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One thing she did not do was give up. She persisted.

On Thanksgiving Day in 1989, God's presence powerfully touched her husband as he raked leaves in the backyard. Falling on his face before God with tears streaming down his face, he cried out to God and heard His voice for the first time in decades.

Over the years since that day, their marriage has been healed, their children have been restored, their ministry together has grown, and their prayer life together has matured. Not all is perfect, but they have seen many miracles performed by the hand of God because of praying together.

That husband was me. I thank God daily for my praying wife, who persisted until God broke through.

Precious wife, don't give up—that is, unless you are willing to face your husband on judgment day and answer his question: "Why did you give up on me? I needed your persistent prayers even though I was unaware of my need. Why didn't you persevere?"

Believe me, dear woman of God. Eternity may well hang in the balance for your husband. There is just one powerful thing you can do on your husband's behalf—pray! And that will be enough for a breakthrough.

Larry Keefauver, D.Min., is an internationally recognized pastoral leader, teacher and author. This article is adapted from Lord, I Wish My Husband Would Pray With Me.

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