by Mbalenhle (Durban, South Africa)
Kindly pray for my boyfriend and I as we are going through a rough patch,which could only get us closer or drive us apart, I love him, but I am clingy, jealous and insecure, I know he loves me too, but I have said so many wrong, hurtful and bad things to him, that I am afraid they may cause him to leave me.
I love him very much, I need him and I am afraid I will go insane without him, kindly pray that we overcome this, our relationship gets stronger, with more love and care for each other.
I seek for God’s mercy and blessing that he may allow us to spend the rest of our lives with each other,may we never surrender to temptations, but have each other in mind & heart wherever we go.
We need gentleness, affection, care, patience, forgiveness & love in our relationship, may we never drift apart but only get closer, I ask all of this in the name of my savior Jesus.
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Are you praying for a spouse but frustrated that God hasn’t provided the right person yet? Do you feel a hopelessness with being single and think that the vocation of marriage will bring you peace? Are you in a relationship but struggling struggling? Are you seeking a deeper understanding of God’s will for you and your partner? If your heart shouted a resounding ‘Yes!’ to any of the above questions, then please pray with the poem below. Its authorship has been widely attributed to St. Anthony of Padua, but I have been unable to find the original source of the text (the style doesn’t seem to correspond with the thirteenth century, so please comment below if you know where the poem originated). Regardless of whom the author is, the message it proclaims is beautiful and I hope it will touch your heart and bring you peace.
Be Satisfied With Me
Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone,
To have a deep soul relationship with another,
To be loved thoroughly and exclusively.
But to a Christian, God says, “No, not until you are satisfied,
Fulfilled and content with being loved by me alone,
With giving yourself totally and unreservedly to me.
With having an intensely personal and unique relationship with me alone.
Discovering that only in me is your satisfaction to be found,
Will you be capable of the perfect human relationship,
That I have planned for you.
You will never be united to another
Until you are united with me.
Exclusive of anyone or anything else.
Exclusive of any other desires or longings.
I want you to stop planning, to stop wishing, and allow me to give you
The most thrilling plan existing . . . one you cannot imagine.
I want you to have the best. Please allow me to bring it to you.
You just keep watching me, expecting the greatest things.
Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I am.
Keep listening and learning the things that I tell you.
Just wait, that’s all. Don’t be anxious, don’t worry
Don’t look around at things others have gotten
Or that I have given them
Don’t look around at the things you think you want,
Just keep looking off and away up to me,
Or you’ll miss what I want to show you.
And then, when you’re ready, I’ll surprise you with a love
Far more wonderful than you could dream of.
You see, until you are ready, and until the one I have for you is ready,
I am working even at this moment
To have both of you ready at the same time.
Until you are both satisfied exclusively with me.
-Attributed to St. Anthony of Padua
Life is about relationships and connections. Some relationships are shortlived, while others vary to some degrees of permanency. However, they all have a common denominator and it is none other than a prayer. A prayer for relationship can help you receive the Lord’s counsel on how to deal with your husband/wife, family, friends, coworkers and acquaintances. Use this prayer for guidance and insight on how to improve your relationships with the people around you.
Relationships between neighbors, family members, couples, coworkers, children and friends can be fulfilling and rewarding. However, they can also be challenging at times. A lot of people say that challenges are normal in a relationship and they can even strengthen the relationship more. Only God can give you sound counsel in His word on how to deal with your relationships. A prayer for relationship can help you achieve peace of mind, forgiveness and understanding you need in order to maintain a good relationship with other people.
Whenever you say a prayer, ask Him to help you see the good in your relationships and to be generous with your love. It is right to ask God to replace your hostility with understanding and forgiveness. The Lord will always remind you to be honest about your faults or mistakes. By saying a prayer for relationship, He will help you draw from your peace whenever you are overcome with anger, frustration or hurt. He knows your heart and conscience. Uttering a prayer daily can give you understanding and patience to bear the disagreements.
You are only human. Even if you pray to God everyday, there are times when being human overpowers you. This may happen, however, the Lord will always be there to guide and understand you. In fact, 1 Peter 5:67 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” This means whenever you are anxious about your relationship, allow God to help you.
Never forget to say a prayer whenever you have problems about your relationship with your partner, father/mother, sister, brother, friend, coworker, or neighbor. Relationships are always bound to undergo challenges and problems. Good thing, a prayer for relationship can always rescue you when you feel down, sad and worried. Always remember that God is willing to hear and help you at all times. All you need to do is call upon His precious name.
Do you feel like your relationship is in trouble? Perhaps your better half has left, your marriage is on the rocks, or you simply feel out of place with the person you are with. You value the relationship that you have with your husband or wife, and you honor and respect the vows that you took in front of God and witnesses. Despite the best of intentions, there are times when even the most perfect relationship has problems and issues. It is common for a member of the relationship to run-away from those problems, or refuse to face them by trying to leave the relationship and the home you’ve made together. Do not despair, there is hope, you just have to find faith and encouragement from our gracious Lord above.
Prayer can repair the most damaged marriage. The power of God can bring two people, who are intended to be together, back into a love filled marriage. Your union will know the love from the blessings of God if you keep your eyes on Him in all things. Through prayer, anything is possible. God is all-powerful and all-knowing, He can mend any bridges that may have been burned by conflict, clear away any confusion, and give you the power to forgive when needed most. If your relationship is in need of a blessing and you have nowhere to turn, always consider the power of prayer. God is always there to listen, and his followers on earth are always ready to assist in having your prayer requests heard.
“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
Prayer for Restoring Marriage
Lord, I come before you today with a heavy heart; my marriage is in grave trouble, and I need Your help and closeness. Please make changes in my spouse’s heart. Make us compatible again, and bring us closer together as we were before. Fill us with Your love and give us the strength to love one another, care for one another, and fulfill your life long wishes for us. Show us the harm caused by careless, uncalled for words, and the pain caused by emotional distance. Heal the division between the two of us. Make us one again. In Your precious name I pray, amen.
Prayer for a Loving Soulmate
I seek a partner who enhances me by his/her very being. who brings more love, joy, peace and prosperity to my life, Who I can love fully and who can fully receive my love, Who loves, honors and cherishes me completely, and always. May my heart be open and my head be clear. May my life be ready to welcome True love. May I be embraced in a circle of your love An uplifted by your grace. And so it is.
Prayer for a Marriage In Need
My heart cries out to You, my Maker of Heaven and of Earth! Please bring healing to our broken hearts, bring restoration to our relationship, ignite lost passion, and inspire forgotten intimacy. Please transform the two of us from the inside out, and lead us in Your way. We trust in you, Precious Jesus. Always. Amen.
Prayer for a Lost Love/Partner
Precious Savior, please pray that my heart’s desire be granted, and the return of the love of my life would come to fruition. I pray that my spouse/partner may have healed his/her wounds from the past, and forgiven all that has gone wrong between the two of us. Lord, help my lost love be able to follow his/her heart to their desire and love me for me. I ask that we be forever reconciled as one, from this day forward.
Prayer for a Friends’ Troubled Marriage/Relationship
Heavenly Father, I come before you and lay this troubled marriage/relationship in your hands. I ask that you would revive this couple, and draw them toward happiness shared together. I ask that you would renew their love and passion for one another, and that you would untangle the conflicts and strife that has damaged and angered them towards one another. Please bring understanding and tenderness of heart to both of them. May they both embrace the miracle that you desire to do for them, and within their spirits. Amen.
Prayer for Financial Peace In Marriage
I lift up my heart to You today, my precious Lord. Please help us to rely on You more in our marriage when it comes to our finances. We can be easily distracted by the amount of money in our bank account, or even by the jobs we currently have. Help us not to trust in the matter of money itself, but more importantly, trust in Your economy and Your word. May Your Holy Spirit fill us with wisdom in how to manage our finances, give us generous hearts to give to those in need, and teach us to not worry about money so much. We pray there would be peace in our marriage, especially over finances, at all times, and in all ways. May Your presence keep us grounded, keep us calm, and keep us in Your will always.
Prayer for Clear Communication in Relationships
Lord, I feel like my partner and I have had a difficult time clearly communicating with one another lately. We are both lacking in our compassion and understanding towards each other. I pray we would be better than this, and that You will open our hearts to You. Holy Spirit, please help us be better communicators with each other. I pray that we would live with understanding for what the other person is going through, and that we are thoughtful in our words and actions. Amen.
Bible Verses about Marriage:
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.” 1Peter 4:8
“Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 9:9