If men are from Mars and women from Venus, who provides translation? Prayer can be the common language to bridge the gap between our differences.
Prayer puts God at the center and not ourselves. When you pray, you admit that you depend on God for the ultimate strength in your marriage. It puts a third party above the marriage and centers the relationship to something higher.
The Bible even says that if husbands aren’t considerate and respectful to their wives, men’s prayers will be hindered. So how do you get started? Here are a few suggestions on how to pray with your spouse:
- Schedule a time. Make praying a priority. Don’t just wait for the right time. Schedule a time, such as 8 a.m. or 10 p.m. I talk about scheduling prayer in this post.
- Take turns praying. Each person should pray. Don’t rely on one person to lead the whole time.
- Make requests and give thanks. Ask for what you want and give thanks. Don’t just make prayer a wish list.
- Make marriage the focus. Pray about your relationship, not just world peace! (Although that’s not a bad idea.)
- Don’t bash the other! If you’re not careful, prayer can be a time where tell God all your complaints about your spouse. Don’t do it. Make this a time to focus on the marriage, rather than individual faults.
Do you have a suggestion on how couples can learn to pray together?
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