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Monday, June 24, 2013

Pray for Marriages (Shine Your Light)


Greetings Prayer Warriors,

There it was taunting me on the morning news.  Marriage rates are at their lowest point in 100 years.

It’s ironic that heterosexual couples are choosing to live together, have babies, and delay or avoid marriage, while homosexual couples are advocating for marriage so that their children can say their parents are married.

The song lyrics of “If We’ve Ever Needed You” by Casting Crowns, entered my mind.

Hear our cry, Lord we pray,
Our faces down, our hands are raised,
You called us out, we turned away, we've turned away.

With ship wrecked faith, idols rise,
We do what is right, in our own eyes,
Our children now, will pay the price,
We need Your light, Lord, shine Your light.

If we've ever needed You, Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now,
We are desperate for Your hand, we're reachin' out, we're reachin' out.

Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in heaven.  Matthew 6:10

Lord, we pray that all of your beloved children be infused with the light of your truth.  With faith, we continue to pray for the preservation and strengthening of all marriages: 

Lord, heal broken marriages, so they may be a witness to your mercy.  Strengthen good marriages, that they may be a witness to your love.  Shine you light on strong marriages, so they may be a beacon of hope, a sign of your Life, and a witness to your Glory.  Amen.

“Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:5

Peace, Joy, and Love,
Janet

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