Clearing the Path of Love: Overcoming Obstacles Through Prayer
Overcoming obstacles in life is part of our daily journey as humans. These obstacles come in different forms and magnitude. One area where people face a lot of challenges is in the aspect of love. Love is beautiful but it can also be complicated at times. There are times when a person may feel that they have found the perfect partner, only to face unexpected challenges along the way.
As a Christian, prayer is an important tool in overcoming these challenges, especially when it comes to matters of love and relationships. God’s word admonishes us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). This means that we should continually seek God’s guidance and intervention in all areas of our lives, including our relationships.
In this article, we will examine some common obstacles that people face in relationships and how we can overcome them through prayer.
Obstacle 1: Communication Breakdown
Communication is key to any healthy relationship, but it can also be a source of conflict if not handled properly. When communication breaks down between partners, misunderstandings occur which can lead to unnecessary arguments and strained relationships.
We can overcome communication breakdown through prayer by asking God for wisdom on how best to communicate with our partners. We should pray for patience when dealing with difficult situations and for clarity in expressing ourselves effectively.
As Philippians 4:6-7 says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God.” When we present our request for better communication through prayer with thanksgiving that he hears us then he will grant it unto us
Obstacle 2: Trust Issues
Trust issues are another common obstacle that many people face while dating or even being married sometimes things happen which cause one partner’s trust level drops off the perch. This could be due to reasons such as past experiences, insecurities or simply from the other partner doing things that break the trust of their partner.
Overcoming trust issues can be challenging, but it’s possible through prayer. The book of Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Through prayer, we can ask God for the strength to trust our partners wholly again. We should pray that God helps us see situations from our partner’s point of view so we are no quick to assume things.
Obstacle 3: Intimacy Issues
Another common obstacle is intimacy issues affecting both emotional and physical intimacy issues which could lead to one or both parties feeling neglected.
Overcoming these challenges can require more work than some others; however praying along with seeking professional help helps a lot in healing this area. Through prayer we can ask God for guidance and strength needed overcome emotional barriers affecting sex life while making resuscitation effort where consistently ignoring each other turned into an issue.
The psalmist says “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13). It is essential that couples regularly pray for better communication towards overcoming this obstacle while also asking God for their hearts desire regarding what they truly want being fulfilled.
Dear heavenly father,
I come before you today laying out all my fears, doubts thoughts and concerns regarding my relationship…. I bring before You, every obstacle we’ve encountered intentionally or unintentionally so far concerning our love journey thus far……
Father grant me wisdom on how best to communicate with whoever concerns me as well as clarity in expressing myself effectively… May brick walls between us get broken down through positive heartfelt conversations guided by your Holy Spirit… let every misunderstanding within and around our relationship be cleared away with love.
Father lord as regards trust issues, help me heal from past pains that affect how I relate to others, give me the strength for forgiveness when slighted and the ability to see positively. Fill my heart with all manner of good things so that nothing will move us anymore, help us in increasing our faith towards one another so that we can be vulnerable enough to fully invest ourselves in this journey.
Finally Lord regarding intimacy issues, grant us both open hearts leading to free conversations between ourselves removing the barriers standing before us. Help us work through any physical or emotional discomforts keeping love flowing deeply within our hearts.
Lord may our relationship be centered on you, may you grant all those paths straight creating a deeper connection between both partners on their path of life together..
In Jesus name we pray Amen.
In conclusion, prayer is an important tool for clearing the path of love and overcoming obstacles. When faced with challenges in relationships it’s important we lean on God for guidance while making consistent positive effort towards working things out. Remember Philippians 4:13 tells us “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” With Christ’s strength and guidance overcoming these challenges are very achievable definitely manifesting happiness throughout both individuals lives unequivocally regardless of said situations.