prayer for singles

Being single is not always a walk in the park. As a matter of fact, because it is so hard I started this blog.

Some days you feel great and are ready to take on the world as a happy single Christian woman. And other days you feel lonely and exhausted, wondering when you will finally meet “The One”

In those moments, when your own joy and strength aren’t enough, the best thing you can do is tap into God’s love. 

This is why today I’m sharing with you 10 powerful prayer for singles desiring marriage. 

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10 Powerful prayer for singles

1. Prayer for single ladies to guard your heart

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23

Dear heavenly Father, thank you for creating me as a woman that enjoys showing affection, providing warmth, and extending love to others.

You know my heart and how fragile it is. That I tend to get emotionally invested in my relationships, which hurts if they don’t work out.

Father lord, I ask you to help me to guard my heart. Teach me to set boundaries and protect my mind, my soul, and my heart.

Help me to stay on the right path that leads to a godly relationship with you in the center. In Jesus name. Amen.

2. War room prayer for singles to control sexual desires

Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. – 1 Corinthians 6:18

Dear father, thank you for the desire to honor you with my body.

I recognize the effect sexual immorality can have on my life, my purpose, and my relationship with you. I pray that I don’t doubt or underestimate the power of sexual temptation to destroy me physically and spiritually.

Instead, I ask that you give me the strength to flee from sexual sin and help me not conform to the culture.

Please make my desire to follow you greater than my desire to please my flesh and show me how to keep my thoughts pure. In your holy name. Amen.

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3. Prayer for single women to find joy in every day

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24

O Lord, I praise you for blessing me with another day. You woke me up today because you are not done with me yet.

And even though my situation overwhelms and saddens me at times, I choose to be happy. I know that you have a plan for my life and that today is the day you have made for me to rejoice in it.

Teach me how to develop real joy that comes from you and that sustains any circumstance. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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4. Prayers for single ladies to wait for God’s perfect timing

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. – Song of Songs 8:4

Jesus, I praise your name, because you have already laid out every day of my life and no moment comes as a surprise to you.

I ask you that whenever my desire for love takes over my thinking, you give me the wisdom to see through my superficial feelings and emotions.

Help me not to rush into an intimate relationship, that pleases my flesh, but to trust in your perfect timing and wait for a commitment of love that honors you.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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prayers for singles desiring marriage

5. Prayer for single women against anxiety and worry

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

Dear lord God, thank you for this season of singleness and the opportunity it presents for spiritual growth.

You know that sometimes I tend to worry about whether I will ever find the right man. That’s why I ask you to help me overcome my anxiety about the future by keeping my eyes on the things above.

Remind me that you are in control and fill my heart with your peace, that transcends all understanding. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

6. Prayers for singles for trust in God

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

Lord Jesus, I thank you for your mercy, patience, and goodness toward me. And thank you for being my guide and my provider.

I know that sometimes I try to restrict or ignore you in the dating area of my life because I feel like I know what is best for me. But you are a better judge than me because you know the reason for my season.

I pray that I learn to trust you with all my heart and don’t lean on my own understanding.

Oh lord, please help me to surrender all my hopes, dreams, and plans to you and follow your lead in everything I do. Amen.

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7. A single woman prayer to become a godly woman

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. – Proverbs 31:30

Almighty God, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Thank you for creating me in your image and blessing me with the holy spirit, in which I have become a new creation.

God, please remove the parts of me that aren’t godly, righteous, and honoring to you. Show me the areas that I can still improve in to become the godly woman that you have called me to be.

Teach me o God how to become wise, make good decisions, and live according to your will. Amen.

8. Prayer points for single ladies to focus on purpose

{…}An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. – 1 Corinthians 7:34

Dear God, I thank you for the gift of singleness. For the opportunity to dedicate my undivided attention to you and your work.

I pray that whenever I ask for this season to be over because I feel like being married is better, you remind me how valuable this season is.

God, I pray that I use my single season to serve you wholeheartedly and put a greater focus on accomplishing your purpose for my life.

Teach me to seek first your kingdom and trust that everything else will be given to me as well. Amen. 

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9. Pray for your future husband

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. – Genesis 2:24

Jesus, I thank you for creating marriage and blessing me with the desire to become one flesh with the man you chose for me.

Even if I don’t know who I will marry, I know you are a perfect matchmaker. I pray that you make him a man after your own heart and teach him to hear your voice.

Please give him wisdom and discernment, so that he chooses to follow your lead. Prepare him for the commitment that is marriage and teach him how to love like you love the church.

In your mighty name. Amen.

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10 Prayers for Christian singles that feel lonely

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is made complete in us. – 1 John 4:12

Dear God, I thank you for the relationship we have and that I can rely on you as my best friend.

I thank you that I can cast all my anxieties on you because of your care for me. In this challenging season, I ask you for strength and motivation to see each day as a blessing.

Teach me to admit my needs to my brothers and sisters in Christ, so that they can help me overcome my loneliness and safeguard me in their community.

Help me to find comfort, confidence, and contentment in my singleness. In your name, I pray. Amen.

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Remember that the power of prayer is that it grants peace. So, use these 10 powerful prayers for singles, whenever your heart is heavy or troubled. 

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What the Bible says about singles

Before I share my thoughts on singleness, I want to ensure that I know how hard this season is.

I was in it for many years myself. When your biggest heart’s desire is to find the right person, it feels demotivating when people tell you to “just be happy”. So, I’m not going to tell you to do that.

Instead, I’m going to encourage you to consider a different perspective. God’s words about singles are clear. He wants us to see this season as a part of God’s plan for us.

Instead of wasting time worrying about a potential spouse, he wants us to use it to do His work on earth as scripture says.

Trust that God hears your prayers for true love and in his timing, he will send you the man of God you have been asking him for.

But until then, fight your fear of loneliness and see your single season as the perfect time to devote yourself to Jesus Christ.

How do I pray to God for my life partner?

As a single person, you might want to pray for your husband. That’s totally fine.

The first thing I would do is to get very clear on the qualities you want in a godly man. You want to be sure that your desire aligns with God’s desire to give you the right Christian man.

The next thing you want to do is find scriptures that help you pray. You can choose any of the bible verses I used for the prayer for singles above. Or you can look up new ones that inspire and comfort you. Using God’s words makes your prayers much more powerful.

Afterward, start meditating on the love your desire to call in. Imagine what life will feel like with your future spouse in it and what it will be like to be a good wife to him.

Once you have done all that, see the prayer as answered. Because God’s perfect love for you is to give you a beautiful future.

How do you pray for singles?

If you have single friends, it’s important to refrain from lecturing or judging them. No matter what your season of singleness looked like it may be very different from theirs.

Instead, you can support them by providing a safe place for them to share and lend an ear in the midst of trials.

A good prayer for singles is one that covers them when they feel lonely and discouraged. And sometimes given a prayer that gives them hope and strength amidst a broken heart.

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