Prayer is one of the keys that help to build up your relationship. Prayer helps you focus on GOD'S plans, purpose and direction for your relationship.
When you pray, you are telling GOD that you cannot do it all by yourself, that HE should step in and take charge of your relationship. We all face challenges in various areas of our lives and we need divine intervention to help us triumph over the challenges. Isn't it? So putting GOD first in prayers, ensures guaranteed presence of GOD in your relationship which will always help and direct you.
When couples face hard times, it is prayer that strengthens them through the difficult times. Prayers fights your battles- those forces that oppose marriages which you may be unaware of.
I remember during our marriage counselling class before my husband and I got married, our senior pastor's wife said something very striking. She said that, a good marriage needs prayer. And that a good marriage could go bad without prayers. So for couples to enjoy guaranteed peace and success in their relationships, prayer is the only key!
Remember the saying "a family that prays together, stays together! How true!