Praying for my husband means that when he crosses my mind during my waking hours then I stop to pray for him. We are doing The Love Dare challenge. It is a couple’s study that you can do in a small group with other couples or just the two of you. I know that I told you earlier we weren’t going to marriage counseling. Michael and I have a great marriage. Could it use some work? Sure, that’s how you get a great marriage. You work at it constantly.
According to the National Autism Association (NAA), couples that have a child with autism have an 80% divorce rate! Can you believe that? I can , because autism sucks the life out of you so much that you don’t have anything left to give your spouse. When you are in the crisis mode of autism, it’s all you can do to remember to breathe. Your spouse is an important part of the team so you must work at that relationship as well.
Every day there is a new question to ponder. This week, we had a list of 5 questions to answer. We are to take the one with the lowest score and work on it. For me, it was do you pray for your husband? My answer was a sad infrequently. I am embarrassed to say that I take my blessing of a husband for granted a lot of times. What a sad thing to admit. Michael is so laid back and loves me so much that I forget that he needs encouragement and prayer as much as I do. In fact, I should be praying for him first. He is the leader of our home. The Bible tells me that I am to submit to him and encourage him in all things. Without him, I would be lost and our family would be incomplete.
I resolve to pray for my handsome man without ceasing. Every time that I pray throughout the day, I will lift him up first. His needs are to supersede all of mine. What a wonderful way to glorify my Lord and Savior. What a fantastic lesson to demonstrate to my children! Have you prayed for your husband today?