Good Morning Girls,
Is anyone planning to head to church today? I am! I am breaking my "I hate Sundays" cycle!
As I mentioned yesterday the next few days are focused on prayer. Yesterday we learned about humbling ourselves and praying for ourselves. Today Jennifer discusses the importance of praying for your husband. The focus verses for today are so fitting.
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Do you girls pray for your husband regularly? I could certainly stand to do more praying for Justin. Somethings I can pray for him are job opportunities, safety at work, his leadership in our marriage, and against the evil schemes that plot and try to attack/destroy our marriage. Jennifer also mentions encouraging your husband. I like to send Justin texts during his breaks with Bible verses or just let him know I love him and am thinking of him. I sometimes leave post in notes for him to get in the mornings before work. It doesn't really work out for us to pray together in the mornings before work because our schedules are so opposite, though.
I truly believe in the power of prayer. I think there is something so powerful in knowing someone is praying for you. Has anyone talked with their husbands about praying together or invited your husband to pray with you? It is such a powerful action to pray together. I will tell you this... As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I was really discouraged this week and spent time asking God why a lot. Justin and I argued a lot more than we have been. Then I realized... we had been doing the devotional we do each night, but we had been neglecting our prayer time together. Satan will use any and every chance he sees to attack your marriage and through flaming darts at it. I love that Jennifer refers to prayer as our weapon against such attacks. I am slowly starting to recognize them more and more. The more I pray, the more Satan cringes, the more I recognize the evil schemes and the more I know how vital prayer is to my marriage and my daily life.