Men, we all know we need pray with our wives. That’s not hard to figure out. But have you ever pondered why this is such an important part of how you lead your wife spiritually?
Said simply, it communicates to her your submission to a greater authority.
For many women, the called to “submit to their husbands” (Eph. 5:22), is a fear filled calling. What if this guy is a complete jerk? What if he abuses his authority? What if he leads us in a direction that I don’t want to go? These questions (and others) can haunt any Bible-loving Christian woman.
I believe that one of the ways to help your wife feel most loved, secure, and safe it to lead her in prayer. Think about it. What does that non-verbally communicate to her? It communicates that you are submitted to a greater authority, you have the humility to acknowledge your need, and are willing to publicly demonstrate that as you pray together.
Prayer forces us to set aside our arrogance and autonomy and those two things will quickly and easily defeat any marriage. If you won’t listen to a higher authority how could you ever listen to her?
Model your submission to Jesus by leading your wife in prayer. She will love you for it and you need it.
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