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Monday, October 22, 2012

Pray for Marriages (Courage and Passion)

Dearest Prayer Warriors,

One need not look very far to see that marriages are crumbling at a rapid rate.   In past generations, divorce was a rarity, because couples supported the institution of marriage and were encouraged to look beyond themselves to the welfare of their family.   Today it appears to be about each person’s own happiness.   In other words, it’s all about “me”.  It is not enough for us to silently shake our heads in sympathy.  We must have the courage to speak up when friends are exhibiting harmful behavior, the passion to speak out about the importance of marriage, and the love to support other couples when their marriage is on the precipice. 

Have the courage to pray for marriages on the brink:

Out (in prayer)
Until (there is)

Be passionate about marriage:

Pray on others behalf
Ask that grace be poured out
Speak up about the gift of marriage
Support those whose marriage is injured
Include other couples and be a witness to selfless love and commitment
Open your hearts in love
Nurture the wounded

First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone. 1 Timothy 2:1

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Challenge someone to increase their passion and courage to pray for marriages.  Pass it on.