To covet is to desire something/someone above all else.
This may start a maelstrom of responses, but I was thinking about this today. I'll tell you why: I've read some forum entries recently (ok, daily) that expressed a wish to have someone in their life, especially now that the holidays are coming up, because they are tired of being alone. That made me think about a time I was praying for something to happen to make ME happy, not for the betterment of the other person. (Many years ago, I used to pray my then-fiance would return to Christ so we could marry[for me]--a VERY wrong purpose!! When I realized it, I was so upset, confessed my wrong, then started to pray for his salvation for him--a right purpose.)
Anyway, I started thinking at what point does our desire for a spouse and our plaintiff prayers become a sin? Don't get me wrong, I am open to God's provision of a spouse! My prayer has been to help me be ready for the life HE would have me lead. What say you?