Plan a time to pray together. Setting an agreed-upon time slot to pray will help hold you accountable and ensure that you can participate in this spiritual discipline without interruption. Of course, as with any appointment, conflicts will arise so it’s important to be flexible and have grace.
Take it slow. Prayer takes work and making it part of your everyday together will take time. Ease into it by praying together once a week and then gradually increase your prayer time until it’s part of your daily routine.
Keep prayers short and simple. Especially when you are first starting out, it’s important to be respectful of one another’s time and to be conscious of how long your prayer time will be. You may even want to establish guidelines. One way to do this is to focus on prayers that only concern matters of your heart and your family.
Stick with supportive and safe subjects. Save any prayers that focus on specific past wrongs or current marital anxieties for the times when you pray alone. Praying together is meant to be a peaceful, bonding experience so it’s best to keep your prayers supportive and stay away from any topics that can make your spouse feel poorly or unsupported.
Addiction Services for the Family
At Christian Rehab Network, our counseling sessions teach families to pray for personal and relational healing, develop healthy boundaries, and love without enabling. There is no doubt that addiction recovery comes with pain for the client and their family, but it is in the most painful parts of our lives that God teaches us the greatest truths. To learn more, call: 877-310-9545.