HIS love is unlimited for all eternity.
“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” – Song of Solomon 8:3
Love might just be the most powerful entity that affects both the emotional and mental states. In other words, love can alter the way we act and think about a particular individual/entity. A mother’s love for her child is always unparalleled and a man’s always so possessive of the attention his lady shows. We can even call that jealousy and from experience, the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. That said, God is an extremely jealous Father. He is also an all-encompassing family that offers so much more in our times of need. So, His love compels Him to be with us through thick and thin. And since we’re our Father’s children, we can’t help but emulate such characteristics. Still, attention must be paid to the fact that tempering the love of God with ours leads to an eternal bond between people. And in favor of such blessing, we have the following love prayers that work quite well.
Prayers for Love and Relationships
Prayer for Love to Return
God, I thank You for granting me the resolve to stand before You today in acceptance of my faults and wrongs. I know I have treated him/her badly and the pain I’m feeling is due to my levity on the part of his/her feelings. Please, God, I pray for an opportunity from You to apologise for my wrongdoings. He or she is the other half of me—the one that makes me whole. Father, I believe he or she is my completion and I pray that he returns to me. With open hands, I’ll welcome him/her into my warm embrace. Thank You once again for another miracle, Amen.
Prayer about Love for Others
Loving You is the best thing that has happened to me Oh Lord. You have stood by me ever since the fateful day that I accepted Your company. You have showered me with Your pure love, blessings, miracles, and divine protection. In fact, this prayer is only due to Your power. By which, You kept me alive to see today and to make a request. I pray, Father in Heaven that You open the eyes of my family and friends. And for the ones who love You like I do, Father keep both their eyes and mine open to Your devotion and adoration. I bless Your divine name for this deep and short prayer for love. In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.
Prayer for Love and Happiness
Looking back Lord, I understand that happiness is key to having a love-filled relationship. And from my experiences also, I know You hold that key. God, I want You to open the door of joy in our lives so that this relationship will endure. It will easily endure ups and downs and the trials of time. Let me breathe in the aroma of sweet love and fully immerse myself in the happiness given by my partner. Father, I give thanks to Your name over the answered prayers, Amen.
Prayer for the One You Love
Love is the emotion that drives me here Lord. I love him/her enough to pray on his/her behalf and You love me enough to make level all my worries. Father, I need You to take good care of “Name”. He/she, despite the act, is always in need of Your favour and I pray that You show him/her more than enough. He/she shall be protected, raised heads about others, and miracles will be performed in his or her life. Praises be sung about Your everlasting mercy, and In Jesus Name, Amen.
Prayer for Love and Marriage
As required by every child Lord, I bring my beloved to ask for Your blessing. He or she has been faithful, caring, and patient—so, I stand before You today, basking in Your glow as I ask that he/she be the one for me. I want a peaceful and joy-filled marriage that’ll be inseparable. Love shall be shared between us and there will be calm always. Father, prosperity in the areas of procreation, financial stability, and spiritual awareness shall complement our love. I thank You for Your daily attention to my needs, Amen.
Bible Verses for Love
A few bible verses compiled for your consumption daily.
“Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:22-24
The relationship between man and wife has been established from the beginning. Such meetings with your significant others are thus ordained by God.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Completion cannot be attained without a significant other. In fact, life isn’t so simple without your other and the verse above explains what that is about.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
This is the kind of love that our Father has towards us. It’s also the kind of love that we should emulate towards each other (significant other, friends, and family).
“A friend loves at all times.” – Proverbs 17:17
The word “friend” isn’t limited to your close pals only. It’s a position that can be filled by God, your partner, and family.
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone”
(1965 popular song with lyrics by Hal David and music composed by Burt Bacharach)
LOVE. There are many songs written about it. LOVE, an emotion, and feeling sought after by everyone. “Love.”
So what does that have to do with prayer?
Glad you asked. There are probably many more reasons than I am going to share with you today, but we are going to focus on two. Two very good reasons that LOVE is important in prayer. In Matthew 22:36-40 we find Jesus being tested by the Sadducees and the Pharisees with this question; “which is the greatest commandment in the law?” With which Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
So reason number one is simple, we are to Love God and Love our neighbor as ourselves.
Reason number two…
1 Corinthians 13: 13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” There is nothing greater than Love. Again you might ask, what has this got to do with prayer? Simple, if you LOVE beyond measure, first God then others, your prayer life will be transformed.
Prayer is communicating with our heavenly Father. First and foremost, we should share with Him every day how much we love Him. With our heart, soul and mind we are to love Him. This means sharing that love with Him every time we begin our conversation with Him. Take a moment and ask yourself about your relationships with friends and family. Having those we care about to express their love to us is comforting and affirming. So if we love our Lord we should desire to express that Love to Him often and prayer is a perfect way to do that!
“Jesus thank you so much for loving me and changing my life with your love and sacrifice!”
Now let’s pray for others with that same passionate love! Take time to read the whole 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians (I’ve posted it at the end) and ask yourself this: If you loved others and prayed for them according to that depth of love, wouldn’t it be perfectly aligned with God’s desire and His will? I think of how often my prayers for others was based on my desired outcome and not on asking God what He wanted to do. Often my prayers for others can be selfishly motivated. Just being honest, yet I know that when I look at the situation through the loving eyes of our heavenly Father it completely changes the nature of my prayers! Ever been offended by someone and gone to prayer about it, finding yourself asking God to correct them? I confess I have. Now if I choose to come to prayer with the Love for them that God has, my prayers are changed, they are drenched with mercy and grace. It brings to mind Jesus Christ hanging on the cross surrounded by thieves and an angry crowd hurling curses and spitting on Him. His prayer, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34) OK, that is Love in its greatest form, praying for others is spite of their wrongs. If we are to be more Christ-like, this is a good example of unselfish love and prayer.
So the heartfelt reason I ask you to consider Love as an important element of prayer is this. If we love without boundaries, if we love as Christ has loved us, if we love without judgment, and we love others as ourselves, and we Love our Lord and Savior with all our heart, soul and mind and allow that love to permeate our prayers, we will be changed. Changed more into the image of Christ, and as we will lift others up in a cloud of love to the Father, He who loves them lavishly, will touch their lives exactly as they need to be touched! We will embrace our Father and He will embrace us and as we leave our prayer closet we will shine with the LOVE of Christ that will draw those whose paths cross ours to His glorious presence, because we will be clothed in His Love.
Thank you Father, for the love that you have lavished on us, even when we fail, you love us. Help us Lord, to love others in that same way. Help us to pray in love, not looking for selfish gain but for your mercy and grace to be extended to others as You have extended it to us. Make us an instrument of your love Lord in everything we think, say and do, that you are glorified. May Your love expressed through our lives draw others to you so that they may experience your love and saving grace and come to know Jesus. We love You so much Father! In Jesus name we pray, amen.
1 Corinthians 13 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Way of Love
13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.