Why prayer is important in making your marriage a success.
What is prayer? Prayer is talking to God. Why do you need to talk to God? You talk to God because He created everything and knows all that is happening in our lives. This world belongs to God. He formed it and He controls it. Nothing happens in this world without His knowledge. Therefore, God is aware of everything happening in your life and marriage.
If you want to succeed in your marriage, then you definitely need God and the easiest and surest way to reach God is through prayers.
This marriage course would be incomplete without prayers. That’s why we incorporate prayers into our daily teachings. These prayers are results yielding prayers, so oblige yourself this opportunity and pray well.
I usually encourage you to pray each prayer for at least 15 minutes and you may be wondering why. The reason is because persistence is one of the keys to answered prayers. It demonstrates the seriousness and eagerness of the person praying and this attracts God’s attention.
Most importantly, Jesus himself applied this method while praying at the Garden of Gethsemane. Please see below scripture:
Matthew 26:44 (KJV) And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
This bible passage makes us understand that Jesus prayed the same prayer three times and we know that Jesus spent not less than one hour at Gethsemane praying. Although some bible scholars say he spent three hours praying.
Matthew 26:40 (KJV) And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
In conclusion, if Jesus could spend an hour praying the same prayer, then we can safely follow his footsteps by employing this method of prayer.
You will agree with me that Jesus, being a man of prayer, must have been praying in this manner for quite some time before the Gethsemane experience. So that wasn’t his first time praying for an hour or more. Therefore, we Christians have no excuse whatsoever not to pray intense prayers, especially at difficult moments of our lives. A life or marriage devoid of prayers is bound to crash.
PRAYERS FOR TODAY
- Dear Lord, please strengthen me in the place of prayer.
- Oh Lord, please give me the grace to pray without ceasing.
- Let all the factors and weeds constituting problems in my marriage, be totally eradicated in Jesus name, Amen.
- My Father in Heaven, please give me a teachable spirit.
Please note that each prayer should be prayed for at least 15 minutes. If you desire to pray more than that, that’s ok.