Is "their" right? Should this be pray "for" or "over"
Praying for relationships can change their hearts as well as our own.
Praying for relationships can change hearts as well as our own.
I don't really like either sentence, Susan. If you ended the sentence at hearts, I would definitely not use "their". That is because relationships don't have hearts, the unmentioned people in the relationships do.
The problem is, we don't know who the relationships belong to. If you delete the end, then it works for both our own relationships and those of others.
If you are only talking about the relationships that other people have, then I would write: Praying for the relationships of others can change their hearts as well as our own.
I would use "for" or "about" in this context.
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