A Prayer in Singleness

The following is a prayer that can be used with prayer beads, based on two prayers found at http://www.commonprayer.net.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Oh God, I long to dwell with you and to take refuge in the shelter of Your wings

Repeated Prayers
Father, I abandon myself to You. Make of me what you will. Whatever you make of me, I thank You.

First: It is a need of my love to give myself to you unreservedly and with infinite trust (meditate on God’s protection, trustworthiness, love, intimacy, etc.)

Second: I am ready for everything, I accept everything (lift up areas of struggle, anxiety, worry, fear, loneliness, etc)

Third: Create in me a clean heart, a pure spirit, and passionate love (pray for healing and wholeness, whole sexuality, key relationships with others, commitment to celibacy)

Fourth: Make me a sign of brotherly/sisterly love in Your Church (pray for the Church, meditate on commitment to the body and how to live out that commitment in intimate, pure, and humble ways)

Uphold me, O God, according to Your word, and I shall live; and do not disappoint me in my hope (Ps 119:116)

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.


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