I know this will seem very trivial beside some of the very tragic and painful situations on the prayer intentions forum, but I hope that it won’t seem too presumptuous of me to make a small request of my own.
I’ve been dating the same guy exclusively for almost three years, in a long distance relationship (over 1000 miles apart). When we first started dating, I asked him if he would be open to marriage if things went well for us, and he said yes.
Now, almost three years later, he’s telling me that he wants to be with me for the rest of his life, but he doesn’t really want to get married again (his ex-wife cheated on him throughout their marriage).
I am having trouble coping with this revelation, and my prayer request is for two things:
For God to make it clear to both of us whether He wants us to be married or not.
If I have made a mistake, and this is not the man who God has in mind for me, please pray that He will give me the strength and courage to bear it, and that He will keep my hope alive and my spirits up to find the one who He has in mind for me.
I truly believe that I am called to the marriage vocation … I’ve believed so for the past 20 years (I’m 38 now), and my vocation to marriage feels stronger now than ever in my life.
I’m shaking as I’m typing this out; it’s very difficult for me to reveal personal details this way, and it’s also difficult for me to ask for help. I hope this request doesn’t seem too trivial, and if anyone would like to pray for me (and for both of us), I would be so very grateful.
I’m off to Mass shortly, so I’ll check in again later tonight.
May Our Lord bless you all.