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Monday, May 9, 2016

Pray for Marriages (The Gift of Faith)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1

Many in the Old Testament had unfathomable faith.  Take for example, Noah.  He was warned of an impending disaster and told to build an ark to save his family and all the living creatures of the earth. What faith in the Lord he must have had, or he wouldn’t have been able to endure the ridicule and mockery that must have occurred.  Then there was Abraham.  He was childless for most of his life, yet was told his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky. He could have laughed at God as Sarah his wife did.  But he had unwavering faith in the promises of God. How hard it must have been for them and the many other faithful people of God to not lose heart and never lose hope when the going through trials.

They did not receive what had been promised but saw it and greeted it from afar and acknowledged themselves to be strangers and aliens on earth, [...] seeking a homeland […] a better homeland, a heavenly one.  
Hebrews 11: 13-14, 16

We can learn from these saints who persevered.   Within the life of any marriage, there can be times when one asks themselves if it’s worth the journey through the desert, over the mountain, through the murky waters, only to be shipwrecked on the island of doubt.

Let us ask for the faith of the saints! 

Lord, we ask you, we beg you, to infuse the virtue of faith into our souls.  We need the gift of this supernatural virtue! By faith, help us understand your will for our lives and our marriage.  May we realize that we are but sojourners here, readying ourselves for our true home.  As we anticipate the future, in your mercy, please bless the present. You are forever faithful to us! Blessed be God forever! Amen.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

The Lord will use you to share the Good News of your faith! Pass it on!