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Long distance is not easy.
If you’ve done it, you most likely never want to go back, and if you’re in the thick of it now you probably want nothing more than for it to be over.
It can be full of missed phone calls, misread texts, and bad communication. But it can also be full of strengthened communication, getting to know your partner spiritually instead of physically, and those long-awaited visits.
Nothing is more fun than visiting your significant other after weeks of missing them.
So when I entered into this season of my relationship, I decided that this would be a blessing instead of a hardship.
I set out on strengthening my own faith, as well as the shared faith of my boyfriend and I through this bout of distance.
Personally, my boyfriend and I have gone weeks without seeing each other, oftentimes days without speaking because of work. But we prayed for each other.
Here are five ways to pray for a long-distance relationship.
God is forcing you to lean on verbal communication. Relationships hinge on communicating with your significant other.
There will be days where it might seem easier to ignore the phone call, give up on an argument, and close the Bible. But praying for the person on the other end is worth it, just as your relationship with God is worth it.
This season of being apart is useful in developing healthy lines of communication.
Take this season of your relationship to pray with intention.
Approach each day, week, month, and year of long distance with a new specific area of focus.
Pray for more understanding when he goes out with friends or less jealousy depending on your specific situation.
Praying with specific intention doesn’t have to be an area that is lacking or that you’re struggling in, pray for the areas that you’re excelling in as well. Pray that it might continue and that you might keep improving.