Prayer is a topic that God has been striving to draw me toward this year. It is something I know needs to happen, and though I pray throughout my days, they are not specific or consistent.
In the past I’ve read the books, “The Power of a Praying Wife” and “The Power of a Praying Parent”. They truly are great books, and I know many have had their prayer relationships changed by them, but for me the ideas and processes did not stick.
Earlier this year in my lil corner, the Help Meet Corner Contributors wrote on the subject of prayer. I loved Sarah’s post, and even went so far as to make a box with note cards for everyone in my family. Yet, that’s as far as I got.
I know first hand that through prayer miracles can happen. My marriage is a testimony to that.
So what is it that keeps me from diligently and consistently praying for my loved ones……especially my husband?
Honestly? I’m just not making it a priority.
I could give a hundred excuses like; I’m too busy, I need my sleep, etc. Yes, they are excuses, but sadly they’re excuses I often listen to.
I have come to believe that I am doing a great disservice to my husband and my family, by not having a consistent prayer relationship.
So how do I, or you, get to the place where we don’t just “know” prayer is important, but we actually do it?
I believe the first step is to actually schedule time for it. Just like we schedule time for school, doctor appointments, etc. In doing so, I’m hopeful that it will become part of our every day routine.
Next week, is our first week officially off of school for the 2012-2013 school year (we school year round), and I will be writing a new schedule for myself, to include specific times for prayer.
There are many things that I would like to see change, directions for paths my family is facing, and even blessings for people I know and love. All of these things would likely happen more often if I were to consistently be on my knees sharing my heart with the Lord.
As my husband’s help meet, this is something I must change. I need to be in prayer for him in regards to work, things he faces in the world daily, his struggles, his walk with the Lord, etc.
I don’t know about you, but I want to be his biggest supporter and I desire to be his biggest fan when he succeeds at that which God calls him to do. In praying for him I will be able to help him succeed and support him.
As we take this step towards building our prayer relationship with the Lord, and become our husband’s prayer warrior may we truly see both our lives change.
We must also remember that prayer isn’t just about what we need or want. Prayer is how we build a relationship with God. Any relationship requires communication to survive, how can we expect our relationship with the God who created us, and loves us unconditionally to grow if we don’t talk to Him?