(Proverbs 15:8 KJV) The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Think of “sacrifice” (2077) as being an action you have in your daily life that involves responsible behavior that benefits others, perhaps getting up and going to work. You believe that shows your love for your family. On the other side think of “prayer” (8605) as being the act of communication. So far, so good.
Let’s overlook the point of evil intentions and just look at those two actions. One of the reasons that marriages fall apart is that one person, usually the husband, thinks that earning the living can take the place of communication. He stops listening and talking. The relationship dries up. Sure they live in a nice house and eat well but there is no sense of family. I am sure that women have ways of making this mistake too, perhaps by thinking a clean house and well prepared meals will substitute for helping the husband wind down after a difficult day.
Either way, honest, sincere communication is a must.
So? Get the actions right but don’t overlook the times a prayer and communication. This applies to God or your family.