What Can Couples Do Together To Build Up A Good Praying Life?

I know of a couple recently. Every time they are at the family altar,  either in the morning or in the evening; the wife doses or even sleeps off! 

Her husband has tried all his best to encourage her but all to no avail as she is just weak in praying. 

What can they both do to work out this hitch or is it safe to say the wife is a witch? 

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  • Its very normal to be tired early in the morning but that doesn't mean 

    You have to wake up early to pray with your wife first then wake the kids 

    That might help the dozing off

    - John Akingunola - 2019-08-21 18:32:46 Quote

  • Lol, we can't just conclude she's a witch.

    I think the time isn't convenient for her. Like she might be tired late in the evening, so if the prayer is conducted maybe immediately after dinner(maybe 8 or 9pm) she'll be much alert then than scheduling it by 10pm and above when she's already sleepy.

    Also in the mornings, she should be up like 1hour (say5am) before prayer(say 6am), by this she'll be more active, than coming for prayers immediately waking up. She can spend the 1hour preparing breakfast or doing something else.

    I hope this helps, if not, the husband should continue praying for her, for there's nothing prayer can't change.

    - Ruth Okoloeze - 2019-08-21 20:10:22 Quote

  • Personally I think they should do the prayer before she sleeps off they should develop the habit of sleeping together at the same timeso that when she wants to sleep they must have prayed 

    - Nora Chidera - 2019-08-21 20:32:31 Quote

  • Well in my own view family alter is good but I believe they can still observe prayers during the day when both parties are physically active. 

    - Joseph Kehinde - 2019-08-21 20:51:02 Quote

  • As the bible rightly says that Iron sharpeneth Iron so a man shapeneth the countenance of his friends. The husband should hold the hands of his spouse while praying so that the husband can shake her up whenever she feels like dosing.

    Another suggestion is that both of them should stand up while praying together because it is easier to dose while kneeling down compare to when standing up.

    - Edime Yunusa - 2019-08-21 21:06:17 Quote

  • May she is not use to it before I believe as time goes on she we catch up on it 

    Also she may not be sleeping early, early to bed is early to rise and also the husband should not be weary to wake her and pray for her 

    - FADIPE OLUWASEYI - 2019-08-21 21:23:32 Quote

  • The wife is not a witch, he should put her in prayers .It is a spiritual problem and no amount of talk will change her, pray are body and spirit into wanting God. 

    - Chukwuemeka Ekelaka - 2019-08-21 21:25:37 Quote

  • The wife most be up to something or lazy, he has the husband should keep praying for her, a protection prayer against evil the befall her, and he will find out in short time she will fall in love with prayer

    - Ibraheem Danteni - 2019-08-21 21:41:15 Quote

  • For me I can't really say she is a witch but at the same time the man should try making her lead the praying section and everything by doing so she won't be able to sleep but if she doesn't change then she needs to see their spiritual father.the man should also try and pray for her for God's intervention too.

    - Gabriel Racheal - 2019-08-21 21:53:14 Quote

  • A proper teaching of the word of God is needed and also prayer will become a lot more easy if the wife is filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Acts 2vs1 -20

    - Manasseh Adamu - 2019-08-21 22:52:35 Quote

  • Its not safe to call her a witch. It happens if the wife is stressed. It happens to me sometime cos I do my chores by myself and I'm not the type that likes house help. My kids are still young to do chores thoughy son who's almost 6 do help to wash their plates/cups after breakfast.

    - Sabbath George - 2019-08-21 23:03:59 Quote

  • No..

    We are all humans and there is nothing God can't do, I think the husband should seek God unbehalf of the wife.. And certainly God will come to their help.

    - Emediong Vincent - 2019-08-21 23:13:07 Quote

  • I think must a times to keep her awake maybe the husband should just pen the prayer points down and ask to lead atimes and even Bible passages for her to read with time she get used to it and it becomes her habit.

    - Adedoja Olumide - 2019-08-21 23:19:50 Quote

  • If the wife always sleep it means is not spiritually minded meaning she doesn't not appreciate the effort her husband is putting in. If she cries out for help her husband can take her to his pastor. But if she doesn't even care there is something fishy about her. 

    - Eghianruwa Rocco - 2019-08-21 23:28:00 Quote

  • Prayer isn't something you force someone to do, the fact that she doses off while trying to pray doesn't make her a witch, We Africans believe so much in aggressive prayers that we miss out on the real thing, prayer is simply just having a conversation with God, and while I understand that there are different dimensions of prayers such as the warfare prayer, intercessory prayer and so on, we tend to forget about the part where we just simply communicate with our maker. Maybe the husband should start with that, he should teach her how to simply tell God how she feels rather than binding and casting out demons at first, and secondly if that's not working he should continue praying for her aswel for God to ignite that spirit of prayer in her.


    - Glory Ejii - 2019-08-21 23:35:28 Quote

  • Dosing off during prayers does not make someone a witch from my believe. I think she might just be spiritually weak and the husband have more to do by praying for daily to help revive the sleeping spirit.

    - Musa Diko - 2019-08-21 23:57:21 Quote

  • Well, am assuming both of them are Christians, when it comes to prayer within two people, first they must have discussed at length about their prayer request and ensure that what they want to ask is actually their heartfelt desire and they AGREE on this... So, DESIRE is key! Hope this answered your question dear fellow? Good morning Sir

    - Opeyemi Olawale - 2019-08-22 00:23:18 Quote

  • They should talk it out and see to the need of a prayer alter in a home making God the great corner stone in your home. I will recommend you do your prayer on standing

    - Taiwo Enoch - 2019-08-22 00:51:52 Quote

  • That is why two are better than one. I think the should find out the cause of the sleep during family devotion: is the wife pregnant,? Does she sleep very late?  Is she always very stressed up in the day?..... Once the husband could figure out the reason, he will be able to help his wife out.

    And the wife should be prayed for and corrected in love. She will change.

    - Folakemi Obatimehin - 2019-08-22 01:58:20 Quote

  • The best that he can do is to continue praying to God and him must surly give him the remedy to the problems, and  let him never tell the wife that she is a witch.

    - Miracle Nwancho - 2019-08-22 06:26:58 Quote

  • The husband have to pray to God to change his wife from such weakness and also continue to encourage her by praying with her as he has been doing because in such, faith is built.

    - Sule Abdul - 2019-08-22 07:39:21 Quote

  • The man needs to continue in prayer and commit the wife before God in prayers too, some day God will interven and save the wife from that sleeping habit and join her husband in prayers.

    - Richard Ejiro - 2019-08-22 07:40:57 Quote

    1. The husband should not rush into anything ,he should make sure he talk to her more often, having perfect understandimg about their relationship
    2.   Nothing go without prayer so they  should pray to God to restore their relationship with him if there are a broken part in the relationship because only God can make the impossible to be possible, God can change the the couples life and bring happiness to their life.

    - Aminu musa - 2019-08-22 08:25:27 Quote

  • They should pray against the spirit of distraction or take her wife to the hospital for a  Proper checkup because that incident isn't normal. 

    - Kenneth Oliseneku - 2019-08-22 08:37:02 Quote

  • The husband should pray more against monitoring spirit in the marriage and leave a good life so that the wife can coperate. Maybe his life style does not please her

    - Chinwe Igboh - 2019-08-22 09:19:08 Quote

  • You cant say that the wife is a witch..sometimes it is as a result of how the person is being brought up.

    some families dont engage in morning devotion/prayers together,so i  think she wasnt brought up that way [praying together].

    my humble opinion.

    - Emmanuel Ifeanyi - 2019-08-22 09:51:06 Quote

  • The husband should pray more for his wife and hopefully her spirit in the marriage would be pure.

    - Adebolajo Ogundiran - 2019-08-22 10:05:10 Quote

  • Hmmm this is serious, the husband has alot of work to do on his wife, as a matter of fact he needs to stand up and help his wife in the spirit realm with his prayers, that's the reason they are together to help each other in every way and in everything 

    - Adeoti Funmilayo - 2019-08-22 10:15:51 Quote

  • I suggest the husband should use kind, loving and caressing approach it heals faster,then start the prayer with worship and praise.if it persists schedule a meeting with a professional marriage counselor. Prayering together creates a covalent bond in the family

    - Victoria chidinma Johnson - 2019-08-22 10:20:23 Quote

  • Firstly the both of them must be units and understand each other very well they must always pray together at least twice a day either in the night or in the morning before sleeping this will build and enhance their home and positively reflect the children as well

    - Olatunde Nifemi - 2019-08-22 11:38:59 Quote

  • Study the word of God first or listen to tape from great men of God that inspire then in prayer, and pray against laziness in prayers

    - Lenee Letura - 2019-08-22 12:10:37 Quote

  • She is not just prayerful like the husband,  u know women are very prayerful more when they have problems everywhere. The husband should do more by attending church activities with the wife so doing she will learn more reasons to pray.

    - Kenneth Orji - 2019-08-22 12:24:04 Quote

  • The wife is not a witch. Maybe she is tired from the daysdjob or house chores. Or maybe it is due to heavy feeding at night. I think the main thing to do is planning. They should plan their daily activities to create time for rest before prayer time. Secondly, watching the food they eat at night.

    - Awajima Ubulom - 2019-08-22 12:53:35 Quote

  • The wife should seek for the filling of the Holy Spirit. because the holy  spirit helps us  a  lot to pray without getting tired so soon. the husband should also help interced on her behalf for the infilling of the Holy Spirit for effective prayerful life in the entire  househood.

    - UDU EBUBECHI FELIX - 2019-08-22 14:16:04 Quote

  • The husband and wife need to come together and seeking the face of God  for mercy, ask God to deliver their marriage from the satanic attack and deliverance of his wife. 

    - Olapade Oluwatunmise - 2019-08-22 14:35:01 Quote

  • One thing we must know is this. You cannot give what you don't have.

    As a single, if you are not a prayer person, you cannot be a prayer person as a couple.

    For what you must do to have an effective prayer life is that, you first must develop a personal prayer life before you can prayer together.

    - Umukoro Emmanuel - 2019-08-22 14:35:42 Quote

  • Prayer is the master key to everything. The husband who is more steadfast in the word of God should further help his wife in prayers and counselling.

    - Kehinde Oladipupo - 2019-08-22 15:10:29 Quote

  • Well I think in this case, I think the husband should continue praying for her and always hold her hands while praying and shake her a little when she dose 

    - Ezekiel Ime - 2019-08-22 16:36:27 Quote

  • Well they say a family that prays together stays together to me the wife isn't a witch she's just too stressed out about nowadays job

    - Kingsley Okorie - 2019-08-22 17:19:29 Quote

  • He should know how to talk or to advise his wife at first... After then he can explain the powerful work of prayers and possible way the Satan had been trying to indulge bad feelings and deeds into the mind of human beings.. Then he should make sure he is always praying in her presence so that she can inherit the good behavior from him and he will let her know and feel the sweetness and the wonders of prayers by telling her to keep noticing the prayer point and the way it works out after you put your trust in your creator..

    - Ibrahim Omoleye - 2019-08-22 19:32:27 Quote

  • The wife may  not have any familiar spirit in her it might just be tiredness or laziness,or lack of understanding,  what I think the husband should do is to reduce the work load of her and also encourage her why she needs to pray.

    - Tomisin Mayowa - 2019-08-22 19:46:13 Quote

  • Its is now the husband duty to make his wife strong in prayer, since she is the weak type, just because she sleep off during prays does not mean she is a witch..... She might have over stressed her self

    - Joy Eze - 2019-08-22 19:53:58 Quote

  • The husband have a lot of work to do in this case, because the devils can take over his wife as she is weak in praying. He should pray for her that God should strengthen his wife in prayer aspect. 

    - Olakunle Abdulsalam - 2019-08-22 22:18:16 Quote

  • They should have devotion together. They should both have interest in sharing the word of God with one another  Attending prayer meetings together will also build up their prayers life 

    - Justice Samuel - 2019-08-22 22:26:25 Quote

  • This is a practical issue of knowing and choosing rightly. Of course, they need a more respected man of God who can give her orders to perform. 

    - Nelo Zac - 2019-08-22 22:28:45 Quote

  • It's all about how you train yourself, it could be that she don't take her time to pray so it has become part of her. But with patience and prayer for her she'll change.

    - Yakubu Shelong - 2019-08-22 23:34:35 Quote

  • She can't possibly be a witch  .. She might be tired... The approach of the devotion might as well be boring, so the husband might consider changing method 

    - Ezeji Favour - 2019-08-22 23:42:14 Quote

  • The couple should always encourage one another regarding the importance of prayer using the word of God to educate each other

    - Rukayat Ajoke Ajibade - 2019-08-23 01:05:38 Quote

  • He should not call his wife a witch. In this type of situation, the husband should go to the lord in pray and God must surely give him solution to the problem.

    - Miracle Nwancho - 2019-08-23 01:07:04 Quote

  • Sometimes, people just need to wake up in their own time and pray. The body system works different. They should both acknowledge what works for both of them. 

    - Promise Nicholas - 2019-08-23 01:17:45 Quote

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