnham

    June 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    In his time not your time

  48. Staci Brown

    June 15, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Amen

  49. Phyllis Ladd

    June 15, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Amen

  50. Tommy Kal-el Odisho

    June 15, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Silvana Barron

  51. Sheritha Cooper

    June 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Amen

  52. Ishola Temitope Adebayo

    June 15, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Amen!

  53. Cherry Christine Ching

    June 15, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Amen!!!

  54. Elva Acosta

    June 15, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Amen

  55. Jertrude Quintana Ibarbia

    June 15, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Amen. I had him.

  56. Amanda Ebere

    June 15, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Amen yes ooh

  57. Margaret Alejo

    June 15, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Amen

  58. Ann Mitchell-Brittingham

    June 15, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    ”’Amen”

  59. Tiin Kangootui

    June 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Omphemetse Sedio

  60. Tiin Kangootui

    June 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Bame Gombani Onkelame Binang

  61. Leonora Corazon P. Apilado

    June 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Amen

  62. Mary Mukami

    June 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Amen

  63. Cynthia Nketia

    June 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Amen

  64. Quateka Bolden

    June 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Amen

  65. Thobeka Sikgakgane

    June 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    AMEN ,his always watching and hears all

  66. Connie Graham

    June 15, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Connor Graham

  67. Rz Syl

    June 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Maria Camarena ❤️

  68. Lyn Arostique

    June 15, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Amen I trust and I believe

  69. MaVel SiLva LaCio

    June 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I hope and pray to find this Godly man

  70. Otsanya Onmonya Comfort

    June 15, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    He feels what we feel

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