I will admit this; I was not the first to initiate prayer together.
It was my boyfriend that asked gently if I could pray aloud; I’ll admit that my praying time was pretty much restricted between me and God alone, aside from dinners or outings with friends. There have been times where I didn’t feel completely comfortable praying out loud with someone I was dating.
Eventually, I let him know this and my feelings about prayer. My boyfriend, being gentle in nature as he is, looked hurt, but strongly assured me that he loves to hear me pray because he feels he’s hearing the words straight from my heart. This is true, because I tend to pray about our relationship, and I find myself revealing things I feel for him in the deepest parts of my heart.
Keeping God first in relationship requires sacrifice; it requires you to get out of your comfort zone and do something new. It requires that you show a sacrificial, willing love. Praying ended up becoming a natural communication between us; we’d take turns almost every night praying aloud for one another. There were some nights I couldn’t wait to pray; granted, the enemy will do all he can to deter that from you, and many nights he did, but a prayer was said against the struggle anyways.