March 06, 2016

Marriage on Lent Day #27

Many thanks to Gene and Charmaine Boone for their thoughts on marriage today.

Gene and I have been married 53 years and we look forward to being together many more.  We are always thankful just to be together during these latter years as so many don’t have that joy in their lives that we do.

We hope some of the words we’ve provided from our heart, will bring peace and joy to others as they search for stability.

Prayer for Married couples in general….
Oh Lord, hear me as I pray; I thank thee oh God for your providence which brings human hearts  into the bonds of human love, so like the love divine.  Accept in Heaven, thy dwelling place, the union of hearts which have been joined together with thy blessings.
Grant that these ties which have bound these together may grow stronger with the passing years.  May they trust each other with a perfect confidence and together trust in you for guidance and help.  Prosper them in the temporal things according to your purposes in grace; and may they triumph through faith in Jesus Christ and find an abundant entrance into your everlasting kingdom.
May the grace and the love of God; the strength and the Spirit be with us forevermore.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Thoughts from the Heart
We both believe that honest communication from the heart, with each other will be a blessing and strength for a long and healthy and loving marriage.  Your faith in our God will give you the strength to give honor to your marriage vows and that ability will shine through to your children.

Favorite scripture…
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have because God has said, ”never will I leave you, never will I forsake you”.  So we say with confidence, “the Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid”.  What can man do to me?
                                                                                                                                                                Hebrews 13: 4-6