Early on in a relationship, it’s important to regularly ask God to show you his/her real character.
Who a person is when they are alone is who they really are.
They may be showing you what they think you want to see. A person’s private prayer life is much more important than their public prayer life.
Those public prayers may be evidence of deep, solid faith, or they may be an imitation of the real thing.
Is your prayer life the same in public and private? But for many Christians it can be a struggle to keep a regular private prayer time.
This is a hard truth, but God is more interested in our real, authentic relationship with Him than how well we’ve learned to keep up appearances.
If you are in a newer dating relationship, here are some cautions to think through before you start praying together alone for long periods of time. Praying together can build spiritual intimacy before your relationship is ready.
I recommend saving prayer together until later in the relationship.
After praying together alone, many couples will feel a deeper connection to each other.
Early on in a relationship this could make a couple feel like they have a deeper connection than they really do.
It took us 2.5 years to get through the entire Bible, but it was a tremendous marriage-building experience.
Praying together not only brings us closer to each other, it deeply reinforces our relationship with the Lord.
We need your strength daily, Lord, as we live together with the goal of following, serving, and honoring you.