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Monday, November 9, 2015

Pray for Marriages (Attacked from Within)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Do you remember your wedding?  Most likely it was filled with family friends, laughter, and joy, and seemed like a slice of heaven.  You fantasized about your future life together and all that would transpire.   Adam and Eve must have felt the same way---they were married, living in paradise, and with plenty of time to get to “know” each other. They were living the dream!   However Satan hates unity.  He despises happiness.  So his method of operation and strategic plan never changes: divide and conquer! 

It is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘You shall not eat it or even touch it, or else you will die.’ ” But the snake said to the woman: “You certainly will not die! Genesis 3:3-4

Satan, the prince of lies, promised the attainment of knowledge and power outside of God, which created conflict between Adam and Eve.  Their promise of security as well as ours rests with God, but power and pleasure so often seem more enticing.  When Adam and Eve were caught in their sin, the blame game of transferring accountability began.  Sound familiar?

It’s little wonder Christ’s first miracle was at a wedding.  Satan was ready to create discord, even at the reception.  Christ’s miracle delayed their first argument at least until the honeymoon!

Lord, help us in our marriage to trust you more completely.  Where there is division, create unity.  Where there is discord, bring peace.  When we blame others, hold us accountable.  When we hold grudges, show us the healing power of forgiveness.  May we freely place our marriage under your guidance and protection, so that we may attain peace, joy, and love in our relationship.  Prevent us from cutting our ties with you and chasing vainglory, riches, and passionate pleasures.

I will lead the blind on a way they do not know; by paths they do not know I will guide them. I will turn darkness into light before them, and make crooked ways straight. Isaiah 42:16

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.  May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

For lifetime protection, trust in the Rock!  Pray and pass it on!