A pray for love

A prayer for love has to be something you do no a regular basis. Love and relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives, because our relationships will either lift us up, or tear us down.

Yet praying for love tends to be something that we don’t often do. Maybe we’re afraid to go to God with our love life. Maybe we’re getting discouraged that our prayers aren’t being answered. Or maybe, just maybe, we don’t know how to pray for love.

Prayer For Love Vs. Worry About Love

It took me a while to grasp how to pray for love. Because I’ve always had a tendency to think about love, and worry about love, rather than pray about it. 

I’m quick to analyze, figure out, and try to put the pieces together. But it takes me a while to turn to prayer. 

I’m realizing that my tendency to over-analyze is the opposite of what God’s word tells me to do.  All through Scripture Jesus is challenging us: Don’t just dwell on things, pray about them. 

Prayer is the act by which we mentally hand over our problems, concerns, fears, desires, and dreams to someone who actually has the power to control. 

And it makes so much sense, because if we’re going to allow these things to fill our brain, we are better off doing it in a way that has the power to impact the things that are weighing us down, rather than simply allowing them to consume us. 

If you find yourself consumed by your love life – or lackthereof, here are some ways to mentally and prayerfully hand those things to the One who can actually do something about it. Here are 8 ways to pray for love. 

Pray Like This: 8 Prayers For Love

#1: Pray that God would give you a relationship (Matthew 7:7)!

God’s word challenges us to ask and bring our needs before God.  Anything and everything. As long as our hearts are aligned with His, there are no limits on what we can ask.  What are your deepest needs and desires when it comes to a relationship? What do you need God to do in your relationship? Let Him know.

#2: Pray that He would grant you patience and insight to wait for a good one (Isaiah 40:31).

Waiting on God is never easy, because once again, it is a reminder that we are not in control.  But through the time of waiting, ask God to change you, nourish you, and fill you so that you are empowered and prepared to take the next steps when the timing is right.   

#3: Pray that He would be working out anything unhealthy in your life (Jeremiah 33:8).

Some of our baggage and sin we can recognize, and some we can’t.  As you seek to enhance your love life, be sure to ask God to help you recognize and heal all the things in your life that aren’t lining up with His best.  Seek to get to the bottom of your sins, and ask for His healing power to be at work in your life.

#4: Pray that He would shape your heart for nourishing interactions with others (Colossians 3:12-14).

It’s important to learn how to love, rather than simply longing to be loved.  When your heart is open to loving and edifying others the way it was meant to, your relationships will be enriched and empowered.

#5: Pray that He would bring healing into your past so that you are free to embrace the present (Philippians 3:13-14).

We are called to move forward, and forget what is behind.  Sometimes, it’s easy to get stuck on our past and be paralyzed from living in the present.  No matter what kinds of things your past may hold, ask God to be at work in your past so that you are free to live in the moment and embrace your present.

#6: Pray that He would protect your emotional world and give you wisdom of how to set healthy boundaries (Proverbs 4:23).

I talk a lot about guarding our hearts and how to practically do that, but how often do we actually pray about our hearts and emotional worlds?  God longs to be a part of our emotions just as much as our spiritual life. He is a holistic God, who longs to interact with our mind, body, and soul.  Give Him a chance by opening your emotional life to Him through prayer.

#7: Pray that He would open your eyes to the joy of doing sex His way (Hebrews 13:4).

It’s so easy to focus on what we can’t do before marriage, and end up harboring bitterness and resentment.  But what if we were to ask God to open our eyes to doing life His way? What if we were to plead with Him to download His heart onto ours, so that we could truly understand what is best for our lives?  Rather than struggling with His plan, let’s ask Him to reveal His heart to ours, particularly in the area of sex and sexuality, so that we can be freed to trust Him without bitterness or regret. (More on this in Chapter 8 of True Love Dates)

#8: Pray that God would be the focus of your life now and forever (Psalm 37:4).

At the end of the day, no matter how we view it, there is no gift that is greater than the Giver.   Whether we feel that or not, it doesn’t cease to be true. May we continue to bring this request before God, so that He can turn our hearts to Him as our greatest delight and desire, because perspective has the power to change everything.

This week, rather than focus on your problems, worries, or what you don’t yet have, focus on what you do have: a direct line to the One who controls all things, including your precious heart.  It’s time to actually do some real work in the area of our love life and relationships instead of wasting our mental energy away.  It’s time to pray for love.

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DEBRA FILETA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, relationship expert, and author of Choosing Marriage and True Love Dates. She’s also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast. Her popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! 

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Текст песни: Pray for Love

It’s safe to say we made it

Along the path we tread so well

And the shades we use to paint it

Can’t start to show our lives parallel

Eyes to the ground

We watch our feet

We’re a little bruised and battle-worn

But the walls they built to keep us

Cannot shield our storm

We prayed for love

We prayed for love

We prayed for love

Someone in the distance

Who will listen

Listen to our breaking hearts

We prayed for love

Someone in the distance

Who will listen

Listen to our breaking hearts

The endless days of thunder

Seemed to leave us here without a chance

Feeling like a world around us

Is falling down like an avalanche

We look ahead you know our hearts

Are gunna lead us through another fight

The negative like string between us

Strong in our desire

We prayed for love

We prayed for love

We prayed for love

Someone in the distance

Who will listen

Listen to our breaking hearts

We prayed for love

Someone in the distance

Who will listen

Listen to our breaking hearts

Wherever the road takes us

The winds began to break up

Just stay by my side

Wherever the road takes us

The winds began to break up

Just stay by my side

We prayed for love

Someone in the distance

Who will listen

Listen to our breaking hearts

We prayed for love

Someone in the distance

Who will listen

Listen to our breaking hearts

Перевод песни: Молитвы о любви

Уже можно сказать, что мы справились,

Мы прошли эту тропу так верно,

Мы наполнили красками тени,

Но не можем поверить в совпадение наших жизней.

Глаза опущены,

Мы смотрим под ноги,

На нас царапины и потрёпанность сражений,

Но стены, которые возведены, чтобы сдержать нас,

Не могут остановить наш шторм.

Мы молились о любви,

Мы молились о любви.

Мы молились о любви,

О ком-то далёком,

Кто услышит,

Услышит наши разрывающиеся сердца.

Мы молились о любви,

О ком-то далёком,

Кто услышит,

Услышит наши разрывающиеся сердца.

Бесконечные дни гроз,

Казалось, оставили нас без надежды.

Такое чувство, что наш мир

Обрушивается как снежная лавина.

Мы смотрим в будущее, ты ведь знаешь, наши сердца

Проведут нас через новую битву.

Отрицание натянуто между нами как струна,

Наша воля сильна.

Мы молились о любви,

Мы молились о любви.

Мы молились о любви,

О ком-то далёком,

Кто услышит,

Услышит наши разрывающиеся сердца.

Мы молились о любви,

О ком-то далёком,

Кто услышит,

Услышит наши разрывающиеся сердца.

Куда бы дорога ни вела нас,

Ветра начинают подниматься,

Будь же рядом со мной.

Куда бы дорога ни вела нас,

Ветра начинают подниматься,

Будь же рядом со мной.

Мы молились о любви,

О ком-то далёком,

Кто услышит,

Услышит наши разрывающиеся сердца.

Мы молились о любви,

О ком-то далёком,

Кто услышит,

Услышит наши разрывающиеся сердца.

Другие слова песен Kwabs:

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    KWABS lyrics : “Pray For Love”

    It’s safe to say we made it

    Along the path we tread so well

    And the shades we use to paint it

    Can’t start to show our lives parallel

    After the ground

    We watch our feet

    We’re a little bruised and battle-worn

    But the walls they built to keep us

    Can not shield our storm, uhm

    We prayed for LOVE

    We prayed for LOVE

    Oh, we prayed for LOVE

    Someone in the distance

    Who will listen, listen

    Listen to our breaking hearts

    Oh, we prayed for LOVE

    Someone in the distance

    Who will listen

    Listen to our breaking hearts

    The endless day of thunder

    Should’ve leave it here without a gent

    Feel ’em like a world around us,

    It’s for the ?? avalanche

    We look ahead we know our heart

    Will gonna lead it through another fight

    I’ll make it feel the strength between us

    Strong enough as I

    We prayed for LOVE

    We prayed for LOVE

    Oh, we prayed for LOVE

    Someone in the distance

    Who will listen, listen

    Listen to our breaking hearts

    Oh, we prayed for LOVE

    Someone in the distance

    Who will listen, listen

    Listen to our breaking hearts

    Wherever go, I’ll be some

    Winds may come to break us,

    Just stay for a song

    Wherever go, I’ll be some

    Winds may come to break us,

    Just stay for a song

    Oh, we prayed for LOVE

    Someone in the distance

    Who will listen, listen

    Listen to our breaking hearts

    Oh, we prayed for LOVE

    Someone in the distance

    Who will listen, listen

    Listen to our breaking hearts!!

    Oh, we prayed for LOVE

    Oh, we prayed for LOVE

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