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Monday, June 11, 2012

Pray for Marriages (Wild or sedate?)

Greetings Prayer Warriors!

Do you prefer roller-coasters or merry-go-rounds?  Some marriages are like roller-coasters, up, down, and unpredictable; A wild ride where the emotions spike and plummet.  Others are like merry-go-rounds.  Same old, same old; Very predictable, but not very exciting.

Usually spouses are two different rides at the same amusement park. One is saying “Let’s party!” The other is saying, “Doesn’t a quiet evening at home sound grand?!”  Perhaps this is the Lord’s attempt to build virtue within a marriage.  This dynamic requires give and take, patience, selflessness, and mutual respect.  These are earned and learned along the amusement path.  In the end the merry-go-round will remain predictable and the roller-coaster will still live for the thrill, but in time, the result will be a new-found mutual respect and an increase in virtue.  

Pray that spouses seek a deeper understanding of the other.  Being understood can break down many walls. 

Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8

Lord, we pray that you lead spouses to a common ground, where they can initiate a meaningful conversation which will culminate in a deeper understanding and respect of the other.  With you as their guide, may their marriage be filled with the joys of the unexpected, the comfort of your steadfastness, and the love of being complementary.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Pray for those on a wild ride! Pass it on!