Growing up, I wasn’t exactly what you would call…a planner. I mean, you hear about people who have their lives planned down to the casket. Me, not so much. And, when it came to getting married, that attitude prevailed. So, when 30 came and went, I can’t say I was thrilled about being single. In fact, I started to get a bit antsy. And then, I made a spiritual decision that changed everything.
What about you? Did your life plans include already being married by now? Are you wondering if you will ever get married? Is life screaming by and you’re desperately asking “what about me?” Well, here are 3 prayers for when you hear your marriage clock ticking and your desire to find “the one” becomes overwhelming.
A Prayer to Share My Heart
Lord, I learn from Hannah (1 Samuel 1:1-20) that I can share the deepest and the biggest desires of my heart with You. So, I come to share with You that my heart’s desire is to be happily married. I want You to send me someone with whom I can share my life. I want to find the man whom I can love with all of my heart and who will love me the same way in return. I want to join with the man whom I can serve You alongside of as we bring glory to Your name and do effective ministry for Your Kingdom. Lord, I know that I am complete in You, but there is still a longing in my heart to connect with a man so that we can become one in Your sight. I admit that I get lonely. I confess that I see others around me who are married and think to myself that I want that, too. I am being honest and open with You, Father. I want to be married.
Dear Lord, please send the right man at the right time. If he is not the right man who loves You and will love me, please don’t send him my way. If it is not the right time because You have other plans for me during this season of my life, then help me to be patient and wait on You. But, when that right time comes, please send that right man to me. That is the cry of my heart. Thank You for hearing me. In Jesus name, Amen.
A Prayer to Trust
Lord, I read in Your word that I should learn to trust in You with all my heart and that I should not lean on my own understanding of what is going on in my life. Instead, in everything in my life, I should acknowledge You, and You will direct my steps down the path of life (Proverbs 3:5-6). Help me to do that Lord. When there are parts of my life that I don’t understand, help me to trust You. When I question why I am not married yet, help me to trust You. When I question if I will ever meet that right man or ever get to say “I do,” help me to trust You. When my schedule for when I thought I would be married has come and gone, help me to trust You. When the nights get long and lonely or another Friday night comes with nothing to do and no one to do it with, help me to trust You.
I want to trust that You have my best interest at heart. I want to trust that Your plan is right. I want to trust that You know what You are doing. But, sometimes it is hard. I need Your help so that I can trust You more. Lord, please direct my paths. Dictate my steps. Orchestrate my days. Oversee my relationships. And grow me so that I can trust You while You do it. In Jesus name, Amen.
A Prayer for God’s Will in My Life
Lord, I learn from watching Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane that rather than pursuing my own will in my life, I should submit totally and completely to Your will for me (Luke 22:41-42). When my will does not line up with Yours, I choose Your will. That is not always easy for me to do. Teach me to submit to Your perfect plan for my life. My plan includes finding the right man to share life with, to walk beside, to connect to emotionally, spiritually, and physically, and to serve You together. That is what I want for my life. If You want something different, or if You want it at a different time, help me to choose Your will. I must be patient to wait as Your will unfolds. I must not rush into a relationship that places my will above Yours.
Lord, I admit that it is hard. You see my tears. You know my heartbreak. You sense my loneliness. Yet, You still know what is best for me. I choose Your will. But, the difficulty comes when I have the opportunity to jump the tracks and head in my own direction. Father, protect me from myself. Protect me from my heart that deeply desires to be married. Help me to wait for Your will. I know it will be best, but it is still hard when other options arise. So, with a trembling heart that longs most to be connected to You, I pray: “Lord, not my will, but Yours be done.” You know my heart’s desire. But, I trust You. Bring about Your will in my life. In Jesus name, Amen.
BMWK, did these prayers help you today?