Greetings Prayer Warriors,
Everyone can pinpoint in moment or time in their lives where they have experienced a trauma of some sort, whether it be mild or major or somewhere in between. Perhaps it was a name-calling, a slight, a betrayal, or something larger like repeated physical or emotional abuse. While painful and confusing, it greatly disturbs one’s sense of peace, their ability to trust, and their perception of others.
Each of us unconsciously bring our unique wounds into our relationships, and undoubtedly obtain a few more figurative bruises in the process. Perhaps we aren’t even aware that our anger with our spouse is often about our old unresolved wounds. Conversely perhaps their sensitivity about certain subjects or communication style stems from their own wounds. Consider how wounds from abandonment, beatings, verbal abuse, neglect, etc. can impact one’s ability to trust and bond with their spouse.
Seeking counseling is like going through a car wash; it can cleanse your mind and help you see more clearly. Seeking and receiving grace from the Divine Healer will be what powers you through.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:18-19
Together, let us pray for all those actions that may bring about healing.
Lord, illumine our minds and help us to identify and name our wounds. We now unite those wounds with yours, lay them at the foot of the cross, and denounce them. May they no longer be harmful to us and our relationships, but efficacious by your grace. May they be but a holocaust of love offered for our spouse. We pray that our spouse be able to do the same, but until that time that they are able to receive your grace, we pray for their healing of mind, body, and spirit. Lord, give us courage to seek counseling if our wounds overwhelm us. Guide us in that pursuit, opening the doors to good and gifted counselors. Give us the faith to trust in your healing grace and the confidence to leave our wounds at the foot of the cross. Amen.
My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Peace, Joy, and Love,