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Monday, May 22, 2017

Pray for Marriages (Leaving the Circus)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Marriage can feel like a circus at times! While a rollercoaster at first seems thrilling, it gets old very quickly.  A merry-go-round seems more serene, but soon boredom can take over.  A Ferris Wheel can give you a new perspective, but soon there are new heights that one desires. Bumper cars can be exhilarating and give you a sense of power, but at whose expense? Unfortunately, our personal lens of marriage is often as distorted as a house of mirrors.  Do we only believe the mirrors that please us? What is true and what is illusion?

Maybe that’s the problem.  We are not grounded in the Truth.  Lord, help us to make You our Master of Ceremonies!

Come Holy Spirit; help us to see things as they truly are!

When he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.  John 16:13

The Lord doesn’t wish us be in a circus, but rather to rest in Him.  We aren’t to entertain ourselves in endless pleasures but rather to journey together toward a peaceful paradise of joy.  However our compass is off. The trailhead is hard to find and the path seems to narrow! 

Come Holy Spirit, help us find the path that we may journey with the Lord!

Blessed the man who finds refuge in you, in their hearts are pilgrim roads. Psalm 84:6
Lead me in the path of your commandments, for that is my delight.  
Psalm 119:35

Come Holy Spirit; help us to endure each trial, because sometimes leaving the circus behind is harder than it seems!

Endure your trials as “discipline”; God treats you as sons. For what “son” is there whom his father does not discipline? Hebrews 12:7

Come Holy Spirit; help us to persevere in love!

Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us.  
Romans 5:5

Let us join together in prayer and pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all married couples!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Peace, Joy, and Love,
Janet

Time to leave the circus and head toward paradise! Pass it on!