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Monday, August 19, 2013

Pray for Marriages (And Fast!)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Knowing my passion for the strengthening and building up of marriage and family, a friend recently let me know about a national call for weekly prayer and fasting that just began this past Friday for the protection of life, marriage, and religious liberty and continues on until November 23, the feast of Christ the King.  For more on this, visit Pray and Fast.  

This got me thinking.  : )  Since we’ve already been praying for Marriages on Mondays and Families on Fridays, would you consider occasionally fasting for marriage and family too?  Fasting can be a beautiful prayer of sacrifice and penance, as we unite ourselves to Christ’s redemptive work.  Pray about ways you can fast as you pray today for marriages. 

I turned to the Lord God, to seek help, in prayer and petition, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.  I prayed to the LORD, my God, and confessed, “Ah, Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your covenant and show mercy toward those who love you and keep your commandments and your precepts!  Daniel 9:3-4

Kind and Loving Father, hear our petitions for struggling marriages, for we know you make all things new again!  With compassion, act upon the prayers of your children and weave together marriages that are broken and torn, for we love your handiwork!  All praise and glory be Yours!

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Nothing is impossible for God.  Pass it on!