You’ve likely heard the phrase, “there’s power in numbers.” In marriage, that number is two!
Jesus said “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:18-19)
Applying this verse to marriage, it says that when a husband and wife (two) gather in the name of Jesus, he is with them. They simply need to invite him in. (“Jesus, we gather in your name. Come be with us.”) Then, Jesus promises that if the husband and wife (two) agree about what they are asking (praying for), God will do it for them. Another time, Jesus said “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:22) The Apostle John added another layer when he wrote “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” (1 John 5:14-15)
So, when a husband and wife pray together (asking) in agreement about what they need that is consistent with God’s will (as written in the Bible) and believe, God will answer. Jesus promised that they can ask for anything and it will be given. That’s real power!
Just imagine what can happen when you pray in agreement as a married couple. Would you like your marriage to be strengthened or restored? Be more connected? Take away anger, frustration, bitterness, resentment, or contentment? Have peace and joy? Overcome some adversity? Be aligned in parenting? Be in a better financial position? Whatever you need, join together with your spouse, agree on what you want to ask, and pray! See what happens. If you don’t see results, ask again, and again, and again, always together and always in agreement. And, be open to God answering your prayer in a way that you may not expect.
We believe that prayer is foundational to Christ-centered marriage health and wellness.
Scripture verses are from the New International Version.