Last Monday many of you tuned in and listened to my video log entitled, Powerful One Sentence Prayer. Thanks for tuning in and listening. I was moved by your many thoughtful and hopeful comments. I believe strongly in the power of prayer. My confidence in Christ is so strong that even though I face a monumental setback with regard to the hope for my husband’s salvation, I will not stop praying. (see Friday’s post for a Chronicles of the Donovan Clan update.)
One of the comments from last Monday has been on my mind and heart heavily since it was posted. I will tell you I think it has validity and it is a discussion we need to engage as it relates to marriage.
Below is the comment. Read through it and let me know your thoughts. Let’s have a real conversation about how we navigate a difficult marriage in which this woman speaks. To get a full understanding of her comment, click here and listen to the video log message, then come back and let’s chat.
Love this blog, Lynn and Dineen. What a beautiful heart you both have. God bless you for helping women like you do. Question: can we really use a prayer like some magical wand we wave over husbands? When do we finally recognize that Christ may call us to endure certain loss in our marriage and let go of expectations? Maybe this question is taking an entirely different direction, but I'd love to hear some responses. As a woman in a marriage with no emotional, spiritual, or sexual needs being met, but a comfortable house and paid utilities, I gave up praying like that twenty years ago. Just to live in peace with this man is the most I can hope for, not because of my lack of faith, but because Jesus has not chosen to change anything about this man. I've been told to divorce him but please don't misunderstand. I don't want to disparage anyone's faith or hope in the Lord to bring about change; God can do whatever He thinks is best for the individual. But I don't give others false hope. The more I pray, the more loss I experience which only shows me the overcoming power of Christ to bring me through the terrible heartache with healing and joy in spite of the pain. Maybe I'm wrong about all this but it seems I've had to let go of all expectations to ever be loved the way I want to be, by my very own husband and don't see or hear anyone talking about this.
Dineen and I look forward to joining this conversation. We will be checking in and adding some of our thoughts and our experience. I am also greatly interested in any scriptures or prayers you can suggest to us on this subject.
Thank you for taking time to write something in the comments. I know that there are many readers who never leave comments but they look to our online Christian Community to support and grow their faith.
BIG hugs, 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!