1. Prayer for Wisdom
Lord of Wisdom, be my guide as I look for love. You know I’ve passed through a series of dissatisfying relationships and gotten hurt a few times, and I’ve made a lot of mistakes. Give me Your wisdom Lord, because I don’t trust myself to make the right decisions. Help me to make wise and informed decisions in finding that person who is the right fit for me to love and be loved. Amen.
2. Renew Our Love Prayer
Lord, You know we’ve been married for a while, and responsibilities with work and children and tending the home keep us distracted from one another. Help us to rekindle our love for one another. Help us be intentional about carving time out for just the two of us. Help us to not take the other for granted, but be affirming. Help us communicate lovingly, touch often, and have fun together. May our marriage reflect the love between You and Your bride, the church. Amen.
3. Prayer for Discernment
Heavenly Father, You know I’m new to the dating scene, and in a bit of a daze about it all. Give me discernment as I navigate through a new relationship. Holy Spirit, prompt me to think about important topics to discuss with this other person that will help us know if we should continue down this path toward a lifelong commitment of love and marriage. Help me to ask the right questions and know if I have the right answers. Amen.
4. Guide Me to a Person of Faith
Father of Lights, please enlighten my path. Guide me to a person I can love and who will love me, to someone who shares my core values, whose life goals and passions are complementary to my own, and who will accept me for who I am. Most importantly, may this person share my faith in You, and have morality based on what Your Word teaches, so we can have oneness in You. Amen.
5. Help Me to Love Myself Prayer
Dear God, thank You for Your unconditional love. Lord, help me to know myself and to love myself. If I don’t feel self-worth, how can I expect someone else to cherish me? Help me to develop a healthy self-identity, remembering that I am a child of the King, created in Your image. Help me know who I really am, what I really want from life, and what I want in the person I will spend my life with. Amen.
6. Prayer for Emotional Health to Give and Receive Love
Loving Father, before I become romantically involved with another person, help me to become emotionally healthy, grounded, and authentic. Help me grow and develop so that I can give and receive love without issues getting in the way. May Your Holy Spirit guide me in dealing with insecurities, learning appropriate conflict resolution, and learning healthy communication in a love relationship. Amen.
7. Heal My Heart Prayer
God my Healer, You know I suffered a lot of pain in my last relationship. Heal my heart, Lord, so I can move on and find true love. In this time of recovery, may Your Holy Spirit give me clarity about the problems in my past relationship, the kind of people I need to avoid, and what I need to change in my own life to have a healthy, loving relationship in the future. Help me deal with issues like enabling behaviors, or being too needy, or lacking trust. Amen.
8. Help Me Love Well Prayer
Abba, Father, You love me so wonderfully; may I reflect Your love in my relationships with others. Help me love well, dear Father. Help me to be a good listener and to be an encourager. Help me to give of my time and attention and assistance freely. Help me to be empathetic and able to perceive their feelings and needs. Help me to treat others as I would like to be treated. Amen.
9. Prayer to Love Others as God Loves Me
Heavenly Father, I am so blessed to be Your child, and that I can call You “Abba,” for You are my loving Daddy! My heart overflows with gratitude. You have made me a partaker of Your divine nature, and Your love for me is so wide, so deep – it is beyond my comprehension. May the truth of my identity in You sink deep into my psyche, and impact my relationship with others. Dear Loving Father, may I love others as You have loved me, with compassion and care. Amen.
10. Lead Me to the Right One Prayer
O God, my Provider, I pray that You will guide me into an enduring, passionate, healthy, and committed life-long relationship. Protect me from relationships that will bring harm or heartbreak. Help me to not be so giddy with excitement when I meet someone new that I overlook important details about that person which need to be brought to light Lead me to that special person who is the one You know is best for me. Amen.
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Disclaimer: Prayer is not magic. God indeed answers prayers but sometimes His answer is either No or Not Now. Don't be discouraged when your prayers are not met immediately or even later. Keep trusting God who is good all the time. Thank you.
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