Day 8 – Pray with your spouse
There is one person who knows me better now than any other person on this earth, and it is my wife. It was not always that way. My mom and dad knew me so much more so when I was growing up. But now she knows my good side, my bad side, the nice side and the ugly side of me. The only other person that comes close to knowing me that well is my Lord Jesus, and He knows me even better than I know myself.
So when I pray to Jesus who knows me better than me, and with my wife who knows as much about me than any other person it creates a bond and intimacy that can not be described or fabricated. I love praying with my wife, and am sometimes intimidated by praying with my wife because she knows who I really am. She knows the stupid things I have done recently, but yet still joins me in speaking to God.
The other side of that coin is that praying with her gives me such freedom to say just what I have on my heart. I don’t have to filter my words around her – or Jesus for that matter. I can just honestly pray out loud.
And what a bond that has become for us. We pray together in the morning while we are getting ready for work. I feel it sets the rudder for my day, and I can tell she depends on it as well.
If you are reading this and you are not married but dating – then this would be the best place to learn who the person you are dating is. Share your burdens and hopes with that special person, then you both turn and lift those thoughts to the Lord of Lords. It will bond you or break your relationship with each other. Either way your relationship with God will increase and that is the most important relationship to build.