During our mass, we have a section devoted to prayer. We pray for our community, we pray for those in need, we pray for the deceased, and we offer up our thanksgivings. At the end of each section of prayer, we are requested to say those names we are praying for either out loud or silently to ourselves. I always silently (or a quiet mumble) pray for my husband, for my friends, my children, their birth families, my parents, and my grandparents. At night before bed I pray for my husband and my children.. that they are blessed with the love of God and my love for them. Today I will make a conscious effort to pray for my husband.. that his needs are met whatever they may be. I will pray that he develops a closer relationship with the Lord. As for showing my love in a tangible way... this one had me a bit stumped. So I turned to my trusty pal "google".... boy did give me a lot things to dig through. But I found these websites: UpliftingWords and The Great Date Experience (full interesting things). Not that my tangible way of showing my love is listed, but I am going to continue to be supportive of him and encourage him in his endeavors (career and/or his races). Right now he has to study A LOT, so I will offer my support as best I can by just being there.. he also has an upcoming race on Sunday... we will be his cheer team (the kids absolutely LOVE it! and so do I!).
One real question to think about. When you pray for him to be closer to the Lord. Is it truly for him or you hoping it changes things?
While you are on this journey, pray for Gods will in His life. And yours. The strength to accept what comes with that.
It is truly for him.. we have a good relationship overall (there are ups and downs.. sometimes the downs seem like pits), but reflecting on our relationship and marriage its very solid. I pray for him to open his heart to the Lord and to allow the Lord to touch his soul and give him peace.