A Prayer For Understanding
Most relationship issues stem from a lack of understanding. It’s difficult to truly know the motivations and subconscious forces behind the actions of another individual, no matter how close they are to us—especially when they don’t know these things, themselves.
But when understanding does come, you can use what you’ve learned to heal your relationship. Here’s a prayer to help you do that.
“Heavenly Father, I profess that I do not understand my partner’s needs. I don’t know how to fix our problems.
Please open my eyes to my partner so that I can see why he or she acts the way they do. And please help me to understand, too, my own motivations and needs so that I can know when I am in the wrong.
Lord, grant us both a greater understanding of one another, and take away the preconceived notions and assumptions that are keeping us from truly communicating. Bring my partner and I closer together, and closer to you, than ever before.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”