As a couple, the prayer of agreement is a powerful tool.
God highly esteems unity. Jesus said in Matthew 18:19 (ESV), “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” The husband and wife who will take the time to pray together will not only create unity and harmony in their home, but God will work on their behalf to bring their requests to pass.
Here are a few practical tips to help you and your spouse get started praying together.
- Make a detailed list of requests that include every area of your home, family, work, etc.
- Write major requests on index cards that you can carry with you. Write out at least three scriptures on the back of each card as a reference for your faith.
- Be thankful when you pray. Start each prayer with a “thank you, God” attitude.
- Be specific when praying, and remember, there is no situation too small or too big that you can’t pray in agreement over,
- Keep it short and to the point. Many things don’t require you to pray for hours.
- Keep a prayer journal of your requests. As they are answered, date them and check them off the list.
Today is the National Day of Prayer.
Now, prayer isn’t something we just do on one special day or even on Sundays, but this day is a great reminder to pray not just for ourselves, but for others.
Here is a special message from Joe:
One of the most common questions we hear from parents is about teaching your children to pray.
Prayer is a powerful tool and it’s important to be proactive about training your children.
Listen in as Joe’s shares about how to begin that process.
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The Take Away:
The first step in teaching your children about prayer is teaching by example. But you can’t stop there. The next step is helping your child start their own prayer life.
Part of teaching your child about prayer is teaching them what God’s Word says about it.
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“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3 NKJV).
As a parent, it’s easy to think because you love God, and have gone to church all of your life, and have been diligent to make sure your kids attend church regularly, that they will just automatically love God and want to serve Him too. However, your kids won’t love God automatically just because you do.
The Primary Goal:
To avoid being backlogged and overwhelmed by the daily tests and trials of life we will regularly let our requests be made known to God that we may walk together in peace.
There is power in the agreement of two and when spouses set themselves in agreement in what they are believing for lives are changed. Not only do you grow in your relationship with God and with each other, you also become a living testimony for those around you.
Have you ever desperately needed an answer to a question you had about your life?
Every day we face questions like how to deal with co-workers, how to parent our children, how to walk in love, or how to find what God has called us to do.
The book of Proverbs is filled with practical tips and instructions for everyday living on topics that range from how to treat your neighbor, to how to train your kids, to how to handle your finances and have a good work ethic.
However, although the Bible is filled with natural, practical things that we are responsible to do, we must not forget that God is always ready to come alongside and help us.
As believers, we have the opportunity to function in not just one economy, but in two different economies.
We function in this world’s natural economy, but we have an advantage because we can also function in God’s economy. In order to be successful in both, we have to accept the responsibilities that come with each economy.
There are a lot of voices and opinions out there about parenting.
It can seem overwhelming, but don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. The key to being a strong (not perfect) parent is in God’s Word. Continue reading…
It’s important to realize that great marriages don’t just happen. Great marriages are built. The relationship you have with your spouse is the most intimate and precious relationship you will have on this earth. Let’s take time to build something great!
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