Who Me, Pray?…With Her?

posted Apr 24, 2012, 12:31 PM by St. Joseph Cheyenne
Who Me, Pray?…With Her?
By Jim & Susan Vogt, MA, CFLE
Down to earth questions and answers about praying as a couple:
Q. Why bother?
A. As you probably know, 46-48% of marriages end in divorce.
But did you also know that:
For couples who worship together each Sunday only about 20% divorce.
For couples who also regularly pray together at home marital stability is even greater.
OK, so praying together can be divorce insurance but it sounds kind of awkward to me. Sure it’s fine
for priests and nuns or really holy people, but we’re just a normal married couple.
Q. But we go to church on Sunday and say grace before meals. Isn’t that enough?
A. That’s great! Of course these prayer times are important and valuable, but they are different from
couple prayer. There is a certain intimacy and vulnerability that comes from opening your heart to
God in the presence of your spouse.