Praying together with your husband – this is usually a tough one. One or both of you feel uncomfortable and it’s hard to find the time. I have a few suggestions.
1) Don’t feel like you have to pray out loud. Just hug each other and pray. If you want to toss out a topic, that’s fine too.
2) Pray short – just a sentence or two about each subject. It’s not that hard to say what’s on your mind when you can state it simply.
3) If one of you is comfortable praying out loud and the other not, that’s fine. Each pray in your own way.
4) If you’re stuck for prayer material, why not get a book of prayers and personalize them?
5) As to finding time, just grab each other for a moment when something comes up. “Hon, will you pray a moment with me about Johnny. He’s got an important test this morning.” I think bedtime is great because you are already snuggled up together and it’s not hard to talk to the Lord for a bit. Personally, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with falling asleep during prayer. (I always wonder if we look sweet to the Lord when we are sleeping in the same our sleeping children look sweet to us.)
6) Read a book about prayer together (read privately or take turns reading to each other) and talk about how you can practically do what you read.
7) If you’re married to an unbeliever, you might ask they are comfortable just holding you while you pray. If they’re not comfortable, then respect that. Perhaps get a prayer partner and make your spouse an ongoing prayer issue.
Be generous! Lori <><