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Monday, October 17, 2016

Pray for Marriages (Uncovering Hidden Greed)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

“Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”  Luke 12:15

Immediately our minds flash to the wealthy or at least well-off people that seem to have it all and don’t want to share it with us!  Unfortunately, it is way too easy to point our finger outward. However, greed can take less obvious forms other than acquiring possessions.  We can be greedy with our time as well as our talents.

Are we sharing our time with others, especially our spouse, who may crave nothing more than the gift of our time and attention?

Are we sharing our gifts of cooking, organizing, fixing, praying, encouraging, navigating, administrating, (just to name a few) with those who don’t have those talents, especially our spouse?

Where is the hidden greed in your marriage?  In your life?

Lord, help us each to be generous with all the blessings and talents you have given us. May we as a couple use our complementary talents to enhance our marriage.  Let us not crave material wealth, but rather the wealth of a loving spouse, family, and community. Most of all Lord, may we praise you for the sacrifice You made to make each of us eternally wealthy in You.  May we forever praise Your name, Jesus.  Thank you for making us rich in your love!

Peace, Joy, and Love,

When you pray for someone, the richness of your prayer makes his or her soul a little brighter.   Pass it on!