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Monday, July 18, 2016

Pray for Marriages (Missed Communication)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Listening to various friends and coworkers, poor communication seems to be a key factor in marital discord. Either there is no communication, miscommunication, or loud communication if you catch my drift. Sometimes we are so busy talking or trying to interject our point that we fail to hear. Is it any coincidence that the words listen and silent share the same letters?

If you are willing to listen, you can learn; if you pay attention, you can be instructed. Sirach 6:33

If we do not listen well, how can we expect the Lord to listen to us when we call to Him for help?  How do we expect to hear Him when He answers us?

Let’s seek the humility to put our spouse first, admit we aren’t always right, and communicate from a heart full of Christ’s love.

Clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for:“God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble.” So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5-7

Lord, shower us with a grace that will increase within us the virtue of humility.  Help us to pause, silence ourselves, and always listen to our spouse with an open ear.  Help us to hear what is spoken and unspoken.  Help us to communicate clearly. Fill our hearts with your love so that it pours out of us in word, action, and silent expression.  With your grace, may we continue to spark love in one another. Hear our prayers and bless all marriages, especially those in most need.  Amen.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

May your prayers rise to the heavens. Be silent and listen for the echo back.  Pass it on.