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10 Ways to Pray for Singles in Your Life

10 Ways to Pray for Singles in Your Life

Prayer is communication with God. It is showing God admiration for who He is. It is confessing your sins against God to Him. It is an act of thanksgiving. It is petitioning to God for your needs and on behalf of others. Prayer is a valuable tool all Christians/believers use to talk to God. When it comes to singles, many people pray for them. However, the prayers that are often prayed are centered around singles finding a mate. While this is okay, there are other prayers people can submit to God on behalf of singles. If you desire to pray for unmarried individuals but don't quite know where to start, take a look at the list below.

1. Pray for Single's Peace of Mind 

The absence of anxiety and stress. A sense of freedom and calmness. The ability to focus, function, and complete daily tasks without worry. Many singles desire marriage and struggle with the thought of the possibility of living life without a partner. Many of these thoughts are often triggered by comments or questions about their relationship status, social media posts, familial pressure, and friends. Praying for singles to have peace of mind and accept their current relationship status will prove more helpful to them rather than praying for them to have a relationship. Not only this but pray for their overall peace of mind to live life as God wants them to.

2. Pray for Their Joy

Joy is a wonderful thing. It is defined as an inner peace given by God. It is knowing that you are confident God is at work in your life and on your behalf during the midst of trials and tribulations. For many singles, experiencing joy can be difficult because of the vulnerability they experience due to their relationship status. If you want to go to God in prayer on behalf of singles, ask God to give them a spirit of joy in and out of all relationships.

3. Pray for Singles to Find Their Purpose in the Lord

Everyone has a God-given purpose in life. God gifts each one of His children, and with those gifts, He provides purpose. If you want to help singles on their journey, pray earnestly and fervently that they find their purpose in the Lord, pray that they understand this plan, and work towards fulfilling it.

4. Pray for Singles to Have a Fulfilling Life Living Single 

Many people believe that unmarried individuals' lives are dull or lonesome. On the contrary, many singles lead very meaningful and fulfilling lives. If you're going to God in prayer on behalf of singles, pray that God continues to bless their lives with growth and that each day is filled with new ways to walk with God as He continues to fill their lives with new moments to thank Him for.

5. Pray for Singles to be Covered with the Whole Armor of God

In Ephesians 6: 10-18, the Apostle Paul encourages believers to cover themselves with the full armor of God. The armor of God is comprised of various elements that symbolize the spiritual protection Christians have available to them every day. As you petition to God on behalf of singles, ask Him to do the following:

  • Help singles stand firm in the truth of who they are in God's image.
  • Cover and fill single's hearts with righteousness. Lead and guide them to hear and follow your instructions and remain on the right path.
  • Guide singles in their daily walk with Him, understanding His Joly Word and that they remain steadfast in it.
  • Ensure that singles are strengthening their faith in Him and His righteousness by hearing and applying the truth of His Holy Word to their life.
  • Fill the minds of singles with thoughts of His saving grace and to surrender thoughts that fail to align with scripture.

As believers, we know that we fight spiritual and fleshly battles daily. Praying for singles to be covered with God's word from head to toe will benefit them more than you know.

6. Pray for Singles Hearts 

Proverbs 4:23 instructs believers to protect their hearts, for everything we do flows from it. While praying for singles, ask God to help them protect what comes from their heart and what they allow into it.

7. Pray for Singles to Recognize Their Wholeness

Believe it or not, one is a whole number. A lot of singles feel incomplete without a partner. This is simply because they have not recognized their wholeness with God. If singles recognize who they are in God, they will develop a sense of self-worth and confidence that no one on earth can take away from them. As you beseech God on behalf of singles, ask Him to help them understand and recognize who they are in Him.

8. Pray for Singles to Heal

Oftentimes, people have the desire to pray for singles to find a mate. However, they may fail to realize that many singles have consciously and subconsciously closed their hearts and emotions to relationships because they are grieving the loss of one or for fear of heartbreak. As you go to God in prayer for singles, ask Him to heal them from past relationships that have removed their desires for giving and receiving love. Ask Him to help them accept the hurt and begin to move beyond it. Ask Him to help them learn from their mistakes and to forgive those who hurt them. Singles need to heal. People need to heal. When people heal, lives are changed, and life can be lived to the fullest.

9. Pray for Healthy, Spirit-Led Relationships

There is nothing better than having sound, wholesome relationships with people. They can help singles on their journey through singleness, help set/achieve goals, and encourage singles to enjoy the beauty of this season. Pray that singles find and build healthy relationships with friends, co-workers, church members, and family. Pray that each relationship builds them up and helps them become the person God wants them to be in and out of singleness.

10. Be Content in Their Singleness

Praying for singles to be satisfied during their season of singleness is one of the best prayers someone can pray. Contentment is one key aspect of the joy of living single. Being satisfied and confident as a single will open the door to new experiences, create a new mindset, and bring about a sense of peace that can't be taken away.

Some other things you can go to God for on behalf of singles include:

  • Being a good financial steward
  • Maintaining purity
  • Strength in the Lord
  • The ability to recognize and maintain healthy relationships
  • Repentance of sins
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Establish a consistent prayer life

If you're sincere about praying for the well-being of singles, intercede on their behalf using one of these suggested prayers. There is so much more you can ask God to do in the life of an unmarried Christian other than securing a mate or marriage. As you continue to pray for singles, be mindful of the things they need to continue living a life that is pleasing unto God.

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Crosswalk Contributor Liz LampkinAuthor Liz Lampkin is an experienced writer, teacher, and speaker. She is an advocate for singles who encourages them to live their best life God’s way. Follow her on Instagram @Liz_Lampkin.

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