We all know the drill. Decorated shopping windows in red and pink, heart-shaped chocolate boxes in every corner of Walmart and the Hallmark Countdown of romantic comedies. Valentine’s Day aka Single Awareness Day is near, and once again I’m reminded that I’m single and not really mingling.
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In the past, I would have avoided talking about it, let alone thinking of it, because of the mere fact that I didn’t have a boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. I would have felt like I’m missing out on an important event and that I was the only one sitting at home with no date to attend.
This year, however, I have decided to prepare for the holiday differently. Instead of dreading Valentine’s Day I want to use this time to pray and meditate on love daily. After all, February 14 th, is a celebration of love and who better to spend it with than the Creator of love.
The Valentine’s Day Prayer Challenge was put on my heart and I’m excited to share it with you. Its aim is to help us understand love as designed by God. It will motivate you in your single season and encourage you to pray for your future husband. I believe the Valentine’s Day Prayer Challenge will bless you these next 14 days and make turn Valentine’s Day into a beautiful season of the year.
And if you are not Single, no worries I got you! My dear friend Tanya at The Joyous Family, invites married women to a prayer challenge that will bless your husband and strengthen your marriage.
The Valentine’s Day Prayer Challenge
Day 1. Pray that God helps you set aside your own desires for love and that you learn to love like God teaches us. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Day 2. Pray that you accept God as the source of love and that you choose to display your love for God daily. – 1 John 4:7-8
Day 3. Pray that you see love as a gift from God and respect the guidelines that come with it. Pray that your future relationship honors God in every way and does not become an idol of itself. – Song of Songs 8:6-7
Day 4. Pray that you remain patient until the day God reveals your future husband to you. Pray that you will guard your heart and not be controlled by your feelings. – Song of Songs 2:7
Day 5. Pray that you put God first in everything that you do and that no one and nothing can ever take his place. – Matthew 22:37
Day 6. Pray that your love to others is a reflection of God’s perfect love to you. And you are kind to others, even if you don’t know them. – 1 John 4:19-21
Day 7. Pray that your actions are motivated by love. Pray that the Holy Spirit is at work inside of you and that his fruits are produced in you. – Galatians 5:22
Day 8. Pray that you are able to love the people that hurt you in the past. Ask God to share forgiveness and strength with you, whenever it hurts. – Romans 5:8
Day 9. Pray that you don’t mistake lust for Love and act upon it. Pray that you stay pure in your thoughts and do not give in to sexual desires. – 2 Timothy 2:22
Day 10. Pray that you don’t fall into sin because of Love. Pray that you always focus on God’s purpose for love and don’t get tempted by your own. – 2 Samuel 11:1-5
Day 11. Pray that your future husband has an open heart for God and that he uses his single-season to grow spiritually. 1 Corinthians 7:14-16
Day 12. Pray that your husband learns what it means to love his wife like the church. Pray that he understands the purpose of his singleness and uses it for God’s glory. – Ephesians 5:25
Day 13. Pray that you LOVE YOURSELF! Thank god for the person he created you to be. Go, look in the mirror and acknowledge that you are a daughter of God, that is beautiful and has a purpose.
Day 14. Pray that you understand that singleness is a gift from God and that he reveals to you what the purpose of this season is. Ask Him to give you joy and patience while you wait and prepare your heart for your season of marriage. – 1 Corinthians 7:7
I pray that the Valentine’s Day Prayer Challenge fills your heart with joy and love for God, yourself and others.
Love & Light