Pray then Marry!

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I don’t know why people rush to get married, then begin praying later for their spouse.

If you only begin praying after things begin to look south, what altar are you raising for your family?

If no one told you the order then, it’s okay. God gives a second chance always. Don’t waste it this time!

So here I am telling you to pray for your spouse, who is your fiancé now, before walking down that aisle.

Yeah, he is hot, but don’t get distracted, pray. Don’t let her pretty face obscure you from praying for her.

Marriage is not about your pretty little figure miss, or your hot boyfriend! Men are men and so are women.

You cannot change how God made them. But over the years, society shapes people, and their perceptions towards a couple of things.

You meet after all those years, and get married without plumbing into the depths of each other’s character; you are in for a bumpy ride.

If you ask me, walk down that aisle when you are sure that you are in the same book…a book with some very solid values of marriage like finances, religion, fidelity, honestly, loyalty and such.

Marriage is not a trial. It’s a lifelong commitment.

The flames of young love are certainly sweet and exhilarating, but the by product should be coals that give a constant radiance that can stand a test of time and tides.

We spend 24 years plus of our lives training for a single career, yet we cannot invest time to know the necessary tools that make a marriage stupendous!

We tip toe around issues in our relationships hoping that “he will adjust” or “she will shape in!”

Girlfriend, start praying now. Mr., start praying for her now! The tragedy of a marriage is not even the failure or ending up in a divorce.

The biggest tragedy is wearing a 32 carat diamond ring, yet your marriage is less than fulfilling. It drains you, it saps you off and you keep holding on to it because you do not want to be part of the statistics of those who end up in divorce.

You stick there for fear of prejudice or for your kids sake! and you have to constantly practice the “am fine” face before walking out the door.

The tragedy is having a big house, a big house and an unfulfilled marriage.

You do not get married and suddenly “The Praying woman book”, “How to pray for your husband”, “Prayer in the closet” are your favourite books.

What were you doing for all that time?

Suddenly you want the man you were club hopping together to change.

Reading will give you the knowledge, but wisdom is what you need in marriage.

How do you get wisdom, on your knees sister, on your knees. The Lord freely gives those who ask of Him.

My husband was an still is a man even before he professed Christ and coming to the full knowledge of Christ through salvation.

Dealing with a man or you as a woman, needs God!

Why not begin now?

You know he has issues, you know he is addicted to porn…but you don’t want to take it to the Lord.

You know he still hasn’t committed to you fully, but you manipulate him into a relationship and marriage and “pray (which is not really prayer, it’s a silent wish in the heart) that he will change and love you!”

You got it twisted! Why not take all those issues to the Lord first.

Tell God to pummel him enough to be a man of honour and full of grace.

Do not make a commitment without God shaping that man first!

If you got married without being so keen, there’s still time. Time to get yourself a prayer closet and set his/her actions in place through prayer.

Not shouting, not yelling, and not being critical.

That is the bigger burden of marriage.

If that man is to marry you and you are earnestly seeking the Lord, he will.

When you get married, and tides come in, the Lord will be your foundation, you won’t falter, you won’t faint. Be in prayer well ahead of time.

I don’t care how liberated apparently you are, but when you get married, your husband and children come first.

Your home should be a peaceful sanctuary.

You will have the hard work of building and nurturing whatever God gives you.

Trust me, you can’t do it alone. You need the energizer! The Lord’s strength!

So get the training together. Flex your prayer muscles for marriage.

Flex them enough to fight any battle that the devil will try throw against you.

Get enough training on how to pray for your husband and children. Let the Lord give you the map now.

Don’t ask for the battle strategy when in battle. That’s quite unwise!

Sister, get to the business of prayer before getting hitched!

Be a praying woman before becoming a praying wife.

Start with saying, “I DO ” TO THE LORD before saying “I Do TO YOUR HUSBAND!” Only the Lord can renew you before marriage and in marriage, not your husband.

Only the Lord fully completes. Only the Lord’s doing supersedes our expectations. Be a praying woman before being a praying wife.

#marriageworks! #Godspeed

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