Prayer books for dating couples
• Get together some friends for small group prayer – finding time to pray in a group and help set the level of shared intimacy between everyone.
• Go to youth group together – spend time being challenged and praying with other people your age.
• Go to Mass together – it’s the end all, be all of our faith.
We literally join the whole world in prayer as we celebrate the sacrifice of Christ and the greatest gift He could give us, Himself.
Why would I do that with them but not with the one that I’m discerning to spend the rest of my life with?
A: As I look back on my time high school and college, I’ve noticed that most of the friends that I still have from those days are friends that I prayed with.
• Spend sometime in the adoration chapel – it’s a great way to have prayer time together while being able to focus on Christ, and not each other.
• Praying the Rosary, Liturgy of the Hours, and/or Chaplet of Divine Mercy – these are great ways to pray as a group and these prayers bring us more into prayer as a community.
Should they pray with their significant others, or is couple's prayer an intimate activity that is better suited for marriage?
More than almost anybody else, I’ve been able to let him see the depths of my heart.
He knows my struggles and my wants in my walk with Christ.
We’ve been through good time, bad times, great times, and terrible times, but through all of that we’ve been committed to Christ and to each other as friends.
That level of commitment and trust opens the door for a greater level of intimacy, especially through prayer.
He holds me accountable and prays with and for me when I need.