5 Prayers for Couples When You Don’t Know What To Say

It can be hard to pray as a couple, even when you know how good it is for your relationship with your spouse, with God, and for your own soul. When you’re first starting out, you might fear embarrassment or even low-key rejection. Prayer is intimate, and intimacy is vulnerable. It can feel a little awkward to initiate—and awkward to know exactly what to pray (unless you have an active crisis dominating your thoughts).

Or maybe you want to pray more as a couple but can’t wrap your mind around a time when you’re not too busy or tired.

So how do you find the time? And then, what do you even say?

Like any new habit, it helps to anchor it to something you’re already doing. Before we had kids, my husband and I made a habit of praying in the car. Anytime we drove somewhere together, we’d start the trip with prayer. Many couples pray together before they go to sleep or over morning coffee.

There’s no right or wrong when it comes to prayers for couples. You may have to experiment before you can land on a time that works consistently for you both.

Again, there’s no one right way! You might like to follow a scripted prayer, shoot up short-sentence prayers, or get up an hour earlier together. You could do nightly prayer walks, car prayers, or type out your prayers and text them to each other during a busy season. Or you might follow a prayer calendar, pray through your church directory, or pick a family member to pray for each day.

There are about as many ways to pray as a couple as there are couples. The key is really to just pray! With that in mind, here are some prayers for couples to get you started.

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Kathleen Notes: If you need a prompt or two to start a new habit for prayer in your marriage, here you go!



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