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February 22: A Prayer for Our Singles

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the single members of our Church Family. Thank You, Lord, for being their strength, refuge and fortress. We thank You for satisfying their mouths with good things so that their youth is renewed like that of the eagle.  You are our God, in whom we trust.  Our souls bless You with all that is within us.  We bless Your Holy Name!  We bless You, and remember all of Your benefits.

Compassionate Father, we confess that the singles in our Church Family love You with all their hearts, souls, strength, and minds and they love their neighbors as they love themselves.  They are filled with Your Holy Spirit, and have the mind of Christ. We declare that our singles can do all things through Christ who strengthens them.  Our singles are planted by the rivers of water, and they will bring forth fruit in their season. Their leaves will not wither and whatever they do will prosper.  In addition to natural bread, we confess that they will continue to live by every Word that proceeds out of Your mouth.  As the just, they live by faith and are over-comers in Jesus’ Name.

Father, today I commit to encouraging the following singles:

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Holy Spirit, direct our singles in the areas of friendship, companionship, ministry, employment, career and finances. In their relationships, bless them with people who are wise, kind, likeminded, patient, and trustworthy. Send them friends and associates who will love and appreciate them.  Touch the hearts of all of our singles to work in a ministry in our Church Family.  Remind them that their needs are met when they attend to the needs of others.  Help them to be skillful and diligent in their workplaces as they apply themselves to honest labor and honorable employment.  For those singles who desire a mate, help them to wait patiently on You.  Holy Spirit, comfort those who experience loneliness and equip us as a Church Family to provide the extended family and support that they may desire.  Heal broken hearts and wounded spirits.  Bless our single parents and provide a stable support system to help them with their children.

 

Loving Father, forgive our singles for their sins. Forgive them for not trusting You totally with their lives.  Forgive those who have depended on themselves instead of You. Forgive those singles who are anxious and fretful about their singleness and help them to be satisfied with their lives. Forgive those who follow the desires of their flesh instead of the desires of Your Holy Spirit. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our singles of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our singles not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Exalted Lord, You are worthy to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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A Prayer for Singles

A Prayer for Singles

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 146, I Samuel 17

Scriptural Prayer:

Our Father in heaven, our souls bless You with all that is within us.  We bless Your holy name!  We bless You, and remember all of Your benefits.  Thank You, Father, for forgiving us of our iniquities, for healing all of our diseases, and for crowning us with Your loving kindness and tender mercy.  Thank You for satisfying our mouths with good things so that our youth is renewed like that of the eagle.  Thank You for being such a wonderful, loving Father.  Thank You, Lord, for being our strength, refuge and fortress.  You are our God, in whom we trust.

Father, we confess that our Singles will love You with all their hearts, souls, strength, and minds;  they will love their neighbors as they love themselves.  We confess that they will be filled with Your Holy Spirit and they have the mind of Christ.  We declare that our Singles can do all things through Christ who strengthens them.  Our Singles are planted by the rivers of water and they will bring forth fruit in their season.  Their leaf will not wither and whatever they do will prosper.  In addition to natural bread, we confess that they will live by every Word that proceeds out of Your mouth.  As the just, they will live by faith and be over comers in Jesus’ name.

Heavenly Father, help our Singles to live with all godliness and contentment.  Father, as they trust in You to direct their paths in all things pertaining to life and godliness, direct our Singles in the areas of friendship, companionship, ministry, employment, career and finances.  In their relationships, bless them with people who are wise, kind, likeminded, patient, and trustworthy.  Send them friends and associates who will love and appreciate them.  Touch the hearts of all of our Singles to work in a ministry at WVUMC.  Remind them that their needs are met when they attend to the needs of others.  Help our Singles to be skillful and diligent in their workplaces as they apply themselves to honest labor and honorable employment.  For those Singles who desire a mate, help them to wait patiently on You.  Holy Spirit, comfort those who experience loneliness and equip us as a church to provide the extended family and support that they may desire.  Heal broken hearts and wounded spirits.  Bless our single parents and provide a stable support system to help them with their children.  Lord, for those single parents who find it difficult to receive help from others, help them to receive assistance, without guilt.  Father, bless our Singles with a merry heart and a cheerful countenance.

Forgive our Singles for not trusting You totally with their lives.  Forgive those persons who have depended on themselves instead of You and have not been concerned about what matters to You.  Forgive those Singles who are anxious and fretful about their singleness and help them to be satisfied with their lives.  Forgive those who follow the desires of their flesh instead of the desires of Your Holy Spirit.  Lord, remind our Singles of people they may need to forgive and please help them to be quick to forgive.

Help them to not yield to temptation; but, deliver them from the evil one.

Blessed are You, our Father, forever and ever.  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and power.  For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours.  Yours is the kingdom, Lord, and You are exalted as head over all.  Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all.  In Your hand is power and might; in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.  Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 103:1-5, Luke 10:27, II Timothy 2:16-17, I Corinthians 7:32, 1 Timothy 6:6, I Corinthians 2:14, Philippians 4:13, Proverbs 1:3, Luke 4:4, Proverbs 3:5, Matthew 6:13, I Chronicles 29:10-13

      


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A Prayer for Our Children, Youth, Singles, and Married Couples

A Prayer for Our Children, Youth, Singles, and Married Couples

Scripture Reading:

I Chronicles 29:10-13, John 14:12-26

 

Reflections of the Heart:

It is the Lord’s good pleasure to bless us.  So, “may the Lord, the God of our ancestors, multiply us a thousand times more and bless us as He has promised!”  Deuteronomy 1:11 (NLT)

Scriptural Prayer:

What mighty praise belongs to You, O God, in Zion.  You are the hope of everyone on earth.  You formed the mountains by Your power and armed Yourself with mighty strength.  You quiet the raging oceans and silence the shouting of the nations.  Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your wonders.  From where the sun rises to where it sets, You inspire shouts of joy!  Father, we thank You for the children, youth, singles and married couples of WVUMC.  Thank You for providing and protecting them.   We are thankful to You and we bless Your Name.  You are good, Lord and Your mercy is everlasting.  Your truth endures to all generations.

 

Father, we confess that our children and youth are a gift and reward from You.  Thank You for making them so wonderfully complex, Your workmanship is marvelous.  We declare that they will honor their fathers and mothers so that all will be well with them and they will live long lives on the earth.  Likewise, our singles will love You with all their hearts, souls, strength, and minds; they will love their neighbors as they love themselves.  We say that our singles will be happy and enjoy themselves.  They will eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from You.  We confess that children, youth, singles and married couples will walk in the fruit of the Spirit and operate in love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  We declare that our wives will submit to their own husbands and our husbands will love their wives just as Christ also love the Church.  Lord, we confess that our children, youth, singles and married couples will prosper and be in health even as their soul prospers.

 

Father, we pray that our children and youth will live prayerful, godly and holy lives.  Help our parents to model lives that are pleasing to You so that they can train them well.  Please keep our children and youth as the apple of Your eye and hide them under the shadow of Your wings.   Bless them in school and let Your favor surround them like a shield.  Holy Spirit, please help our singles and married couples to live with all godliness and contentment, which is great gain.  Encourage our singles as they gather together for fun, recreation and fellowship.  For those singles who desire a mate, help them to wait patiently on You.  Knit the hearts of our married couples closer together and give them courage to live Your Word in every facet of their marriage.  Father, please restore the broken places in those marriages that are struggling.  Increase Your love and security in those marriages that are doing well.  As iron sharpens iron, help our married couples to encourage and build each other up.  We ask You to bless all of our families at WVUMC.

 

Holy Spirit, show me how I can be a greater blessing to the members of my Church Family:

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Please forgive us for not always meeting the basic needs of our children and youth.  Forgive us for not hugging them, and being too busy to interact and play with them.  Forgive us where we have neglected to build up the self-esteem and self-worth of our youth.  Forgive those singles and married couples who are anxious and fretful.  Forgive them for not trusting You.  Lord, remind us of all to forgive others; and help us to be quick to forgive.

 

Lead us not into temptation; but, deliver us from the evil one.

Lord, Your Name alone is exalted.   Heaven is Your throne and earth is Your footstool.  Your hands have made both heaven and earth and everything in them are Yours.  You command the morning to appear and cause the dawn to rise in the east. You make daylight spread to the ends of the earth, to bring an end to the night’s wickedness.  The Lord God is Your Name!   In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the written text:  Psalm 65:1,5-8, Psalm 127:3, Psalm 139:14, Ephesians 6:1-3, Mark 12:30-31, Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 5:22,25, III John 2, Psalm 17:8, Psalm 91:4, Psalm 5:12, I Timothy 6:6, Hebrews 10:24-25, Proverb 27:17, Ephesians 5:21, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 66:1,2, Job 38:12-13

Today, I will trust God to:

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