Praying together helps to unite couples spiritually. Often couples come from varying spiritual backgrounds where differences may cause some to turn away to pray on their own.
Because God views unity as vitally important in marriage, disunity is a key tactic the enemy uses to separate couples. In John 17:21, Jesus expresses His desire for believers to be as one, including married couples. Likewise He says, “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” (Mark 10:9).
Ironically, while writing this article, the enemy has been at work to the point where I’ve had to resist feelings of not even wanting to talk to my husband, much less pray with him.
Likewise daily in marriage we need to recognize the father of lies’ divisive ways so that instead of turning away from each other, we turn towards one another and pray through our differences.
A key to having unity in our marriages is found in Colossians 3:14, “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
4. Praying Together Prioritizes
Having a prayer time together, whether it’s daily, a couple days a week, or weekly, sets valuable couple time aside on a regular basis. It gives a spouse a priority with their husband or wife’s time and schedule.
Setting aside time to pray together also speaks to the importance of a spouse's influence in our lives, as well as giving top priority to God in our marriage by focusing on, including in, and recognizing His place in our relationship.
5. Praying Together Cultivates Spiritual Connectivity
Praying together opens us up to one another in vulnerable ways by letting us hear where each of us are in our spiritual walks and growth.
Beginning in our dating years, my husband and I started having theological discussions. Still, praying together brings a deeper spiritual connection between us more than our lively conversations and debates ever do.
Whereas conversations are often about facts and opinions, prayer is about sharing our hearts. Cultivating a spiritual connectivity in marriage helps us to better understand our spouse and their relationship with God.
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