The Awkwardness of Praying with a Spouse

Question:  Although my wife and I pray with our kids at night, we rarely pray together alone.  Why is that more awkward? 

Answer:  Prayer is the time to be the most intimate with God, expressing our innermost thoughts and desires to Him.  Sometimes we are not that intimate with our spouses, or we may feel that we are ruining the image of the way we want our spouse to see us, appearing humble and dependent instead of strong.  But praying together can actually increase the bond and intimacy between a husband and wife.  Try talking and working through the awkwardness.  Ask each other why it feels so awkward and then ask God to work in the areas that are revealed in your conversation.

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