Do not underestimate the power of prayer in your marriage. It is by prayer that we enlist the influence of God in our lives. We ask him to do what we cannot do. When a couple prays, it has several effects.
It helps you with your perspective on problems, and clears your vision so you can see what God wants in the foggy, murky moments of your lives. Your heart is quieted. You cannot worry and pray at the same time. The Bible says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). Through sincere prayer, you can gain God’s perspective on an issue, which often helps you discover the solution to your dilemma.
Prayer helps you reorder your priorities. It activates your faith in God, puts him and his plan first in your lives, and forces you to leave the situation with him. Through prayer, you can also find that what you highly value may be a deterrent to God’s blessings in your home.
Prayer gives you a sense of purpose. Through contact with God, you discover how he wants to use your marriage for his glory.
Your prayers reduce your daily cares and keep you in a place where God can use you most effectively.
Let’s talk: How has prayer helped you and your spouse build a stronger marriage relationship? Please leave a comment below.
*The above marriage tip is an excerpt from Tools for a Great Marriage by Willie Batson.
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