9 Inspiring Prayers for Love

Prayer for love can help change your perspective in searching for true love.

True love is a constant need longed for by human beings throughout their life. Some are lucky to have found timeless love, while others still wait for love with either a hopeful or a lonely heart.

While we often pray for our necessities to our holy God, it cannot be denied that one also needs prayers for love. 

Love, which takes many forms in our lives, is one of the greatest, if not the most powerful emotion that makes us feel alive. At some point in our lives, we are either waiting for love, nurturing a love that we have, or nursing a love lost.

What better way to deal with a love full of joy, or a lonely heart, than to pray for it? In this article, you might find some sense of solace and peace in finding out what are prayers for love, and how can prayers for love help you deal with your feelings.

Prayer for Love

What is a Prayer for Love

The most personal and closest we can be with God is through prayer. Prayers have been very helpful in terms of communicating with the Lord and guides in living a Christ-centered life. 

Love, on the other hand, is a strong emotion that almost anybody feels. A prayer for love is communicating with the Lord regarding all things love. It is the easiest way to call for the Lord’s help whenever one feels lost in love or feels as if they are waiting for love in vain.

While many people pray often for supplications, praying for love is sometimes seldom said. But a prayer for love is just like any other prayer. It may be offered to the Lord to seek guidance, request something, or simply for thanksgiving. 

One prays for love whenever they are waiting for love for too long. Another reason may be one is seeking peace and learning to let go of love. Regardless of the reason, praying for love is the best way to connect with our dear Lord and His Holy Spirit for spiritual guidance about all things love.

Prayer for Love in the Bible

In the Bible, love is a common theme. 1 John 4:8 says that “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” Prayers for love in the Bible vary in all forms. It is shown in the form of letters, psalms, and even the Gospel.

The Bible tells us of God’s unconditional love and divine protection for His children. Numerous scriptures also account for love as the greatest commandment. One of the most popular Bible verses about love being the greatest is laid out in 1 Corinthians 13:11, which says, “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Another account for the Lord’s unconditional love is in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” To show His grace and love for us His children, our Heavenly Father gave His only son Jesus Christ to redeem us from our sins. In comparison, Christ’s love also shows us how perfect love drives even the vilest of betrayal among our friends.

Kinds of Prayer for Love

Most romantics will say that love comes in unexpected timing, and this may hold some truth. But the best truth about love is that it comes in different forms. It can be familial as a mother’s love, platonic as a true friend’s love, or even romantic with a spouse or partner. No matter what kind of love you are seeking solace for, there is always a prayer for different kinds of love. Read further in the article to know more about the popular prayers for different kinds of love.

Prayer to love God and the Church

Our dear God is loving. He who does not think twice to embrace us with His great love and forgives our shortcomings. Sometimes, we lost track of a good way and find ourselves in a dark place. But our Lord’s love and patience overpower the evil! We can turn back to His divine protection and live a Christian-driven life. Here are examples of prayers you can offer to the Lord in praying for keeping in His love and our church.

Prayer to love as Jesus did

Father, I am eternally grateful for your selfless love, thank you for giving Christ Jesus your only son for my sake. As He accepted His passion and mission selflessly, as He dined with the traitor at His table, as He washed the feet of His disciples, and as He prayed for forgiveness on behalf of those who crucified Him, teach me to love as Jesus did. Help me to understand in a moment of selflessness so that I may be worthy of your love.

These I ask in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

Prayer for God’s love in thanksgiving

Dear Lord, I praise your holy name!

I am eternally grateful for your love and mercy. Help me be a worthy servant, and bestow the Holy Spirit to work in me, so that I may be the instrument of your work to others. Help me keep your love in me, so that it may emanate to others. May the power of your love bless us and your plans for us be left unchanged. You are a steadfast God, your love is unfailing. My desires are to please you, my dear God!

Your name is the only name I praise!

Amen.

Prayer to keep love in Church

Jesus, your mighty name bears both service and royalty,

With the Holy Father and the Holy Spirit, you are adored. I ask you to help me serve alongside you and your cause, use me as a conduit of your ministry, so that I may serve and love the Church and its work. I believe your gift of wisdom shall pass through me so that your grace may be evident in my love for your Church. May my work fill joy in your Church and may my desire for servanthood be everlasting.

These I ask in your mighty name,

Amen!

Prayer for Romantic Love and Relationships

One prays for romantic relationships because an important part of building and searching for pure love is faith. Trusting the Lord and His best plan for your soul mate can be a great leap. But knowing that our Lord is a faithful God, you can count that a special person is reserved perfectly for you. These prayer examples might help you in your search for romantic love today.

Prayer in waiting for a love life

Heavenly Father, you are the author of my life

You hold my name at the back of your hands. You know my past as well as my future. Long before I ask you you know my pure intentions, so I ask for patience, O Lord, in waiting for the special person you have for me. I pray for a gift of relationship resulting in marriage. In my waiting time, please guide me and inspire me. Teach me to wait in prayer for my future spouse, and lean not into self-seeking and my understanding. And when it is time for my true love to arrive, help me nourish it so that we may both serve your purpose.

Amen.

Prayer for a lost love

Father, you know how I was hurt. You know all my sorrows beyond words. I pray before you that I may get through this. Guide me in your wisdom so that I can push through. Help me understand the death of a love I once knew,

Be with me in this healing process, and when healing finally comes may you give my heart clarity on a Godly relationship and deliver me in a world of deceit and mundane desire. Help me to find the perfect woman/husband and bestow upon us the unfailing love in the same way that you gave your son Jesus for us.

These I trust before you, my Lord,

Amen.

Prayer for love in marriage

Our Father in heaven, we thank you for the gift of marriage. Thank you for the lifetime relationship you have given us and we can only pray to hope for a stronger marriage bond.

Heavenly Father, help us to be perfect examples of your love. In this marriage, help us to sanctify truth and admonish lies, and may we find forgiveness as you have given us. May you bless us with a child so precious and help us be his first love.

Through the Holy Spirit, may our marriage continue to be a sacred covenant not only between us but also having you at the center of our married life,

Amen.

Prayer for Love

Prayer for Self-love and Family

In our search for what is lacking in our life, or searching for the perfect partner, we forget what’s in front of us. To give love to another, we must start to love ourselves first. But how can we learn to love ourselves?

Our first experience of love in our earthly life is through our family. It might be from our biological family or adopted family, where we first understood how love works and how to give love in return. Our home is where we first started to see and observe how love works. That is why it is also important to pray for a nurturing home and learn to build love within our family members and ourselves. Here are examples of prayers for self-love and for the family that you can start incorporating into your daily devotions.

Prayer for loving oneself

Lord, ever living Father, all praises and thanksgiving are yours!

You have never abandoned me nor forsaken me and your promises and words I believe. You love me despite my sins and continue to guide me.

Lord, as I try to navigate life and as my desire to give love arises help me to wake up to the wonder of your love so that I may first give love and respect to myself as you have given me. May the work of your Holy Spirit live in my body that may help me love myself as you do.

Amen.

Prayer for healthy love between family members

Merciful Lord and Loving Father,

I thank you for the gift of family. I pray to keep myself in your commandment. You have commanded us to love others as you love us. Help me, Father, to show love and compassion starting in our family for nothing else shall please you rather than me keeping true to your law. May my words and actions always emanate respect and love at all times, even in a moment easily angered, so that we may have a healthy love between our family members.

These we fervently ask in Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Prayer for a Loving Relationship at Home

Compassionate Father,

We are grateful for your provisions at home. More than these, having a nurturing home is worthy of thanksgiving. May you always be present in our home so that your love may blossom in our hearts. May you keep our home safe for a child, comfortable for a friend, and may we be members of a household of faith rooted in your teachings and abiding in your love.

In the mightiness of Jesus’ name, we declare your providence,

Amen.

Why Should One Pray for Love?

We know that in praying, we surrender to the heavenly Father our thoughts and aspirations. We pray for love in different circumstances. Some pray for help keeping the love for the church, while others pray for romantic love. Some pray for better familial love relationships and for themselves. But why should one pray for love?

Love, being a powerful emotion can cloud judgment even for those with the purest of intentions. Regardless of the kind of love, sometimes humans desire what love tells them to do, even if it deviates from their faith. This is why one needs to pray for love. 

Praying to seek guidance from the Lord on what to do when one is at a love crossroad is essential. Remember that the Lord is the author of our lives. Even before we are born, the Lord knows the path that we will walk on. Praying for and trusting our worries to Him will help us navigate through the love obstacles we will encounter.

Worrying about love vs. Praying for love

Being in a constant state of thinking about love draws a fine line between worrying about it and praying for it. Worry and anxiety can exhaust one’s mental and spiritual peace. Surrendering to our Lord Jesus Christ all these worries and negative feelings above a lost love or waiting for love in vain will help you be at peace

It cannot be helped to worry about the things we are uncertain of, especially concerning love. However, opening and laying our intentions and anxieties in Jesus’ name is what makes it bearable. So, the next time you worry about love, remember that we have a friend and a loving Father that offer real love for us.

Short Bible Verses You Can Use as a Prayer for Love

Prayers for love need not be elaborate and lengthy. When you are unsure about what to pray for love, the Bible is the best starting point. Here are some short Bible verses that you can use as references for your next prayer for love.

Psalm 143:8

“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”

Romans 12:9

“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.”

1 John 4:7

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”

Colossians 3:14

“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”

1 John 3:11

“For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”

Prayer for Love

In Summary

Praying for love, whether in celebration or grief, is the easiest way to communicate and find peace in the Lord. As believers, we know deep in our hearts that when we pray, God’s grace is in the works because of His great love for us. Talking to God and praying about love in different relationships is one way of trusting the Lord’s plan for us.

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Alex Shute
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Alex Shute, MBA
Alex is a family man and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. His passion is to serve the global Church and bring people of diverse backgrounds together to learn & grow.


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