As I was sitting at the bank drive thru this morning, a truck pulled up next to me that had a decal in the back window. It had a cross and below it said Real Men Pray. Of course I couldn't hang out of my window and yell "Hey, can I take a picture of your truck?"
but found a picture similar to give an idea of what I saw. It actually made me start thinking about just how many men really pray with their wives. The early years of marriage with my Cowboy was spent solely in individual prayer. After we took the course His Needs Her Needs, it opened up a whole new prayer life for us. By the way, after that course we felt like we would be pros at leading a class on His Kids Her Kids because of our blended family but that's another story. Anyway, now every morning and every night we have prayer together aside from our own prayers. Our day is empty if, for some reason, we don't have our prayer together. I got to thinking about how many lives would be changed if real men stepped up and initiated praying with their spouse or significant other. Yes, it's intimidating at first but once you start, you can't imagine not doing it. If God united your marriage, then praying together truly bonds the two as one. You truly go before the Lord as one. Just out of curiosity, I thought there might be blogs about Real Men Pray. So, I looked up realmenpray.blogspot.com. Sure 'nough, there was Paul's blog. To my surprise, that was it. Total darkness. Just a blog. No comments. No profile. Nothing since January 2005. So where are you Paul? Okay. Then I found a site about real men praying naked and intimacy between a man and his wife. Yes, I agree about the initimacy but nothing I would really want to blog about. I'm just saying that praying together is pretty powerful. I will continue to look for real men praying out there and encourage anyone that might come across this to consider taking the first step in praying together as a couple.
Vio con Dios,
The Preacher's Wife