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Single? Pray this prayer for a future spouse

If God is calling you to the sacrament of marriage, here is a prayer for you.

It can be difficult to be single and feel called to the sacrament of marriage. We may firmly believe that God is calling us to matrimony, but not know anyone that we would even consider dating!

Whatever the case may be, it is always appropriate to pray and cry out to God in our anguish. He alone can lift our burdens and show us the path we must follow.

In the meantime, here is a prayer for a future spouse, asking God to provide someone who will walk together with you in holiness.

O Jesus, lover of the young, the dearest Friend I have, in all confidence I open my heart to You to beg Your light and assistance in the important task of planning my future. Give me the light of Your grace, that I may decide wisely concerning the person who is to be my partner through life. Dearest Jesus, send me such a one whom in Your divine wisdom You judge best suited to be united with me in marriage. May her/his character reflect some of the traits of Your own Sacred Heart. May s/he be upright, loyal, pure, sincere and noble, so that with united efforts and with pure and unselfish love we both may strive to perfect ourselves in soul and body, as well as the children it may please You to entrust to our care. Bless our friendship before marriage, that sin may have no part in it. May our mutual love bind us so closely, that our future home may ever be most like Your own at Nazareth.

O Mary Immaculate, sweet Mother of the young, to your special care I entrust the decision I am to make as to my future wife/husband. You are my guiding Star! Direct me to the person with whom I can best cooperate in doing God’s Holy Will, with whom I can live in peace, love and harmony in this life, and attain to eternal joys in the next.
Amen.

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Written by Raphael Benedict

Meditate daily on this marriage blessing

Novena to St. Valentine, patron of engaged couples and happy marriages