Think about starting a RPG– a Relationship Prayer Group.
There is no doubt that praying for others is impacting. There is also no doubt that we sometimes forget to pray for others when there isn’t some type of emergency.
Health, wealth, and happiness are great prayers to pray for others, but we should also pray for their romantic relationships as well. We can forget to do so, especially if someone is single, or if a couple has been together a long time and there doesn’t seem to be any major issues. Single or married, dating or widowed, each individual needs prayer for their romantic life.
Gather a group of 2-10 people, in person or even over the internet. Exchange emails and phone numbers, and pray for at least for one person each day of the week. Pray for:
→ Deliverance from the temptations of dating/affairs/divorce
→ Strength in lonely and hard times
→ A fulfilling married life/a fulfilling single season
→ Stronger intimacy for married couples
→ Loving and selfless decisions in dating and marriage
→ The healing of broken hearts and freedoms from past hang ups
→ Prayers for becoming – as well as finding – a good spouse
→ Prayer that couples keep their relationships God-centered
This prayer group is also a good accountability group. Confess to one another what you’re struggling with and pray for each other. (Keep everything in your prayer group confidential. Gossiping breaks the trust in your group.) Encourage each other on your walks and support each other during hard times.
Our relationships are such a huge part of our emotional lives. There are so many broken hearts we don’t take notice of, and so many relationships going through troubled times. Each relationship is precious, and never easy. Our love lives and the love lives of others could always use a little extra prayer.