Father of Encouragement, I’m lonely and want an enduring relationship. At the same time, I am blessed with great friends and family and colleagues who are there with love and support. I pray that You will help me develop healthy communication skills that will deepen the relationships I have now, and enhance my communication with my future spouse. Help me to listen more than I talk, to pay attention and make sure I understand what others are really saying, and to authentically express empathy. Amen.