We have all done it. We each have prayed and prayed and prayed thinking this is THE TIME that God will move in my spouse’s life. This time my spouse will change. We have prayed, certain God would answer us this time.
Yeah, blah, blah, blah, I have heard all about the woman who prayed for more than thirty years and finally her husband was saved. I don’t care. I want results. I want God to answer now.
Yikes, tell me you have not been on this road once or twice. The disappointment that follows a trip such as this is massive and can leave us feeling hopeless.
I want to ask you this. Think about your prayers of the past spoken for you unbelieving spouse. Has God answered any of them? Can you see some small answers? Did you recognize God’s fingerprint? When God answered did you remember to thank Him?
Apply the teachings of God’s word to your prayers for your spouse and marriage. Praying daily, no matter the circumstances, will return hope to your broken heart. This is true for me and it is true for you as well. I promise.
Use the scriptures and personalize them. Insert your spouse’s name. Insert your name. Pray them before the throne. God is listening
Luke 11:9-10 (New International Version)
9"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
1 John 5:14-15 (New International Version) 14This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
Never forget I am praying right along with you and I know your are praying for me as I pray for you.
James 5:16 (New International Version) 16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
I am convinced when we are residents of heaven, we will see the direct results of our prayers which were spoken on earth.
Be blessed, Lynn
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Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.