Sunday, September 06, 2009

Day Thirty-Seven – The Love Dare: One Wife’s Journey


Back in October 2008...

Love agrees in prayer…

I’d love it if my husband and I would pray together. But he doesn’t pray out loud, and the one time I did pray over him, he squirmed and pulled away. Lord, I ask You to mature our marriage in this area.

That was then, this is now…

If two of you on earth agree about anything they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father. Matthew 18:19

Agreement in prayer is an important aspect in marriage as well as other relationships. The cited scripture gives the incentive of positively answered prayer for this action. I think that there are some other logical benefits like being able to encourage each other in a common purpose. Also, if you are traveling the same road with someone and one of you trips, the other can help him up, dust him off, and get him moving again.

My husband and I don’t always agree. I’d love to tell you that we have a perfectly Biblical relationship and that we go to the Word when we disagree to see what God has to say about it. But sometimes we argue and other times we agree to disagree. When I have to approach the Lord on my own in a situation like this, I pray that He would draw us to a position of commonality. Of course it doesn’t help that my husband and I don’t pray together unless we’re in church or blessing a meal. I suppose that’s the place to start…

Lord, my husband and I need to come before You in prayer together. I know that our schedules don’t allow for this, but I am begging that You would stir both of our hearts to pray together when we are in the same place. In the meantime, make our individual prayer lives vibrant and exciting. Maybe this will encourage us to share that excitement with each other. In the mighty and merciful name of Jesus, I ask all of this. Amen.

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