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Frustrated in Prayer? Check Your Marriage.

We want our prayers to get results. To make sure our prayers are powerful and effective, we also need to examine our marriages. God tells husbands in I Peter 3:7 to “be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect…so that nothing will hinder your prayers.” He expects husbands to be in right relationship with their wives by showing them grace, respect and love. Otherwise, their prayers will be hindered.

Wives have responsibilities, too, that affect their most important prayers and hopes. In 1 Peter 3, God tells wives to be submissive, and if their husbands are not believers, “they may be won over” by their wives’ pure and reverent behavior. If your husband doesn’t know Christ, obedience to this scripture brings great encouragement.

How we treat our spouse holds spiritual keys to powerful prayer and blessing. When our heart is humble and forgiving toward our mate, God is pleased. And “if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from Him anything we ask, because we … do what pleases Him.” (I John 3:21-22)

Are your prayers effective? Maybe the solution lies within your marriage.

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