Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Praying with your partner

Do you pray?
Silly question, right?
Of course you pray.
But....how comfortable are you with praying out loud...letting others hear you talk to God?
I have a confession to make.
Pappy and I haven't always prayed together.
I think the first time...that we actually held hands and prayed out loud....was around 3.5 years ago when God was prompting me to quit my job. Pappy had wanted me to quit for quite some time....and not being the submissive wife that I should have been....and listening to his reasoning....I kept on turning a deaf ear to both my husband....and to my Savior. When I finally did listen....we sat on our back porch (sun room)....and held hands and prayed. What a release....and a relief....to finally have listened to my husband's wishes...and my Lord's!
Praying with your spouse is a wonderful way to get closer to each other.

But....it's also something that one, or the other, might not be too comfortable in doing.

So....here's what I've decided....one of you might have to be the one to take the initiative if this is going to become a part of your marriage!!

This is something that I feel...at least in my own marriage...is very important. For years...I've wanted us to be praying partners....and for years that didn't happen. No amount of begging, or pleading, or wanting it to happen....made a difference.

So....and I know this came from God....HE let me know....that even if it meant being the one to take my husband's hand....and lead us in prayer...then...that's the way it has to be!!!

Have you prayed with your hubby lately?

Try it...it's habit forming!!!

Ephesians 5:21 - Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!


  1. Me and Andy don't really pray together and I guess I don't with anyone else as I think neither of us feel very confident that were praying in the right way. We still have a lot to learn. I have prayed with my sister though.

  2. i'm thankful that we pray together. as husband and wife and as a family every night before bed.


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