Thursday, August 23, 2012

Partner Prayer vs. Personal Prayer

One of the spiritual struggles of mine is prayer.  I can understand, believe in, and follow rules or commandments pretty easily.  I can easily understand and believe that I should pay tithing, that I shouldn't drink, that smoking isn't a good idea.  These are things I can easily, and with confidence, follow.  I can understand and believe in prayer but I have a hard time utilizing it because there is no step by step instructions for how prayer should work.  Prayer shouldn't be repetitive and its very personal and this is exactly why prayer sometimes throws  me for a loop.  It is something I have been working on and something I will always be working on.

Lately, I have been pondering personal prayer verse couples prayer.  This is probably something I should have been pondering long ago, but better late than never I suppose.  I do believe couples should pray together, and everyday if possible, but how do I balance personal prayer with couples prayer?  What is more appropriate to say in a couples prayer and whats more appropriate to pray about when I am alone with God?

I don't have anything profound to say on this subject.  This is a spiritual and mental journey that I have just recently started.  I would though like to share a blog post I recently read that speaks on this subject.  Over at Simple Marriage, Susanne wrote a post entitled Powerful Partner Prayer.  The post is simple, touches on just the surface of the topic, but is exactly what I needed to hear.  I wanted to share, just on the oft chance that I am not the only one that struggles with this.

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