Prayer Topic #9:
A Prayer for Our Singles
November 9, 2018
Reflections of the Heart:
Instead of trying to figure out what is wrong with being single, why not celebrate the freedom that God has provided to allow singles to bring His will to fruition? Let us pray that the singles of our Church Family will rejoice in knowing that they are not alone…that they have the perfect companion in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and by virtue of being in a relationship with Him, they not only receive God’s love, but are able to share His love without restriction.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the single members of our Church Family. Thank You, Lord, for being their strength, refuge and fortress. We thank You for satisfying their mouths with good things so that their youth is renewed like that of the eagle. You are our God, in whom we trust. Our souls bless You with all that is within us. We bless Your Holy Name! We bless You, and remember all of Your benefits.
Compassionate Father, we confess that the singles in our Church Family love You with all their hearts, souls, strength, and minds and they love their neighbors as they love themselves. They are filled with Your Holy Spirit, and have the mind of Christ. We declare that our singles can do all things through Christ who strengthens them. Our singles are planted by the rivers of water, and they will bring forth fruit in their season. Their leaves will not wither and whatever they do will prosper. In addition to natural bread, we confess that they will continue to live by every Word that proceeds out of Your mouth. As the just, they live by faith and are over-comers in Jesus’ Name.
Holy Spirit, today I commit to encouraging the following singles:
Holy Spirit, direct our singles in the areas of friendship, companionship, ministry, employment, career and finances. In their relationships, bless them with people who are wise, kind, likeminded, patient, and trustworthy. Send them friends and associates who will love and appreciate them. Touch the hearts of all of our singles to work in a ministry in our Church Family. Remind them that their needs are met when they attend to the needs of others. Help them to be skillful and diligent in their workplaces as they apply themselves to honest labor and honorable employment. For those singles who desire a mate, help them to wait patiently on You. Holy Spirit, comfort those who experience loneliness and equip us as a Church Family to provide the extended family and support that they may desire. Heal broken hearts and wounded spirits. Bless our single parents and provide a stable support system to help them with their children.
Loving Father, forgive our singles for their sins. Forgive them for not trusting You totally with their lives. Forgive those who have depended on themselves instead of You. Forgive those singles who are anxious and fretful about their singleness and help them to be satisfied with their lives. Forgive those who follow the desires of their flesh instead of the desires of Your Holy Spirit. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our singles of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in you soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help our singles not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Exalted Lord, You are worthy to receive glory, honor and power. You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased. Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 46:1, Psalm 103:1-2, 5 NKJV, Luke 10:27, Ephesians 5:18, I Corinthians 2:16, Philippians 4:13, Psalm 1:3, Luke 4:4 NKJV, Hebrews 10:38, Philippians 4:19, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:11
Today, I will trust God to: