“Whatever you don’t pray about in your life you leave up to chance. And that’s not good enough when it comes to your marriage and family. So there is virtually nothing that you shouldn’t consider praying for and praying about. “
Do you pray with your wife?
It is important as husbands to pray with our wives. It helps solidify the love we have for them. It builds intimacy in the marriage. Skeptical? Let’s check the statistics:
1) About one-third of all marriages between active Christian couples who attend a church at least once a week end in divorce.
2) The divorce rate of active Christian couples who regularly pray together is less than 1 percent.
We don’t have to be Bible scholars. We don’t have to be eloquent. We just need to be sincere and intentional.
Here are a couple ideas of things to pray for with your wife:
Thanks, Praise, and Blessings – Thank God for his unconditional love for the two of you. Thank him for blessing you with your marriage, and your family.
Pray for Today – Ask God to be with you today and ask for His guidance, strength, and protection each day.
Pray for Forgiveness – It is important to ask for forgiveness of each other’s sins. You need to feel open and honest as you bring your concerns to the Lord. Ask that any conflict between you and your husband is reconciled.
Pray for Your Marriage – Ask God for peace and harmony in your marriage. Ask for oneness that becomes stronger each day. Pray that each of you will make your marriage a priority and stay free from conflict and strife.
Pray for your Wife – Pray that you will love your wife, cherish her, and take care of her needs above your own. Ask that God fulfils the desires in her heart and guides as she pursues her interests. Pray for your wife’s emotions and ask for God to protect your wife from thoughts that make her feel depressed, sad, angry, resentful, anxious, or that would fill her with self-doubt. Ask God to help her grow as a wife and mother in a way that brings her more joy and fulfillment.
Pray for Your Children – Ask God to watch over your children and keep your relationship with them strong and loving. Ask God to keep them out of harm’s way and bring Godly people into their lives. Ask that God help you be an example of wisdom, patience, and love to them. Ask God to help you make your family your top priority.