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Monday, October 8, 2012

Pray for Marriages (The Wisdom of Age)


Greetings Prayer Warriors,

The one advantage of age is the amazing wisdom one gains.  I guess something good has to offset wrinkles, love-handles, and age-spots. ;)  This is why it is important to have friends across the generations--to share the wisdom!

The Christian learns that there is always a cross to carry and if they stop wallowing in self-pity and look outside themselves, everyone else has one too!

I’ve learned that a cross is only heavy if you try to carry it alone.  The Lord wants to carry it with us, and often sends us helpers, but we have to humble ourselves and accept the love offered in its various forms.

We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. For we who live are constantly being given up to death for the sake of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.  2 Corinthians 4:8-11

Crosses are bridges from old to new, from despair to hope, from anger to joy, from death to life. Today let us pray for all couples feeling the weight of the cross in their marriage.  Lord, lighten their burden with heavenly assistance, increase their faith so that they trust in your will, and fill them with everlasting hope for we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.

Peace, Joy, and Love,
Janet

Lighten someone’s burden.  Share a cross.  Pass it on.