This prayer is for everyone who is experiencing weariness. It is not limited to the unmarried who are awaiting a life-partner. Many spouses become weary with heartaches that they did not expect to encounter in marriage. Their expected marital bliss has turned into disappointment, additional wounds, and frustration. They are weary with waiting for the healing of the marriage relationship or the deliverance of a spouse, children, or other loved ones from various addictions or negative, destructive behaviors. They long for someone who will heal their wounds without judging them — someone who will love them unconditionally.
Each individual brings baggage into marriage, hoping for a miracle — each partner looking to the other for acceptance and approval.
According to the letters and comments we have received in our ministry, unmarried people experience weariness in matters that married couples may not encounter. Hopefully, we who are married share responsibilities — household chores. Married homeowners may divide the work up into inside and outside labor. Sometimes one spouse neglects his/her responsibility, and the other finds himself/herself doing the work of two. The single person is responsible at all times for “the work of two.”
We who are married have another individual involved in the decision-making process, which can lead to conflict. Conflict is not always bad. Out of this conflict can come intimacy. We are not alone in financial decisions, in planning for the future. We may feel alone, but there is another with whom we can talk, with whom we can explore possibilities. We have another human being from whom we can draw strength. Ideally, we grow together.
Sometimes a married person may experience feelings of “aloneness,” but there is another person in the house, someone who is going to return, someone whose presence — although in certain marriages noncommunicative — is experienced.
The unmarried often feel such weariness and dread going home to emptiness — to nothingness. They look for that individual who will be their soul mate, a life partner, someone who will be present and available in good times and bad, someone who will love them unconditionally.
(We must all ask ourselves, “Am I ready and willing to love another person unconditionally?”)
If you have grown weary and are disappointed in your expectations, I encourage you to seek God for His plan for your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you trust God and not be afraid.
Father, You see my weariness, my uneasiness, proceeding from continual waiting and disappointed expectation. It seems that my patience is exhausted, and I am discouraged. I am weary of asking and waiting for ________.
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your Word.
Lord, I come to You, and You give me rest. I take Your yoke upon me and learn of You, for You are gentle and humble in heart, and I will find rest for my soul. Your yoke is easy, and Your burden is light.
I look to You, Lord, and Your strength; I seek Your face always. You are my Refuge and Strength, an ever-present help in trouble. O my Strength, I watch for You; You, O God, are my Fortress, my loving God. O my Strength, I sing praises to You.
Father, You give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in You, Lord, will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint. I purpose to wait for You, Lord; to be strong and take heart and wait for You.
Lord, You are my Strength and my Song; You have become my Salvation. You are my God, and I will praise You, my father’s God, and I will exalt You. In Your unfailing love You will lead the people You have redeemed. In Your strength You will guide them to Your holy dwelling.
You, Sovereign Lord, have given me an instructed tongue to know the word that sustains the weary. You waken me morning by morning, waken my ear to listen like one being taught.
You are my Light and my Salvation — whom shall I fear or dread? You are the Refuge and Stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid? You are a shield for me, my Glory, and the Lifter of my head. With my voice I cry to You, Lord, and You hear and answer me out of Your holy hill. Lord, You sustain me.
I consider it wholly joyful whenever I am enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. I am assured and understand that the trial and proving of my faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. I purpose to let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that I may be perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. I will praise You with my whole heart; Your joy is my strength.
I determine to consider Him Who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that I will not grow weary and lose heart.
Father, Your grace is sufficient, and I will not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time I will reap a harvest if I do not give up. I am strong in You, Lord, and in Your mighty power.
In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
Psalm 119:28 NIV Psalm 27:1 AMP
Matthew 11:28-30 NIV Psalm 3:3,4 AMP
1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV James 1:2-4 AMP
Psalm 46:1 NIV Psalm 9:1
Psalm 59:9,17 NIV Nehemiah 8:10
Isaiah 40:29-31 NIV Hebrews 12:3 NIV
Psalm 27:14 NIV 2 Corinthians 12:9
Exodus 15:2,13 NIV Galatians 6:9 NIV
Isaiah 50:4 NIV Ephesians 6:10 NIV
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