“The Privilege of Prayer”
Is it possible to pray with your spouse? In 5 Things to Pray for Your Spouse, Melissa B. Kruger and Michael J. Kruger share prayers that change and strengthen your marriage.
Soak Your Prayers in Scripture
After an introduction by Nancy Guthrie, this book provides 21 topics for you and your spouse to pray through together. Each topic has five prayers, including a short explanation and accompanying verse.
What I loved most about this book is that it soaks your prayers in Scripture. I hope to pray more Biblical prayers, and this book is a great help to give me words that reflect God’s Word.
Different Life Stages and Circumstances
This book has prayers that are broad and applicable for different life stages and circumstances. The book does not take for granted that your spouse is saved, so the first prayer is for faith to believe. This sensitivity is characteristic for the other prayers as well, including sections on conflict, suffering, and experiencing change.
I was most interested in the chapter on praying that we would flee sexual immorality. Taking inspiration from 1 Corinthians 6:13-20, you are prompted to pray that you would avoid sexual sin, honor the Lord, trust the Lord, remember your union, and flee sexual immorality.
The Privilege of Prayer
The book ends with a section on celebrating good news together, and I was reminded of what a privilege it is to pray. Even more so, I was encouraged to come to the Lord together. Alongside my spouse, we can pray without ceasing.
I received a media copy of 5 Things to Pray for Your Spouse and this is my honest review.