I have seen you in your sanctuary
and gazed upon your power and glory.
Your unfailing love is better than life itself;
how I praise you!
I will praise you as long as I live,
lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
You satisfy me more than the richest feast.
I will praise you with songs of joy.
Psalm 63:2-5 (NLT)
I can often feel stressed when I’m juggling too much …work, family, marriage, personal issues…
My husband can also get caught up in work pressures and the demands of people for his time. And then he might even have to live with a grumpy wife!
It helps us to remember that life is not about us. It’s not about our work either.
Praising God together refreshes our perspective. It puts God in first place and back into the heart of our marriage. Even when we are really struggling we can rejoice in God’s goodness and love. We can praise him for so many things and as we do that the “joy of the Lord” returns.
Do you ever praise God together?
Try it. This week make some time to sit together and think of all the amazing attributes of God. Then praise him together in prayer.
Prayer (as a couple):
Heavenly Father, we praise you with our hearts and souls. We praise you for who you are and what you mean to us. We praise you for … [attributes you want to praise God for]. We worship you for your power and glory. We praise you for your unfailing love. We thank you that as we praise YOU, you give us the gift of joy. Amen.
Prayer (for others):
Heavenly Father, we pray for… and …. We pray that they would know you; your power, glory and love. We pray that their marriage would be filled with your unfailing love and that they would praise you for that. We pray in Jesus name. Amen.
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!” Philippians 4:4