“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.”Ecclesiastes 4:10-11
The relationship with God and the church is found on an impeccable love. A love of unconditional grace and mercy. A love that made the one and only true Savior take our place on a rugged cross for our sin debts. This incredible love story between God and the church is the exact representation of what a husband and wife’s marriage should mirror.
However, our marriage is not bulletproof, its not immune to the influence of a sin filled world. A marriage no matter how strong the love is, is fragile. This is why it is most important to protect your marriage and build it strong with God as the concrete foundation. Understanding God’s purpose for your marriage gives you a picture of why this covenant between you and your beloved is such a strong one.Satan, himself makes it priority to separate families.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them”Genesis 1:27
You and your husband, with the fullness of both of your designs, mirror the fullness of God’s image. You complement each other so beautifully. Your marriage is more that just vows, flowers, and even sex. This marriage, man and woman, joining together, two becoming one flesh is an opportunity to bring glory to God! Do you see how important your union is? Why God himself blessed man and woman to enter into a covenant of ‘until death do us part’? Amazing, right?!
Now that we know this, what do we as wives do? We pray…… We pray frequently and intentional for our husband, for our marriage and also for our own hearts. Praying will align your heart and desire to God Almighty’s will. Understanding that God’s grace is sufficient for you and you need to extend that grace toward your husband. Remember godly love is NOT a feeling,it is a choice.
When I pray for my husband, I first thank God for him, I lift up the needs my husband may have and ask protection over him. Praying will defend the cause of Christ and soften your heart toward your beloved. Pray for yourself to be tuned into his needs, reverence him, submit your self to God by respecting your husband. ( I will cover submission in another post). Ask God to show you a change needed. Though the joke goes “Women are always right”, let’s be honest, we are not. We have to look for heart changes as well. Sometimes we may need to tell our husband we are wrong… (Gasp!!!). Apostle Paul tells us to be”transformed by the renewing of our mind”,what better way to be transformed than through prayer.
Here are some areas in your marriage to pray over:
If you wonder what to do if your husband declines your need to pray together. Then pray alone. It is only God that can change his desires. You fight your battle with God at the forefront. I will pray for you as well.