“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me- watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30
“The military comes first and as a military spouse you sign up knowing that. It isn’t easy, it isn’t what you would always pick, but it’s worth it. You take it one day at a time.”
“O Lord, hear their threats and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” Acts 4:29-30 Reading Acts 3 + 4, you will find that this prayer, this declaration didn’t come […]
God would you replace our verbiage with “I can’t” to “I will?” Would you challenge our lens to see how we can bring peaceful solutions rather than prideful divides? Would you soften our hearts to love fully and whole to embrace one another and learn from differences? God would you help us to see the potential in every season? The strength within and the peace to press on?
I speak against confusion, frustration and division. Lord, would you bless our baby steps of growth? Would you show yourself faithful in the sacrifices and soften our hearts as we grow through this next season? We desire to live in the abundance of what you have called us to, help us to not get in the way of ourselves, but let our life, our choices and actions reflect you and be for you.
Lord, I lift up the couple who physically can’t have children. Whether that’s in carrying to term or conceiving, God I pray you would surround and comfort them. Lord, I pray for the woman’s heart. I know she feels broken and useless. She feels forgotten and worthless. She feels stuck. God, I pray against all of these things and against the things that she is feeling and thinking but not saying. God, I pray against the enemy’s whispers and lies.
Lord, I lift up those who are dealing with obstacles right now. Whether that’s a home being remodeled, or an affair, or financial troubles, or problems at work, or infertility. I pray for the husbands and wives who are making improvements to their home, but are stuck in the mess, the dust, the chaos. I pray that they would have patience and grace for their builders and one another. If they have children, I pray that they would have peace to pass on to their children. God, I lift up the spouse who has just discovered their partner is having an affair. Lord, would you comfort them?
Father God, fear seems to be what haunts me these days… God, I ask for your forgiveness… in my weakness, I am fearful in my pregnancy, I am fearful in my job and I am fearful for the future. I listen to the song, “No Longer Slaves” and I weep because it’s true, You split the sea so I could walk right through it. You drowned my fears in perfect love.
Lord, I know that you work all things together for good. (Rom. 8:28) so I trust that you have opened the door for the house we live in the community we are part of. God, please give us direction and wisdom as we move into this next season. Give me sensitivity and insight to my husband’s needs and direction for where you would have us to go. If we are to remain in place, please give us a unified peace and a refreshed sense of strength and purpose to stay. If we are to go, give us a unified peace and clear direction as we trust your leading.