Before my husband and I became followers of Jesus, we spent zero time praying over our marriage and one another. Every type of healing or help we tried to find came through some very white knuckles. It was exhausting. Trying to control your tongue, have patience, and be supportive in a trial are very difficult without the help and power of the Holy Spirit.
The truth is—When you don’t pray for your marriage, you get the results of what you can do. When you do pray, you get the results of what God can do. And let me tell you, there’s a difference.
Marriage requires a lot of supernatural power. Without God’s help, we’re only going to thrive so much. We need His help with all of the patience, grace, perseverance, steadfast love, wisdom, humility, and willingness to grow that marriage requires of us—to name a few things!
Therefore, one of the best things you can do for your marriage is to pray constantly. Ask for the Lord’s help. Ask for His wisdom that He promises to pour out abundantly on you. (James 1:5) Let His love flow freely into you so it can flow freely into your spouse through you.
God is always there, ready to provide, and our marriages need all the support they can get nowadays. There’s no need to let your white knuckles or pride get in the way of seeking the Lord’s help.
Simple ways to seek God’s help through prayer.
- Pray for the protection of your marriage every day.
- Pray for the Lord to reveal any areas where you need to grow or change.
- Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in the life of your spouse.
- Pray for God’s will to be done in your lives as individuals and as a couple.
- Pray for your marriage to be used for His glory.
If you want more ways to pray for one another, check out our free 30 Day Praying for Your Husband or Wife Challenge!