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Monday, February 1, 2016

Pray for Marriages (Love Sweet Love)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Remember the song from the 60’s, sung by several artists over the decades, “What the World Needs Now is Love”?

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone. 

50 years later it still rings true, but in an even deeper way.  What the world needs now is Love.

God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him. 

1 John 4:16

The world does not need today's superficial, self-seeking love, for it does not satiate but rather dehydrates.  Only Love who longs to pour Himself out to us can quench that deep thirst.  Bringing Love into the world is a decision we must make daily, beginning in our home. To love or not to love is our decision.  It is an action, not a feeling. To truly love we must be in a relationship with God who is Love Eternal. When we don’t feel like loving is when we need to ask the Lord to love through us and for us. His love is the cord that binds us together in marriage.  His love will then flow to and through us to our children and then out into this world.  We need Him and He knows it, but do we?

He became their savior in their every affliction. It was not an envoy or a messenger, but his presence that saved them. Because of his love and pity the LORD redeemed them, lifting them up and carrying them all the days of old. Isaiah 63:8-9

Renewal begins by inviting the Lord into each marriage and by reaching out to Him rather than shutting Him out when things get rough.   He is awaiting your invitation.  Pray for each and every marriage, that each spouse may have the wisdom and courage to invite Love in as his/her permanent guest.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Send Love out into the world.  Pass it on! 

*lyrics by Hal David