The old saying is, "The marriage that prayers together, stays together." Well I wish is was the simple. Prayer is an important and powerful part of a marriage, but it what are you praying for?
Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (NIV)
This passage is located in a section of Matthew usually entitled, "Do Not Worry". But as I look a little close at this scripture I asked myself.
What am I seeking for my family? A house? More money? A better education? These things on their own are not bad. But am I seeking a righteous future for my daughter. One that will keep her in right relationship with Him. Do I seek His Kingdom over my home. Do I pray and Jesus taught us to pray, "... not my will, but yours be done on earth as it is in heaven." Do I seek peace, hope and joy for my family? Do I seek wisdom and knowledge for them? Do I seek the power of the Holy Spirit over my life as well as theirs. What am I praying for when it comes to my marriage and my family?
When Matthew 6:33 says "...and all these things will be given to you as well." what does it mean? Well when you read this verse with the other scriptures around it, it becomes very clear. You don't have to worry about if you are going to eat, what you are going to wear or any of the other basic needs of life. God will provide for you and your family!
What do you spend most of your time doing? Seeking more money to pay the mortgage or God's blessing over your home? God says if you seek a right relationship with Him, He will meet your needs. FYI - That doesn't mean you can give up your job and just wait for God to pay your bills. The Bible also says that if you don't work, you don't eat. Jesus is just trying to tell us in Matthew 6 that if we seek Him first, we don't have to worry about the rest of the stuff.