|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
Last week, you were taught on how to communicate in wisdom. This week, we will be looking at Wisdom in Prayer. I make bold to say that there is wisdom in prayer. Instead of arguing or fighting over issues, take your challenge to God in prayer; it works!
The Bible says in Philippians 4:6: Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. With prayer, you can present your request before God.
Power is released when you pray. One of the things it does is to force your enemies to turn back from pursuing you. God’s Word says: When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me (Psalm 56:9).
Prayer pushes off all your enemies and establishes you in marital bliss. Prayer changes things. Don’t start blaming your spouse or in-laws, employ the wisdom in prayer. When you see things going wrong in your home, it is not the time to fold your hands and say, “God will do it”. If you fold your hands and do nothing, then nothing will happen in your life.
God said in 2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. That your home, where quarrelling is the order of the day needs healing! All those ailing areas of your marital life need healing! God said that if you will humble yourself and pray, He will heal your land. That means, He will heal your marriage, home, children and all that concerns you.
Even if your husband is an unbeliever, you need to pray for him and be committed to him, and the success of the home. If not, you’ll be rebelling against scriptures (Ephesians 4:22-25). Therefore, help to make up for his weak areas. Don’t neglect or abuse him. The one you pray for/ with, you will find it difficult to fight! If he comes home drunk, for instance, meet him at the door, fall on his neck and say, “Darling, I miss you. Please stay at home with me and the children; we all need you….” I tell you, in his state of drunkenness, the Spirit of God will begin to arrest his mind and you will begin to see positive changes in him. Never under-estimate the power of prayer.
Look at this sister’s testimony:
“My husband did not attend any programme throughout the Breakthrough Seminar. I did not know what was wrong, but I put it in prayers. When the Bishop asked us to write a list of what we don’t want again, I said, ‘My husband must come back and give his life fully to Christ.’ He used to attend services before, but all of a sudden, he stopped participating in the prayer we hold at home.
Since I know that I am more than a conqueror, I said, ‘You this devil, you must get out of this home. There is no room for you here’. Thereafter, I believed God to grant all my desires, and the following day, my husband came to church, being a Sunday. Since then, he’s the one who wakes us all up for prayers! - Okorie, T.
I see God giving you your own testimony!
Pray for your children, lift their weaknesses before the Lord and seek His help concerning every area of their lives. God does nothing except in response to prayer. Gather divine strength in prayer to keep the family in shape.
The power to engage praying with wisdom is the privilege of those born again. You become born again by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you are not born again, your prayers cannot generate power, neither will God hear you. If you are ready to take this decision, please say this prayer with me: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through email@example.com; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).