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Monday, October 21, 2013

Pray for Marriages (Loving the Imperfect)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Many who are single are always looking for that perfect partner, one who is compatible and worthy of a lifelong commitment.  Similarly, many who are married are wondering why their spouse can’t be more perfect, more worthy of them.

The success of a marriage is not about finding the perfect person, but choosing to love the imperfect person that you’ve chosen to marry.   

Loving someone is a choice.  Sometimes it’s a hard choice, especially after years of marriage.   But we are never alone.  The Lord stands with us, ready with abundant grace, waiting for us to ask for His help and to trust in Him.   One is only able to reach perfection in Him.

In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will, for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved. Ephesians 1: 5-6

Suddenly one may realize that marital success is not about control, but surrender; Surrendering to Him, allowing Him to teach you how to love as He does.

Make some time to pray for marriages, asking that spouses may be granted the grace to love more completely, more selflessly, more perfectly, through Him, in Him and with Him.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Encourage someone to love more, perfectly in Him.  Pass it on!