For married and unmarried individuals, praying for your spouse is as important as eating healthy. I remember when I started praying for “my husband”. I was only 17 years old and was at a bible study group when the leader/pastor talked to us teenagers about relationships. He said we could start praying for our future partners even though we didn’t know who they were. At first, I thought that was weird but as I prayed, I heard myself praying that God protects him and at the right time, may our paths cross. I prayed that God keeps us meeting each other until the right time when we will both realize God’s plans for us. I realized then that I had just given God the go-ahead to choose my life partner, and He chose the just the right person.
I met my husband 1 year later and it has been a wonderful journey since.
I haven’t stopped praying for him. I pray for strength, peace, his heart -that it stays burning for the Lord. I pray that God keeps his heart strong against every temptation, cos it’s only by God’s grace that we stay faithful to our spouses (husband or wife). I also pray for myself in that regard. So pray for your spouse. Pray for their jobs, co-workers – that they will have good co-workers and if any seems impossible, well then pray for peace and let God fight that battle. You’d be surprise what you’ll see happen.
Pray for your relationship with your spouse. Kids will grow up and leave your home but your partner won’t (That’s our prayer). Cherish your spouses and the times that you have together. Make memories together. Love each other. Be affectionate even in the presence of your kids. Let them see what it is to love someone selflessly. Be good and respectful to each other. Settle disputes in private. Share your stories with your kids.
A family that prays together stays together. Pray for each other always.