Prayer For Single People

Lord of Loving Devotion, as I endure this frustrating stage of being single, help me remember that You withhold no good thing from me. Remind me that if I delight myself in You, that You will give me the desires of my heart. Help me to grow and develop as a person during this time, and to truly learn to find delight in my most important relationship the Lover of my Soul. Amen.

Father of Lights, while I wait for that special someone, I pray that You will cultivate within me the traits that will make me a good person to be in a relationship with. Teach me to value and care for the well-being of others, so they feel safe, connected and understood. Teach me to honor others, encourage and empower them, and believe the best in them. Amen.

Faithful God, I confess that I have ruined good relationships in the past through a lack of self-control. I don't want that to taint future relationships. Help me to manage myself well with regard to my core values and pursuing my goals. Help me to honor my sexual boundaries and those of others. Help me to be reliable, and to be assertive without being aggressive. Amen.

Dear Lord,

I pray that I would honor You as I practice grace giving through these difficult times. My heart is broken, but I know following Your path will lead my out of this challenging struggle.

Help me to remember when I am in the midst of trials, like loneliness and heartbreak, I still have a reason to be joyful because Your grace has been poured out on me!


God of Grace, You know how much I long to be in a relationship, but help me to keep a clear head and not settle for the wrong person out of desperation. Remind me that if someone loves me, they will respect me and my values. Help me realize that I can't fix serious issues in another person. Help me remember to get feedback from wise people. Protect me from a lifetime of heartache, loving Savior. Amen.

O God, my Counselor, help me learn to be in charge of my own happiness. I've fallen for the myth that I have to be married and have a family to be happy, but I realize now that happiness is cultivated from within; it's my relationship with You and my satisfaction with myself that brings true happiness. Help me overcome the lies that I need to be in a relationship to be happy, and to realize that it's not what I take from the person I'm in a relationship with, but what I give that brings true joy. Amen.

Father of Encouragement, I'm lonely and want an enduring relationship. At the same time, I am blessed with great friends and family and colleagues who are there with love and support. I pray that You will help me develop healthy communication skills that will deepen the relationships I have now, and enhance my communication with my future spouse. Help me to listen more than I talk, to pay attention and make sure I understand what others are really saying, and to authentically express empathy. Amen.

God of Hope, as I pass through this time of being single and waiting, help me to focus my efforts toward being found faithful by You. I know I can entrust my future to You. You know my desires, and You are faithful. Help me to exercise my trust in You by doing the work You have for me to do now, and fixing my eyes on You. When You take the lead, the best is yet to come! Amen.