Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Praying for your spouse
I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I chose to attend church each Sunday. The chapel I go to we call a ward and the leader of this ward is our Bishop. One Sunday, a while back, I was in churh and our Bishop had a talk with all the adults. He talked about all that was going on in the world and things that are trying to pull marriages apart. He then gave us advice and specifically one piece of advice stuck with me and that is you are to have prayers together each night with your spouse vocally. You take turns every other night saying them and when you say them you are to thank Heavenly Father for specific things you love about your spouse, or things you appreciate about them, or things that your spouse does for you that you appreciate. Besides it being a prayer for the everyday things it is an opportunity to tell Heavenly Father and your spouse vocally why you love them. I have done this, and it is humbling. I believe I am good at telling Jason what I love about him, but to say it in prayer seemed to be harder. Your challenge is to do this every night with them. Your love and appreciation for them will deepen. You are also invoking Heavenly Father's blessing upon your marriage, you are thanking him for the good and letting him know what it is.