Prayers For Long Distance Relationship

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Prayers for long distance relationship can really help when you’re feeling down.

When it comes to relationships, it is important to go the distance. Any relationship requires communication, quality time and commitment.

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When it comes to long distance relationships this can be even more challenging, but there is a great sweetness in working through the distance together.

One of the ways that you can nurture your long distance relationship when you are together or apart is through prayer.

God cares about our relationships, and that includes those relationships that have some distance between them.

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Here are a few prayers for long distance relationships that I hope will encourage you and remind you that God is near to you in those hard times.

Prayer for Patience Until You See Each Other

1 Corinthians 13:4

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”

Heavenly Father,

Thank You so much for the patience that You have shown towards us. Though we fall many times, You remain unshaken and faithful through it all.

I admit, it is hard for me to exercise this same kind of patience in general. It is even harder when you love someone, and can’t be with them as often as you would like.

I know that I am not alone in this struggle, and that it is a challenge that we will need patience and grace for.

My own patience fails me some day, but I know that You can fill me with patience that surpasses my own abilities.

That is what I am seeking today, Lord. Please give me the patience to wait out the distance between my loved one and I.

If patience is a quality of love, I ask that You shower both of us with an abundance of patient love.

May we only become more excited for the times when we get to spend time together, and make use of the different means that we can stay connected in our times apart.

Though we may not be able to see one another, I ask that You would help us grow in our love, and spend more time allowing You to shape us, and develop Your kind of love in us.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

Prayer to Get Through Distance Together

Ecclesiastes 4:12

“Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”


I am so thankful for the love that I get to share with [name]. There is something about having a shared love and commitment, and being in it together, that makes things feel so much more bearable.

Though this distance can feel tough some days, I know that we can get through it when we decide to be a team. I ask that You be the foundation of our relationship, that holds us together.

Help us not to look to our own interests, or live selfishly, but to grow in selfless Christ honoring love toward one another.

Help us to remember on the tough days that we are not one another’s enemy, and that we are better when we take our eyes off of ourselves.

Help us to communicate well, and to solve problems together. I ask that You would help us to grow in our individual spaces, and for us to lean on You even more.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

Prayer to Trust God’s Plan for Your Relationship

Proverbs 3:5-6

“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.”


Thank You for blessing me with this relationship. Though it is not always easy to be in a long distance relationship, I am thankful for the grace that You have shown us in our time together and spent apart.

Sometimes I feel anxious about the distance, and I can easily forget to not lean on my own understanding.

Help us both to seek Your guidance in our relationship, and to trust Your plan for us. You alone know what lies ahead, and we do not want to grasp too tightly to our own plans, that we forget to look to You for what You have in store for us.

I ask that You would remove any fear or anxiety surrounding our long distance relationship, and that You would help us to trust in You with all of our hearts.

In each decision that lies ahead, I ask that You would help us to acknowledge You, and that You would make our path straight. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

Prayer to Guard Against Temptation

1 Corinthians 10:13

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”


Thank You for blessing my life with that of my loved one. Though we are separated by distance, I am so thankful for the love, understanding and companionship we get to experience whether we are together or apart.

I know relationships are complex, and we as humans are complex too.

Though there is trust in our relationship, I know that we can continue to grow in our trust and love for one another. Please help us to be trustworthy, and to give one another no reason to doubt the other’s faithfulness.

I know that our flesh and the enemy will at times bring temptation before us. When temptation rises, I ask that You would help both of us to guard our hearts. I pray over both of our thoughts as well.

Please purify our minds and help us to think of that which honors You. Help us to pursue purity in our relationship, and to run away from any temptation that we may even cause one another.

Please provide a way out to escape. Remind us of Your plans, and design for marriage. Help us to honor You, and to turn away from temptation.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

Prayer for Strength to Endure

Isaiah 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Heavenly Father,

I confess there are days when I feel like all my strength has escaped me, and the distance in my relationship feels like too much to bear.

There are times when my mind is plagued with thoughts that shed doubt, fear or uncertainty in my mind because of the distance. But I know that distance is an obstacle that can be overcome. It, like all things, comes to an end.

Please help me to remember that You are with me in those times of loneliness and fear.

When I feel dismayed and discouraged, remind me that You have not left my side, and that patience has great gain.

Please grant me the strength each day that I spend apart from my loved one, and give them that same strength too.

Help us not to give up when things become tough, but to communicate through it, and to turn to You for guidance and wisdom.

Please bless our relationship, and make it even stronger because of the distance that we have overcome together.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

I hope that you will see God’s hand over your long distance relationship, as you commit it to Him in prayer!

Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.

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