Q: I’ve read that it’s emotionally unchaste to pray with your significant other if you’re not married because prayer is an intensely intimate experience between you and God.
I’ve prayed the liturgy of the hours, chaplets of divine mercy, and rosaries with close friends daily, and we’ve discovered just how crucial that prayer has been to strengthening our friendship.
Please make me aware, by Your divine power, of __________’s needs so I can respond in a way that benefits him/her.
The issue of relationships is something that’s constantly talked about among both men and women. relationships can be rewarding and fulfilling, but they can also be testy and challenging.When your heart is involved, your deepest needs tend to come to the surface. Here are a few sample prayers for when you’re at a loss for words.They often see those involved as a group obsessed with finding a mate, even to the point of leaving God out of it.Unfortunately, what I see is a lack of a developed leadership structure.When things need addressing don’t show your disapproval, but choose a calm time to talk. Relationships that are worth keeping are worth the effort. Help me to feel that nudge of Your Holy Spirit before words rush out of my mouth.
Dear Father in Heaven, it is not possible for me to keep my mouth from speaking things it should not. Father, I need You to help me to know what to say that will build __________ up rather than tear down or hurt.I firmly believe that it’s because we set the foundation of our friendship on Christ.Praying together is an unbelievable way to strengthen a friendship and lead each other closer to Christ. My best friend and I have known each other for over 15 years.This, explains the Nachalat Moshe, is the reason that we mention the redemption, the Geula, just prior to the recitation of the Shmonei Esrei, which is the core of our prayers and supplications to Hashem.Despite the notion that the Geula will transpire systematically over time and in a natural fashion, we say: “go’el Yisrael,” just before the Shmonei Ersei.We need to speak to Hashem regularly as a child who is craving a new bike would speak to his Dad.