Love, whether it be familial, friendly, romantic, or self-love is a precious gift from God. Here are 23 strong prayers for love along with printable images to use or share.
Lead Me to the Right One Prayer
O God, my Provider, I pray that You will guide me into an enduring, passionate, healthy, and committed life-long relationship. Protect me from relationships that will bring harm or heartbreak. Help me to not be so giddy with excitement when I meet someone new that I overlook important details about that person which need to be brought to light Lead me to that special person who is the one You know is best for me. Amen.
Prayer for Wisdom
Lord of Wisdom, be my guide as I look for love. You know I’ve passed through a series of dissatisfying relationships and gotten hurt a few times, and I’ve made a lot of mistakes. Give me Your wisdom Lord, because I don’t trust myself to make the right decisions. Help me to make wise and informed decisions in finding that person who is the right fit for me to love and be loved. Amen.
Prayer for Discernment
Heavenly Father, You know I’m new to the dating scene, and in a bit of a daze about it all. Give me discernment as I navigate through a new relationship. Holy Spirit, prompt me to think about important topics to discuss with this other person that will help us know if we should continue down this path toward a lifelong commitment of love and marriage. Help me to ask the right questions and know if I have the right answers. Amen.
Help Me to Love Myself Prayer
Dear God, thank You for Your unconditional love. Lord, help me to know myself and to love myself. If I don’t feel self-worth, how can I expect someone else to cherish me? Help me to develop a healthy self-identity, remembering that I am a child of the King, created in Your image. Help me know who I really am, what I really want from life, and what I want in the person I will spend my life with. Amen.
Guide Me to a Person of Faith
Father of Lights, please enlighten my path. Guide me to a person I can love and who will love me, to someone who shares my core values, whose life goals and passions are complementary to my own, and who will accept me for who I am. Most importantly, may this person share my faith in You, and have morality based on what Your Word teaches, so we can have oneness in You. Amen.
Prayer for Emotional Health to Give and Receive Love
Loving Father, before I become romantically involved with another person, help me to become emotionally healthy, grounded, and authentic. Help me grow and develop so that I can give and receive love without issues getting in the way. May Your Holy Spirit guide me in dealing with insecurities, learning appropriate conflict resolution, and learning healthy communication in a love relationship. Amen.
Help Me Love Well Prayer
Abba, Father, You love me so wonderfully; may I reflect Your love in my relationships with others. Help me love well, dear Father. Help me to be a good listener and to be an encourager. Help me to give of my time and attention and assistance freely. Help me to be empathetic and able to perceive their feelings and needs. Help me to treat others as I would like to be treated. Amen.
Heal My Heart Prayer
God my Healer, You know I suffered a lot of pain in my last relationship. Heal my heart, Lord, so I can move on and find true love. In this time of recovery, may Your Holy Spirit give me clarity about the problems in my past relationship, the kind of people I need to avoid, and what I need to change in my own life to have a healthy, loving relationship in the future. Help me deal with issues like enabling behaviors, or being too needy, or lacking trust. Amen.
Renew Our Love Prayer
Lord, You know we’ve been married for a while, and responsibilities with work and children and tending the home keep us distracted from one another. Help us to rekindle our love for one another. Help us be intentional about carving time out for just the two of us. Help us to not take the other for granted, but be affirming. Help us communicate lovingly, touch often, and have fun together. May our marriage reflect the love between You and Your bride, the church. Amen.
Prayer to Love Others as God Loves Me
Heavenly Father, I am so blessed to be Your child, and that I can call You “Abba,” for You are my loving Daddy! My heart overflows with gratitude. You have made me a partaker of Your divine nature, and Your love for me is so wide, so deep – it is beyond my comprehension. May the truth of my identity in You sink deep into my psyche, and impact my relationship with others. Dear Loving Father, may I love others as You have loved me, with compassion and care. Amen.
While I Wait Prayer
Dear God, I’m trusting You to lead me to that special someone with whom I can enjoy a loving and enduring relationship. In the meantime, help me to be content in this season of being single. Help me remember that my hope is in You. You are the one who completes me, not my future spouse. You are the giver of all good gifts, and Your timing is for my good. May I use this time to develop and grow. Amen.
Prayer for a Husband
Dear Loving Father, lead me to a husband who will love me as You love the Church. May his love for me be sacrificial, and may he care for me and lead our family in a godly way. May he live with me in a kind and considerate way, and show me honor and respect. May he love me as he loves himself. And Father, may I love him and respect him and be an excellent wife for him. Amen.
Prayer for a Wife with Inner Beauty
Lord, my Provider, I ask that You provide me with a loving and godly wife. May her life be pure and reverent, and may she be beautiful inside and out, giving much attention to developing character and spirituality and graciousness. May she have the deep inner beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, a woman at rest in trusting her Savior, and at peace with the world. Amen.
Not for the Wrong Reasons Prayer
Father of love, I ask that You lead me to someone to love. But may my desire for love not be for the wrong reasons. Let it not be out of selfish need, or to appease my ego, or from a desire to make my ex jealous. Let it not be because my biological clock is ticking, or because I feel like I need someone to take care of me, or my family or society is pressuring me to be in a relationship. Take me to a place where my desire for love is for the right reasons. Amen.
May I Return to My First Love Prayer
Lover of my soul, please restore me to where I was when I loved You with all my heart, and all my soul, and all my mind. Rekindle that first love in me, where nothing or no one held ascendancy over You in my life. I confess that I have allowed myself to be distracted by the things of the world, and I haven’t been spending that precious time of intimacy with You. Forgive me, Lord, and restore me. Amen.
Prayer for My Spouse to Love Me More
Heavenly Father, I come to You asking that my spouse would love me more. My loved one is faithful, and dutiful to family responsibilities, and amiable, and yet that passion we once had has dimmed. I feel as if we are distant, or just roommates sometimes. I miss those times of true intimacy and bonding, when we shared our dreams, and laughed together, and longed for each other’s company. Rekindle that love and passion in my life partner’s eyes and heart. Amen.
Prayer that I Would Love My Spouse More
Faithful God, I confess that I don’t love my spouse as I once did. I tend to be irritable and critical and demanding. I tend to selfishly want what I can get out of the relationship, rather than giving fully of myself to my partner. I repent, Lord, and want to make things right. Please help me to be tender, forgiving, affirming, and affectionate. Remind me to take an interest in the things that my loved one enjoys, and help us turn a new page in our relationship. Amen.
Prayer for a Virtuous Wife
Most Holy God, I come to You today, requesting that You would lead me to a virtuous wife: a woman that is spiritually-minded, holds high ethics, and is pure-minded. May she be competent, efficient, and a hard worker, who plans ahead and accomplishes the things she sets out to do. May her words and actions be kind and out of a heart of compassion. Loving Father, may I also be all these things to her. Amen.
Prayer to Find a Special Person
Loving Savior, because You have poured out Your love on me so indescribably, I long to give genuine love to another. I yearn to love someone else deeply and from a pure heart. I desire to have a special person in my life, someone I can be devoted to, someone I can honor and treat with high regard. Father, may Your Holy Spirit direct me to the right path to find this person. Amen.
Prayer for a Straying Spouse
Lord of Compassion, I urgently plead for the welfare of my marriage. You know that my spouse has become interested in another person. Save my marriage, Lord, for my sake, my children’s sake, and most of all, for Your honor and glory. May my straying spouse turn away from this other person, and return to me and our children with a whole heart. Help me to forgive and trust again, help my spouse to love me more deeply than ever before, and for our marriage to be restored to a higher level. Amen.
Prayer for Love from Someone
Blessed Lord, You know that I have a special interest in someone who loves You deeply and has good character. So far, this person has a fondness for me as a friend, but, if You are willing, Father, please open this person’s eyes to see me as more. May this person in whom I’m interested be attracted to me in a romantic way, and may we develop a relationship that honors You. Amen.
Prayer for a Devoted Husband
Heavenly Father, I pray that You will send a devoted husband my way. May he be a man who works hard and is a good provider, who is not given to anger or any addictions, and puts You first in his life. May he be an encourager, a good father to our children, and generous with his time and love. Father, may we establish a marriage that is built on a foundation of love for You and for one another. Amen.
Prayer to Love Again
Loving Father, You blessed me with a wonderful spouse, and we enjoyed many years together. And now I am heartbroken that death has separated us. I deeply desire to have someone in my life again. I long for love and companionship. I long for someone to worship with and share my innermost feelings with. Dear Father, please lead me to someone who will be a new soul-mate for me. 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.