Pray Like You Mean It
by Marilynn Chadwick
If you were to ask me what’s the single most important thing you can do to honor your husband, I would simply say: Pray for him. Pray like you mean it. Pray like you believe God works through your prayers. And make prayer for your husband a priority.
I have seen wives’ prayers encourage husbands who are already following Jesus. And I have seen prayer soften the hearts of men who have rejected God. I am mystified as to why prayer works when words fall short. I just know it does.
My dear friend Jane prayed for years for her husband to accept Christ. He continued to resist the Gospel. My friend was wise. She refused to nag. But she did set aside 15 minutes to pray for her husband every morning.
I don’t know how long Jane prayed for him. But some time later, I watched in amazement as her husband walked forward to accept Christ at a Billy Graham crusade in our city. During the invitation, I happened to glance to my right and was startled to see this man who had stiff-armed God! There he was, his wife by his side, resolutely heading to the front of the arena where he gave his life to Jesus Christ once and for all.
The ripple effect of that influential man’s devotion to Christ was powerful. The impact he had on his family and community is evident to this day. All because of the quiet witness and faithful prayers of a strong wife. As my husband always says, “If you don’t love Jesus and you have a praying wife or a praying mother, look out – you’re toast!”
Discover God’s path to a better marriage
A key to making your marriage the best it can be isn’t a secret. God commands spouses to give honor to one another – and blesses them for doing so!
David Chadwick and his wife, Marilynn, unpack the biblical meaning of honor in these two special books, Eight Great Ways to Honor Your Husband and Eight Great Ways to Honor Your Wife.
You’ll find humor, humility and a passion for Christ that will inspire you to love your spouse in new ways that:
- Reignite the “spark” you remember
- Deepen trust and the intimacy you long for
- Connect you to God’s original and joy-filled intent for marriage
Both books are our way of saying thanks for your gift below to help share Jesus and the life-changing new perspective He gives.
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