The Power of Prayer in Marriage

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Before I got married, I had all sorts of ideas of what it took to be a good wife. I was all, “When I’m a wife, I will never do that”, and “When I’m a wife, you’ll never catch me doing this.” I was so wrong, y’all. Marriage is about so much more than making definitive statements about what you will and won’t do or put up with. It’s a real commitment, a covenant, and it can’t be undone just because some made up rule about what marriage is “supposed to be” is broken.

I learned that pretty quickly once I became engaged to my husband. Right away, along with the well-wishes, women started sharing their wedded wisdom with me. All of the advice that I received from wives, women who had been married for years, a few newlyweds, and even some women whose marriages didn’t work out, let me know just how wrong I was in many of my beliefs about marriage. Along with their advice came specific Bible scriptures to read, and with those scriptures went my excuse for doing marriage my way. There’s already a blueprint for marriage that was created long before I became a wife.

What are some of the things that are included in that blueprint? Well, forgiveness, for one. Then there’s flexibility, support, communication, and most importantly, prayer. Learning to pray for my husband, and for my marriage, was one of the most challenging things for me to do. I didn’t know where to start. I thought my prayers had to be eloquent and sound like poetry. I thought they needed to be thick with emotion, and I had to have the right rhythm and cadence. I thought my prayers had to be complicated and thoughtful and long and sophisticated.

I was wrong.

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What I discovered about praying for my marriage is that I just needed to do it, and I needed to do it often. All it takes is a simple, “Father, protect him”, or “Father, help me to be more patient” to make a change. In the movie “War Room“, wife Elizabeth Jordan learns the power of prayer in marriage, just like me. The film opened this summer in theaters, and will be available on digital December 8th and on Blu-ray and DVD December 22nd. It’s a powerful film for Christian couples, and one that shows the overwhelming power of prayer.

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47 responses to “The Power of Prayer in Marriage”

  1. Gina M Avatar
    Gina M

    My #GiftOfPrayer is for those around that world that are suffering due to various deplorable conditions.

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    Gina M


  3. Kelly D Avatar
    Kelly D

    I pray for people when they are sick and I find that it makes me feel better and hope it helps them as well. I hope that everyone feels well this holiday season. That is my #GiftOfPrayer.

  4. Julie Wood Avatar
    Julie Wood

    What a really nice movie! I would love to see it. I pray daily for my family and friends and all the hurting people across the World!

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    Julie Wood


  6. Mami2jcn Avatar

    Prayer gives me comfort, both in praying for others and in having others pray for me.

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  8. Natalie Avatar

    Prayer is SUCH a powerful tool! My gift of prayer is that I have been praying for several family members and friends who are experiencing miscarriages. I pray that God will comfort them and give them peace and wisdom. – See more at:

  9. Elena Avatar

    My #GiftOfPrayer is to pray for my family members who are sick

  10. Kira Avatar

    I heard about the movie when it came out. A few friends chartered a limo and made it a girls night out. Sadly I was out of town and couldn’t go with them but can’t wait to see it on DVD. My parents taught me that a family that prays together stayed together. Every morning, I have a daily devotion that I say for my husband.

  11. Lisa Brown Avatar
    Lisa Brown


  12. Tina m Avatar
    Tina m

    My #GiftOfPrayer is that I pray for the people who are sick or need help at my church.

  13. Carolsue Avatar

    Praying for others somehow makes you feel less helpless. You feel like you are doing something good and helping others when they need an extra boost by giving a #GiftOfPrayer
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  14. Elle Avatar

    My #GiftofHope is to stay positive even when negative things are happening around me. Common sense says that good & bad happens to everyone so getting through the bad will eventually lead to some good and happiness.

  15. Karine Traverse Avatar
    Karine Traverse

    My gift of prayer is finally having a home of our own

  16. Kristen Avatar

    My #GiftOfPrayer is surrounding other people with my good thoughts & intentions and positive energy.

  17. Ellie Wright Avatar
    Ellie Wright

    My #giftofprayer is my precious little granddaughter. After having 3 sons and 2 grandsons I thought God never meant for me have a girl.

  18. Tina W Avatar
    Tina W

    My #GiftOfPrayer is for my father: he had a leg amputated earlier this year and I would love the New Year to be full of good health for him!

  19. Susan Smith Avatar
    Susan Smith

    My #GiftOfPrayer is our children. I was told I probably wouldn’t be able to have children.

  20. D Schmidt Avatar
    D Schmidt

    My #GiftOfPrayer is for those I care about, giving hope and peace for them and reassurance everything will be ok.

  21. Thomas Murphy Avatar
    Thomas Murphy

    My #GiftOfPrayer is praying for family and friends that are in need of help.

  22. Birdiebee Avatar

    My #GiftOfPrayer is that I pray for those in dire straights, those that have a terminal illness and those who have have lost a loved one.

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  24. Tabathia B Avatar
    Tabathia B

    My #GiftofPrayer is praying that people will stop looking at the surface and search for something deeper

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  25. Jerry Marquardt Avatar

    My #GiftOfPrayer is to help those who really are in need of it.

  26. Betty C Avatar
    Betty C

    My #GiftOfPrayer is for friends and family who are going through difficult times. I pray that they can overcome the challenges they face and come out stronger.

  27. Janice Cooper Avatar
    Janice Cooper

    My #GiftofPrayer is for God to open and cleanse my heart so I can love him even more. I try to say this prayer daily and I loved this movie! Had me crying.

  28. Kathryn C Avatar
    Kathryn C

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    my #GiftOfPrayer is for continued health, happiness & abundance for me, my family & friends

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  29. Tessa Doghor Avatar

    I pray that God will bless my marriage with everything I need in it when it finally comes
    That I would have enough grace and patience and joy.

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