Do you pray for your marriage?
Although I do pray for my husband, I don’t always necessarily pray for my marriage…..at least not consistently.
But that is something I want to change.
Just as God has an amazing plan for my marriage, the enemy has a plan to try to destroy it.
Through focused and intentional prayer, we can spiritually build a hedge of protection around our marriage that the enemy cannot penetrate.
I don’t know about you, but I surely need that in my marriage!
Just today I was having a conversation with my husband and I began to get irritated. It wasn’t what he was saying that was aggravating me, but the fact that I was being interrupted from something I needed to do.
I’m a pretty focused person, so interruptions tend to annoy me anyway.
But my husband is way more important than my need to finish my task, so I answered the calls.
By the third call my patience had worn thin and I responded in a not so nice manner.
I quickly realized what was going on.
Whether it was my selfish motives or an attack from the enemy, something was coming against my marriage. My husband and I have not had a disagreement in awhile and whatever was rising up to cause dissension needed to get shut down.
So, I humbly went to him and apologized.
(It’s amazing what a powerful weapon humility can be!)
Why It’s Important to Pray for Your Marriage
After reconciling and smoothing things over, I realized how quickly a wedge can be driven between a husband and wife.
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Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming!
Song of Solomon 2:15 NLT
We need prayers for our marriage.
This week I read Valerie’s post, How Prayer Can Help Mend a Broken Marriage and I was reminded that praying for my marriage, not only helps my relationship with my husband, but my relationship with God.
I’ve found when I pray for my marriage God begins to mend some of the broken places in my heart. He helps me to see my marriage through spiritual eyes instead of my own limited perception.
And the more I focus on Him, the more my heart is settled by His peace.
I completely agree!! Valerie goes on to encourage us when marriage is hard and a wonderful resource that includes 31 days of prayers to mend your marriage.