Faith, God, and Prayer
Ordinary to Extraordinary Series
Extraordinary requires faith. Faith in God. Faith in each other. Faith in your relationship.
A simple thing you can do to change from ordinary to extraordinary is to have the same spiritual belief. Before marriage it is important to know each other’s beliefs and what they plan to practice in their lives. If you are already committed, choose one.
Prayer and Faith
Many of the very extraordinary couples I know are Christians with a very strong faith who put God in the middle of their lives. Prayer is the cornerstone of our marriage. We pray individually but also pray with each other.
I know in our world today people often forgo faith and prayer. They also lose their way in life when they don’t have a common faith to ground them. It may seem old fashion but having a union that is centered in faith changes relationships from ordinary to extraordinary every time. Worshipping the same God together creates a strong bond that the world doesn’t get to break.
Try going to church. Attend and participate. If the first church isn’t a good fit, go to another one. And another one until you find the one. Ask God to show you the way.
Pray together when you start your day, at meals, and before you go to bed. Pray together over the big and small things. You can praise God for your mate, pray for your mate, and ask God to make you an extraordinary partner. Be sure to thank God for all He provides and will provide.
Take the time to learn about the God who created you and your precious mate. God, not man, created marriage. God designed your mate just for you. Treat your beloved as a cherished treasure and you will be amazed how it transforms your relationship.
What have you got to lose? Throw out your old way of thinking and begin an extraordinary relationship based in a common faith, God, and prayer.