Lord, let our hearts burn bright for You, even as we wait, as it were, in darkness, for the one You have created for us to love. While we are yet apart, we pray that You would refine our character, master our emotions, and hammer the selfishness out of our hearts. Let us be serving You apart in the here and now, as we look forward to the day when we will join hands, merge our lives, and continue on serving you together.
Do not allow our union to become an end, but let it rather be a means of drawing one another and those around us into Your presence. May our love direct us, not distract us. Above all, keep us sheltered in the shadow of the cross. Amen.
Delight yourself in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
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