Dialogue Questions About. . .Prayer/Spirituality

Key for Acronyms
DIFALD = Describe in full and loving detail
HDIF = How do I feel. . .?
HDIFA = How do I feel about. . .?
HDIFAT = How do I feel about that?
HDMAMMF = How does my answer make me feel?
HDTMMF = How does that make me feel?
MMF = . . .make me feel?
WAMFA = What are my feelings about. . .?
WAMFAT = What are my feelings about that?


1.   What are my hopes and dreams for my prayer life?  HDMAMMF
2.   What are my hopes and dreams for us a couple concerning prayer?  HDMAMMF
3.   What are my hopes and dreams for our children concerning prayer?  HDMAMMF
4.   My life is a prayer.  HDIFAT
5.   Our love is a prayer.  HDIFAT
6.   HDIFA praying out loud?  DIFALD
7.   How does my self-image affect our couple prayer? HDMAMMF
8.   HDIF when I hear you pray aloud?  DIFALD
9.   HDIF when we say grace before meals? Or when we don’t?  DIFALD
10. Do I look for and accept the Lord’s will for my life?  DIFALD
11. Do I see Jesus alive in our marriage? HDIFST
12. HDIFA the charismatic style of prayer?  DIFALD
13. HDIF recalling my confirmation?  DIFALD
14. What was my parents’ relationship with God like? WAMF thinking about this?  DIFALD
15. HDIFA tithing?  DIFALD
16. How long do I think family prayer should last?  HDIFAMA?
17. HDIFA trying different parishes/churches?  DIFALD
18. HDIF when I see a crucifix?  DIFALD
19. HDIFA religious statues?  DIFALD
20. HDIFA giving and receiving the sign of peace?  DIFALD
21. HDIFA our church’s rituals?  DIFALD
22. HDIFA my godparents?  DIFALD
23. HDIFA being a godparent?  DIFALD
24. HDIF when I witness a baptism?  DIFALD
25. HDIF recalling my first communion?  DIFALD
26. HDIF when I receive communion?  DIFALD
27. How important is communion to me?  DIFALD
28. How important is church to me?  HDIFAMA
29. Do I ever attend special worship services?  HDIFAMA
30. HDIF after I go to confession?  DIFALD
31. HDIF confessing my sins out loud?  DIFALD
32. HDIF knowing I am forgiven for my sins?  DIFALD
33. HDIFA penance?  DIFALD
34. HDIFA our minister/priest?  DIFALD
35. HDIFA our relationship with our priest/minister?  DIFALD
36. Would I want our child to become a priest/minister?  HDIFAMA
37. When I pray, do I listen?  HDIFAMA
38. HDIFA the phrase “Let go and let God”?  DIFALD
39. HDIFA observing Lent?  DIFALD
40. HDIFA fasting?   DIFALD
41. Is worship a celebration for me?  HDIFAMA
42. HDIFA singing praise to God?  DIFALD
43. Do I see my labors as prayer?  HDIFAMA
44. HDIF when I hear “The family that prays together stays together”?  DIFALD
45. Have I ever experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit? What did it feel like?  DIFALD
46. HDIFA being a prayer partner for an ME Weekend? (Try writing your couple a love letter on this for your prayer letter!)   DIFALD
47. Do I thank God for you every day?   HDIFAMA?
48. Do I thank God for my life every day?  HDIFAMA
49. HDIFA praying while I’m driving or waiting in line?  DIFALD
51. 53. HDIFA dialoguing on the Sunday scriptures?  DIFALD
52. Do I have an attitude of superiority or inferiority about prayer? HDIFAMA
53. Are we in unity in our faith? HDIFAT
54. HDIFA family prayer?  DIFALD
55. HDIFA attending church services together every week?  DIFALD
56. HDIFA our children’s religious education?  DIFALD
57. Do I want our children to follow my example of lived faith?  HDIFAMA
58. What does baptism mean to me?  HDIFAMA
59. HDIFA praying together?  DIFALD
60. Do I see myself as a temple of the Holy Spirit?  HDIFAMA
61. Do I look forward to heaven?  HDIFAMA
62. Do I see Jesus in you?  HDIFAMA
63. Do I see Jesus in our children?  HDIFAMA
64. Our sexual intimacy is prayer.  HDIFAT
65. HDIF when I hear the Beatitudes?  DIFALD
66. Do I pray for our children?  HDIFAMA
67. Do I pray in front of our children?  HDIFAMA
68. Do I pray for others to change or for changes in myself?  HDIFAMA
69. Do I pray for circumstances to change or for the grace to handle circumstances?  HDIFAMA
70. Do I follow or lead in our couple prayer?  HDIFAMA
71. Do I think we are a “little church”? HDMAMMF
72. When I pray, do I listen? HDMAMMF

73. When I pray, do I believe it will make a difference? HDMAMMF