Recently, while speaking at a youth conference, someone asked how she could use the Bible to pray for a marriage partner.
Relying on my theological background, I offered several verses to help her get started. Interestingly, I caught myself quoting most of them from the Psalms.
That gave me the idea to share the best Psalms to read when looking for a marriage partner. This article has a comprehensive list.
8 Psalms to read for marriage partner
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”
David lists some attributes of the blessed or upright person. They avoid bad company, delight in righteousness, and meditate on God’s word.
These verses encourage you to find a godly partner with whom you share many values.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
Here, God promises to teach, instruct, and counsel you on what to do. This Psalm helps you understand that the single stage is one of learning.
It encourages you to rely on God as the ultimate source of wisdom.
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
The Psalmist encourages you to delight in the Lord, promising He will fulfill your heart’s desires. This Psalm teaches you to find joy in your relationship with God and allow him to reshape your desires to His will.
These include your desire for a spouse.
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
David prayed that God would cleanse his heart. Reciting this prayer opens you up to God’s renewing work.
You’re asking Him to prepare you by purging any sin that could affect your marriage.
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
David proclaims that he trusts God when he is afraid. This Psalm is perfect for those who’ve been single for a long time and are filled with fear and anxiety about the future.
Reciting it restores their confidence in God.
“God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”
The Psalmist declares that God sets the lonely in families. This Psalm is perfect for battling the loneliness that creeps in when you’re single.
It reminds you that God is the ultimate matchmaker.
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”
The Psalmist teaches that God won’t withhold good things from those who embrace righteousness. It encourages you to walk blamelessly before the Lord and trust He will guide you to your spouse in good time.
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”
David asks God to guide him. This Psalm reminds you to trust God and let him help you find a marriage partner.
How to use Psalms to pray for a marriage partner
You can apply the principles of Lectio Divina when using the Psalms to pray for a partner. Select a passage that aligns with your current situation and read it slowly.
Notice the emotions it stirs up and meditate on the phrases used. Next, respond by incorporating the passages in your prayers.
Finally, sit quietly and allow God’s word to minister to you.
Psalms prayer points when you are looking for a marriage partner
As mentioned, you can incorporate these Psalms when praying for a partner. Here are three prayer points to get you started:
- Psalm 27:14 – “Lord, help me wait for the right person. Give me the courage to trust your plan for me.”
- Psalm 37:4 – “Teach me to find joy in you and align my desire for marriage with your plan over my life.”
- Psalm 143:8 – “Lord, remind me of your love every morning, and guide me to the right person.”
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