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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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!