I thank you that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and that I am a complete individual in you. I am satisfied in the knowledge that I am not waiting for a man to complete me. I thank you that I am not fearful of the future because my future is secured in you. You have beautiful plans for me. Father God, I thank you that you are preparing me for my spouse, a mighty man of valor who loves you, and will love me even as your son Jesus Christ loves the church. Therefore, I need not get desperate, because you have not forgotten me. You know my needs, my desires, and my destiny.Thank you for building my character to accommodate the responsibilities of being a wife. I love you Lord. Thank you for your love that keeps me pure and purpose-driven (not man-driven) as I seek first your Kingdom, and your righteousness. Thank you for bringing my spouse to me in the fullness of time.Thank you for answered prayer, in Jesus' name. Amen,
Excerpt from "Hear My Cry, O Lord: Reflections on Widowhood and Singleness".