5 War Room Prayers For Your Marriage
by: Michael Woods | June 4, 2017
One of the great gifts you can give your marriage is prayer. Keeping a marriage strong amid shuffling schedules and rigorous responsibilities takes intentional effort and a whole lot of prayer. If you watched the movie, “War Room,” you probably remember Miss Clara wisely saying, “Victories don’t come by accident.” This is very true of a strong marriage.
On a regular basis, a husband and wife should pray together for their marriage. And always remember to pray FOR each other–not just ABOUT the other.
Many couples would like to pray for their marriage but they do not know how. Prayer is often a topic of obligation for a Christian with very little understanding of how to actually do it. Thankfully, prayer is not as difficult as we make it. And the more you do it, the better you get at it. God wants to help!
If you are ready to join God in strengthening your marriage, here are five areas you can focus on:
- We will use our words to encourage and not tear down. Our communication will be bathed in love and free from anger. We will only speak well of each other to others (Ephesians 4:29).
- We will keep no records of wrongs on each other. We will choose to allow mistakes in the past to be forgiven, so we can fully love our spouse in the present (1 Corinthians 3:5).
- We willingly sacrifice for each other (John 15:13). We will choose to help the other succeed in becoming the person God created them to be.
- We will pray for discernment on decisions. If we are not careful we can make huge decisions without even considering consulting the Lord. Often these decisions have us anxious, wound up, nervous and maybe even irrational! Let’s bring the Lord into our decisions and “every situation.” (Philippians 4:6)
- We will pray that our marriage would reflect the gospel. The scriptures are pretty clear that our marriages should be a reflection of the Gospel (Ephesians 5:25-56). Others should see Christ, and understand what the gospel is all about, by looking at our marriages.
It’s so tempting to think praying for your marriage would be a great idea but then not take the next step. So pick one thing that you can do to help you become more intentional in praying for your marriage.
And while you’re at it, share one area of prayer (in the comment section below) that you would add to this list.