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Monday, July 23, 2012

Pray for Marriages (Restraint)


Greetings Prayer Warriors,

What would the state of marriages be today if spouses practiced the virtue of temperance (restraint, self-control, abstention, moderation) in their words and in their behavior?  Have you seen the absence of this virtue destroy a marriage?

Naturally, our minds jump to someone else, but before thinking of someone else, consider your own behavior first.  Just remember, every time you point your finger at someone, there are 4 fingers pointing back at you! 

This week let’s ask the Lord for the gift of temperance for ourselves, for our spouses, and for all marriages.  May He heal those marriages destroyed by excess and protect those that are weak and vulnerable.

Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, virtue with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with devotion, devotion with mutual affection, mutual affection with love. 2 Peter 1:5-7

You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.  Psalm 32:7

Peace, Joy, and Love,
Janet

Pray without restraint!  Pass it on!