Day 2 – Pray.
Ask God to intervene in your marriage and make it happy. Ask him every day. If praying is not something you are use to doing, it’s ok, do it anyway! Remember, you committed to changing what’s not working and to try new things so here’s your chance. Pray for God to turn your marriage into the ideal marriage you wrote about. If you’re not sure how to pray, these are wonderful books of prayers you can just repeat until you are comfortable saying your own. The Power of a Praying® Wife Book of Prayers (Power of a Praying Book of Prayers) or The Power of a Praying® Husband Book of Prayers (Power of a Praying Book of Prayers)
Pray during arguments. As your spouse is talking, you pray. Ask God to intervene and help the situation. Then be quiet and let God handle it. Don’t feel the need to defend yourself and argue back, just pray and give it to God. Start small and see what God can do. As you see he will handle the small arguments, it will be easier to let him handle the enormous issues.
Spend 30 minutes every day with God, preferably in the morning. Read part of the bible or find a book that has daily reading in it. One that I read when I was starting my journey was If Not for the Grace of God: Learning to Live Independent of Frustrations and Struggles, it changed my thinking completely (which is what I needed).
After reading, quiet your mind through meditation. You will find that after clearing your mind, it’s easier to hear what God has to say to you. Sometimes it will be in a thought or maybe you’ll pick up another book and your answer will be there. If you don’t quiet your mind and make it available to God to answer you, how will you ever hear from him? It’s like asking questions all day and never listening to the answer because you won’t stop talking.
Pay attention to answered prayers. Keep a journal of prayers and any answers. This will help you down the road when you have a huge problem and you’re not sure God is going to handle it. You can pull out your journal and be reminded of all the times he has handled your prayers before.
Day 2 assignments-
1. Pray everyday for help with your marriage.
2. Pray during arguments instead of fighting.
3. Spend 30 minutes everyday in a quiet spot praying and meditating.
4. Keep a journal of answered prayers.