5 Tips for Praying with Your Spouse (or Friend)

5_Tips_Praying_with_SpouseTalking with God is as important as talking with earthly companions.

So connecting all together can be a double blessing—praying to God with those we love.

Yet we often neglect to pray aloud with our spouse or friends. Why?

Here are 5 common roadblocks to praying together and how to overcome them.

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Praying with others is a spiritual practice of relationship.

If you pray with your spouse or a friend, what works for you?

If you don’t, what problems get in your way?

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4 thoughts on “5 Tips for Praying with Your Spouse (or Friend)

  1. blankTracy

    Hi Lisa, I went over and read your 5 points and I wanted to laugh because most of those are my excuses. Oh well, time to change and reflect and pray together already. Great post
    God bless
    Tracy

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      I understand totally. That’s why it was easy for me to come up with the list–I could relate to all of them at one time or another. 🙂 Thankfully the Lord doesn’t give up on us just because we have our list of excuses though. So glad He’s persistent!

  2. blankAshley

    It’s funny that you posted about this. I’ve never been one to pray much with just one person. Over the past few years, God has slowly been using the Holy Spirit to change that. Last Wednesday at our Bible study at work, I had jotted down a few people who were on our prayer list and told everyone I would pray for those people, then open the floor for anyone else to pray. A few years ago, I would have never done that. There have also been a few times at work that I’ve wanted to go pray with someone, but ignored the Holy Spirit. Recently, I gave into this “nudging” and went to pray with a friend of mine at work. Wow! Talk about God moving.
    Thanks for sharing these tips. I think if we start small, God will continue to work in and through us.

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      That’s so encouraging to hear, Ashley! We may have had similar experiences growing up. I was never one to pray aloud with people at all (well, not counting kids). It was only as an adult that I began to take very tiny steps in doing it.

      But through time, practice, and the Spirit at work, praying with others is now something I love to do. I still don’t always obey the promptings of the Spirit to go pray with somebody, but at least I listen closer than I did before, and sometimes I do actually follow through. And I’m always glad. Thanks for sharing your testimony here. I pray it will give others courage to start where they are and let God take it from there.

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