With all marriages being under serious attack, it is clear that we are in great need of prayer. Christian marriages are no exception and the authors laid out an excellent plan by challenging couples to pray together for 40 days and to witness God’s hand as He moves in their marriages. The authors penned: “All marriages start out striving to create an environment of happiness. Joint prayers will contribute to your success as you continue in that pursuit.” A number of couples from various walks of life shared their experiences with praying together and the results are remarkable. The authors suggest that couples spend only 5 minutes together praying. Many reported it was somewhat awkward at first and they grew increasingly closer as they bare their hearts out to God and as a result their spouses are able to join them and consequently pray for each other.
I enjoy reading the conversations the authors (Rushnell & Louise DuArt) had and how they complement each other. It’s a challenging book that any couple could benefit from reading. If praying together is not part of their life – it is a great way to start. The book is well laid out as it shows the readers how to go about taking the challenge together and hopefully it becomes a norm for the rest of their lives together. As one engaged to be married, I am planning to put to use the principles learned in the book. Only starts with 5 minutes and as the author puts it ‘it is the most intimate act’ in a marriage and I wouldn’t want to miss out on that. I would highly recommend the book to any couples as they stand to benefit greatly and improve their marriages.
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