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Monday, April 18, 2016

Pray for Marriages (Weathering the Storms)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

“Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” Mark 4:40

In a stormy marriage, it is easy to doubt.  While maybe the word terrified is too big, weathering the bad times for an extended period can result in anything from doubt to despair. You may even cry out to the Lord as his disciples did,

“Do you not care that we are perishing?” Mark 4:38

Each person needs to discern whether to weather the storm, bail out the boat, or abandon ship. In such storms the Lord calls you to draw close and listen. Perhaps he will tell you, “I built the boat when you made a sacramental pledge before me. Do not fear storms.”   Maybe you got into a boat with a faulty motor, but he wants to encourage you that “I can teach you how to row”.   Or perhaps still, the captain jumped ship and free will left it adrift with you in it.

It is because most marriages experience many types of storms that we pray.  May the Lord sense the sincerity of our prayers for marriage and command the equilibrium disturbing turbulence,

“Quiet! Be still!” ….and there was great calm.  Mark 4:39

Peace, Joy, and Love,
Janet

Hope increases in direct proportion to prayer.  Pray for those too storm battered to pray.  Pass it on!