Prayer in Marriage

Matthew 10:27 “What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight. What is whispered in your ear, shout from the rooftops.”

One of the things I realized lately is that my husband and I don’t pray together aloud.  Or at least not as much as we should.  We pray at meal and bed times with our sons, and we have taught them to pray for safe travels when we get in the car.  I feel we do well when we all pray together as a family, but we definitely could use some help in praying aloud together.

There is probably a huge list of excuses any of us could come up with as to why this might happen.  We have two children under the age of five, I homeschool, my husband works and is taking online classes, we’re very involved in our church, there doesn’t seem to be enough time…the list could go on and on.  The truth is, I was never taught to pray aloud as a child.  Prayers to me were very private and I spoke softly and quietly to the Lord.  Fast forward a few years and I’m married to the love of my life, who was raised to pray aloud and be unashamed in doing so.  I love that about my husband.  I love how he can grab my hand and pray aloud to our Father in heaven and state what is on his heart.

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We have so much to be grateful for and I should be shouting from the rooftops my love and gratitude for all the Lord has blessed us with.  I thank God every night before I lay my head down to sleep; I just have been doing it quietly.  Lately, I have been “practicing” praying aloud before my husband comes in to bed.  It is a foreign concept to me to pray aloud, but I realize with more “practice” I am becoming more comfortable.  There is a fear in me that I will pray the wrong way or not say the right words, but I know this is a lie from Satan.  The Lord always wants to hear us exclaim our love for Him.

How do you and your spouse find the time to pray together as a couple?  Is this something that you have had to work on in your marriage also?

I would love any suggestions on how to overcome being shy in praying aloud in front of not only my husband,  but also others.

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My name is Kelly and I am a child of God and married to my high school sweetheart. I am a second year Homeschool Momma to two wonderful little boys. I like to document our activities that we do weekly. Most of the information I find is from preschool to first grade level. I also like to write inspirational articles that encourage people about the Lord, marriage, family, homeschool, home, recipes, and crafts.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Kelly! My husband and I pray together before he leaves for work, every morning.
    I read to him while he’s eating breakfast, then we pray.
    Ashamed to say this has not always been the case.

    • says

      Hi Michelle! That is a great idea! I think I may need to start to wake up early with my husband. The only time we have is usually right before bed. There is no need to be ashamed. I think this is something we all have to figure out in God’s timing for each individual marriage and it is a beautiful thing that you and your husband share prayers together! God bless and hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  2. Tameka says

    I think it’s just beautiful that you are a praying family. That is missing in so many homes today. God bless.

    • says

      Thank you, Tameka. I don’t think people realize how easy prayer can be or that it is missing in their home, but I think those are the people that need to be prayed for the most. Thanks for commenting and God bless as well 🙂

    • says

      Tshanina, that’s so great that the two of you have that special time in the morning together! Thank you for sharing and hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  3. says

    I am stopping by from the Wow Me Wednesdays link up. My husband and I don’t pray enough together and we almost never pray out loud. Until now, I never really thought about it. Thank you for sharing this. I want to start praying with my husband more often.

    • says

      Hi Michelle! Thanks for stopping by from Wow Me Wednesdays. I’m glad that you found this post helpful. Prayer with your spouse lets both of you know what is on each of your hearts and minds in front of the Lord and it is powerful! Blessings to you and your husband! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  4. says

    This fantastic post is being featured today on my blog as part of “Tuesdays with a Twist” blog hop! Thanks so much!

    Angie

    http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2014/07/time-to-link-up-tuesdays-with-twist_29.html

    PS – Unfortunately my husband & I were both raised the same way – that prayer is a quiet time to be alone with God. I agree with that but also know that praying with our spouse out loud is so important – I have always felt that this area is something that my husband & I need to work on – Thank you for this wonderful post!

    • says

      Thanks, Angie for featuring my post on Tuesdays with a Twist! I am so honored when people enjoy what I write! It is very difficult when you are raised to do something one way and then feel called to do it another way. With a little bit of practice, it is becoming more comfortable for me to pray aloud. Thanks again for featuring me and have a great week!

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