Did I mention I’m terrible about praying?
Nevertheless, I have been feeling the need to pray more and more and more lately. Thankfully, the Spirit is prompting me to connect with Him because the enemy is close.
But prayer in my marriage? WEAK!! I know it’s lame, but sometimes I get a little case of ministry overload and get turned off at the spiritual when I’m at home. It’s lazy. And I’m sure it leaves me vulnerable to temptation. The temptation to grumble and complain. The temptation to break my husband down in my mind. The temptation to stop being a team and start being comfy roommates.
Since our God is amazing at drawing people closer and closer to Himself, He revealed this flaw in our marriage to both of us. Brad came home for lunch yesterday(a rare treat!), and he said he felt the urge to pray together, which we haven’t done lately. I told him that I keep feeling the need to just stop, drop, and pray, but that I felt awkward because I’m so immature. :-\ He reminded me that he would never feel awkward if I just busted out in prayer. Here’s what the Lord was telling him through Scripture:
All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:5-7, NIV)
What are you busting out in prayer about lately? How can I pray for you?
And thanks, babe, for leading the way in our lunch prayer. I really do feel so less anxious, more in love with God, and more in love with you.
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