Sapphire Sky

April 14, 2012

Husbands and wives praying together

Filed under: encouragement, marriage and family — Christ Ranger @ 10:16 pm

The living God speaks to, guides, comforts and strengthens us through prayer.  Through prayer, God is the cement that bonds a husband and wife.  The Bible instructs us to pray continually.  (1 Thes. 5:17.)  Although trite, a family that prays together, stays together.  Both within the “church” and in society at large, roughly fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce.  Those numbers within the church break down, however, upon inspection.  Amongst couples who pray together, the divorce rate plummets to less than one percent.[i]  Prayer demonstrates the power of the living God in the lives of people.  A commitment to praying together on a daily basis should be included in the wedding vows of every Christian couple.  Imagine the witness to this fractured and hurting world if over ninety-nine percent of all married Christians remained married until death intervened.  Marital prayer fosters intimacy and love with each other and with God. It demonstrates the Way to our children and invites blessing to the family.


3 Comments »

  1. It’s easy to let the busyness of life crowd out prayer – it is something most of us struggle with. I agree that an intentional effort to pray together daily will strengthen a family and a marriage.

    Comment by diasolifeontheborder — April 14, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

  2. Hi,

    Do you have an actual reference for point 1. Perhaps the reference that the book quotes?

    Thanks,

    Psi

    Comment by psiloiordinary — April 15, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    • No … I no longer have a copy of the book but recall that Ms. Fuller does not cite a reference.

      Comment by Anthony Biller — April 15, 2012 @ 2:22 pm


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