To be always full of hope and never discouraged—even when you're lonely and wondering when it will be your turn to find love—is a great witness to the world but admittedly one that isn't always easy to keep up.
But it's a guidepost for those days when you just don't feel like putting a smile on your face. Prayer is the key to linking your yearning heart to the will of God and being able to tap into that hope that keeps you motivated and moving forward. I'd like to share with you one woman's personal account of how prayer, particularly a novena to St.
Here's how it happened for Annie Piekarczyk now Deddens in her own words: About three years ago, I started praying to Saint Anne.
At the time, I knew of another girl who also prayed to her and, who shortly thereafter, met her future boyfriend and now husband. So I thought
Novena prayer to find a husband would try it and see how things worked out—and let me tell you, it definitely worked out!
I prayed the novena to St. I knew that I wanted to grow a relationship and build a career centered around my faith—rather than a faith that somehow worked itself around a relationship and a career. It was maybe about a week after I finished the novena that I met John-Paul. I was working as a reporter at the time, and I actually ended up contacting him as a source for a pro-life campaign I was covering.
I had been a reporter for a while—always the one asking questions, so this definitely made him stand out to me. A couple months later, we began dating—we dated for about a year and a half before we got engaged.
During that time, I continued to pray through St. a beautiful story of romantic love that began with love for the will of God and acceptance of His timing.
Not only did the habit of prayer lead them to find each other, but it also became the signature of their life as a couple. Ann, you are filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer! Heavily burdened with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at your feet and humbly beg of you to take the present intention which I recommend to you in your special care. Please recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and place it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy issue.
Continue to intercede for me until my request is granted. But, above all, obtain for me the grace one day to see my God face to face, and with you and Mary and all the saints to praise and bless Him for all eternity. Now, you've heard the saying "Pray like everything depends on God, and work like everything depends on you.
You can participate in God's plan for you by taking actions that will put you in the right place at the right time to meet the person God has intened for you! One way to do your part in finding your spouse is to get a free membership to CatholicMatch, the world's largest Catholic dating site! CatholicMatch is world largest online Catholic dating site. NOVENA PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY OF PADUA (THE HOLY MATCHMAKER), FEAST DAY: JUNE 13th THIS NOVENA CAN BE MADE AT. If you are single and want to get married, pray this sample prayer to find a husband or wife!
God's Word promises you a spouse if you want one.
Glorious St Anne, filled with compassion for those who invoke you, with love for those who suffer, heavily laden with the weight of my troubles.