The morning after our wedding, my new husband and I moved to the dining area of the hotel suite. There, we decided how we wanted our mornings to be. I brought out my Bible and he used the Gideon’s Bible provided by the Hotel. We decided to start from the beginning; Genesis 1. I read and we both shared. We exchanged prayer points and he prayed. We set the pattern for our ‘Family Devotions’.
It was easy enough to keep up during the honeymoon. Where we had problems was when we went back to everyday life. Most times he had to rush out in the morning and even when we had time like during weekends, we seemed to prefer Snuggle Time to Prayer Time. Then I noticed that most times I had to prompt a little before we had our devotions.
Despite all that, I think my husband is a bit of a prayer warrior. I am quite passionate in my prayers, but I have this nasty habit of worrying and planning and analyzing and doing everything else before I finally pray. My husband on the other hand is a bit different. When things seem to overwhelm us, he just looks at me and says ‘Let’s Pray.’ It’s as simple as that. Then he holds me in his arms and prays.
I cherish those times especially as we are so far apart right now. Not like distance stops him. When I’m complaining about something that isn’t working or we hear about an Uncle or cousin who is not doing alright…as we communicate daily on the phone, he still stops and says ‘Let’s Pray.‘ And that makes all the difference to me.
We see God work daily in our lives. As many times as it happens, I am still delightfully surprised when we ask God for something and He does exactly that! I’m blown away. It seems to me that praying with my husband is more effective that when I was praying alone. We see God’s hands in almost every aspect of our lives. He does not always give us what we ask for; but it is easier for me to trust and know deep in my heart that God knows what He’s about.
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