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Last week we prayed about love.This week we are focusing on intimacy in marriage and family.
To keep a relationship healthy,the two people involved have to constantly and intentionally work on it.Marriage doesn’t come easy,it’s a ministry on its own.People know this but they often struggle with finding practical ways to make their marriage work.After putting the base/skeleton for your marriage(all we prayed for in the first week) and applying the love principles we prayed about last week,the next thing that you and your spouse can practically do to make your marriage journey easier is being intimate.What is the highest form of intimacy in marriage?Its spiritual intimacy,a closeness that’s created by praying together,worshipping and spending time with God as a couple.
|“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”Genesis 2:24 ASV|
A man and woman leave their parents to become united. They become one flesh.Every couple has a desire to become more intimate emotionally, physically, and spiritually.Take note of this,when two people are spiritually intimate,it becomes easier to be intimate in every other area.Pray for the desire for God’s presence to be in your relationship with your fh/husband.
It’s sad that we now know spiritual intimacy brings about intimacy in every other area but this is the area that is least developed in most marriages.It takes time, open communication, humility, grace, and a desire for spiritual growth for any couple to grow together spiritually. Even then, there are major blocks we must overcome to achieve it.We will pray about some of these hindrances to intimacy on another day.For now pray that your fh/husband may desire to grow spiritually with you.Some men do not like praying with their wives,some don’t find it manly,some think people pray together in church only and some don’t want to take their role of leading the family spiritually.Pray against this type of thinking.Also pray for a man with a vision of building a God-centred home.
Praying together is very important and is one of the things you need to pray for.There is nothing as powerful as a couple that prays together and prays about everything.Praying together lifts burdens from both of you and makes you focus on where the solution comes from in the case of facing challenges.
Worshiping together is one of the things that can keep God at the centre of your relationship.It saturates your home with God’s presence for God inhabits the praises of His people.
It is only when a husband and wife pray together before God that they find the secret of true harmony: that the difference in their temperaments, their ideas, and their tastes enriches their home instead of endangering it.