My daughter, in her sweet 8-year-old voice:
Dear Jesus, please guide me to the right man for me when I grow up. That he is kind and gentle and sweet.
Every night, this is her prayer (among other things). Her father and I pray for this also (and we add that he loves Jesus as well!), and I am so thankful she is choosing to sincerely pray for her future husband too.
Every night for well, years now, he has been praying for those people in his life who might not know Jesus. His prayer goes something like this:
Dear Jesus, please help anyone who might need their faith strengthened. ..please help great-uncle____, ______'s uncle, and _____ and ______ (our neighbors). (Names omitted to protect privacy!).
These friends and have family members have been prayed for faithfully for months upon months upon months! And God hears our prayers!