A prayer for dating couples

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Now that we have the plan, what do we do as a couple when we pray together?

We get so fixated on what we want in a relationship that we fail to focus in on who we are and what God is doing in us.

If I could go back, I would have asked God for more healing as I examined all the inner-workings of my life.

Walking through the stores, you notice that the string of lights and row of trees have been replaced by red hearts, chocolates and flowers. If I knew then what I know now, here’s what I would have prayed: 1. One way I would have prayed differently is asking God to help me trust him more.

Couples seem to be everywhere - holding hands, sharing flirtatious glances, and sneaking in passionate kisses. We talk a lot about trusting God in the Christian life, but do we do it?

I remember the weeks and months surrounding Valentine’s Day - particularly during my time as a single woman. I would have invited him to shift my heart and open my eyes to what he was doing.

So many times we seek God in prayer with our “list.” We assume that prayer is for him, and is our chance to tell him what we want and need.

While there is value in that, even more so it’s important to understand that prayer is actually for us.

He gives us the ability to choose right from wrong, and to make healthy choices even when life offers us unhealthy options.

I would have prayed for more discernment as I made choices in my life and relationships, rather than letting my life and relationships control me., I call this process “dating inward.” And I truly believe it’s one of the most important steps in finding love.

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