One of the most intimate experiences you can have with your spouse is praying together. Praying together strengthens the marriage bond, invites God’s presence, and is a powerful way to create spiritual intimacy in your spouse.
Here are three reasons why your spouse may not want to pray with you.
- Awkwardness. If you are not in the habit of praying with each other, you may feel a little uneasy in the beginning. You may feel a little embarrassed or fumble with your words in prayer but don’t worry; that’s normal. Just do it.
- Unworthiness. People feel unworthy when they don’t feel good enough or measure up to God’s standard. The truth is that nobody is good enough to pray and seek the Lord. We are sinners saved by the grace of God. Besides, the Lord is inviting you to pray, not your spouse. Christ died on Calvary so that we might be in communion with him.
- Pride. There are several types of pride: conceit, superiority, and arrogance. God hates them all (Proverbs 11:2, 16:5, and 16:18). If your spouse is too proud to pray with you, wait for a better time and ask again later. In the meantime, pray for your spouse.
Keep in mind that when you pray with your spouse, it does not have to be an hour of power. I recommend a minute to win it. A lot can be said in a minute. It could be that your spouse may not want to pray with you because he or she thinks that it will take too long. When you pray together, keep it short and meaningful. When you pray alone, pray as long as you need to.
My new book is about spiritual intimacy; it’s called “7-Day Prayer Challenge. How to Pray with your Spouse to Create Spiritual Intimacy.”
I am very excited about this new release, and I want to personally invite you to my Book Launch Party (via Zoom) on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 6 PM to 7 PM PST.
The Book Launch Party is Free.
There will also be prizes, raffles, readings, discussions, and more at the book launch party. Join me. I would love to see you there. RSVP to my book launch party FREE here: http://7DayPrayerChallenge.com
See you soon. Nick G.