My son B.J. insisted that he wanted to go and see the movie War Room. I played the trailer of the movie and he still insisted that he wanted to go see this movie. I told my husband that I thought he was going to be disappointed because it is not the typical movie he would want to watch. I now realize that God was working through him to take his parents to see this awesome movie and remind us to pray together.
I won’t give the movie away for those that have not seen it, but I will encourage you to see the movie. If you watch the trailer you will see that it is about prayer and the war room is a prayer room.
As me and my husband watched the movie we were reminded that long ago our pastor asked us “when was the last time you prayed for each other?” Well if we were honest the only thing we told God about each other at the time was complaints. But as we began to prayer for one another in a positive way our relationship began to change. We began to pray together in the mornings and let me just tell you that there is nothing like hearing your husband pray about your day and be specific about something going on in your life.
But the busyness of life happened, and we began to do this together less and less. Oh I know that we prayed for each other and spent time with God in prayer, but we stopped two very important things. (1) putting God first, and (2) praying together. This movie reminded us how important these things are and we made a new commitment to God to do these things.
So I will ask you, when was the last time you prayed for your spouse?
Couples that pray together – stay together.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (ESV) So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three, but the greatest of these is love.