Love is the most powerful thing in the world. To begin with, it is because of God’s devotion to us demonstrated in Christ’s death that we have the gift of salvation and real angels watching over our every step. However, many people don’t pay attention to or go to God about their love lives.
This not only includes romantic relationships, but also your relationship with God, family, friends, and even the love you have for yourself. For a lot of folks, it’s because they simply don’t know how or why they should pray for love.
As beautiful as it is, loving people without conditions isn’t easy. But when we pray, God gives us the grace to give genuine affection to people we encounter. We can only do this because He loved us first.
So whether it’s to ask God for a spouse, or the grace to truly care about those around you, you can browse this collection of prayers for love and affection as a guide to your plans.
- Prayer For Self Love
Thank You for Your faithfulness to me. You have loved me absolutely, calling me wonderfully and fearfully made, the apple of Your eyes.
I ask today that You help me to begin to see myself through Your eyes and truly love myself.
Help me to let go of the constant need to fit in and seek validation from others. Help me to heal from every emotional wound that my experiences have inflicted on me. Make me understand that whatever trauma or scars I have is not a weakness but a strength.
Help me find beauty in my imperfections. For it is only when I love myself that I can truly love others.
Open my eyes to see all the worth and treasures that You have placed in me. May I live each day with a sense of awareness of Your love for me, inspiring me to adore myself for who You have made me to be.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
- Prayer For A Soulmate
Father in heaven,
Thank you for the life You have given me. I do admit, however, that I get quite lonely. Sometimes I feel like I may not be able to meet the right person. On my own, I know I don’t have the wisdom to make such a life-changing decision. But I trust in You, the ultimate Matchmaker, who gave Eve to Adam.
I want to experience the love and companionship that comes with sharing your life with someone.
Therefore, I ask that You send me a soulmate after Your own heart. Someone who will delight in me, and I in them. Bring us together, so that we may fulfill Your purpose for our lives as one and walk according to Your ways. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
- Prayer For Someone You Love
I thank You for this person who is a blessing from You.
With all the love I have in my heart for them, I pray that they would come to a deeper understanding and experience of You. Lead them by Your Spirit in Your ways. Be their source and sustenance. Let Your peace never depart from their hearts, even in the fiercest storms.
Father, bless the work of their hands. Please protect and keep them in all their ways. Help us to thrive in love for each other. May they also experience Your favor wherever they find themselves so that their lives will be a testimony to Your boundless love and grace. Thank You. Amen.
- Prayer For Love In A Relationship
I thank You for the blessing of my partner. You alone brought us together in this relationship.
I ask that You help us love each other person the way You have commanded us to.
Help us to be patient and kind to each other. May we never be envious of our partner’s achievements. Help us to build our relationship on humility, respect, and honor. Help us to have a selfless attitude towards our relationship, putting the other person before ourselves.
May we constantly approach our differences with Your wisdom, not acting on pride and stubbornness. I ask that You also constantly remind us to put You at the center of our relationship. Thank You Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
- Prayer For Love In Marriage
Thank You for my spouse and my marriage which is Your gift.
I pray that the love between us will be strengthened to stand the test of time.
May our trust in each other increase even as we face the rest of our lives together. I ask You to teach us to love each other unconditionally, as You do. Help us to be reflections of Your devotion to us.
Refine us to be better humans, better spouses, parents, and most importantly, better Christians.
Bless this marriage with Your peace, love, and joy. Help us to be patient and follow the lead of Your Spirit at all times. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
- Prayer For Love In The Family
In a world where so many families are being torn apart by strife, malice, and unforgiveness, I ask You to help me grow in love.
Help our relationships with one another to thrive, powered by the affection You first showed us. Enable us to stick together as one, no matter the circumstance.
Help us share our laughter, tears, burdens, and challenges. Protect us from anything that will try to divide us, and strengthen our bond, even over long distances.
Give us the grace to constantly walk with You and in You as a family. Amen.
- Prayer For Love To Spread
Give us the grace to love one another as You have loved us.
Let it be the driving force in our relationships, rather than our personal interest.
Help us cultivate the virtues of patience, forgiveness, kindness, generosity, and mercy so that we may be blessings to everyone we encounter.
Let each person heal from every hurt that keeps them from showing borderless affection to others.
From one person to another, let the light of Your faithfulness to us be spread throughout the darkness of this world. Bind us together in love so that we may be Your true witnesses to our world.
- Prayer Of Love For Siblings
Your Word says that if a house is built on sand, it is blown away when the storm comes. But when a house is built on solid rock, it remains standing through the storm. In the same way, a home built on You remains unbroken.
I ask that You strengthen the relationship between my siblings and me, biological or not.
I pray that the love among us shall continue to grow regardless of all obstacles that may come our way.
Yeshua, even if we are spread across various ends of the earth, let our love only grow and never diminish. You are the one who put them in my life Lord, and I ask that you keep them in it forever. Amen.
- Prayer For Love For The Poor And Less Privileged
You said whatever we do the least of the brethren, we do for you. Please help us to remember with affection, our brothers and sisters who are desolate, lost, and can’t afford their basic needs. Fill us with compassion towards them.
Help my heart so that I may not give to them for the praise of men, but from pure intentions and genuine love. Help me to love them selflessly, without expecting any reward in return.
Like it was in the early church, please remind Your people today of what it means to love and share what they have with their less fortunate brethren. Bless me, Father, not just for my sake but so that I may be able to give abundantly to those around me. Amen.
- Prayer Of Love For Difficult People
I come to you to ask for your help in loving the difficult people around me.
You have given us a great example by loving even those who rejected and persecuted You while You were on earth. Please help me to control my emotions and act as You would.
Fill my heart with affection for my difficult boss, co-worker, family member, neighbors, and friends.
Please give me the patience and tolerance I need to be kind toward them. Help me be compassionate to them, because their actions may be coming from a place of hurt or life’s challenges.
I know I may not be able to do much in changing them, but give me the grace to show You and Your love to them through my actions. Heal their hurt Lord, and bless them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
- Prayer Of Love For Brothers And Sisters In Christ
Our Father whose reign shall never end,
I come to You in intercession for my brothers and sisters in You, those who have embarked on this journey of faith with me. I ask that You envelop us with the spirit of love and togetherness so that we may be Your true ambassadors on earth.
Help us Your church to put our differences aside in loving one another and serving You. Bind us together in unity. Remove pride, stubbornness, and self-righteousness from our hearts and replace them with a sense of oneness. Teach us afresh, that we are nothing without love which is the foundation of our faith.
Empower us to be blessings to each other and the whole body of Christ, no matter the denomination. Help me personally to express my faith in You by loving other people, beginning with those at church. Not just in empty words but in action. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
- Prayer Of Love For Enemies
Your Word tells us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. I admit that this is hard for me to do and I ask for Your help today.
Please help me to see the good in people, no matter how hard it is. Give me the grace to constantly forgive those who wrong me no matter the gravity of the offense, just like You forgive my sins. Give me the wisdom to navigate my relationship with those who don’t want my happiness, especially those I am not aware of.
Lord, help me to grow past the point of being controlled by my emotions. Help me understand that my true enemy is Satan, not my brother or sister, and guide me in praying for them. Protect me from the evil ones, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
As Christians, loving others is a cornerstone of who people are because God Himself commanded it. When you make these prayers for love, you are transformed daily. You find yourself gradually shifting the focus from yourself to the needs of others.
You become more like Christ with each whispered prayer and each opportunity you take to cherish someone else. By doing this you can show the world that you are a follower of Jesus who is Love embodied.