A Prayer For Understanding In a Struggling Relationship
A struggling relationship is a source of immense emotional pain. If you’ve ever endured a broken marriage or a slowly-dwindling long-term dating relationship, you know how difficult it can be to find lasting reconciliation.
If this is you, the power of prayer may be just what you need.
Faith is a powerful thing, and appealing to God for the health of your relationship can have amazing results. Used in conjunction with other efforts, such as relationship counseling, prayer can be downright miraculous.
Rest assured that God hears your prayers, and that He cares about you. His answers may not always come in the form we expect, but they do come when we ask for help.
And sometimes, the very act of praying can bring about huge change in your life. When we pray, we take our abstract desires and put them into words. We say what we want out loud. Sometimes, that’s enough to help us make sense of our problems and go about finding the solutions—God works through natural means as much as He does through the miraculous.
But whichever way prayer works out for you, it’s always worth your time.
If you love your significant other, but can’t quite seem to make your relationship into what it should be, help is only a prayer away. Whether you pray alone, or with your partner, make it a habit. Pray daily.
God will hear your words, and although His help may come in unexpected ways, it will come. Remain open to help from all sources, and you’ll have the best chance of properly receiving an answer to your prayers.
If you’re struggling, there’s hope. Just ask for a little heavenly help.
Most relationship issues stem from a lack of understanding. It’s difficult to truly know the motivations and subconscious forces behind the actions of another individual, no matter how close they are to us—especially when they don’t know these things, themselves.
But when understanding does come, you can use what you’ve learned to heal your relationship. Here’s a prayer to help you do that.
Heavenly Father, I profess that I do not understand my partner’s needs. I don’t know how to fix our problems.
Please open my eyes to my partner so that I can see why he or she acts the way they do. And please help me to understand, too, my own motivations and needs so that I can know when I am in the wrong.
Lord, grant us both a greater understanding of one another, and take away the preconceived notions and assumptions that are keeping us from truly communicating. Bring my partner and I closer together, and closer to You, than ever before.
In Jesus’ Name I pray, amen.