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One of my friends firmly believes that praying with someone you’re dating but not married to is wrong as you are practicing spiritual intimacy. I’m not sure if I agree with her that this is too far spiritually. I can see where she’s coming from in some ways, but at the same time I would think that’s one of the main ways to keep a relationship centered around God. How can you not pray together if God is the center of your life and relationship. When studying the bible together, do you not pray God would reveal himself? When eating meals together, do you not ask God to bless your meal and your time together? When one person breaks down, do you not pray for them right there on the spot? What does everyone else think on the matter?

August 24, 2016 at 19:30


I won’t mince words. I think that’s absolutely ridiculous.

That begs the question: is it wrong to pray with, say, a friend or classmate of the opposite gender? Maybe we just shouldn’t pray with others at all, right..? That’s crazy!

From a practical standpoint, praying together might create a dialogue between the couple on their hopes and plans for the future, which is vital to planning a life together but may seem too sensitive to bring up in some other settings.

I think it’s important to know the person you’re planning/hoping to marry. You need to be willing to share your innermost feelings, hopes, and dreams with the other person. If you can’t pray together because it’s too intimate, then can you not have deep heart-to-heart discussions with that person either?

August 24, 2016 at 20:02


I believe exactly what Nino99 is saying. Praying with someone or about someone to God is a way of showing that you care about the person. When I’m allowed to date, I would want the guy to ask “hey can I pray for our date” or “i’ll pray we stay pure in thoughts as we’re together” or something. It helps keep you focused on God!

September 29, 2016 at 12:14
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