Prayer …. MAJOR KEY! Prayer is important in every aspect of our lives, and marriage is not an exception.
I remember watching a video and it stated “Don’t let the thing you prayed for become the thing that distracts you from God”. That statement struck me! Anything you put before God is an idol. I prayed for YEARS, and even fasted at times to one day be married to a man that would love me flaws and all & that would understand my calling. I received this gift via my husband.
At times, in all honesty, I am not doing well balancing everything. It is still a work in progress. Your prayer life is something that is extremely important. Personally, once my prayer life is off track, God always has a funny way of reminding me it is time to get back on track. I have to remain in constant communication with Christ … He is the life line.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 states “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Pray without ceasing. That means pray about any and every thing. Cover your wife/husband, friends and family with prayer. It is important that you are constant in prayer because the enemy is at work. The devil does not want us to be happy, experience joy or even peace. We have to do our due diligence to be in prayer.
At times we may be afraid to pray because we do not know what to say. Romans 8:26 states “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans”. Even when we don’t know how to pray, the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf. We should take comfort in that. There may be situations in your marriage you cannot pray about because you don’t know what to say – PRAY ANYWAY!!!
My prayer is that God will teach us to pray, and for us to be disciplined enough to make time for Him daily. Let’s not get so caught up in the day to day things that we forget what truly matters. We don’t always know the right things to say, but we know that He does. He knows what’s best for our marriage, and He can give us the right words.
Let’s make it a point to pray throughout the day. There are so many moments—so many ups and downs in our lives—and we need to remember to stop and give thanks to God, and to stop and ask for His help. May we be in a constant state of prayer, knowing He is always near and moving in our lives.
To my followers who are single – Learn the importance of prayer NOW! Don’t think that you will get it together when you are married. It is important that you lay a good foundation now that you are able to build on. Make time to pray for your family, friends, schooling, career and even future mate.
To my followers who are married – Ensure that your marriage is Christ-centered. Make time to pray separately, but also pray together. During your separate time be honest with God about your frustrations and challenges. In your time together always ask God to be the third strand in your cord (Ecclesiastes 4:12). There is nothing that can come against you if you are a standing together in prayer (united front).
For His Glory Only,