For years, I’ve kept a prayer journal, and each of my children has a designated page. I include the child’s picture, a special verse, and a list of prayers for that specific child. Many of them are common requests: prayers that they will have joy, good health, and wisdom. I pray for their future spouses, teachers, and friends. But there are others I pray for, people you’re probably not thinking about— and they’re the most important people to pray for in your kids’ lives.
So, who are these mysterious people? Your child’s future in-laws. This man and woman will have a dramatic impact on your child’s life because they are raising your son or daughter’s one-day spouse. Much of our habits, ideas, beliefs, and heartaches go back to our families of origin, so a prayer for in-laws is a vital addition to our communion with God. But what exactly should you pray for? Here are 7 ways to pray for your child’s future in-laws.