Revive Your Prayers!
Home is the tapestry I weave day in and day out.
Prayer is the loom upon which I place my thread.
~ Time-Warp Wife
I know that some of you have really got it together when it comes to prayer. You can pray over a Big Mac as eloquently as one would thank God for Filet Mignon. I’m not that way. In fact I’m one fry short of a Happy Meal when it comes to saying the right thing.
ADD hasn’t helped. I’ve knelt through prayer meetings thinking about everything but the prayer: How funny my eyes must look when they’re shut closed… wondering if I’m squeezing them shut too tightly… knowing that I should keep my eyes closed, but curiosity keeps telling me I should look if even just this once…
Yeah, I’m one of those sneak-a-peak, lift-a-lid prayers who squirm in their chair.
And then I remind myself that I’m supposed to be concentrating on the Lord. I shuffle my position and get official until my thoughts drift off once again…
When I look at King David I see a different picture of prayer. One that’s far less about man than it is about God:
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws. Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. ~ Psalm 119:164, NIV
Words like that move me to say, “More of you, Lord… less of me.”
What might that look like in the life of a wife who desires to bring life to her marriage?
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV
But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:13, NIV
This week’s challenge is to seek God in prayer for your marriage. When and where will be up to you. Use your wedding ring as a constant reminder to pray for your marriage and for your husband. You might also pray that God will equip you in your role as a wife.
Want a little fuel for the fire?
Come back on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. I’ll be sharing 31 Ways to Pray for Your Husband!!
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