More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Have you considered lately the supreme impact that your prayers have upon your pursuit of marriage? There is no ingredient more foundational to Christian dating than the ultimate act of Christian living. Prayer, as we can all confess is the much-neglected aspect of our lives as believers. Regrettably, we seldom reach out to our Almighty Father until great crisis pierces our peace. During the great, God ordained quest to find your mate, take hold of every heavenly endowment so as to fundamentally establish your inner shalom and smooth the way for your matrimony.
It’s no secret that we pray more when we sense our need – when we are on high alert or are uncertain of our ability to control a situation. Since pursuing marriage is a high-intensity endeavor, filled with surges of emotionality and shrouded in a cloud of mystery, prayer must play a prominent role. Prayer is the critical app, the crux upon which everything hinges. It is the link to the heavens which makes the impossible, possible – namely, the successful choreography of one man and one woman in a disordered environment.
Christian dating prayer is the practice of dedicating earnest spiritual energy toward the worthy quest of securing an honorable life mate.
The first thirty days are turbulent, with all sorts of unknowns coming at you from all angles. Weeks one to four are filled with an exhilarating energy, yet the terrain is steep and slippery. Therefore, prayer is essential to regain solid footing each day. I recommend you lay out a minimum rhythm of morning and evening prayer sessions during this first month. Set a time to sit before the Lord when you will earnestly seek Him in prayer.
This is the solitary, uncommon sprawled on your face petitioning – the form of prayer that flows when all spiritual cylinders are firing at once, pleading for divine assistance. Your heart should beat at a faster clip as you communicate with the Lord about this new relationship. You should feel stomach knots and a serious soul crunch as you seek after His will. Pray you must and pray you shall!
Here are some threads to include in your daily prayer:
The Morning Christian Dating Prayer Starter:
Godly discernment for each step forward (Phil. 1:9,10)
Pure eyes and heart throughout the day (1 Thess. 4:3)
A fun way to interact today (Song of Solomon 1:4 )
Discipline for present responsibilities (Proverbs 13:4)
The Evening Christian Dating Pray Starter:
A thankful heart for bringing him/her into your life (1 Thess. 5:18)
Protection and preservation from all manner of threats (Psalms 121:78)
Their heart and mind to be prepared for marriage (Romans 12:1)
As an additional reference, we’ve included the Prayer Chart in the appendix of this book to give you a comprehensive prayer canopy for your marriage pursuit. The time you spend interceding for your relationship, and the man or woman who might become your spouse, will serve to expand and enrich your overall walk with God. One thing is for certain; the Lord has brought this person into a front row position in your life, for an unknown duration, according to His manifold purpose. This brings you the privilege and responsibility to pray over your significant other in a sacrificial way. Shower them with heavenly pleas for blessing and protection, for wisdom and growth. Ask the Lord to heal and touch them within the deepest nooks of their soul. Consider yourself their designated prayer pal as long as you are in the relationship. During this first month (and beyond), conduct your heavenly job with all diligence, praying personally for yourself and interceding on behalf of your significant other.