Day 8: What Is The Power Of Prayer? - How to Pray for Your Marriage

Day 8: What Is the Power of Prayer?

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Matthew 6:13

It was vital for Jesus to address temptation and evil in His model prayer. Everyone, for all of time, has encountered evil and struggled with temptations. Jesus reminds us that temptation and evil are a part of our reality but that we can rely on God to help us through them.

If we acted like temptations were not a big deal and did not pray over this aspect of life, we would be blindsided. The Lord wants us to know and believe that He is capable of delivering us from evil. Do you believe this?

Do you live in a way that reflects your belief in this truth?

Praying every day for God to deliver us from evil helps us to quickly recognize when temptations arise, and also look for the ways in which He will deliver us from evil.

When you choose to boldly pray for your spouse, you have the opportunity to petition God, asking Him to protect your spouse from temptation and evil. Because you know your spouse intimately, you can pray more specifically for their temptations.

Prayer has the power to transform us, refine us, reveal our sin, and provide wisdom we can walk in. Prayer also has the power to transform our marriages. Submit your desires, frustrations, and all the in-between stuff that shows up in marriage and rely on the One who promises to lead you through it.

Prayer transforms marriage from fighting with each other to fighting for each other. Ask God to protect your relationship, give you the right perspective of it, and walk in humility.

The things that Jesus taught us in Matthew 6 remind us of the most basic and necessary things we should be praying for. And we desperately need these reminders when praying for our marriages.

We pray that these principles will help you and your spouse draw closer to God and each other through prayer.

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How to Pray for Your Marriage
By Aaron Smith, Jennifer Smith


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