Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

Do you pray with your spouse?

william and carolyn praying

Do you ever let a day go by without talking?  Each day that you have breath in your body, you get up, start your day and at some point, you open your mouth to start talking.  You talk here, there and every where.  You talk to your spouse, friends, family, co-workers and even to strangers.  The question for this week is will  you talk to Jesus with your spouse?

It sounds crazy to even think about going through a day without talking doesn’t it?  It is even more crazy to let the day go by without praying with your spouse.  Prayer is simply talking to God. Take time to talk to God about your spouse, your children, your life, your decisions and your plans. God can accomplish so much in us,  our marriage and our relationships when we pray together. James 5:16b says, “. . .The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” Yes, you can pray alone but there is something so powerful about a husband and a wife coming together to pray.

Each time that you come together you are saying, “God we need you and we can’t do this marriage without you.”  Praying together with your spouse is a way to invite God into your every day marriage.  Marriage goes so much better when two people come together to talk to Jesus.  Matthew 18:20 says, “When two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

Why Should You Pray With Your Spouse Every Day?

  1. It pleases God
  2. It invites God in your marriage
  3. It brings you closer to your spouse
  4. It strengthens your marriage and family
  5. It changes things
  6. It helps to increase intimacy
  7. It blesses your sex life
  8. It relieves stress and solves problems
  9. It helps us to heal and forgive
  10. It’s powerful!

Since the enemy knows all of this, he does everything that he can to keep a husband and a wife from praying together.  Don’t let him succeed with this in your marriage.   Little prayer, little power, much prayer, much power.  Pray with your spouse every day!

Until next week  . . .

 

Carolyn

ps  I will be releasing a new book soon, “Embracing Excellence.” If you are in the metropolitan area, please meet me at Barnes & Noble (Bowie) on Wednesday, December 16th (6:00-8:00).  If you can not attend and would like to get a copy, you can  pre-order, going to carolyntatem.com and click on pre-order. Thank you for reading!

 

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