Prayer is our most effective tool in helping our husbands and bringing about real changes in our families, yet it is often our last resort. After we have nagged, cried, and talked to our friends, we decide, “all I can do now is pray.”
Oh, how foolish! Prayer is a supernatural defensive weapon we can continually use to help mold and shape our families.
Sadly, prayer is often explained like a quaint little two-way chat with God. That’s so trite and ridiculous. Prayer is war. Prayer is labor intensive effort. Prayer takes concentration and perseverance. It is a battle to get into prayer, a battle to stay in prayer, and a battle to believe prayer is even accomplishing anything.
That’s why there is so little of it in our lives! If it was easy, we would do it all the time. And yet, we MUST pray if we want to see things change in our homes.
Prayer requires faith. It demands we believe what the scriptures say is true, that we participate in spiritual things we can’t see, and that we believe something we can’t see is happening as a result.
I once heard prayer described as a Christian’s “long-range artillery.” Prayer is a way for us to do battle from great distances. It is limitless. There is no place too far for prayer to reach. Whether your husband is out of the country, out of town, or out of his mind—discharge prayer to wherever he is, and you are helping him there.