PRAYERS FOR SINGLE BROTHERS & SISTERS
I am fearfully made I am wonderfully made,
I belong to God, I resemble Him. (2ce)
That’s why the devil trembles anytime he hears me sing, ‘
I am God’s own. I am the apple of His eyes.
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:7 KJV
If a man dies, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
Job 14:14 KJV
Being single is not a sin, not a disease, not punishment or anything to be ashamed of.
It is a necessary phase of our lives and part of our development as humans.
When God created Adam, he was created single until such a time when God himself recognized and declared that it was not good for him to be alone. So God who created you knows that you would need a companion, a marital partner.
As we stand in the gap for our singles today,
Let us enter into the presence of God with thanksgiving for creating our single brethren and for making them fearfully and wonderfully. Thank Him because He sets the lonely in families…Ps 100
Give God praise for keeping them and for sustaining them as they wait on him for their marital partners. ( Heb 1:3)
Let us pray for our singles that they would make the most of this phase of their lives, loving the Lord and serving their generation by his will (Acts 21:9)
But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
1 Corinthians 7:32 KJV
Pray for mindset re-engineering for as many of them who may be feeling forgotten, left behind and unloved. That God would open their eyes to his love again. That they would not conform to this world but that they would be transformed by the renewing of their minds. ( Rom 12:1-3, Jeremiah 29:11)
Waiting can be a daunting task. Let us pray for grace for patience, perseverance, self-control for our singles until God settles them. (Gal 5:22)
Some challenges are associated with the waiting period, such as anxiety, apprehension, fear, doubt, peer pressure, negative influence, depression, and self-help. Pray for deliverance for as many of them who may have been brought under any of these yokes for deliverance in Jesus Name. The yokes are broken by the reason of the anointing in Jesus Name! (Isa10:27, Mt 11:28-30, Isa 10:27)
For those who are apprehensive, concerned that the biological clock is ticking away, pray that they would rest their flesh in hope, casting all their cares on the Lord. ( Phl 4:6, Ps 55: 22)
For those who are faced with parental and peer pressure. Pray for grace to overcome
pressure. (I Cor 10:13)
The greatest challenge for many singles is the issue of sexual immorality. For every mature young adult, the urge for sexual relations is actually one of the signs for marital companionship. The devil has however held many captive by impatience, lack of self-control and untamed passion and sexual perversion. Pray for the mercy of God for those who have been drawn by their lust into sexual impurities and perversions, such as masturbation, oral sex, use of sex toys, fornication, etc. Ask for their deliverance and that they would receive the help of God to possess their vessels in sanctification ( I Thes 4:1-4, James 1:14, Is 27:10)
Some singles are struggling with multiple personality disorders, poor self-esteem. Some get into drugs feeling it would boost their confidence. Pray that they would turn to the Lord in whom they are complete and find their wholeness. It is two (2) complete people that should get married, if singles in this kind of state find themselves in marriage without being healed, they would take those issues as baggage into their marriage, always seeking attention and approval and affirmation from their spouse thereby causing dysfunctionality in the home which if not resolved usually gets transferred to the offsprings. Pray that our singles would come to a realization of their identity, position, and significance in Christ. ( Col 2:10)
There are different reasons for marital delays, some are clearly spiritual/ ancestral in nature, like a cycle in the family lineage. By the authority of Christ, every evil cycle in the lives of our singles is broken in Jesus Name! ( Gal 3:13)
Some delays are self-inflicted. Some are caused by personality/ character faults. Some have repelling habits and attitudes. Pray that the eyes of such would be open to their faults and they would seek the Lord for help to eschew negative character and imbibe the good in Jesus Name!
Every man wants a virtuous wife, every woman wants a faithful man. Pray that each of the singles would take a decision to be the person they would love to be married to, building godly character.( Prov 31, Prov20:6)
Before God took Eve to Adam, Adam was working in the garden.
When Rebekah was to marry Isaac, Abraham’s eldest servant met her as she went to draw water. Pray for our singles to be self-reliant, hardworking and living lives of impact before marriage. They don’t have to put their lives on hold waiting for marriage.
Pray for discerning of spirits for our singles when it comes to taking/ making a decision for the choice of marital partner. ( Is 30:21)
Thank God for answers to our prayers.