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Monday, February 6, 2017

Pray for Marriages (Sustaining it’s Life)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

To set and achieve a goal takes thought, preparation, perseverance and hard work.  Consider the effort it takes to earn a degree, get promoted in a job, or to master a skill. Strangely, to make a lifelong commitment to stand by and stay with another person encompasses only mutual consent.  There is little preparation, but instead lots of feelings and emotions. It’s no wonder so many marriages fail! 

Luckily, when we make a covenantal vow before the Lord, He honors it with a life enhancing net of supernatural graces. Often he will send us friends, family, or strangers to support us on our marital journey, encouraging us to honor our “I do”. Even when we feel isolated and all alone we are not, for the prayers of others obtain additional graces for us.

From now until February 7-14 is National Marriage Week. Most couples will agree that achieving a good marriage is a lifelong learning process.  It begins and ends with first working on oneself and then sharing one’s best self with their spouse.  This week, intentionally take time to work on your marriage, beginning by daily affirming your spouse. Then encourage someone else in his or her marriage and show gratitude toward a couple that has inspired you in your marriage.  Say a short prayer of “Lord, bless their marriage” every time you encounter a married couple.  Most of all pray that you may sustain another’s marriage through your prayers.

Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.”  Matthew 21:22

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Sustain the life of a marriage.  Pray and pass it on!