How do you get your husband to pray with you? What if you have gotten into the habit of never praying together? How do you break this cycle?
How to Get Your Husband to Pray with You
- Love and accept him for who he is. Ask God to change you so that you have a high opinion about your husband.
- Don’t guilt trip your husband during your prayer. (I explain this more in the audio.)
- Be vulnerable. An atmosphere of vulnerability deepens your love for each other.
- Get rid of all bitterness toward your spouse.
- Don’t use religious language, but pray the way that you talk, especially if this is the way your husband prays. This will make him not feel out of place while praying with you. Honesty trumps religiosity of language. Just be real so that he can relate to you.
- Don’t characterize your husband as evil because of habits of sin in his life. He is a new creation and wants to please the Lord, but he is trapped in his flesh. You don’t want him to characterize you as evil because of your sin that he sees that he will not tell you about, because you will defend yourself. Look up to your husband and respect him, even if he sins. (I tell you how to do this in the audio.)
- Understand that your husband is not inferior to you spiritually. Looking down on others is sin. Philippians 2 commands us to see other people as better than ourselves.
- Admit your own shortcomings.
- Pray that God will help you to draw together spiritually through prayer.
- Allow your husband to lead you spiritually by following him spiritually. Even if he is a new believer, God has equipped him to lead you spiritually. If you allow him to lead, he is more likely to pray with you.
Here is the 30-minute audio workshop to help you pray together as husband and wife:
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