Pray for each other every day and pray with each other.
Prayer is very powerful. It is our lifeline to God.
I’ve been super busy with work for the last couple of months, which left me run down and stressed out. As I look back over these months, I can’t imagine how I would have survived with out my spouse by my side. We pray for each other and it changes things. One of the sweetest things that John does for me that really keeps me grounded is that he reminds me daily to trust God. To stop worrying about everything and just trust that He loves me and that He’s got my back. Well, God’s not the only one that has my back. John does too.
The next time you’re really stressing about something and just don’t know what you’re going to do, try this. Walk up to your spouse (probably best to pick a quiet time and not just before his favorite team is going to score a point) and ask him if he’ll pray with you. It’s ok if he’s not comfortable leading the prayer, just having his hand in yours and taking some quiet time to talk to God together is an amazing thing. Don’t be surprised if all the fears, pains, and stresses of the world just melt away! Even if it’s only for a short while…
I also recommend that you pray for each other daily.
For so many wives, the first thing we want to do with our spouses is to change them. It’s not our job! If there are areas that you struggle with, lift it to God in prayer. If it’s an area that God feels needs to be changed, He’ll work on that in His timing. If it’s not, ask God to give you peace to accept your spouse as God has created him. Prayer can also open the doors to unimaginable blessings. Pray for blessings and favor for your spouse every day. For a great resource on praying for your spouse, I highly recommend Stormie Omartian’s books. I have them by my bedside and use them to help guide my prayers for my spouse, my marriage, and for my children.
|The Power of a Praying Wife
By Stormie Omartian
|The Power of a Praying Husband, Deluxe Edition|