“A Secret to Staying Together”
Most people have heard the slogan, “A family that prays together, stays together!” But how many have put this into action? Prayer is simply communicating with the Almighty God, Our Creator, Our Sustainer, Our Provider, Our Protector and Our Healer. Can we really afford to let a day go by without communicating with Him?
It is one thing to pray individually, but when a husband and wife come together to pray there is greater power! Matthew 18:20 says “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Since the enemy knows that there is so much power in a husband and wife praying together, he does everything within his power to stop them. Some of his tactics are causing a disagreement or argument that gets you so mad that you don’t want to come together. Be not ignorant of his devices. This is a time to press on and pray anyway. I have experienced being upset with my husband before prayer and felt so much better after the prayer. Praying as a couple on a regular basis is a sure way to present your marriage, family and every issue that you have to God. He can handle it! Praying together every day invites the presence of God into your daily marriage. It releases burdens and reminds us that God is in control.
I want to encourage every couple and every family that reads this blog to PRAY TOGETHER! You can pray in the morning or pray at night just pick a time and be consistent. It doesn’t have to be long, you can pray for 1 minute, 5 minutes or however much time you have. The length of time is not important, just be sure that you get it in everyday. Don’t make any excuses. Prayer works, prayer changes things, prayer changes hearts and prayer is the glue that holds a marriage together. When a husband and wife pray together it builds intimacy, encourages unity, strengthens the relationship and creates a bond that no man can break. Include God in your marriage every day and you will begin to see wonder things happen!
Until next week . . .