As we all know that simplest way of describing prayer is – the two-way communication between us, people, and God. Prayer is therefore fundamental for guidance, reporting issues to God, and God speaking things pertaining to our marital life.
The Scripture, in Proverbs 18:22, states “The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.” This implies that a man must engage God to find a wife whom the Bible describes as treasure and favor from God.
It is also very important to understand that, as a single person ( before you say “I DO” ) you need to seek God for guidance as you enter into the marriage love zone.
The mistake some young people do is to seek peers’ approval as they choose their life partners or getting into marriage because their peers are getting married ( peer pressure ). We always advise young people not to allow even their pastors or elderly people in the church to arrange a marriage for them, but a life partner is found from God in prayer.
And as married couples, we need to bring our marital matters to God first for guidance. And this happens in prayer. We do not encourage couples to die silently in marriage when things are not going well – they must shout for help when a need arises. However, we also encourage that couples should not be quick to seek advice or opinions about their marital affairs from friends, colleagues, parents, and so on, but they should engage God first for guidance, and then they may consider a marriage counselor or spiritual Sheperd and families (parents).
Let us make prayer our lifestyle and present our marital affairs to God in prayer. Apostle Paul writes ” Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done .” – Philippians 4:6
From Sipho Jeke.
God’s blessings to you all.