The Love Dare – Day 37
* This book study comes from The Love Dare book by Stephen & Alex Kendrick. Their book can be bought on amazon. I am only paraphrasing from their book.
Day 37 – Love Agrees in Prayer
“If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by my Father.” Matthew 18:19
“If someone told you that by changing one thing about your marriage, you could guarantee with near 100 percent assurance that your life together would significantly improve, you would at least want to know what it was. And for many godly couples, that “one thing” is the daily practice of praying together.”
It has taken me awhile to build a close relationship with God. I use to think that I should only pray when I had something important to ask God, when I wanted to thank Him or when things were really going wrong. I didn’t realize that God wants me to talk to Him about anything and everything. “Ask and God will give to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will open for you. Yes everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And everyone who knocks will have the door opened.” Matthew 7:7-8. This verse has helped me to realize the importance of prayer in all aspects of my life. As a family we try to pray together everyday at dinner and before bed time. My husband and I pray when we are not sure which path to take in life.
I know as a couple that my husband and I should be praying together more though. Where there is more than one person praying for the same thing together, God will help to grant their prayer. Praying with someone else is very important to having your prayers answered. It also helps with making sure that your marriage is on the same page. When you hold hands as a couple and pray together something wonderful happens. You become closer to each other. Especially when you put God first in your marriage.
“Ask your spouse if you can begin to pray together. Talk about the best time to do this, whether it’s in the morning, your lunch hour, or before bedtime. Use this time to commit your concerns, disagreements, and needs before the Lord. Don’t forget to thank Him for His provision and blessing. Even if your spouse refuses to do this, resolve to spend this daily time in prayer yourself.”