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3 Prayers for Relationships (to Strengthen and Restore)

  • Rachel Dawson Design Editor, Crosswalk.com
3 Prayers for Relationships (to Strengthen and Restore)

Relationships are some of the very best and most beautiful parts of this life. They reflect the heart of our God in so many ways -- reminding us of how loved we are, encouraging us in moments of weakness, uplifting our weary spirits, challenging us to go deeper, and inviting us into the fullness of life. While relationships won't always be easy, they are always worth it. We weren't created to live this life alone!

May these three prayers for relationships help you lift up your loved ones to the Lord today!

Here is a quick, easy prayer to use when you are dealing with a struggling relationship. Ask God for a humble heart and wisdom as you discern the next steps in your relationship - whether a friendship, dating relationship, parent or other family member.

Dear God,
I struggle in my relationship with ______. I need You to give me wisdom on how to love ____ well. You are my shield and defender. Show me how, when and where to erect boundaries in our relationship. I believe You are my healer and I trust You to guard my heart and mind.
I need Your specific directions on how to interact with ______.
I want to love _____ with a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5)
I forgive ______ for hurting me and forgive me for ______. Help me to love ______ courageously. Fill me with Your truth and compel me to fearlessly tell the truth with love. Let Your perfect love cast out all of my fears related to our relationship.
I surrender what I think our relationship should be. Please transform it so that it honors You.
In Jesus, I pray. Amen

~ written by Jennifer O. White