Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Home Builder: Reconnecting

When we hear the term "rekindle the flames of your marriage," it's usually followed by some advertisement for the latest book, marriage seminar, or experiment.

Prayer is usually not thought of as an ingredient for sparking flames. But it is.

In prayer, you get to know your spouse spiritually.

In prayer, we hear with our hearts and see through eyes of faith.

In prayer, our hearts are exposed to one another since there are no defense mechanisms that work, no walls or barriers, no limitations.

In prayer, there is brokenness, repentance, and restoration.

In prayer, there is forgiveness and healing.

In prayer, there is joy, peace, and renewed strength.

In prayer, there is wisdom and discernment.

In prayer, the fire on the altar is kept burning.

Coming together humbled and contrite, naked and transparent will do more for our marriages than any human technique.

So instead of date night, have a prayer night.

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May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14