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Praying Saves Marriages

After reading the comments of divorce & separation. I'm curious, how many of you feel it's important for couples to read & study the Bible together? Remember the old saying, "Families That Pray Together, Stay Together"

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Donna, I agree that reading together doesn't determine if you're saved. I was asking about saved couples praying & doing bible reading together. I personally have found doing this to be enriching in my relationship with my husband. It helps us(my husband & I) to realize we are not alone in this marriage. God is always there to help us with the struggles. That's just my personal experience. It may be different for others, that's why I ask, to find out:-)
---Reba on 8/9/11

Reba, the bible tells us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling.

I don't feel it's important for couples to read the bible together because we are responsible for our own walks with the Lord whether married or single.

My ex-husband prayed with me ONCE during our marriage and he was filled with bitterness, resentment, anger, hatred and went out and bought a gun. He went to church every Sunday and is still going and the Pastor cannot convince him to stop stalking me. So what does that say for the church?

Reading together doesn't determine if you are saved, or if you will have a good marriage, your walk with the Lord is what matters. The fruit that you develop in your life is much more impt.
---Donna5535 on 8/8/11

If you make an accusation that their is a possibility you could be wrong about, and you turn out to be wrong, that is called bearing a false witness.
---Trav on 8/5/11

It's possible I'm wrong. I have been most of my life. It's possible I'm right also. i don't judge you, GOD will take care of that. I just don't want your book or music.
You promote Paul. Pauls,books, Pauls love wisdom,and Pauls wife more than anything else from what I see.
You stated that GOD needed help. Yours.
Ha. That's where you lost sight of yourself. Your a legend, only in your own mind.

Sometimes rebuke is better than love.
---Trav on 8/8/11

I believe it important to both maintain our personal relationships with the Lord through prayer, study worship, as well as with a spouse. Wherever 2 or more are gathered in His name, He is there. Just to pray, study with a friend/brother/sister is a blessing. I'd imagine there's the potential for a deeper relationship when both are in agreement/equally yoked as one, and praying, seeking the Lord and His glory together.
I believe Ecc 4: 9-12 a beautiful depiction which may be applied to a husband/wife in relationship together with the Lord, esp vs 12 "12And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him, and a threefold cord is not quickly broken" My assumption is the cord of 3 includes the Lord
---chria9396 on 8/8/11

we are encouraged to pray for each other, but i do not recall an example of praying with another in the bible. maybe israel as one nation with one purpose. even jesus did not do it according to scripture. be sure that you are one.

right prayers do,(james 5:17-18 wrong prayers only make it worse. James 4:3
---andy3996 on 8/6/11
---aka on 8/7/11

NO Cluny, I didn't know that. I know absolutely nothing about the Rosary or anything connected with it. When I pray I just talk to God. But I went to a Christian school my last 4 years of high school & that was the focus of the family's in that school. Praying, communicating, playing together as a family. My husband & I live by that rule.
---Reba on 8/6/11

It's important to pray and study the Bible regardless whether you are married or not.

There are many examples of successful marriages where only one partner or even neither partner prays and studies the Bible.

Jesus said people divorce from hardness of heart.

But praying and Bible study strengthens us. We are in a battle standing against the wiles of the devil.
---Haz27 on 8/6/11

wel right prayers do,(james 5:17-18 wrong prayers only make it worse. James 4:3
---andy3996 on 8/6/11

reading and studying is fine. and praying. but, i caution that you should be one in Spirit before. your mind must be settled.

i do not know how many group prayers that i have been involved in where somebody said something so bizarre or turned it into a to do list for God.

i think prayer is THE most intimate thing that anyone can do together. i no longer involve myself in group prayer. and i do not have a mate with which to pray.

but, more than reading, studying, and praying, doing is most important.
---aka on 8/6/11

It is of the utmost importance, as a matter of fact it is the only reason i know of that God allows man and woman to become temporarily two from their state of oneness or togetherness.

1Co 7:5

It promotes oneness and shows us how to be in touch with our own spirit man.

The more comfortable you become with your spouses spirit man the more comfortable you will be embracing your spirit man in their presence.

Very powerful in the sight of God.

That said allow me to say good bye and God bless to all.

I will be signing off from Cnet and desire your prayers.

It is to time consuming and I am resurrecting my flesh and must assure it remains crucified.

God Bless, Paul
---paul on 8/6/11

\\Remember the old saying, "Families That Pray Together, Stay Together"\\

Did you know that this saying was coined to encourage the family recitation of the Rosary?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/6/11

What's most important is for the two to become one.

That is accomplished by becoming single minded with God, through prayer and scripture, as well as communicating with each other.
---James_L on 8/6/11

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