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Monday, April 11, 2016

Pray for Marriages (Transitions)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Every married couple understands that anything that upsets the status quo of their relationship can cause turbulence.   Any life event can cause waves.  Perhaps it’s the addition of a child, or one leaving for college.  Maybe it’s the death of a parent or an extended illness in the family. Still yet it could be the delinquency of a child or grandchild, or an extramarital affair.  Marital happiness ebbs and flows on the sea of change.  Do you run when your sense a large wave or do you learn how to dive through them?  How do you survive the crashing waves?  Let us never forget who can calm every storm and save us from destruction!

They came and woke him saying, “Master, master, we are perishing!” He awakened, rebuked the wind and the waves, and they subsided and there was a calm. Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?” But they were filled with awe and amazed and said to one another, “Who then is this, who commands even the winds and the sea, and they obey him?”  Luke 8:24-25

Regardless of whether you feel your marriage is a yacht that never senses any waves and you are as safe as the Titanic or perhaps your marriage is more like a small rowboat constantly tossed to and fro, let us pray that no matter what storms batter you in your marriage, you will have the faith to trust in the Lord as your life raft. 

LORD, God of hosts, who is like you? Mighty LORD, your faithfulness surrounds you. You rule the raging sea; you still its swelling waves.  
Psalm 89:9-10

Heavenly Father, you look at each of us as your precious children.  How much more lovingly must you look at those who have committed to each other in the sacrament of marriage.  Lord, please be extra generous with your grace, your protection, and your Love.   Help us not to fear the large waves of life but to grab you as our surfboard, for you can turn our fear into joyful exhilaration.  Help us to understand that as a loving Father, you hear not only our cries but every labored breath.  We praise you and we thank you for your unfailing love. 

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Storms are inevitable.  Prayer helps you ride the waves.  Pass it on!