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Monday, August 27, 2012

Pray for Marriages (The dawn of Love)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

God is the answer.  “But what was the question?", you ask.   He is the answer to all our ills, yet as imperfect humans, we often fail to see the obvious.  God is love.

This is why it is so important that the Lord be invited not just to the wedding feast but to the life thereafter.  His presence will keep love in the marriage.  But often He is pushed out.  First in small subtle ways, such as the elimination of prayers at mealtime and bedtime.  Then Mass/Church attendance becomes inconvenient but you promise yourself you will still make time for Him….one day.    But like an old friend, the more time that passes, the easier it is not to see Him or miss Him.  New friends (idols) replace Him.

Then a crisis hits.   “I hope He still remembers me when I call!”, you think.  But remember, God is love, and He is waiting for your call to renew your friendship with Him. 

God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.  1 John 4:16

Don’t wait for a crisis.  Call upon Him now, as an individual and as a couple.  Rekindle your friendship.  Embrace the love that has been waiting for you.

For the Lamb who is in the center of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of life-giving water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." Revelation 7:17

Dear Lord, the keeper of all hearts, protect the love of each married couple.  Strengthen their resolve to honor their marital commitments.  When a heart is broken, hold it tenderly and sooth it with your healing touch. Reach out to them in the darkness, that they may be overcome by the dawn of your love.   Jesus, we trust in you. 

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Light up the darkness.  Pass it on.