Now I think this is interesting.
When I was a young single evangelist, I conducted a long-term, unofficial survey. As I traveled, when I would meet with people in full-time ministry, I told them I would never use their names but I had one question for them. I asked countless ministers this simple question: “Do you pray with your spouse?”
The results were very surprising to me back then.
The vast majority of the time, the Christian staff member I asked would look down at the floor and confess they rarely or never prayed with their spouse.
So I came to these two conclusions a long time ago: the enemy, Satan, does not want us to pray with our spouse, so he tries to trip us up. And second, ministry staff members are normal people who struggle with things like everyone else. Satan knows that the couple that prays together stays together.
That may explain why it has not always been easy for Carol and me. There are lots of excuses not to pray together.
Too busy. Too tired. Too whatever.
A lot of the time I just don’t feel like it. However, Carol and I pray together. Daily.
And let me say this, it always turns out to be a rewarding experience. My wife and I touching hearts with the God of the universe who loves us so much.
God wants to hear from us. Grab the hand of your spouse and get to it. God is all ears and wants us to reach out to Him together.
Simple but very powerful. Pray together. Stay together.
Thank you, Dave and Ann Wilson, for teaching this to us all those long years ago.
P.s. Want some help praying together? Check out this resource. Two Hearts Praying As One by Dennis and Barbara Rainey