I don’t know how much more I can take
sro42080Prayers: 1Requests: 4
May 8, 2018 at 2:21 pm
I apologize… this is long. I’ve been married for 38 years to a man that told me he was a Christian before we married. 2 years later when we were going to baptize our first child, he told me he lied. he said he was an Atheist. Through the years, I was a dedicated homemaker, wife and mother. I’ve raised our daughters in the Christian faith, and they continue with my grandchildren. Throughout these years, he has waiverec from atheist to agnostic to seeking a relationship with God, only to be hurt or rejected by one of the many Christians who I have interacted with. I’ve spent our marriage trying to keep God and church activities as a part of our life, with the hopes that someday he will open his heart to Jesus. So far, I have failed to influence him toward Christ, but instead put him in the paths of Christians not being very Christian like. For the last 25 years, I have dealt with not being a priority to him. Things I want or want to do are always after he does his thing…. if they happen at all. I have told him how I feel and asked him for some consideration and affection and it always ends up with him defensively throwing insults and hurtful words at me…. apologizes the next day…. but the pattern continues. We’ve been to marriage counseling, but he grows bored, and even fell asleep in one session. I’ve sought out my own therapy and 3 out of 5 are Pastoral counselors. 4 of them tell me that I should divorce him… for my own self worth and sanity. But that would be the epitome of hypocrisy, as I believe in the vows I made. How can I continue to pour out myself to making his life comfortable, when I get nothing in return to fill me back up? I am becoming invisible, yet am still expected to keep his house, cook his food and do everything but now the grass? I have not lost my faith… I can see God at work in every other aspect of my life…. why can’t I feel Him in my marriage?arenedesignPrayers: 2Requests: 0
May 8, 2018 at 3:29 pm
Sweet Father God,
Cover your daughter with Your tangible peace and comfort. I know that Your word never returns void, and so I pray its living and active promises over her now. Let her know and feel the depth of the truth that “Even if my mother and father forsake me, the Lord will take care of me” (Psalm 27:10). Thank You, Lord, that you promise in your word “The Lord Himself will go before you and will be with you; He will never leave you or forsake you; do not be discouraged” (Deuteronomy 31:8-9). I pray over her that she would not “grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). I thank You, God, that You are her help, for Psalm 121 promises that you are a faithful helper for Your people AT ALL TIMES: “I lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Thank You that You are faithful to “heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). I pray for the complete salvation of her husband, and I speak over His life what You promised to Israel when you said “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. I will save you from all your uncleanness.” (Ezekiel 36:26-29). And I thank You Lord, that you have armed her with a willingness to persevere, for your word declares that “Therefore, since Christ suffered in His body, arm yourselves with the same resolve, because anyone who has suffered in his body is done with sin” (1 Peter 4:1). God, You know what is required of here, and You will guide here in Your mercy and grace. Fill her marriage with the “life more abundant” that Christ speaks of for His followers. But also, Father, help her to be first and foremost surrendered to You, in love with You, that she might be able to follow You wherever You would have her to go, and do all that You would have her to do. For Your Word promises, “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ” (Isaiah 40:30-31). God we know that it is Your Word that breathes life– for You ARE the Word (And , Psalm 138: 2 declares that we can “give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.) and we can rely on YOU, for You have said of Your promises that,”For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) So God, help her to hide these Words in her heart, knowing that You are a God who knows “how we were formed” and “remembers that we are only dust” (Psalm 103:14) and that you will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we are able to bear (1 Corinthians 10:13). So God, help her to rest on the promises of Your word, as we claim the Word over every circumstance, emotion, etc. she is facing. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5) in her life, in her husband, and in their family. I thank You that You are with her, even now prompting her to “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10) and that “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14) Help her to remember to ask and keep on asking, knowing that You are not a forgetful God, but what the enemy means for evil, You take and turn for good in the lives of Your righteous ones. Give her Your strength as she continues, in all things, to fight the good fight of faith. Above all, help her to know that You love her, deeply, and are sincerely proud of her. Help her to know, moment to moment, that You have not forgotten about her, and that You are the perfect bridegroom. Give her joy, joy in You, and let her be a vessel through which Your saving love and power heals the heart of her hurting husband. We are all selfish, but it is Your love alone that heals and comforts ever part of us. Comfort Him, Father God, and help His wandering heart to find its way straight into Your arms. In Your perfect name, Jesus, I pray and agree with my Sister. Amen!soundyaaPrayers: 3085Requests: 12
May 8, 2018 at 4:40 pm
Dear Lord Jesus,
Please protect our sister from the plans of the evil one. Lord please help this mans heart be softer to you and our sister. Please let him walk a path now where he clearly sees who you are. Please give our sister wisdom to help her. Please help her draw strength from you, receive your love, peace and joy. May she have shelter in you at this time and know your will as she moves forward in this season. Lord please let here be hope and not despair, let there even be joy as a light in the darkness. Please stand over her so that her house would feel peaceful and safe. Amenpilly1356Prayers: 846Requests: 3
May 9, 2018 at 3:20 am
I pray in agreement with the prayers above.
Please,grant our sister Your peace. Help her in her counseling to seek Your Divine Will for her life and her marriage and then to rest in that, in the knowledge of Your love for her and that you will act. Please, guide her. Send Your Holy Spirit to encourage her, to give her clarity to evaluate her situation and courage to make any changes she needs to make according to your plans for her. I know it is not your intention that your faithful child should be unhappy.
I also pray for her husband, that he will be convicted by Your Holy Spirit to soften his heart and treat his wife with more love and consideration. Your Holy Word says that he should love her as Christ loves The Church. Most of all, Lord, I pray that he will have a tangible and personal encounter with you. May be have an opportunity to know and love you. Also, please heal his heart from hurtful things so that he may be open once more to seeking you.
All this I ask in the Holy and Blameless Name of Jesus
Jill- His #100sheeppattysyellowbusPrayers: 5491Requests: 44
May 9, 2018 at 3:47 am
Amen in agreement with those above. Praying for our dear sister to strengthen herself in the Lord, for her coming to community for prayer! We Praise You Father for what You will do as the Holy Spirit raises up an army of warriors to intercede and battle against the enemy.
Jesus, we Praise You for the answers and the comfort and strength You give our dear sister. We pray for her husband to come to know You in a real way: that he stand before Your throne of Grace, Praising You for all that You have done in his life. Thank you.diane.noblettPrayers: 19Requests: 8
May 11, 2018 at 10:03 pm
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please protect our sister in Christ, your daughter. I ask you grant her peace and direction in her life. Only You can touch the heart of her husband and make him see the truth. Bless this woman of God and show her the way as she continues to remain faithful. In Jesus’name…..Amenfrankopoy68Prayers: 4357Requests: 48
May 12, 2018 at 1:10 am
Dear Lord you alone can change a mans heart. You alone can mend the broken hearted. Please may your spirit empower change and rearrange this marriage in hopes of a new day. Please bless our sister for the years she has labored to keep her family whole and in the faith. In the loving name of our Lord Jesus Christ we pray.rkuzel2016Prayers: 2Requests: 1
May 13, 2018 at 10:06 pm
I’m a 29 year old woman reading your prayer request & I wanted to write you some words of gratitude. Thank you for holding true to your vows even when those 4 pastoral counselors tried telling you to get a divorce & even through the many trials you’re facing. I’m so grateful for your commitment to your husband even when he seems to be so absent in your life. Right now it sounds like your fighting through the “for worse” part of your vows, but I’m praying the “for better” is coming soon. If it never does, I trust you will still be faithful to your Heavenly Father & your husband. I pray you love your husband the way he needs as our Heavenly Father loves us -even when we have gone spiritually astray. It’s way too easy in this temporary world to get distracted. I pray God removes the heart of stone from your husband’s heart and yours if it is hard towards the hurt feelings and times you’ve felt so alone in your marriage. I love you sister and I’m praying for you both.
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