Loving and wise Father,
I pray for the light
of Your wisdom and guidance
as I search for friendship
that will lead me to find
my suitable partner in life.
Help me to patiently wait for the right person
who will be my companion for all my life.
Bless me Lord,
that I myself may grow in these virtues:
deep respect for life and for people,
kindness, sincerity and generosity.
Teach me to become unselfish
and forgiving of others.
I ask for the grace
to be prepared for the commitment
that I will eventually make
to the particular person
who will be Your gift to me.
Lord, accompany me all the days of my life.
Draw me closer to you so that I will be able
to discern your will for me.
Give me the courage to decide
not according to what others want,
not even according to what I alone want.
But may I always place my desires
in accord with the designs of Your heart
so that I may experience real peace and joy
that can only come from You.