I don’t watch Dancing With the Stars normally, but last week I was glued to the TV watching James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd doing the Viennese Waltz. The reason I tuned in was because they were dancing to Marie Miller’s popular hit, 6’2.
For those of you who don’t know Marie Miller, MTV describes her as an “impressive new Curb artist, a triple-threat talent — singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist — who’s poised to become one of the breakout stars” of the year. She is also one of the finalists in the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star talent search. Oh yeah, and she is Catholic.
Do you pray to meet your spouse? Many single Catholics pray to know God’s will and even pray for their spouses before they’ve even met. 6’2 is a song about praying to meet the man of your dreams. I absolutely love this song. I’ve seen Marie in concert numerous times and this song is my favorite.
The song starts out with the words: “Lord, I’ve been praying, for someone that I’ve never seen. And I don’t care what he looks like, as long as he loves me. I’m not particular.”
In this fan favorite, Marie reflects the inner prayers of many single Catholics who are praying for a spouse. We pray and hope for a faithful Catholic who is devoted and loving … but don’t we also wish for the extra qualities of our dream man?
Marie goes on, “but could he have blue eyes, just like the sky and brown hair, wavy and light and 6’2 is my favorite height … but Lord, I don’t care what he looks like.”
I love the playful tone of this song. It reflects our desire for a loving spouse with the same values and standards, but includes those little details that we daydream about.
And while we daydream we continue to wait and pray. And we wonder why we haven’t met our spouse yet?
“Lord I’ve been praying, waiting for him to come around. But if you’re teaching me patience, I’m willing to wait this one out. I’ll be patient … but if we could meet by the first of July ….”
I love that Marie’s lyrics hit upon the importance of prayer and being patient with God’s timing, but it also shows that it is okay to share with God what our desires are. Even Christ spoke to the Father this way, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will” (Matthew 26:39).
In our conversations with God, it is good to tell him our inner desires. It is okay to tell God that you are tired of being single and that you are ready to meet your spouse, but don’t stop there. Follow it up by asking God to make your deepest desires equal to His will for you. Every morning ask God to help you to always be ready to perform his holy will.
God desires our ultimate happiness. He always has our best interest in mind. So know, that if you are constantly trying to seek God’s will in your life. You are also actively living the life that will make you most happy.
So while I wait and pray to meet my spouse I do my best to reflect on God’s plan for me right now. Maybe this time of waiting is an opportunity to grow closer to him, maybe He is calling on me to go on a mission trip or give more time to volunteers. Whatever it is, I’ll continue to pray for my future spouse … “and Lord, I don’t care what he looks like.”