February 09, 2013

The Nuts and Bolts - JOIN US for Marriage on Lent

The Nuts and Bolts -

I will fight for your marriage in prayer.

Longer rant of the statement above can be found...here.

I would love for you to join me in praying for the marriages of our friends, family, church family and others you might run into (and our own marriages). You could do this in your own manner, however, I will list here some things that might be helpful.

1. Make a list of who you know would be blessed by prayers for their marriage. Pray to God and ask Him to reveal others you might pray for. Put your list somewhere that you will see it every day. Add new names to your list as they come up.

2. Start praying. Lent begins on Wednesday, February 13th. Let's pray for 40 days. On Resurrection Sunday not only will we rejoice that we follow a Living God, we can rejoice that He has heard our prayers and through faith trust that some miracles either seen or unseen have been done in hearts. Prayers of God's people never fall on deaf ears. God is often times just waiting for us to ask, He never pushes His way in.

That's it!!

Some ideas of what to pray for:

Pray for the couples to be aware of Ephesians 6:10-20. Pray for humble hearts willing to kick pride to the curb. Pray for forgiving hearts. Pray for the Fruit of the Spirit to infiltrate their hearts. Pray for them to turn to God in prayer. Pray for them to desire to know God's word and to act on it in faith. Pray for unbelief to be gone. Pray for the children involved. Pray for hope. Pray for hard hearts to be softened. Pray for repentant hearts. Pray for love to be felt, seen and spoken. Pray for a mighty work of the Holy Spirit....please add to this list in the comments below.

I typed out a list of scriptures today and I just deleted them ; ) Ha! I will not be deterred. I will type them out again...but maybe you might help all of us by giving us a scripture or two that you think would be a blessing to pray over couples. Please add your scriptures in the comments....*Update to this comment, I am excited that there will be numerous guest posts through Lent that will bless us with scriptures, prayers and thoughts. Thank you, God for your provision in this area!