Making Prayer Easier

I don’t know why it is that praying with your spouse can feel awkward. Perhaps it’s just the intimacy of it. Perhaps it’s about worrying we will sound stupid or say the wrong thing. 

Regardless, I’d like to encourage you to find ways to connect with your husband and pray together. Here are some ideas that may make this easier.

 Don’t feel like you have to pray out loud. Just hug each other and pray.

 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.

 If one of you is comfortable praying out loud and the other not, that’s fine. Each pray in your own way.

 If you’re stuck for prayer material, why not get a book of prayers and personalize them?

 As to finding time, just grab each other for a moment when something comes up. “Hon, will you pray a moment with me about Ben. He’s got an important test this morning.” I think bedtime is great because you are already snuggled up together. 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.)

 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.

Just one more place to learn to stand together.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.  Ecclesiastes 4:12b  NIV

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you build the habit of regularly praying with your husband.

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