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Monday, April 24, 2017

Pray for Marriages (Athletes in Action)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

When one has difficulties in their marriage, they often struggle to persevere and stay on course.  They are like an endurance runner, hitting the wall 5 miles before they get to the finish line.  Pushing through the pain is HARD, however getting to the finish line is exhilarating!  It brings with it a new self-confidence when one realizes it is possible to get to the place beyond the pain and back to a place of joy. However, the key to getting beyond the pain in marriage is to ask the Lord to help you run the race and persevere.  It is not about self-confidence in yourself but confidence in your reliance on Him.

Therefore, do not throw away your confidence; it will have great recompense. You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised.  Hebrews 10:35-36

Responding to his call, we pray,

I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God’s upward calling, in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 3:14

Lord, hear both our spoken prayers and those that sound like groaning (or moaning or complaining) in the depths of our hearts.  Your plan and your reward are beyond all imagination.  Help us to contemplate that. Fortify marriages with your grace, surprise them with the tenderness of your love, and wash them in the ocean of your mercy.  Jesus we trust in You!

Peace, Joy, and Love,

If you are married, you are an endurance athlete!!  Claim it and pass it on!