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Monday, March 21, 2016

Pray for Marriages (Temperance)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Do you ever aspire to a virtuous life? It seems like a lofty goal when you look at the virtues:  Patience, kindness, chastity, temperance, charity, humility, & diligence.  Once married, these virtues seem to be even more challenging! It doesn’t take long to realize that to reach the summit, one needs sufficient grace!

For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

Let’s start by understanding the virtue of temperance.

Restraint. Constant mindfulness of others and one's surroundings; practicing self-control, abstinence, moderation and deferred gratification; Prudence to judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time.*

What effect would it have on marriages if each spouse grew in temperance? Everything is easier with prayer, so let’s come together asking the Lord to help marriages grow in temperance. 

For the grace of God has appeared, saving all and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age, as we await the blessed hope, the appearance of the glory of the great God and of our savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2: 11-13

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Show no restraint in encouraging virtue or praying for marriages.  Pass it on!  

*adapted from Wiki