Book Review | Five Things to Pray For Your Spouse

A happy and godly marriage is one of the greatest gifts one can receive from God. I have been married to my beloved wife for about a year now, and I can honestly say that it is one of the best things that ever happened to my life. It is a roller coaster ride of love, joy, laughter, patience, and sometimes tears, and sadness. Over the years of our relationship and months of being married, there is one thing that my wife and I can attest to: prayer makes any relationship strong.

In 5 Things to Pray For Your Spouse, Michael and Melissa Kruger give us a guide to help us pray for our spouse in 21 different areas and situations of life. For each of the 21 areas, there are five different things to pray so you can use this book in a variety of ways. You can pray through a set of “five things” each day over a course of three weeks and then start again. You can also take one of the prayer themes for the week and pray one point every day. Or you can dip in and out of it, as and when you want and need to pray for a particular aspect of family life.

What I love most about this booklet is that each prayer point is supported with a Scripture passage so you can actually use it as a Bible study guide at the same time. Each page also includes a space where you can write names, concerns, or prayer items.

5 Things to Pray For Your Spouse gave me two realizations: I am not praying with my wife enough, and I am not praying for my wife deep enough. This small book is a powerful tool for boosting prayer in your marriage. Whether you are newly-weds or married for decades, you will surely find this guide helpful and will ultimately change the way you pray for and with your spouse.  

Disclosure: A review copy of 5 Things to Pray For Your Spouse (ISBN 9781784986629) was provided for review by The Good Book Company, from whom you may purchase a copy.

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