Long before I met my husband, I prayed for him.
Long before I knew his name or had any idea of his features, I prayed.
Long before I knew if I would marry and have a family – or if God would call me elsewhere, I still prayed for my love-life.
You see, during the time in my life when I was single as single could be, I was filled with the urgency to pray for a person I had never yet met. At times, the thought of marriage seemed so far away that I found I wasn’t even praying for a “person”, but simply, a concept.
God had called me to pray for my love-life, and I believe He’s calling you to do the same.
This past week I asked Singles at my Facebook page to tell me whether or not they pray for their love life on a regular basis and what keeps them from doing so. Many of them see praying for love as an important part of their life. But for so many others, it’s a practice they’ve never cultivated.
Many have lost hope. Some simply forget. A few wonder if God even cares about their love life.
But most simply don’t know what to pray.
As we look at Scripture, we see that relationships are SO incredibly close to God’s heart. They’re such an integral part of the human life and the bible clearly affirms that finding a good spouse is a valuable treasure.
But why then, do we often spend so much more time worrying about our relationship status than we do praying over it? The truth is, there is no power or force on this earth that is greater or more effective than that of prayer.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6).
My time of prayer filled my heart with hope. But more than anything else, it drew me closer to Jesus. It allowed the Lord to transform my heart, my thoughts, and my desires, bringing them into alignment with His good plan for me. And not only did it prepare and bless me, but it blessed the man I would one day marry. It moved our hearts in supernatural ways, and I truly believe it moved us toward each other.
In less than two weeks, I’m going to be speaking about the power of Praying For Your Love Life at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA! I’m teaching about the importance of prayer, as well as sharing the SPECIFIC and DELIBERATE ways you need to be praying about your love-life.
If you’re single and living in the Southern California area, I encourage you to register for this event. It will be a time of teaching and encouragement, as well as a chance to connect with other local singles.
If you don’t live in the Southern California area but want to learn more about this topic, I challenge you to consider going through my 21 Days to Pray For Your Love Life e-course and commit the next 21 days to prayer. My hope is that it would be a time of hope, encouragement, and transformation for you as well.
Because though it might start with a Saturday morning seminar, or a 21 day program….my desire is that this eventually becomes a way of life.
Because prayer has the power to change everything.
Join us for the Singles Event at Saddleback Church by clicking below (register before August 1 for early bird registration price!):
Or sign up for the 21 Days to Pray For Your Love Life e-course by clicking below:
Debra Fileta is a Professional Counselor, national speaker, relationship expert, and author of True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life, where she writes candidly about dating, relationships, and how to find true love. Her newest book, Choosing Marriage, is set to be released in the Summer of 2018! You may also recognize her voice from her 200+ articles at Relevant Magazine, Crosswalk.com, and all over the web! She’s the creator of this True Love Dates Blog, reaching over 4 million people with the message that healthy people make healthy relationships! Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter or book a session with her today!