Can you believe Valentine’s Day is just around the corner? It always seems like Christmas just took place, New Year’s scampered by and suddenly the department stores are sprouting Valentine’s Day pink and red. Now we are in the season of love! What better time to ponder some Valentine’s Day prayers that you can pray as a blessing over your family?
Ah, February 14th, a date etched in calendars as a tribute to the celebration of love. On this day, hearts dance to the rhythm of everlasting love, a sentiment that knows no bounds, no limitations. It’s a day where the world unites in a symphony of affection, commemorating the beauty of relationships and the enduring power of love. But we know that Jesus Christ is our ultimate love, his generous love is an everlasting love that should cause us to worship!
Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love in its myriad forms, invites us to embrace the warmth of affection, the tenderness of compassion, and the strength found in connections. It’s not merely a day marked by gestures of romance but a canvas where all kinds of love paint their portraits – from the bond between friends to the devotion within families, and the unwavering support of godly marriage.
Amidst the roses and chocolates, this day is a reminder that love’s essence lies not in extravagant gestures but in the simplest acts of kindness and understanding. It’s a time to appreciate the beauty of companionship, to express gratitude for those who color our lives with their presence, and to cherish the moments that weave the fabric of our relationships.
February 14th is a day to revel in the magic of love’s endurance, honor the connections that make life richer, and celebrate the profound impact of love in all its splendid forms.
What are Valentine’s Day Prayers?
Why do we need a formula for prayers? Isn’t it just a conversation between our heavenly father and ourselves? That is 100% true. In fact, I have rarely used a rote prayer that I’ve found online and recited it. However, I have used rote prayers as a guide to help direct my thoughts. As we reflect on the perfect love of God this season, may these rote prayers be useful as they guide your thoughts and petitions. After all, God is the author of love and we can look to him and his perfect love on this rather strange holiday!
Valentine’s Day prayers can be used as a guide throughout this ‘season of love to reach out to your Heavenly Father and pray for those you love and also pray for yourself throughout the season.
Popular Valentine’s Day Prayers
Although there are not many popular rote Valentine’s Day prayers, there are some popular Bible verses that can be used as prayers or in prayers for Valentine’s Day.
So faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.Colossians 3:14 ESV
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.Romans 12:9 ESV
Want more Valentine’s Day Bible verses? I have a complete list of scripture memorization cards available through this link.
Valentine’s Day Prayers for Children
These Valentine’s Day prayers are for children to pray. They are simple ways to integrate prayer into your young children’s lives. They are written for children ages 2-6.
Dear Jesus, thank you for love and helping me love my family.
Help me show love to everyone around me, even when I don’t feel like it.
Thank you Jesus that you showed us what love is.
Your love is perfect, but my love needs work sometimes.
Thank you for loving me even when I mess up. Amen.
Are you instructing your children about a biblical view of love this Valentine’s Day season? Here are a few picture books that explore the concept of God’s love.
- Love is – An exploration of 1 Corinthians 13
- Love Letters from God – Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart
- God Gave us Love – From the God Gave Us Series
- When I Pray for You – We LOVE this book!
- Good Good Father – By Chris Tomlin!
One of the most powerful ways to teach children about God’s love is by simply going to God’s Word! Find a children’s Bible that you like or read straight from scripture! Here are some powerful verses for Valentine’s Day that you can look at! You could even do daily readings throughout February!
Valentine’s Day Prayers for Parents
These prayers are for parents to pray over their children. What a blessing it is to parent these impressive young children. They are loved by us but loved perfectly by our God. As we turn our eyes toward this day of love may we remember what precious gifts our little ones are!
Dear Father, I love my children so much, but I know that it pales in comparison to the overwhelming love that you have for them.
I desire to teach my children true love that they can display to the world. Show us the overlooked ways that we do not love others fully.
I ask that I can be an instrument for your sovereign will. May my weaknesses become your strengths and may my children see the evidence of that.
In your name I pray, Amen.
Thank you for the blessing of my children. They bring me such joy and I know that they are a gift that you have generously given.
I pray that I will not take this gift for granted and I will love them in the way that you wish.
Sometimes my patience wears thin and I know that I am not in the center of your will. I pray for forgiveness those days and for gentle reminders to be back at the center of your will.
In your name, I pray these things, Amen.
Valentine’s Day Prayers Singleness
Singleness can be a beautiful season of one’s life. However, the season of Valentine’s Day can be a stark reminder of your singleness. Don’t despair, God has a plan for this season of your life. You can use these prayers as a cry out to God. Here is a special Valentine prayer for you!
This Valentine’s Day season is a blunt reminder that I have been kept single. I long for the companionship that a relationship would bring, but I also want to trust that you have kept me single for a reason. Help me be content where you have placed me.
Hear my heart’s desire for a godly man that loves me unlike anyone else. Thank you that for this season I can rest in your strength and presence.
In Jesus’ name amen.
Dear Abba Father,
It is another Valentine’s Day, and I am still single.
What are you doing? Is there something that I’m not doing correctly? I want to be in a relationship and feel loved and cherished.
However, I know that you love and cherish me so much more than a relationship could. Help me be content in this season of life, but please send me a godly relationship someday that I can cherish. In your name, Amen.
Valentine’s Day Prayers for Dating Couples
Dating is another unique season of life that can bring much joy, but its own set of struggles. These prayers are for dating couples that are in love, but still dating. Remember you are in the ‘cherished friend‘ season! It is such a wonderful season when you are dating so enjoy it and embrace it for what it is!
Thank you, Jesus, for allowing me to be with someone that I can celebrate this season with! Help us keep our eyes focused on you throughout our relationship, but especially on a day that promotes such a tilted view of love.
May we be wise in our decisions as we grow closer to each other but also closer to you. May we always keep you at the center of our relationship as we glorify you. Amen.
Dear Father God,
I am so grateful for this person that I am dating. He/she is everything that I hoped or prayed for. My heart is tender and sometimes I want to rush things. Help me take this relationship at a pace that will please you. May we honor and glorify you as we grow closer to each other.
Thank you for blessing me with this person. You give me so much when I deserve nothing. Amen.
Valentine’s Day Prayers for Marriage
We have finally got to the marriage portion of our prayers. Marriage is a reflection of God’s plan for his Church and just like the Church of Christ, marriage is beautiful but comes with many struggles, trials, and tribulations. These prayers can be used as a blessing over your spouse and to turn your heart toward correct feelings throughout this Valentine’s Day season. May we show our spouse sincere love this Valentine’s Day!
Christ Jesus, today is not an abnormal day. It is simply a day to show my husband/wife love. I pray that we can spend quality time together as we reflect on our relationship.
Protect us from letting life become so busy that we place our love on the back burner.
May we remember more of the things that make us love each other than the things that drive us nuts. Thank you for giving me the responsibility of loving my spouse.
May you give me strength to do it well. Amen.
This is a powerful prayer to pray when your marriage is struggling!
I confess God that I have been frustrated with my spouse a lot lately. Everything they do annoys me. I have little love in my heart right now and need you to change my heart to be more like you. I want to do the right thing, but I simply don’t have the strength. Please remind me of my love for them. Humble me to make me more into whom you want me to be. Amen.
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Happy Valentine’s Day Prayers
Is Valentine’s Day a happy occasion or a point of tension for you? Regardless, Valentine’s Day is a reminder of not only our capacity to love but of our weakness in love. We love imperfectly, but our God loves us perfectly. May we find that our source of joy comes from the love we have in Christ and not the love we necessarily get from tainted people.
Throughout this season of love, turn to the perfector of your faith to learn from Him the true meaning of love. God has good things in store for you!
On this cherished Valentine’s Day, our hearts turn to you, dearest Heavenly Father, in a Valentine’s day prayer overflowing with gratitude for the precious gift of love. In every beat of our hearts, we feel the pulse of your generous love.. We pray for your guidance, that we may comprehend the depths of God’s love, a kind of love that is beyond measure, beyond comprehension.
We ask for your grace to experience and share true love, the kind of love that was exemplified in Jesus’ name, a love that is selfless, unwavering, and unconditional. May this special day serve as a reminder of your comforting love that surrounds us, embracing us in times of joy and solace.
Holy Spirit, guide us in our heart’s desire to spread this genuine love to others, whether they are our significant others, friends, family, or strangers. Help us appreciate not just the romantic love celebrated on this single day but the real love that persists through the highs and lows of life.
As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, let it be a reflection of your eternal life-giving love. May this day not only be about chocolates and flowers but about honoring the relationships we cherish and nurturing them with the love that mirrors your own. Happy Valentine’s Day, as we revel in the beauty of God’s love and share it with those around us. Amen.
Happy Valentine’s Day! May God’s love be upon you.