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How to Pray for Your Long Distance Boyfriend

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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.

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5 Ways to Pray for a Long-Distance Relationship

1. Pray for Healthy Communication

God is using this time in your relationship in a special way. By not being physically nearby you’re forced to communicate. You literally have no other choice if you want it to work.

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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.

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2. Pray Specifically

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.

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3. Pray Generally

If the man your dating is meant to be your future husband, then you definitely want to be praying for him. You want to have an open line of communication with your Creator about the man you love.

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While praying for him, praying for your relationship will come naturally.

Something often forgotten in a lot of posts similar to this one is to continue to pray for your future husband in case the one you are dating is not the one.

Here are some things to remember while praying:

  • Pray that he might grow closer to God and depend on Him while you’re apart.
  • Pray that he might become a spiritual leader in your relationship and within his own life.
  • Pray that he will love and respect you the way that you deserve.
  • Pray for him even when you don’t feel like praying at all.

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4. Pray for Yourself

Take time to pray for yourself and learn more about your personal relationship with God.

Pray for discernment to know the type of relationship you want with your significant other and with God.

Seek out Bible verses to keep handy for those tough moments… no matter how hard we try, they will happen.

Verses about jealousy, trust, anxiety, and others. These will save your relationship as you pray them over yourself.

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5. Pray to be prepared

Finally, remember that the distance will end. You’ll get to live out the rest of your days with your best friend.

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Pray that you are prepared for the transition so that it doesn’t damage your relationship.

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What Are Some Other Prayers?

Are there any prayers you’ve felt led to pray for your long-distance boyfriend?

Share them in the comments below!

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Long-distance relationships can be full of missed calls or misread texts, but can also strengthen communication, spiritual connection & increase prayer for each other. Here are some ways to pray for your long distance boyfriend.
Long-distance relationships can be full of missed calls or misread texts, but can also strengthen communication, spiritual connection & increase prayer for each other. Here are some ways to pray for your long distance boyfriend.

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    • Samruddhi
    • February 8, 2018
    Reply

    Hi.. I’m not a Christian but I believe in every God. Actually I’m an Indian and my boyfriend stays in USA . We met online and love each other . But due to his work he is very busy and hardly has time to talk with me. He is an autistic but i support him in each way possible, i want to help and love him . Whenever be doesn’t text me back i start to feel that he doesn’t loves me.. Please help

    • Tiffany
    • March 26, 2018
    Reply

    Long distance can be a challenge! My and my boyfriend been together for around 6years and I would like to think that he loves as much as I love him. Now in our relationship we are living into 2 different states I’m in VA and he is in Georgia- my plans are to move there – because he is there number one and the cost of living is much cheaper. I love him deeply and he isn’t big on the phone calls so I struggle harder because we don’t talk on the phone. However we try to see one another once a month-but it’s still hard . Not sure what to do to help our communication situation.

    • Jemimah
    • June 22, 2018
    Reply

    My boyfriend is not having my time at all, saying he will call but he wont, always keeps me waitindg n i will end up calling. Please i need help i feel am begining to loose him.

    • Srey Toch
    • October 30, 2018
    Reply

    I lives in Asia & he lives in US. We met through a mission trip in my country. We have been knowing each other for 3 years. We were in love when we were flirting online about 3 months before our dating. He came to visit me and we spent time together. We prayed a lots about our long distance relationship. The last few month ago, our relationship became weak. A lot of missed phone calls, missed texts. But I still love him and still pray for us. …. Finally, he told me that he felt he was walking in the flesh and he wanted to hear God’s voice. He said God wanted something difference and wanted him to marry US woman. He said if I still tried to build the relationship, it would be useless. I am trying to find a reason till now I still can’t find it. I cried to God to reconcile our relationship. He is an attractive man and many women is interested in him. Should I stop praying and give it up ?

    • Eugenia Smith
    • December 11, 2018
    Reply

    Amen, I’m there and when I pray then I notice he calls me. God is definatly a big part of us and the foundation of our relationship. I’ve asked God to show me how to pray for him, as his job is very stressful. Thankyou, good advise.