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Join me in a prayer for our marriages across this nation. Marriage used to be a sacred institution, a blessed event, something amazing, special, unique. it was something you saved yourself for, something you planned on your whole life, something that was worth waiting for.

2 people

joined together

forever

our society has thrown all that out the door. people marry for fun, they check the box on social media as a joke, it is rarely taken seriously anymore.

why?

why protect the institution that marriage has become?

why fight for it?

why worry about it? nobody else is… or so it seems.

the vows, the promises, the words we say during the ceremony and the contract we sign. it does mean something. listen to those vows, listen to what you are promising. listen to what has been spoken, that was agreed upon. those vows are powerful.

I PROMISE to LOVE, CHERISH, HONOR…

in SICKNESS or in health

rich or POOR

FORSAKING ALL others

for how long should we do this?

UNTIL DEATH DO WE PART

DEATH! that’s a pretty big one. how many strive for the finish line? how many put aside selfishness? how many forsake all others? even when they are sick? even when finances strangle us?

our society has confused love with lust and it is killing marriage, it is killing families. although we don’t say killing family, we say that we are just “redefining” family, “redefining” marriage. we are not stopping to think of anyone else. children. society. school. work. how does our redefinition affect these things? society does not care. it only cares that it gets it’s way – it’s freedom to do as it wishes.

Lord, today i pray for marriage.

i pray for those who are in marriages that cannot find that way, that cannot find hope, that do not know how to get back to the beginning. i pray for love to return, for selfishness to dissolve, for someone to come along that can help. i pray that they find a way to rebuild, to refocus, to put past hurts and words behind them. i pray they find You in their brokenness and their sorrow.

i pray for those who are looking for marriage. who feel abandoned, lost, thrown aside. i pray that You would bring people that encourage them, people to comfort them, people to stand with them in their time of need. i pray You bless them this day.

i pray for those strong examples of marriage. i pray that You bless their commitment. i pray that You show their children, their friends, their families, their neighbors, that it is more than just luck which gets them thru each day.

Therefore what God has joined together, man must not separate.

Today i pray for marriages around the world

and ask that you join me in this prayer.

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About todayiprayed

just a mom who was inspired to write some encouragement by a God who loves unconditionally and forgives abundantly. View all posts by todayiprayed

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