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Praying Out Loud With Husband

Looking for scriptures that reference a husband and wife praying out loud together? My husband says it's not in the bible and that he's not comfortable. I feel we could be growing so much closer with out loud prayer time. (I do pray about this). I would like to find scripture on this.

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what would happen if you prayed for something and your husband prayed for the opposit?
---james on 6/2/08

My opinion here ~ It says in the Word that where two or more are together praying that He is there in the midst of them..I think that group prayer is powerful. I would not pressure your husband though..just pray for him and hopefully the Lord will lay it on his heart to pray with you!
---melanie on 5/26/08

Didn't Jesus say if you want your prayers heard do it in privite as in a closit? Your husband is right. Anyone can pray, you do NOT have to be heard for God to hear you. When people say that praying in schools is outlawed they are wrong. You can pray anytime and anyplace to God so even demons can't hear.
---james on 5/26/08

She is absolutely 100% correct. You do not need a scripture for every single itisy bitsy detail in this life. God did not give us a blue print on most subjects in the word of God. So what is the answer? Why not try prayer.>>>I tell you, it works. In your case, you may have to stay with the praying on this one subject, until you receive an answer from God. Okey?
---catherine on 5/25/08

Loved ones -- Jesus is our model on prayer. First the Lord's Prayer is a misnomer - it should be called the Disciples prayer - Jesus told us "pray like this." Second, we find Jesus Praying in the Garden just before crucifixion. and Last in the book of acts the church grew as the members gather together in fasting & praying. Getting beyond self conscience in prayer is a maturity problem - should eventually go away. Meet the right people in Church and this will all change -- Practice!!
---Pastor_Bill_Gibbons on 5/25/08

Honey you do not need a scripture for everything.Does someone have to tell you to get out of the street to avoid getting run over? We need to use wisdom and understanding in all areas of our lives,as well.If you have the Holy Ghost He will lead you and let you know what is good and right to the Lord. This was the same problem the Pharisees had:instead of focusing on the godly and loving things to do they focused on every letter of the law. They did not use wisdom and certainly they were not very loving.
---Robyn on 5/24/08

#1 Before my husband and I married, God spoke Matthew 18:19 into my Spirit and let me know that we could overcome anything as long as we agreed and prayed over every situation that made it's way into our lives. The secret is agreeing and then praying and I find it very hard to agree without discussing what needs a couple have. Praying out loud is just expressing what you have agreed upon and asking God to perform His Word on your behalf.
---Debbie_Jo on 5/24/08

#2 Rom. 10:8-10 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach, That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteous-ness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
---Debbie_Jo on 5/24/08

#3 If believing in your heart and confessing with with your mouth combined with faith is what is needed to produce salavation, then it seems to me that the same combination will work for any other need we might have.
---Debbie_Jo on 5/24/08

I dont know of a scripture that speaks of a husband and wife praying out loud together...I certainly think the principle is there. Maybe he's just shy and feels uncomfortable, I wouldn't push too hard. :-) Keep praying
---Todd1 on 5/24/08

That's good, then you can quit writing all of those goofy prayer requests.
If your theory works, you can receive all the answers you need without begging for everyone to join you every day for all of those self-centered requests. You can get your own answers. But it really doesn't work, does it. No, because desperation is at a high pitch every day.
---Jhonny on 5/23/08

Confessing God's Word is "Speaking" God's Word...And "speaking" God's Word brings results...However, you and your husband could just stand on Matthew 18:19 where two agree together and then you could do all the speaking...This works for me and my husband...In fact,we confess with our mouth{lips}that Jesus is Lord when we are born-again.Romans 10:9-10
---Elisabeth on 5/23/08

I definetly think the 2 should agree together in prayer.How do you know what the other is praying about if they don't pray aloud?
---shirley on 3/4/08

Linda,"It is hard for a husband and wife to agree together in prayer if you do not know what he is praying." There are other ways of knowing what each other is, or will be, praying about. Many families discuss, and keep, prayer lists and agree who, or for what, they will pray this day. This discussion time is Christian fellowship and should not be downgraded. Each individual can then either pray for these matters alone or in twos or threes as they feel lead to do. God will still hear them all.
---RitaH on 2/21/08

Shortly before my husband and I got married, the Lord gave me a Scripture. It was Matthew 18:19. Is there any two people that are better suited to agree and pray than a married couple. As to praying out loud, Scripture says in Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth and believe with your heart you shall be saved. If that combination is powerful enough to save, think how powerful it would be when applied to our prayer life and then couple that with the agreeance of two or more people.
---Debbie_Jo on 2/20/08

We do not find Scripture telling us to drive a car to work either.
It would be nice for you if your husband took the leadership in this matter. Some never do even though they are Christians.
How about you praying and fasting about this matter and let the Lord do the work to change him that you have taken on.
---Elder on 2/20/08

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Another view: Leave things like they are for now. It may be for the best.Some men are so insecure. When I pray I tell My Heavenly Father how much I love Him and need Him and so forth.Can your spouse stand to hear you talk to this way to the Master? Just wanted to drop this on you. Worth thinking about. This has happened before. No joke.
---Robyn on 2/20/08

Honey you are not going to find any scriptures on this but it is a good way to become closer to one's spouse. Everything we have learned is not in scripture and is not required to be saved but it sure makes our walk with the Lord and our relationships better. But both partners has to see the benefit in doing this or else it won't work. Look as if your spouse has zero understanding on this. Don't you just hate it when they are blind like this? Keep praying.Blessings
---Robyn on 2/20/08

Even though it may not be in the Bible not everything is, I feel, God does not mind. If you both belong to Him He will hear you. Your husband saids that he is not comfortable therefore, he shouldn't do it. I can not pray outloud with other people because I can't stay focus. I have to pray by the power of God and there is too much distraction for me. But, this is just me. To each his own. If I tried to be like someone else in this, it would only be meaningless words and God would know. And so forth.
---catherine on 2/20/08

Although there are no scriptures which say we must pray out loud, there are many regarding the husband being the head of the wife. Why push this issue instead of accepting your husband like he is? Some people are comfortable praying out loud and others are not. Your husband is praying to God, not you so why should he have to pray out loud?
---Susie on 2/20/08

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If you truly want to grow so much closer, stop nagging him.
---Susie on 2/20/08

It is hard for a husband and wife to agree together in prayer if you do not know what he is praying.Praying out loud together afirms your faith together and two can stand stronger. plus it helps build and strengthen our faith together.Jesus prayed out loud several times.
---linda3939 on 2/20/08

April, There is no Scripture that directly refers to "praying out loud" with your spouse. Be an encouragement to your husband to do what he can, sharing from Scripture what he will. Don't "nag" him to do what he isn't comfortable with as this will drive him farther away from the spiritual disciplines.
---tommy3007 on 2/20/08

The fact that you pray is the important issue. How, where and with whom is a side issue. God made both of you as individuals, you are both unique and He knows how you both feel about this. Just be yourselves when you speak with Him, whether it's silent or out loud, together or separate.
---RitaH on 2/20/08

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Matthew 18:19, Amos 3:3

But I do agree with Sue.
Keep praying that God would turn his heart in that direction, but let God do it. Don't force him because it will turn him away.

Proverbs 21:1 says, " The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, like rivers of water He turns it whithersoever He wills."
---Rickey on 2/20/08

Praying together, of the same mind and heart is a powerful expression of our redemption. This is an effective act of spiritual warfare.

Jesus redeems us is to bring us into the family of God. The nature of sin is to isolate us and make us focused in upon ourselves. The work of redemption brings us into a family and makes us increasingly outwardly focused, but willing to pray and seek God together.
---Cindy on 2/19/08

I agree, it's a nice idea, but if he isn't comfortable why do it? I don't think it would bring you both closer until he feels comfortable doing it.
---sue on 2/19/08

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