In your sentimental life, it is difficult to balance out two tempting behaviours: letting destiny decide (and doing nothing), or taking control of everything (and doing too much).
Prayer is the in-between: you are taking action while abandoning yourself into God’s hands. It is always good to pray at every step of your relationship: you can begin by praying to find a good soulmate; when you have found your partner, pray to nurture your love, especially if you are struggling, and finally, pray when your loved one has gone away. There is no prayer to bring back an ex, nor is there a “magic” enchantment to grow back love in the heart of your spouse, or stop them from being unfaithful.
When you are going through an unwanted separation, prayer can help you open your heart to forgiveness, to reconciliation and new beginnings.
You can always give a second chance to your relationship, on two conditions: forgiveness (on both sides of the couple: each member of a broken relationship is hurting), and a conversion of heart, meaning you can accept to change your outlook and your way of loving. These are difficult things to do, which is why it is hard to rely entirely on your own will: these are graces that you should ask the Lord to grant you.
“Lord, is it too foolish to hope? I Hope in your intervention to change our hearts and bring us back together. Oh Lord, is it too foolish to hope? I Hope that you can save our couple and renew our love.
Lord, maybe it is not too late, and we haven’t given up yet; maybe we both secretly hope that all is not lost. Lord, do not let us sink: give us a sign, reach out to us, show us the path towards one another. Let us start over, help us find a new perspective on our decision to break up.
Lord, show me that love does not die so easily, that all is not so dark. Show me the beauty of greatness, of accepting one’s weaknesses, of looking for one another and trying to forget the sorrows of the past.
Lord, grant me the strength, luck and hope to rekindle the flame of love. I do not ask you to make me forget, but to make me forgive. I am not asking that we stay together as a duty, for the sake of our children or to respect society’s expectations. I ask that we both willfully walk towards one another. Oh Lord, grant me this new covenant.
We now see our weaknesses; fortify us!
We feel the pain of our wounds; heal us!
Our love almost perished; help it bloom!
Do not abandon us, Oh Lord, for we need you. Amen.”
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did,
this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Whatever challenges you may face, you can always turn to God and entrust Him with your relationships.
Say a novena to Our Lady Untier of Knots: let our mother guide your sentimental life.