One of the most intimate things you and your husband can do together is PRAY together!
Do you believe the statement above? Years ago my husband and I started praying together every night before bed. I could not believe how close this brought us. To hear one another in their most vulnerable state before God is so rewarding, so humbling, so intimate it litterally changed our marriage overnight!
About 12 years ago my husband and I we privelged to host the Pastor's and Wives Retreat for the Southwest. We were honored to have as the co-speakers for the conference, Ray and Anne Ortlund. They were the best and most life changing speakers we ever had at our retreats. They spoke on the pastor and wife relationship and how important it is to work on their intimacy. That retreat changed so many marriages. For many of the ministers and their wives it was the first time they ever prayed together! Some had even been married 40 years! It was an eye opening experience for many. My husband and I had been praying together for years, we had assumed that others were doing so as well. That retreat changed our lives as well. We were even more determined not to allow the busyness of ministry and life get in the way of our relationship with one another.
God ordained the institution of marriage. If it is important to God, then it should be important to us as well. God also desires to communicate with us. Since the husband and wife are one in the eyes of God, then we must also be aware that He desires us to come together as one before Him and bring our hearts desires to Him in prayer. The word of God says in Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them". Tonight, before you go to bed, suggest to your husband that you pray together. Just share your heart with one another and with God. You will experience an intimacy different that any other. Your marriage, and family will never be the same!
Below is an article I found on Overcoming Barriers in Praying With Your Husband by Sheri Mueller. Let me know what you think.
Does prayer feel uncomfortable? Does it feel awkward to pray with your husband?
Discomfort was my barrier to overcome. To continue please go here: http://christianwomentoday.com/prayer/awkward.html