When Desiring To Marry

Father, here I am at Your throne asking You for mercy and grace to help me in this struggle of being single. Your grace is sufficient to displace this feeling of desperation. By faith I pray that Your name will be hallowed in my life and that Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth even as it is in heaven.
By faith I decree that whether I marry or remain single, I will not live carelessly, unthinkingly. I will make sure I understand what You, my Master, wants. All my ways seem innocent to me, but I ask You to weigh my motives. If it is Your will, I will be married. But whether I marry or don’t marry, I will let the peace of Christ rule in my heart and be thankful.
According to Your Word, he/she who finds a wife/husband finds what is good and receives favor from You. A wife/husband of noble character is her husband’s/his wife’s crown, but a disgraceful wife/husband is like decay in his/her bones.
Lord, I am not looking for anyone to rescue me from being single, because I am complete in You. I trust You to bring the right person into my life so that we may bring out the best in each other and encourage each other to be all that You created each of us to be.
I delight myself in You, and You will give me the desires of my heart. I commit my way to You and will be still before You, waiting patiently for You to make Your will known to me. I resist the temptation to become angry; fretting and worry shall be far from me, because my hope is in You, Lord.
May You, Father, the God of peace, equip me with everything good for doing Your will, and may You work in me what is pleasing to You, through Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Scripture References:
Hebrews 4:16 Proverbs 18:22 niv
2 Corinthians 12:9 Proverbs 12:4 niv
Matthew 6:9,10 Colossians 2:10
Ephesians 5:17 message Psalm 37:4,5,8,9 niv
James 4:15 Hebrews 13:20,21 niv
Proverbs 16:2 niv Colossians 3:15 niv

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