Marriage Desire

Dear Lord God,

You know me better than I know myself. You know and understand my desire for a spouse. You understand my loneliness and my desire to love and be loved. But more than anything, help me to believe that I need to be engaged to You, Lord Jesus. Help me to realize I need You more than anyone or anything else. I need You to take away all the sin in my life that separates me from You -- all of the self-indulgence and all of the self-righteousness. I want to put on the beautiful white garments, the robes of Your righteousness, that You have provided for me. I want to give my life to You, Jesus -- body, mind and soul - and belong to you forever and ever. Thank you for your rich and free grace that makes this relationship possible. Thank you for pursuing me and embracing me just the way that I am. Help me to love and adore You and remain faithful to You always. Remind me often that I am safe and secure with you. Help me to trust that You will supply ALL of my needs. If and when you choose to introduce me to the person that You have chosen to be my spouse on this earth, I pray that we both will seek first Your kingdom and live in your grace. I want nothing less than Your perfect will for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. (Isaiah 54:5)

For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
(2 Corinthians 11:2