I've experienced a lot of times that praying before confrontation relieved the tension; peace, understanding and thoughtfulness took place. That's because prayer is the ultimate love language. It communicates in ways we can't. Talking to God about somebody is an act of love. Prayer gives rise to love, love begets more prayer, which in turn rise to more love.
Are you in need of some reconciliation or confrontation without having to worry that tension, arguments and disagreement may arise? Praying, as the ultimate love language, can make that happen.
"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." (Mark 11:24-25 NIV)
This post is condense from the book "The Power of a Praying Wife" by Stormie Omartian, pp. 29 & 30