Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Marriage Challenge-Day 1-Pray

DAY 1 CHALLENGE: PRAY

To begin this 14 day challenge, I want to challenge you to PRAY FOR YOUR HUSBAND. Pray for him in a new and passionate way – today and every day. Hopefully, regardless of how hard or awkward it may feel at first, you will begin a new habit which you can continue to do every day for years to come. If you have already been praying about your marriage daily, be sure you are praying FOR your husband, instead of ABOUT him.

If your marriage is going great right now, then pray for your husband. If your marriage is on the rocks, then pray for your husband. If your marriage is all but over, then pray for your husband. If you are getting married soon, then pray for your husband-to-be. Even if the problems you are experiencing in your marriage, if any, are not your fault at all, praying is still the first step towards positive growth. And while you are praying, BELIEVE that God hears your prayers, and that He is always at work in the lives of those who love Him, even our eyes are temporarily blinded to what He is up to.

I feel confident that you will begin to see God blessing you, as you spend time in His presence every day, and eventually, you will see Him blessing your marriage as well.

Stormie ends the first chapter of her book by sharing a profound statement, that says “It’s your responsibility to pray. It’s God’s job to answer. Leave it (your marriage) in His hands.”

When we surrender our marriage to God, only then can He truly take control.                       Dear Heavenly Father, I lift my precious husband Eddie up before Your throne. Surround him with Your love daily, guide his every foot step. Protect him wherever he may go, grant him wisdom for making all of his decisions. Please keep him healthy, and happy, today, and always. May he be a man seeking after Your heart. Thank You. Amen.               

12 comments:

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Thanks for the reminder to pray for (not just about) our husband.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Hello Denise! I saw you posting on another blog and followed you over here.Started reading your back post and getting to know you.You have such a easy way and it makes you feel like a old friend..smile..You do really have your little light just shining brite..So glad you and your hubby are getting on the right track.Faith and patience (hard for me sometimes) but god always answers just not always how we expect.Any how just wanted to stop and say Hi! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Denise said...

I love the idea.I'm in like flinn.

Michell Pulliam said...

Hi Denise! What a great challenge! Thanks so much for dropping by Tracy's "Encourage 24/7" and commenting on my post. Following your blog now...have a blessed evening!

Michell @Prowess and Pearls
http://www.prowessandpearls.blogspot.com

Dee said...

Great advice...I pray for him everyday...♥

Dianna Abreu said...

This Post Is Amazing, You Are A Beautiful Person, Thank You For Remind me To Pray For My And Your Husband. I Love This Challenge. May God Bless You Dear In Jesus Name Amen.

The Heart's Hunger said...

Thank you for all your blessings at my blog, thanks so much!

I hope that you and your husband will only flourish bright as your prayers stay strong.
LOVE!

LeAnn said...

I do pray for my dear husband. I too know that God does hear and answers our prayers. I loved your sweet prayer for your husband.
Blessings!

Cathy said...

Good Reminder to pray Denise!!! ♥♥♥

Bethe77 said...

I love Stormie's books and I think I have most of them and you truly do see changes not just in them but us. Love your post. Praying God love and grace upon you and your dear hubby.
Blessings

Ma said...

FOR and not ABOUT, I never thought of it that way, that is good.

Annmarie Pipa said...

yes..I pray for my husband everyday. I think it is my job to get him to heaven so I need to pray!!!!