Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PM#0247 Short Prayers for Wife James 1 vs 5

Short Prayers for Wife
James 1:5

I just wonder if for one reason some of us don’t pray for our wives is that our prayers for them end up too long and we do not have the time to pray those prayers.

Many of us may never have though about that.  We just simply stopped praying.  Did you know that your prayers can be a short sentence?  They can, and a short prayer form the heart is very effective.

Here’s an example:  Father, my wife needs your wisdom in caring for our children. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Go head and start praying short prayers like this for your wife.  When you do you will be inviting God’s help for her.


Men—Have you ever thought that if my wife would pray for me that things would be better?  Perhaps we should consider the law of sowing and reaping. Galatians 6:7-9.  If we are not praying for our spouse why should we expect them to pray for us?  There are many reasons some of us have not prayed for our spouse, and the prayer minute here lists one reason.

That reason some of us don’t pray is that it takes too much time out of our schedule.  Stop and think—what did the Lord say about the Pharisee who prayed long prayers?  He directed us about the one who prayed a short prayer that was answered.

If the Lord is encouraging short prayers—and our heart is aching, then a short prayer from our heart may be needed in praying for our spouse.

Special note—wives—the encouragement given here for men—may help you as well. Prayer from a heart seeking the Lord, brings God’s help.

Consider doing what the Apostle Paul exhorted us to Pray without Ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17—use short heart prayers—this can be a way of praying without ceasing.

Perhaps praying short heart prayers frequently for our spouse may be a way to Pray without Ceasing for them.  Would love to hear how the Lord works when we pray from our heart.