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Monday, May 23, 2016

Pray for Marriages (The Importance of “Yes”)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Being a volunteer at a hospital is a delight.  Being able to pray with the patients is a total gift!   So often during prayer, I see the love of God being poured out to the patient and even to their family. What gifts they received by their “yes”!  Sadly, many do not want to engage in prayer, so they answer, “no thank you, not today.”  If only they knew the gift that remained unopened!  However if we each examine ourselves, we too would see all the times we say “no thank you” to the Lord.  Who knows what gifts he had in store for us!

When you know your marriage needs prayer, do you ever say, “no thank you” because you are too angry with your spouse to pray for him/her?  When love is lacking in your marriage, do you ever ask the Lord for an extra helping of His love, or do your sometimes say “no thank you” because you want time to wallow in self-pity?  Rather than asking the Lord for some self-control, do you ever say “no thank you” because you’d rather have the fleeting joy of letting the sword of your tongue fly freely? 

A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse one breaks the spirit.

Being a witness to God’s grace in the hospital awakens me to the gifts He has awaiting us.  He knows we too are in need of some type of healing. 

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God.  Ephesians 2:8

An endless supply of grace awaits you. Prayer is the avenue by which you will be able to grow in humility and gain the confidence to open yourself up to His grace.  Open this gift by cooperating with His grace. He wants both you and your spouse to experience His gift of love.   He will teach you how to love and be loved for He is Love.  Kneel in prayer and begin with a “Yes please! More please!”

Let us pray for more yeses so that His healing grace and renewing love can heal marriages!

And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 5:5

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Say “Yes!” and pass it on!