Help with Prayer: Meditative Prayer
Vocal prayer has to be complemented by meditation, or mental prayer, a consideration of holy things. Again, there are many ways to meditate, but perhaps the most popular format follows the three-step process of Read, Reflect, Resolve.
To begin with, place yourself formally in God’s presence. Pray for help, ask for God’s guidance and a receptivity to His inspirations. Then read something. You can use a book designed for meditation. The Bible is the best if you want to hear what God’s saying to you. There are a great many other texts as well which are very popular for meditation. But the important thing isn’t what you read, it’s how you read it. Normal reading is done for study, for analysis; it is a task to be finished. You go through the pages and grasp what the author is saying and then you’re done. Meditational reading, by contrast, isn’t just trying to get through the pages, or to solve some problem with the text. Meditation is a slow savoring.
Which brings us to the second step: reflect. What you’re trying to do with meditation is allow God to direct your thoughts. Fulton Sheen describes meditation as riding a horse and holding the reigns loosely. You really want to let your horse lead you—so keep a loose hold on your thoughts, and perhaps the Holy Spirit will lead you somewhere. When a thought strikes you or jumps out at you, don’t move on with the reading.
Instead take that thought as a prompting that God wants you to spend some time with it. Talk to Him about this newfound insight, and ask Him what He wants you to draw from it. Of course, sometimes your thoughts can get out of control; like a horse with the reins loose, your mind might wander way off track. But then you just steer the horse back to the path by returning to your reading. That way the reading acts like an anchor that makes sure you don’t drift too far off course.
The third step in meditation is making a resolution; this is where you think of some practical application of what you’ve been thinking about. What do you think God wants you to know, think about, dwell on, do, or integrate into your life? The resolution can be of varying degrees of intensity. It could be something to just keep in mind for the day, or it could be the realization that God wants you to adopt a new behavior for the rest of your life – or anything in between. Finally, before concluding meditation, it’s good to offer a prayer of thanksgiving to God for the opportunity to spend some time with Him, and ask Him for help in carrying out your resolution.
May these relationship prayers help you to build a full, healthy, and warm relationship with your significant other, or help you find romance.
We also provide links for prayers to help you with other relationships.
Prayer to Heal a Relationship
“Almighty God, hear this prayer.”
Dear Lord, I offer you this prayer, to help me with my current relationship situation. Please take away all the pain and hurt in my heart. Fill it with love, joy, patience, and understanding.
Bless me and my partner, so that we may never surrender to whatever challenges that come our way. Fill our hearts with love for each other, and may you make each one of us realize each other’s worth. Please touch the heart of my partner,fill it with much love for me.
Make our complicated relationship become uncomplicated. I seek for your mercy and blessing that you may allow us to spend the rest of our lives with each other. Please make this feeling mutual for both of us. Lead us not into temptations. Guide us wherever we go. Always put us in each other’s heart and mind. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer.
I love you. Amen.
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Rekindling a Relationship
Miscommunication in a Marriage
Dear Lord, you know what path I am on right now and that I am in agony. I am having a disharmony in my married life. You have instituted marriage since You found that it is not good for man to be alone.
I deeply believe that You have given me this person to love and to hold for the rest of my days. The Bible has taught me that a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Come and be with us, Lord, for only You can make two broken hearts understand each other. You are the King of Peace and I know You are able to change any sad situation in my life.
Father, I know it is Your will that we should lead a loving and peaceful life with one another. Hear me, dear god, to fill us both with more love and to understand each other better to bring unity to our relationship. Help me become more understand to my partner’s needs and feelings.
Grant me wisdom that I may know how to deal with this unlikely situation so I can build a house in Your glory. In Jesus’ name I pray, O Lord. Amen.
Read: Prayers for Forgiveness
Prayer for Family Unity
Dear God, thank you for the gift of family that you have given me. You know my heart hurts because of the disharmony in my family. I have lost my peace and my health because of the messy situation in our home.
I have no one to turn to but You, Lord. You alone can understand the hearts of Your followers as You have created each and every one of us. Only You can bring together the hearts of Your men together. Help me forgive other family members, O Lord. Let my family not defile Your name by this disunity. Help us forgive one another of the mistakes we have done to each other and bring us back together in Your name, Father God.
Fill each one of us with your love and understand so we can fully exalt Your name in glory. I know that you will bring back the peace and unity that was once present in our home. I ask this in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayers for Finding Love
Finding someone to love can be difficult. This prayer will help guide you on the path to true love.
Prayer to Find a Companion
“Almighty God, hear this prayer.”
Almighty God, hear this relationship prayer.
As You are first in my heavenly heart and mind and spirit,
so do I desire a companion for my earthly heart and mind and being.
Guide me to the partner You know is perfect for me.
Help me walk in faith until that time of our first meeting.
Show me how I can become a partner worthy of love.
Then guide me through every stage of our relationship, so that,
as we move ever closer to You, we grow closer to each other in Love, in Joy, and in Faith.
Thank You God, for hearing my prayer.
Prayer to Find a Life Partner
Heavenly Father, You created this world and all its inhabitants. You found that man is not good to be alone. I pray this to You, O Lord, that I am in need of a partner for my life.
You have showed us in the Bible that finding the right partner made numerous couples live a happy life. Bless me, Father, that I may build a family like theirs. I believe, Lord, that You do not deny Your children their joy and happiness.
I pray that the loneliness in my heart will be gone soon. I pray this to You, O Lord. Amen.
Scripture About Relationships and Love
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”
See what the Bible has to say about it, check out these Bible Verses about Relationships, and Bible Verses about Love.
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I surrender my financial affairs and concerns about money to your Divine care and love.
I ask that you remove my worries, anxieties, and fears about money, and replace them with faith.
I know and trust that my debts will be paid and money will flow into my life.
I have only to look to nature to see proof of the abundance you provide.
I release all negative thoughts about money, and know that prosperity is my true state.
I commit to being grateful for all that I now have in my life.
I learn to manage my finances wisely, seeking help where needed.
And finally, I ask you to help me understand my purpose in life and to act on that purpose with courage and strength. I know that prosperity will come, in part, by doing work I love. Please help me use my skills and knowledge to be of service in the world.
Thank you, God.
Praying is the most effective way to invite God to work miracles in your life. Here are some more of our favorite prayers offering spiritual guidance to help steer you on your path as you grow in your faith.
The Apostles’ Creed
The Serenity PrayerThe Lord’s PrayerA Birthday PrayerPrayer of ThanksgivingPrayer for Inner Peace and Calm
It is of no wonder that in the midst of difficult times, we try to speak and the words just won’t come out. There comes a time when you need help with prayer when you don’t know what to say. It could be anything from a long year of challenges, pain or despair, to just a few moments of an experience that causes you confusion. Putting the words together that are lengthy or heartfelt enough to form a prayer can seem nearly impossible sometimes. We may be too tired, too mentally exhausted, or just too lost for words to know what to say.
It is during these times when we must try our hardest to reach for the words to speak to our heavenly Father, and request that He provide us help with prayer. He knows of our difficulties in finding the words, and that is when He very well may be waiting to see just how much we will put an effort into communication with Him.
It is of most importance that we recognize that He is there and He is listening. Everyone reaches for prayer at some point in life. It was never said to be easy, or simple to find the words. That is why our Father Jesus has given us a simple guide to use at times like this. “Give us this day our daily bread,” are simple enough words to repeat. Think of that very simple request to receive food, and how fortunate we are to receive such a gift. Have you thanked Him for all the other things that you last prayed for, which He has given you? A prayer of gratitude and humble appreciation may be one more step toward advancing in effective prayer. We may not know what to ask for, but we should never wonder or have to guess what we should be thankful for.
Words of prayer need not be extravagant or sound like that of a preacher, unless of course those are the words of your heart. Prayer is not a job, but an honor. The Lord is not the God of revenge and retribution when we are before Him in prayer. He is a God of mercy, forgiveness and grace. He will provide us with help with prayer, so that the words are more easily found, if we humbly ask this of Him.
If you were my friend and you had contacted me to ask why I had not reached out to you in quite some time, imagine how you would feel to hear me say “I was too busy, too tired, and my heart wasn’t in it. Besides, I wouldn’t know what to say anyway.” You would feel offended, and hurt, at the very least. Yet, so many just seem to forget all too easily that the Lord is our friend too, and He is waiting to hear from us.
Pray for your enemies, for those who spitefully use you, and pray that you don’t lose heart. Pray for the sick, that they may he healed through Jesus Christ. Pray for deliverance from wickedness, and to be protected from evil. Pray that the Lord finds you in His good favor, and that He forgives you of your sins, though they are many. Pray that you will not enter or come upon temptation, and that you are reminded gently of your sins when you commit them. Pray that others are led to Christ, for that is the Divine Will of Him. Pray that your brothers prosper in all things and be in good health. And above all, thank Jesus for every blessing you’ve ever been given, even if you weren’t aware of them. Pray here, pray now and pray often. Make prayer as much a habit as waking in the morning. You will find yourself that much closer to advancement in the Lord.