Prayer saved my marriage when my husband and I had no hope. We didn’t understand how we had let our relationship fall apart, but it was unraveling and seemed impossible to save.
My heart was cold. I was angry at God for not helping us and for not giving us the perfect life together. I wanted things done my way and on my time. Selfishness led my heart and my life. In my stubbornness, I rejected my husband and I rejected intimacy with God. Despite my tantrum, my husband prayed every night for us. I lay in bed next to him eager to roll over and fall asleep. He prayed for us and he prayed that God would help us.
I believe my husband’s willingness and dedication to pray for us and our marriage, held us together. Eventually, I lay down my pride and I began to pray for us too.
I don’t know what to pray for. I don’t know what we need to fix our relationship, but I ask for Your guidance.
Prayer also saved our marriage in those moments of vulnerability when my husband and I were arguing about something. One of us would stop the chaos to initiate a prayer. Immediately peace would fill both of our hearts, giving us a clear mind to move forward as we respected each other.
Prayer is powerful. Prayer is how we communicate with our Creator, our Lord. When we give God room in our lives, He doesn’t hesitate to move in and help!
Prayer is the battlefield and we need to be prepared to fight for our marriages. The enemy and our flesh will attempt to sabotage and destroy love in marriage. We must fight back in prayer!
If you haven’t yet seen War Room, I urge you to go and see it. This movie will inspire the way you pray and how often you pray. You can read my review HERE.
I also want to share with you two resources that can help you pray for your spouse. My husband and I saw the positive impact prayer can have in a marriage so we felt called to equip husbands and wives with a tool that would help them pray for one another. 31 Prayers For My Wife and 31 Prayers For My Husband are great books to commit to reading or you can do a 31 day prayer challenge with your spouse and use them to guide you! Click HERE to get a discount on them as a book bundle.
Please do not let another day go by without praying for your life, your marriage, and your family. God wants to hear from you. He is waiting.
Jennifer Smith UnveiledWife.com