A Cord of Three Strands
By Debbie Walker
Every night, my husband and I pray together before going to sleep. We lay in bed together and hold hands and pray together. We then kiss the back of each other’s hands and kiss each other good night.
Honestly, most nights, this prayer is not the fanciest prayer ever. It often is short and to the point…Lord, help us to sleep well. Bless the kids. Thank you for another day and so forth. Other times, it will be much longer and include our families, our friends, the people we minister to, etc.…
It is not what we pray for that is most important, it is who we pray to. We intentionally stop each night and remember the third most important strand in our marriage.
Our marriage has lasted for over 26 years now and this is mostly due to the fact that we know that we need God to be included so that we are not quickly broken.
We started out praying together because we heard that we should pray together to help our marriage last. We even took turns praying; odd days were my turn, even days were his turn.
Now, it is a vital part of our day. We go to bed remembering that we need God in the middle of our marriage. This helps us to wake up the next morning being intentional to keep the Lord in our marriage and in our lives.
When is the last time you prayed with your spouse?
I encourage you to start praying together each night no matter how long you have been married. Praying together has helped us remember that we are not alone in this journey.
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.