What inspires you to pray in your marriage? Do you just pray when trials and tribulations come and you are feeling overwhelmed? Or, do you pray when things are good and you want to get yourself prayed up in case you are faced with challenges? This is part 1 of a 2 part series to get you INSPIRED TO PRAY concerned all things in your marriage. The word of God tells us “… in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4: 5-7
Why not get specific with your prayers for your marriage? For me, I am INSPIRED TO PRAY when things are going good and when I am faced with challenges in my marriage. Do not get me wrong, I pray and thank God everyday for another opportunity to serve Him in other areas of my life, but I am talking about a different kind of prayer. For example, in 2006 my marriage was attacked in a major way. After letting go of my pride, I remember sincerely telling for my marriage that God would restore it and allow us to have a Godly marriage again. During that time, I spent so much time meditating on the book of Ephesians, Psalms 51 and Proverbs 31 from the bible. I did not just meditate on the word; I literally prayed God’s word back to him every day and tortured out until He answered my prayers. Why? Because the word of God tells us “This book of the law will not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shall meditate on it day and night, that we may observe to do according to all that is written in it: for only then shall We make our way prosperous, and shall have good success. ” Joshua 1: 8
The amazing thing is this; My prayers did not get answered overnight or exactly the way I wanted them to. As much as I would have wanted things to be done my way, it was in my best interest that God did it His way. So, what can help you get INSPIRED TO PRAY for your marriage?