Praying With Your Wife
To make it easy to launch the habit of praying together
A frequent routine of prayer together dramatically reduces the likelihood of divorce by improving spiritual connection, marital trust and physical intimacy.
Discuss the following with your wife before launching a simple prayer routine.
1. How will we pray? (Choose a place to start)
⧠ Silent prayer while holding hands
⧠ One sentence prayers about shared concerns
⧠ He prays while she silently agrees
⧠ She prays while he silently agrees
⧠ Take turns praying out loud
2. What will we pray for/about? (Mention 2-3 in each category)
⧠ Giving Thanks
⧠ Our Needs/Concerns
⧠ Our Kids/Grandkids
⧠ Our Dreams/Goals
3. Guidelines for overcoming obstacles:
⧠ Humility: Agree that you are just two of God’s children seeking help rather than spiritual giants hoping to inspire or impress one another.
⧠ Silence: When either of you doesn’t know what to say agree to mention a topic and then pray silently.
⧠ Reminders: Either can “nudge” the other back on track whenever your prayer routine wanes. No guilt or remorse. Just a fresh start.
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