04 Jan A Prayer for Better Communication
Husbands and wives communicate differently and because of this, messages you may think are clear may not be so clear in the understanding of your spouse.
So, the next time your spouse misinterprets your messages, find out what went wrong without shaming or blaming and use the prayer right below the passages of related scriptures to invite God into the situation to help you two sort things out.
Consider the following scriptures –
James 4:1 “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?” (ESV)
Meditate on the following passage of scripture –
Colossians 3:12-14 “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
“Father help (your spouse’s name) and I make an effort to understand the source of the breakdown in communication between the two of us. Help me to see where I may have gone wrong in hearing the information that (your spouse’s name) discussed with me during our conversation.
During this time of understanding Father; may I not become arrogant and start ridiculing (your spouse’s name) because of my lack of understanding. Though it would be easy to blame (your spouse’s name) and consider myself to be right, may I seek direction from your Holy Spirit and not lean-to my understanding in determining what went wrong.
Father God help me to remember and reflect Colossians 3:12-14 as I consider the message that (your spouse’s name) is relaying to me. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.”