On Sunday, in church I thinking about my life as a Christian and my family’s life, I got a revelation deep in my heart and felt like I needed to share this.
Let me be a bit vulnerable here. 😀 My husband is a busy and productive man. He loves doing housework, car work, and he works 8 hours a day, sometimes more. With that said, we do devotional almost every morning together as a couple then we pray together. Sometimes it’s not enough, because there are specific needs that require more prayer.
While I understand my husband is busy and God may have called him to do whatever, fine. I get that, no hard feelings as long as I get my quality time with him.
This is where as a wife and best friend, I step in and do the PRAYing, alone. I’m not bragging here or saying I’m more spiritual because I pray more. That’s not the point. I take time to pray for specific things for our family and especially for my husband because he’s always busy. And what I have noticed is that God is so faithful. He has been faithful in hearing my prayers, providing for our needs and wants spiritually and physically.
Often people think that as a married couple we always need to pray with one another and that’s all the praying we need to do, this is far from the truth! If there’s ever a season where you can’t pray together everyday or whatever the reason may be, we step into the gap and do it even if it means doing it ALONE.
Let me tell you something,
Your Prayers Matter
I have always told people that when we pray as an individual, God sees it as husband and wife interceding together as one. God has done many great things for our family because I took the time to pray for my spouse and child. I have more time on my hand than my husband and I need to be a good steward of the time God has given to me.
All this to say, don’t give up on praying. Pray even if it’s just you. Don’t grow weary. I’ve seen enough changes and supernatural things happen to believe that God hears and is faithful whether it’s just one person praying or 30. Remember, when you intercede for your family’s needs, your spouse’s heart and spiritual need, you are doing it as ONE. My husband didn’t get to where he is now spiritually because he worked for it. I truly believe it was God and all the praying I’ve done over the years and the same thing with my daughter! Have faith. Keep praying and pressing on!
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:10
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3
Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way. 1 Samuel 12:23