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Monday, December 16, 2013

Pray for Marriages (Illuminate the Darkness)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

When one is in a fractured marriage, the holidays can be very difficult.  Rather than feeling merry, one can be overcome by sadness.  Whether surrounded by friends and relatives or just the company of one’s spouse, one can feel profound loneliness.   Among the bright festive lights, one can feel in complete darkness. 

Let us turn to the Christmas story and ponder the faith of Mary and Joseph as they pondered what was to come.  Living in poverty, being left in the dark about how, when, and where Mary would give birth to our Savior had to have been extremely stressful on them, especially Joseph who was to be her protector.  But by the light of their faith, with deep trust in the Heavenly Father, Light burst forth into their darkness, changed their world, and changed our world forever.   Could either of them ever have imagined the power of their “yes”?

What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4-5

Let us pray for those marriages dwelling in darkness.  May they be given the faith to persevere and believe that eventually the Light will illumine their darkness too.  May their blessings be abundant, for the power of their “yes” may change our world  too, one marriage at a time. 

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Illumine someone’s darkness.  Pass it on!