Today I’m sharing a simple prayer method my husband and I have implemented the past few months. With two little kids, my husband who works 50 hours a week, and me running my business and blog, we don’t get to hold hands and pray out loud together as much as we’d like to.
I remember someone telling me a statistic that has stuck in my mind: while 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, and 78 percent of second marriages end in divorce, less than 1 percent of couples who pray together daily end their marriages.
It’s easy to let real life get in the way of your prayer life.
So I wanted to share my prayer board with you in hopes that you find the power of praying about the same things with your spouse as powerful as we have. It’s just a simple chalkboard sticker stuck to our master bathroom sink. We change it out almost every week, usually on Sundays, after church.
Worship has a way of making you surrender your burdens to God because they are just too much to bear on your own. Our prayers are fresh in our minds on Sundays and we don’t want to lose our focus throughout the busyness of the week.
I could think of a million reasons not to share this with you.
Our builder grade light fixture.
Our outdated tiled sinks and faucets.
That I’ve gained 20 lbs and I don’t want to take a picture of myself.
People might think my marriage is in trouble if I write about this. Our marriage is not perfect but it’s pretty amazing most of the time. But I still want to pray that God protects our marriage.
I am trying to be brave today, pushing those things aside, and hope you take this tip and implement it in your home.
A simple chalkboard decal and chalk pen have united us in so many ways.
It’s been powerful praying for the same things week after week.
Not all of the prayers are answered but surprising doors have been opened while others have been slammed shut.
And I am thankful that God has the time to listen to my little prayers, on my tiny board, from my imperfect little heart.
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6