I love this prayer. I think I might start saying it everyday.
“Dear Lord, I know that I have been beautifully and wonderfully made, and I thank you for my life and for Your love.
Thank you, also, for granting me a partner who is also beautifully and wonderfully made, who shows me some of Your character, and who brings me joy and fulfillment in ways I didn’t even know I needed!
You are a gracious and loving God and I thank you for giving us the gift of being able to share that love with one another.
Lord, You know my heart, and You know that I would much rather have my partner from far away than not at all.
You also know that sometimes my heart aches with the desire to be near my partner: to share life’s joys and to comfort each other when life is hard; to laugh together, to play together, and to be able to look one another in the eye and say “I love you,” even when resolving conflicts.
I know that You have a plan for us, and that Your plan is much better than one that I could devise. Right now it is so hard for us to be away from each other, so please, Lord, fill us with strength for the journey.
Help us recognize the value in each day, and to see each day as a new opportunity. Fill our hearts with compassion, understanding, and creativity to keep us strong when the pain seems too difficult to bear.
And please, Lord, if you will, help us find a way to be together soon.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, amen.”