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Monday, March 13, 2017

Pray for Marriages (Lenten Love Notes)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

We are not even two weeks into Lent, so I thought I’d ask, “How is it going so far?”  Did you give up something?  Did you add some spiritual exercises?  Did you have good intentions, but haven’t quite gotten out of the starting gate yet? 

Do not stress.  It’s not too late.  Here are a few ideas to put you in a generous and penitential spirit out of love for God and spouse. 

When you wake up in the morning, ask the Lord to bless marriages and families.

May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all. 1 Thessalonians 3:12

Ask Him to guide you to someone who might need an encouraging word.

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.  Romans 12:15

Make a positive affirmation to your spouse each day.  Perhaps write it as a love note.

Let love be sincere. Romans 12:9

Pray a prayer of gratitude each day for your marriage, even if you don’t feel like it.

Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. Romans 12:12

Surprise your spouse several times a week with an unexpected kindness.

Love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor.  Romans 12:10
 


Lent always prepares us for the resurrection.  Who knows what the Lord has planned for your marriage?

Peace, Joy, and Love,
Janet

Less than 40 days to Easter Joy!  Pass it on!