Praying for Your Spouse

Prayer is powerful. You and your spouse should be praying for family, God’s plan for your life and for each other because prayer gives God permission to move on your behalf.

WHERE, HOW AND WHEN TO PRAY

1. Start with yourself.

2. It’s much easier to say, “Would you pray with me about this for a minute?” than to launch an official “devotional time.”

3. Make a detailed list of needs in every area of your home, family, work, etc.

4. Put major requests on index cards you can carry with you. Write out at least three scriptures on the back of each card as a reference for your faith.

5. Start each prayer with a thankful attitude.

6. Be as specific and detailed as possible when praying.

7. Keep it short and to the point.

8. When you are through praying, briefly ask your spouse if there is anything they need prayer for. If not, thank them for agreeing with you and go on about your business.

Even if your spouse doesn’t want to pray with you, that doesn’t mean you can’t see God work in your life, your family and your marriage.

Watch this clip for an encouraging word about praying for your spouse:

 

THE TAKE AWAY

Remember: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 NKJV

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