We’ve been spending a lot more time in prayer as a family these last few months. God has been showing me how desperately we need to keep our focus on seeking the Lord TOGETHER as a centerpiece in our home. How much more should it be the fire which fuels our marriages!
I know many couples who NEVER pray together! I confess that there have been times in our marriage where we pray FOR one another but don’t really pray WITH one another.
There is power when we pray together!
It isn’t a coincidence that Jesus told us that when 2 or more are gathered in His name that He is in the midst of them. It wasn’t a flippant nicety. It is a POWERFUL reality! When believing hearts come together to seek God’s face, there is a supernatural presence of His Spirit and power that we often do not realize. Why do we so often neglect this spiritual weapon?
We encourage and strengthen one another as we pray together!
And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. Ecc 4:12
When I am struggling in my faith and I hear another saint pray with faith, my faith SHOOTS UP by the speaking out of theirs. I am reminded of who God is. I am encouraged to look beyond my own struggles and loneliness. I open my heart to hear from the Spirit. I see God in a different way from my own limited viewpoint.
We draw closer to one another as we draw closer to God.
How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. Ps 133
Our true unity of spirit can only come from the Spirit of God that dwells within us. Building that spiritual intimacy strengthens the love and commitment already in our marriages. It helps us to seek God TOGETHER which strengthens our bond together.
Are YOU praying your marriage strong? Are YOU taking the time to pray with your husband? Do your marriage a favor, plan for it this week.
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I hear this. Such power when we pray together. I have felt that–especially in my marriage. Thanks for this.
Great post…and a reminder I need! In the business of life we too often pray for each other, but not with each other…why does it seem so awkward sometimes?!!! I know it’s just something we need to keep doing…
I know, Lisa! But for some reason it doesn’t always come naturally to us. Thanks for your comment!
A great, great reminder, Kate. Thank you!