Prayers for Intimate Relationship
An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Although an intimate relationship is commonly a sexual relationship, it may also be a non-sexual relationship involving family, friends, or acquaintances.
Emotional intimacy involves feelings of liking or loving one or more people, and may result in physical intimacy. Physical intimacy is characterized by romantic love, sexual activity, or other passionate attachment. These relationships play a central role in the overall human experience. Humans have a general desire to belong and to love, which is usually satisfied within an intimate relationship. Such relationships allow a social network for people to form strong emotional attachments.
A Prayer to Heal a Struggling Relationship
Dear God, I struggle in my relationship with ______. I need You to give me wisdom on how to love ____ well. You are my shield and defender. Show me how, when and where to erect boundaries in our relationship. I believe You are my healer and I trust You to guard my heart and mind. I need Your specific directions on how to interact with ______.
I want to love _____ with a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5) I forgive ______ for hurting me and forgive me for ______. Help me to love ______ courageously. Fill me with Your truth and compel me to fearlessly tell the truth with love. Let Your perfect love cast out all of my fears related to our relationship. I surrender what I think our relationship should be. Please transform it so that it honors You. In Jesus, I pray. Amen
— Jennifer O. White
Prayers for Intimate Relationship
The Prophet said, ‘If anyone of you, before having sexual intercourse with his wife says:
“In the Name of God! O God! Protect me from Satan and protect what You bestow upon us (i.e. the offspring) from Satan.”
Prayer: Intimacy In Marriage
Thank you for the complexity of your word and yet how simple it can be. Thank you for the complexity of humans and yet how simple we can be. Lord, you have created us with so much depth and beauty. I pray that as husbands we would learn to understand the complexities of intimacy with our wives. God, I know that sex is not the only way to be intimate and yet it is always the first place I go. Help me to be intimate with my wife not only physically but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I pray that I would pursue my wife physically by letting her know that I am attracted to her. Help me to make our marriage a safe place emotionally so that she will feel free to invite me into her feelings. Lord, help me to live with my wife in understanding so that I can stimulate her mentally and to show her that I want to know the way she thinks more deeply. Lastly Lord, teach me to lead us deeper into a more intimate relationship with you. Help me to pray with her for everything and in everything. I pray that I would read to her and with her and that I would remind her of what your word says over specific areas of our lives. Lord, let me be intimate with my wife on every level.
In Jesus’ name, amen!
How To Pray For Sexual Intimacy In your Marriage
Healthy body image. Pray something like:
“Lord, help me to see myself as You see me. Help me to also see the beauty that my husband sees in me. Guide me to be confident and open in sharing my body with the mate You’ve given me.”
Healing from the past.
“Father, release me from the faulty ways I’ve viewed sex in the past. Give me strength and peace to trust Your plan for healthy sexuality in my marriage. Help me to replace that painful perspective from my past with Your truth.”
Pleasure. Pray something like:
“Lord, help me to surrender whatever mental and emotional obstacles are in the way of my experiencing sexual pleasure. Help me to relax and rest in the security of Your plan and in my husband’s arms. Awaken my senses so that I can delight in the ways that my husband touches me and the way this body you gave me responds. Help me also to give my husband pleasure.”
Communication with husband.
“Holy Father, give me the courage and the words of wisdom to approach my husband and discuss our marital intimacy. Give him an open ear and an open heart. Help us to pursue being of one accord in our sex life together.”
—- Adopted from Hot Holy Humorous
Improving Sexual Intimacy
I pray for my marriage. I pray specifically for my sex life. I ask that you would help me to improve sexual intimacy in my marriage. I am sure there is something I can do to help make it better. Often times I just want my husband to do everything or make the changes in our relationship, but I am aware that I have responsibilities too. I want to be a wife that can fulfill her husband in all areas, including sexual intimacy. May you bless this part of our marriage and may my husband and I both put the effort in to improve it in Jesus name AMEN!
A Prayer for Intimacy
Heavenly Father, we ask you today, to strengthen the bonds of both physical and spiritual intimacy in our marriage. We are thankful that you have called husband and wife to intimacy with you first, and intimacy with one another.
Please show us any behavior we have been committing that has been preventing us from entering into a deeper intimate relationship with you and one another.
Once trust is broken it can be nearly impossible to regain on our own, however, we know that all things are possible with you God. Heal our hearts, Father, of past hurts and help us to trust in you and one another again.
We thank you right now for increased intimacy in our marriage as we seek to honor you and one another through our marriage covenant.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!