According to Kropf, the desire to pray together as a couple is similar to the desire to share a sexual experience because both are anchored in the human need for intimacy."Unmarried, Christian couples may not race to the bedroom to be physically intimate, but many do race to be emotionally intimate and don't realize that it can be just as damaging because their shared sense of intimacy is actually premature," Kropf said. A clear understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses3.
"It's not built upon the foundations that are important for a lasting relationship." Compassion Must Surpass Love in Lasting Relationships What exactly are those foundations? Shared visions of the importance of money, marriage, and children in their lives4.
Although the Bible doesn't say directly, "Husbands and wives, pray each other," it does say in James that we are to "pray for each other so that you may be healed." That certainly includes husbands praying for wives and wives praying for husbands.
One couple said, "Every time we pray together, we begin by praying a blessing over each other.
Paul wrote “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.
For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness?
For example, we know it is not God’s will that we be unequally yoked with non-believers.
This means that our best friends shouldn’t be unsaved people so how much more should we not be dating someone who’s not a Christian.
Paul’s conclusion should be ours, “Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you” (2nd Cor ).Here are 3 prayers for couples that are dating that I hope you can use or pass along to someone you know who’s still dating.We can pray for things but we must be sure that it’s God’s will for our lives.Here's the way Dave would pray this for Jan: "Father, I pray this for Jan, that her love will abound more and more in both knowledge and depth of insight, so that she will be able to discern what is the best, and will be pure and blameless until the day Christ returns." You might want to read through Paul's letters, and other books of the Bible, looking for prayers that you can pray for each other.This can be a very meaningful way to pray for your spouse.