How To Pray To God As One!

May 23, 2011

We absolutely have to learn how to pray to God as one in our Christian marriage to survive today in a society that attempts to divide us even in the God given priorities listed in this post.

“And the two shall become one. So they are no longer two, but one” Mark 10:8
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24

Although Jesus makes this proclamation over the Christian marriage, the process of becoming one challenges most of our relationships. It may take us awhile before we actually feel as though we are one, but the Lord says that our holy union has made us one. So in God’s eyes we are no longer individuals. When we pray for our spouse we need to speak as though we are praying for ourselves, because we are.

It is important for us to understand that prayer is simply direct communication with God. Our choice of words does not need to be impressive at all!  There are many resources for learning the proper parts of prayer if you are interested, but we must all remember that God is our Heavenly Father and ultimately He wants to hear from us. In our valley experiences, it may take everything just to gather enough strength to cry out at all and He totally understands!

During a Christian marriage retreat we were attending, there was a testimony session where a few couples were selected to speak about how God has blessed their marriages.  One of the testimonies stood out to me because I had never heard anything like it.

The wife said her husband had an addiction that she was unaware of for awhile.  She was a praying women and the more she prayed she felt something wasn’t right.  She said she always felt like someone else was in the bed with them. As if her husband was thinking about a past lover or something.  She couldn’t figure out what it was. Her husband finally confess his struggle with porn.  She was thankful that he confided in her because now she could pray more specifically.

She prayed, “Lord, you said that when my husband and I got married we became one flesh. I believe that where he is weak I am supposed to be strong.  Half of my body is struggling with a porn addiction.  But the other half of my body does not have an addiction to porn.  So I pray with the stronger half of my body and I command this spirit to leave my body in the name of Jesus.”

We are all called to pray with similar conviction and authority over the spirits that come against our Christian marriages!

ChristianMarriageHQ Challenge: Ask your spouse what one concern, goal or area of their life you can pray for.  Then spend the day making that one concern your prayer focus for the day.  You do not have to agree, respond or even have a conversation about it at all.  Just make their concern your top concern.

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