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Monday, November 21, 2016

Pray for Marriages (Gratitude causes growth)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, let us slow down to contemplate the true purpose of the day: gratitude.  To truly be grateful, we have to slow down long enough to take an inventory of our lives. Take a break from your busyness to consider all the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon you, both tangible and intangible.  Don’t negate your crosses because those are often blessings in disguise Then let us praise our generous and loving God!

Everything indeed is for you, so that the grace bestowed in abundance on more and more people may cause the thanksgiving to overflow for the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 4:15

It’s also important to carve out time to consider all the things your spouse does for you, that can often be taken for granted.  Dwell in that space for a while and make a list.  Write a note of sincere, heartfelt appreciation to your spouse.  Combine the spoken word with the written word, and take notice of the power of appreciation. 
 
And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.  Philippians 1:9-11

Pray for married couples, that they grow in humility, gratitude, and love.  Then let your gratitude to God burst forth like a flower reaching to the Sun.

 Peace, Joy, and Love,
Janet

When we express our gratitude, the kindness of others grows.  Water the flower of kindness and pass it on!