11 Uplifting Prayers for Lonely Singles

Trying to find that right relationship is not easy. Here are 11 uplifting prayers for lonely singles to bring comfort and hope in the waiting.

Prayer to Be Equipped
Lord my Portion, please equip me with everything I need in this season of singleness. Help me to overcome feelings of frustration and vulnerability, and to enjoy this segment of my life as a healthy and whole individual. Prepare me now with the practical tools I need to build a great marriage and family in the future. Help me to love myself as I am, so I can love more fully when the time comes. Amen.

Prayer While Waiting
God of Hope, as I pass through this time of being single and waiting, help me to focus my efforts toward being found faithful by You. I know I can entrust my future to You. You know my desires, and You are faithful. Help me to exercise my trust in You by doing the work You have for me to do now, and fixing my eyes on You. When You take the lead, the best is yet to come! Amen.

Prayer to Develop Healthy Expectations
God of Wisdom, I pray that You will guide and teach me in realistic and healthy expectations for my future spouse. Lord, reset my thinking so that my values line up with Yours. Help me not be influenced by the world’s standards of beauty and character, but on what You say. Help me take inventory of what I think about and what my heart desires, and assist me in making certain that I’m in tune with what You desire and find worthy. Amen.

Prayer for Developing Healthy Relationship Skills
Father of Encouragement, I’m lonely and want an enduring relationship. At the same time, I am blessed with great friends and family and colleagues who are there with love and support. I pray that You will help me develop healthy communication skills that will deepen the relationships I have now, and enhance my communication with my future spouse. Help me to listen more than I talk, to pay attention and make sure I understand what others are really saying, and to authentically express empathy. Amen.

Prayer for Patience
Steadfast Father, I am alone right now, but help me to be patient because You’re doing something new in me. Measuring my life against others doesn’t do it justice. Help me to relax and let You take me on my own unique path and develop me into the special person You want me to be. Help me remember that You are working all things together for my good. Amen.

Prayer for True Happiness
O God, my Counselor, help me learn to be in charge of my own happiness. I’ve fallen for the myth that I have to be married and have a family to be happy, but I realize now that happiness is cultivated from within; it’s my relationship with You and my satisfaction with myself that brings true happiness. Help me overcome the lies that I need to be in a relationship to be happy, and to realize that it’s not what I take from the person I’m in a relationship with, but what I give that brings true joy. Amen.

Prayer for Discovery
Lifter of my head, help me not to dwell on my loneliness during this season, but to discover what You created me for – the passions that make me feel most alive. As I deal with the uncertainty of when or if my special someone will come along, help me to be confident in my own self; to realize that my value comes from my identity in You, not in being someone’s spouse. Amen.

Prayer for Clear-Headed Dating
God of Grace, You know how much I long to be in a relationship, but help me to keep a clear head and not settle for the wrong person out of desperation. Remind me that if someone loves me, they will respect me and my values. Help me realize that I can’t fix serious issues in another person. Help me remember to get feedback from wise people. Protect me from a lifetime of heartache, loving Savior. Amen.

Prayer to the Lover of My Soul
Lord of Loving Devotion, as I endure this frustrating stage of being single, help me remember that You withhold no good thing from me. Remind me that if I delight myself in You, that You will give me the desires of my heart. Help me to grow and develop as a person during this time, and to truly learn to find delight in my most important relationship – the Lover of my Soul. Amen.

Prayer for Good Relationship Traits
Father of Lights, while I wait for that special someone, I pray that You will cultivate within me the traits that will make me a good person to be in a relationship with. Teach me to value and care for the well-being of others, so they feel safe, connected and understood. Teach me to honor others, encourage and empower them, and believe the best in them. Amen.

Prayer for Self-Control
Faithful God, I confess that I have ruined good relationships in the past through a lack of self-control. I don’t want that to taint future relationships. Help me to manage myself well with regard to my core values and pursuing my goals. Help me to honor my sexual boundaries and those of others. Help me to be reliable, and to be assertive without being aggressive. Amen.

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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.