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Monday, July 2, 2012

Pray for Marriages (Inspired or tired?)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Are you feeling inspired or tired?

Sometimes I feel like a pendulum swinging back and forth between these two.   I guess that is just life, whether it pertains to writing this blog or engaging in any other aspect of my life: parenting, friendships, career, or marriage. 

Not to sound A.D.D., but suddenly I decided to discover what a pendulum swings from. 

A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. When a pendulum is displaced sideways from its resting equilibrium position, it is subject to a restoring force due to gravity that will accelerate it back toward the equilibrium position.*

After reading the definition of pendulum, I felt a bit inspired, because I realized that Christ is the pivot.  Our free will takes us back and forth, but Christ is always trying to help us find our equilibrium; he is our restoring force, our gravity that keeps us grounded and balanced.

When we apply this to marriage, a true pendulum, it becomes clear that to keep the momentum, we must have Christ in our life and thus our marriage, to be our pivot, our source of grace that helps us find our equilibrium when we are feeling more tired than inspired.

Christ dwells with them, gives them the strength to take up their crosses and so follow him, to rise again after they have fallen, to forgive one another, to bear one another's burdens, to "be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ," and to love one another with supernatural, tender, and fruitful love.  CCC1642

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  Ephesians 3:14-17

Lord, we ask that you generously pour your grace upon marriages.  Be that restoring force to bring all broken marriages back into equilibrium.  Take couples from tired to inspired, so that they may be living witnesses to the power of your divine grace.  We ask this with humility and faith, in your most precious name, Amen.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Take someone from tired to inspired.  Pass it on.

* source: Wikipedia