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  1. J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
    June 24, 2014

    Excellent suggestions! (We sometimes pray in the shower — because it’s a private place where we’re alone together.)

    I also think many wives tend to wait for their husband and then get frustrated that he isn’t leading this charge to pray more. (Okay, yes, that was me in the past.) But I’ve come to believe that it isn’t usurping my husband’s leadership to grab his hand or hug him and say a quick prayer. Or being the one to suggest praying, and then he says the prayer. I think I spent too long stressing over the whole leadership-roles-in-marriage thing and ended up neglecting our prayer time together. Now when one of us wants to pray, we just do.
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    • Sheila
      June 24, 2014

      That’s so true, J! I think many women are missing out on prayer or Bible reading because they’re waiting for their husbands to suggest it. But often when we suggest it, they go along with it fine.

  2. thankfulhusband
    June 24, 2014

    This one was very good and helpful Sheila. Prayer is a powerful thing, all of our marriages would be better off with more of it! Good tips on getting started.
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  3. Marla
    June 24, 2014

    We’ve been married 5 years in August and one thing that really sticks in my mind about our premarital counseling was pray everyday together. We started before we were married and have continued since. Asking what the other wants prayer for and praying before bedtime. If we miss a night we pray the next morning and we’ve prayed on the phone when apart. We also pray before family dinner, and when we get in the car for long trips.

  4. Ashani Mfuko
    June 24, 2014

    This is awesome!! So many great and practical suggestions! We must pray together to keep our marriages strong. Thank you for sharing!! :)
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  5. Megan G.
    June 24, 2014

    This is great! Thanks!
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  6. P
    June 24, 2014

    We pray for our marriage and family almost every day, usually in bed just before we say “Good night” and, of course, “I love you”. The only time we do not pray together is if one or the other goes to bed early.

  7. Bonny @oysterbed7
    June 25, 2014

    One of the pivotal moments in our marriage was when we began praying together consistently, out loud. It helped all aspects of our marriage, even my libido. These are great suggestions to incorporate the absolute essential aspect of prayer in our busy lives. Like Lori Byerly, I love your white board idea! My white board sits on the fridge and doesn’t get used as much now that the kids are adults. It will now have a new function!
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  8. Sherry Gareis
    June 25, 2014

    Sheila, you’ve done it again…and again. Great post with loads of practical, useful, realistic tips to incorporate prayer in your marriage AND change it up a bit too. Love it and will be sharing with our readers! Thank you!

  9. nicolthepickle
    June 26, 2014

    I would really like to hear a man’s perspective on this, because I’m curious.

  10. Elsie Bouwman
    August 24, 2014

    5. Pray for a need right then. That one has become a regular one for us as we live and work on a dairy farm; and even as we each spend time on the laptop and you get to see the needs of people near and far; and some request prayer on Facebook or the inbox! Throughout the years, good weather for harvesting has often been requested in prayer as we go through our day. Health needs and wisdom concerning a sick or down cow; help finding and buying a needed cow or equipment repair or replacement are prayed for “right then”. These past few years, more and more often; strategies and wisdom, patience, faith, endurance, health and healing is asked for in prayer of agreement, when natural and spiritual family members experience illness.
    “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”(Psalm 119:105) Deepening our hearts in the Lord, are times of intercession. Holy Spirit quickens prayer in us individually, while working in the house, the barn or wherever. We get to tell one another what it is that the Lord has been showing, saying or doing. We abide in Him and His words abide in us and we ask what we will according to His will and He answers us. “Call unto Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.”

  11. Iris
    August 25, 2014

    Thank you very much for this post. Such great suggestions that I can’t wait to incorporate in my husband and I’s daily routine.
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