Prayers for Those Who Live Alone
to It is Well with My Soul
I live alone, dear Lord,
stay by my side
In all my daily needs be Thou my guide.
Grant me good health, for that indeed, I pray
To carry on my work from day to day.
Keep pure my mind, my thoughts, my every deed,
Let me be kind, unselfish in my neighbor's need.
Spare me from fire, from flood, malicious tongues,
From thieves, from fear, and evil ones.
If sickness or an accident befall,
Then humbly, Lord, I pray hear, Thou my call,
And when I'm feeling low, or in despair,
Lift up my heart and help me in my prayer.
I live alone, dear Lord, yet have no fear,
Because I feel Your Presence ever near.
A Prayer of Single People
Father, after much prayer and reflection it is my belief
that I can best serve You in the single state.
Let me be true to my vocation to this life & never do anything to sully it.
As I freely give up the benefits of married life,
I am aware that I also give up its difficulties and receive in turn
the benefits of the single state.
Enable me to appreciate the freedom at my disposal---
from cares and concerns of spouses and children,
from a highly structured lifestyle,
and from the legitimate demands of family members.
Help me to make good use of the added time I have available.
Inspire me to give of myself to others, to be an example to my married friends and a comfort to my single friends.
May I ever realize that whether single or married,
our one concern should be to serve You
every day and to serve others for Your sake.
Grant that I may be so attached to You
that I may never feel lonely in my chosen state. Amen.
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