My husband and I had been married 6 years and had just had our 3rd baby boy before I ever remember praying together with purpose. It happened one evening after an accident with our oldest son that could have been a much worse tragedy than it was. As a momma who fiercely protected her children in prayer, I found myself sobbing in a hot shower and crying to God. I was so thankful for the protection my son received but also needed to release all the stress, anxiety, and fear that I had inside me. During that moment of complete surrender my husband stepped in and prayed. Completely understanding what I needed at that moment. It would take years later for us to be able to share in prayer together regularly and I wish I had been more open to praying with him much sooner than I had.
Once we started praying together, or even apart but in unity, we saw God do amazing things in our marriage and life together.
Sisters, don’t miss out on the opportunity to pray with your husband. Make it a point to do so when ever possible. Making prayer a practice, rather than just a point, will strengthen your marriage. I found later in my marriage that the reason we didn’t pray together was because one or both of us felt as if we didn’t know how.
Who takes the lead? Who says the words? Are you really in agreement? Should it be formal? Should it be casual?
Whatever you do, let it be natural. Start with just a few minutes, take turns praying over one another. Pray for situations you are uncertain about or dealing with; it doesn’t matter how. It matters that you do, even if it feels awkward and messy. God hears through the words and listens to your heart. Your desire to be closer to Him will also bring Him joy, in turn bringing you closer to your husband.
The couple that prays together, stays together.
Prayer is as much a binding experience in unison as is what goes on in the marriage bed. It’s a spiritual binding. It’s a tie that binds hearts and souls, dreams and prayers. You’ll find greater joy together seeing God answer your prayers.
In Fresh Start, you can discover how to enrich your own marriage through prayer.
I guarantee you will both be blessed. #beblessed