A Prayer for Singles
Psalm 146, I Samuel 17
Our Father in heaven, our souls bless You with all that is within us. We bless Your holy name! We bless You, and remember all of Your benefits. Thank You, Father, for forgiving us of our iniquities, for healing all of our diseases, and for crowning us with Your loving kindness and tender mercy. Thank You for satisfying our mouths with good things so that our youth is renewed like that of the eagle. Thank You for being such a wonderful, loving Father. Thank You, Lord, for being our strength, refuge and fortress. You are our God, in whom we trust.
Father, we confess that our Singles will love You with all their hearts, souls, strength, and minds; they will love their neighbors as they love themselves. We confess that they will be filled with Your Holy Spirit and they 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 leaf will not wither and whatever they do will prosper. In addition to natural bread, we confess that they will live by every Word that proceeds out of Your mouth. As the just, they will live by faith and be over comers in Jesus’ name.
Heavenly Father, help our Singles to live with all godliness and contentment. Father, as they trust in You to direct their paths in all things pertaining to life and godliness, 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 at WVUMC. Remind them that their needs are met when they attend to the needs of others. Help our Singles 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 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. Lord, for those single parents who find it difficult to receive help from others, help them to receive assistance, without guilt. Father, bless our Singles with a merry heart and a cheerful countenance.
Forgive our Singles for not trusting You totally with their lives. Forgive those persons who have depended on themselves instead of You and have not been concerned about what matters to 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. Lord, remind our Singles of people they may need to forgive and please help them to be quick to forgive.
Help them to not yield to temptation; but, deliver them from the evil one.
Blessed are You, our Father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and power. For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom, Lord, and You are exalted as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 103:1-5, Luke 10:27, II Timothy 2:16-17, I Corinthians 7:32, 1 Timothy 6:6, I Corinthians 2:14, Philippians 4:13, Proverbs 1:3, Luke 4:4, Proverbs 3:5, Matthew 6:13, I Chronicles 29:10-13