5. Learn to Pray
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With so many other pressing obligations and forms of entertainment, it’s easy to exchange valuable prayer time for the fleeting cares of life. This is Satan’s ploy, to keep God’s people so busy that they don’t engage in communication with The Lord.
It has been said, “No prayer––no power. Much prayer––much power. For many Christians, the power of prayer is one of the most overlooked assets from the Lord.
While you wait for God to bring you a spouse, never underestimate the power of praying for His will and His timing in charting the course of your love life. He is more interested in guiding you toward a godly mate than you can ever imagine.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, the Apostle Paul instructs believers to pray without ceasing. This means to have a constant attitude of prayer. I found when I started actually talking out loud to God I more fully engaged in communication with Him. This practice truly transformed my time of intercession.
If you learn to pray throughout the day, you will draw on God’s wisdom and strength and become a person of prayer. Seeking the Lord first when you meet a potential mate will guide you in the way you should go.
And if you become a person of prayer, this habit will carry over into your married life. As a wife, I cannot tell you the sense of safety and peace I derive from knowing my husband is constantly praying for me and our family. A spouse who seeks the Lord daily is an incredible gift. If you want God to bring you a praying spouse, become a praying spouse even before you are in a relationship.
Waiting to wed can be a trying time. But the time is not wasted if you use this season to become the spouse of someone else dreams.
To prepare for marriage before you are even dating, use this season of singleness to learn to love selflessly, grow in contentment, communicate well to resolve conflict and pray for God to guide your path, then your prayers will be powerful and your future will be blessed.
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Bonus: Listen to this episode of Focus on the Family’s Singles Show: Boundless with guest Rhonda Stoppe: Everyone Loves a Good Love Story
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