As single women, we have many questions and concerns. Will we ever get married again? How do we overcome loneliness? Is there a secret to being a good single parent? Our schedules may be limited if we have children and a job. How do we make the time count that we spend talking to God? What are powerful prayers for single women?
What are good prayers for single women?
“And whatsoever you do,
in word or in deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Colossians 3:17 ESV
Our prayers should bring honor to God by an attitude of gratitude. Regardless of what we are going through, we know from Scripture that there is so much to thank God for, beginning with His character qualities. He is faithful when others are not. God won’t leave us when others will. He will never change when others do. Consequently, we are blessed immeasurably just by knowing God personally.
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 ESV
With this as a base for our prayers, we can address the things that are common concerns for single women:
- The desire to be married
- Feelings of loneliness
- War room prayers for common temptations of single women
- Fears of being single
- Being a single parent
- Grief as a widow
- Having trouble forgiving
- Wanting more joy in the journey
- And so much more
What makes a powerful prayer for single women?
“And this is the confidence that we have toward him,
that if we ask anything
according to his will
he hears us.”
1 John 5:14
It doesn’t matter what we are concerned about, there are certain requests we can always include that make our prayers powerful. For example, the following requests we know are always God’s will and can help us not only survive but thrive in our singleness.
- Wanting to be conformed to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29)
- Desiring the Mind of Christ and God’s wisdom (Philippians 2:5, James 1:5)
- Asking for God to point out areas that we need to grow in (Psalm 139:23, Psalm 51:10)
- Wanting to love God and others more (Matthew 22:37-39)
- Asking for a desire for God’s will in our lives (Psalm 37:4)
- Help with transforming our thoughts (Romans 12:2)
Imagine praying powerful prayers to the God of the universe! We can. And as a result, we can expect powerful answers.
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 33:3
Examples of powerful prayers for single women
You can fill in the blanks with your own situations and concerns.
A single woman’s prayer for fear of being single
Dear Heavenly Father, I have been single now for _____________, and I sometimes fear I will be single for the rest of my life. I know that fear does not come from you, so that means this fear is something the evil one is trying to harass me with. Lord, I know that the evil one is tempting me to not trust you. Your word records King David as saying “When I am afraid I will trust in you.” Lord Jesus, I choose to trust you.
And LORD, your word also says to be thankful. I choose to thank you for this time of singleness even though I don’t understand it. I ask that you will guard my heart and help me to desire your will in my life. Help me to be conformed to your image. I ask that I might love you more. Then may your love spill over into others as I serve them. Help me to wait on you to give directions for the next steps in my life.
Prayer points for women needing to forgive
Dear Heavenly Father, I am having trouble forgiving ___________ because they ____________ to me. It hurts so much when I think about it. I know Lord that others can’t meet all of my needs, so I confess to you that some of my hurt is wanting _________ to validate me by doing the things I want. Lord, help me to remember that you are the only one who can give me dignity and worth. I can’t expect that from others.
Thank you that you loved me enough to die for me. I am ever so grateful that you will never leave me and that you are always faithful. And so even though I don’t feel like forgiving, I choose to give that hurt to you, letting you take care of the consequences that ____________ deserves. I know that you have said that vengeance belongs to you, and you alone.
A war room prayer for temptation in a relationship
Dear Heavenly Father, lately I have had great temptation to ______________. I want so desperately to feel loved and cherished by _________________. Lord I need to know for sure if it is your will for me to be seeing him.
I ask you to first help me to understand that I am loved and cherished by you. Help me to learn to love you more. Change my thoughts through Scripture. Give me your desires for the outcome of this relationship. Lord, I choose to trust you because you cared enough to die for me.
And Lord, because you love me so much, I ask you to bind satan who is tempting me to do wrong. Guard my heart. Give me the courage to say “no” to actions that are wrong. Thank you that this is a prayer you love to answer.
Final thoughts on powerful prayers for single women
Many single women find it hard to pray due to all the distractions and concerns in their lives. Consequently, they need their time with God to count and be meaningful.
We can be sure that when we approach single life with an attitude of gratitude, and when we pray according to God’s will, our prayers will be powerful, do the most good, and glorify God. These are the powerful prayers for single women!
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