‘Prayer Is Not Enough’ to Fix Marriage Woes, Pastor John Gray Says on ‘Red Table Talk’

John Gray, associate pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, as seen in the OWN broadcast reality show The Book of John
John Gray, associate pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, as seen in the OWN broadcast reality show "The Book of John." (videograb)

Pastor John Gray and his wife Aventer Gray were guests on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, co-hosted by her daughter Willow and her mother Adrienne Banfield Norris.

During Wednesday’s episode of the Emmy-nominated Facebook series, Pastor Gray, 46, admitted that the Coronavirus pandemic and quarantine have heightened tensions in his marriage, and more than prayer is needed to resolve marital issues.

“The reason why this conversation is so impacting to me is because, as a man of faith, what sometimes happens with the theological construct is that we think that our Higher Power will somehow fix it all, and sometimes prayer is not enough,” he said as he sat next to Mrs. Gray, 38.

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