Catholic dating prayer
But I don't think moving is the answer: God knows very well where I am and where my man is.So, unless God tells me to move, it seems pointless to run about searching for a mate.Offer your prayers to God for the both of us and obtain the blessing of God upon our marriage, as you were the herald of blessing for the marriage of Tobiah and Sarah. Raphael, friend of the young, be my friend, for I shall always be yours. To your special care I entrust the decision I am to make as to my future husband (wife). Direct me to the person with whom I can best cooperate in doing God's Holy Will, with whom I can live in peace, love and harmony in this life, and attain to eternal joy in the next. I'm consoled, too, by Tobiah — he was simply running an errand for his father, but Raphael led him to Sarah.Being where God wants you to be, doing what He wants you to do, means you'll be ready for the spouse He has for you, whether you meet him or her tomorrow or in 10 or 20 years.
The author of this prayer must have figured that, if Raphael could help Sarah, he could help anyone.
This prayer also cuts straight through the media's sugarcoated, sex-charged images of romance and marriage, which focus almost exclusively on superficial qualities.
It homes in on the characteristics that lay the groundwork for a relationship that lasts throughout eternity, instead of those that satisfy only immediate desires for companionship or convenient sex.
It's especially good to remember this when friends — bless their well-meaning hearts — try to help.
Their favorite suggestion is that I move to a place with a bigger eligible bachelor pool.
Asking for a person "whose character may reflect some of the traits of Jesus and Mary" may seem unrealistic.