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Monday, June 20, 2016

Pray for Marriages (A Future Plan)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

As the weather improves, we head into the marriage season, where untold time, energy, and finances are spent on the perfect day.  Some are lucky enough to have a wedding planner, while others scurry about looking for venues, shopping for dresses and tuxes, tasting a variety of cakes, listening to bands, and searching out exotic honeymoon destinations. And that’s just for starters.

 As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.  Isaiah 62:5

How wonderful it would be if equal time was spent discussing marital expectations, the couples finances and how they were going to be handled, the desire for children and one’s disciplinary philosophy, how the holidays would be spent, what faith would be practiced, and so on.  Simply put, how many couples plan for a lifetime versus just a day?

For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. Jeremiah 29:11-12

Marriage is one of the hardest vocations in the world, yet the preparation for it is akin to free falling.   While there is little we can do to change this, we can at least encourage engaged couples to invite the Lord to their wedding. In life He can be an unexpected parachute.  We can keep them in prayer, as it will be a wind that keeps them airborne. We can witness to them what the unconditional love of Jesus looks like, so that they land on solid ground.

Pray that the vocation of marriage be one of unity, joy, and love.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Help marriage take flight and soar to new heights.  Pass it on!