Monday, March 1, 2010

Marriage Monday: Prayer

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Prayer has been a vital part of our marriage relationship and goes back to even before we were married. I remember praying for my husband to be able to come back to school each semester. Many times he wasn't sure he'd be able to due to the finances, but each semester God provided a way through on campus jobs and work in the summer. In our dating days at one point he actually broke up with me. I don't think or talk about this very much, but it did come to mind as I was thinking about prayer. In the few months we were apart I prayed. I remember saying that I knew God wanted the best for me and I was willing to wait for whoever the best was. When we started dating again, I could see how being apart had really been the best for our dating relationship and even though it was painful, it made both of us better for each other. So I always have believed God answered my prayer in giving me the best for me by using that time to improve us both.

In our marriage we pray together. We pray in the mornings before he goes to work. This really blesses my day. He says a prayer for me and then I say a prayer for him. If we know something particular that is happening that day we mention it specifically; otherwise it is just a prayer of protection and blessing on each other's day. If you don't already pray with your husband I encourage you to do so. Also before we go to sleep my husband says a prayer.

I'm so glad God gave us prayer to talk to Him. It is so important to join in communication with the Father in agreement with your spouse.

Have a day of blessings!


Denise said...

Such a sweet post.

Anonymous said...

I am happy to say I will be getting the "button"..Marriage Monday....I enjoyed your post.
After all we are suppose to put God first, and then our spouses.AMEN.

April said...

Great post! Thanks so much for sharing!

claudia said...

Great encouragement to pray - with a grateful heart to back up.

Joyfull said...

What a blessing this was to read! May the Lord continue to bless your lives!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post! Praying with your spouse in the mornings can really start your day off right. Have a wonderful day!

tonya said...

I agree with you, praying for our spouses bless us. :)
Great post!

Michele Williams said...

So true.. praying with your spouse and for your spouse is so important! God bless you dear friend. Mom so enjoys your cards and notes. You truly make her days when she receives your mail.

e-Mom said...

It's wonderful to hear that you pray for each other before your work day... what a fantastic habit to be in! This is wonderful post, Bethany.

Thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday today.

(((Hugs))) e-Mom :~D

Mac an Rothaich said...

I'm so glad God gave us prayer to talk to Him. It is so important to join in communication with the Father in agreement with your spouse.

Lovely, I see your thankful heart in this post and it challenges me so thank you;)

Your regular prayer sounds dedicated and important!

sharon said...

I really love that you are both able to pray together twice a day. Those moments must be so special to you.
I loved this post; so simple yet straight from the heart. Thank you for sharing.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Blessings