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Monday, June 9, 2014

Pray for Marriages (100% all in!)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

We have this notion in life that all relationships should be 50-50, meaning everyone contributes their share.  Thus, we enter into marriage thinking this is the best plan.  I’ll do my part and you do yours.  We always seek a perfect balance.

If scripture shows us the way, let’s test whether or not this is a valid hypothesis. There are many passages with Jesus as the Bridegroom.  Not once does he command, “meet me halfway” but rather we see that He offers himself as gift.  100% committed.  Just look at the crucifix.  He held nothing back as Bridegroom.  He gave His entire life for us, the beloved.

For as a young man marries a virgin, your Builder shall marry you; And as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride so shall your God rejoice in you.  
Isaiah 62:5

Let us pray that the love of the Holy Spirit pours out upon all married couples giving them the courage needed to give all and expect nothing in return.  Lord, be generous!  Create unity where there is none and make them one, so that the giving is easy!

Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but [also] everyone for those of others. Philippians 2:3-4

Peace, Joy, and Love,
Janet

He loves you, the beloved.  Pass it on!