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Holy Father,

 

Thank You for Your promises. I especially appreciate knowing that have You promised not to abandon Your people (Psalm 94:14). I claim this promise on behalf of _____ and ______ today.

 

I know that things are messy in their lives right now. They feel that the love within them is cold and dead. Yet, You are both the Life and the Love (John 14:6; 1 John 4:8). You are the One Who gives Life to the dead and calls into being that which doesn’t exist at all (Romans 4:17). You are the resurrection (John 11:25). So Father, out of the deadness of their life, I ask that You make up for the years that feel eaten away (Joel 2:25).

 

Father, their strength has been weakened along the way (Psalm 102:23). Their heart and their flesh has failed (Psalm 73:26). They have cried out to You with loud tears, mad tears, hurt tears – show them the bottle into which You have saved every drop (Psalm 56:8).

 

I ask that You work within them a letting go — a relaxing — a being still that they may know that You are the One in charge. You are God (Psalm 46:10). You are the One who made them — and in the same way, You are the One that is in charge of their spiritual journey (Psalm 100:3). Lead them onto paths of righteousness for the sake of Your Name (Psalm 23:3). And don’t forget the green pastures — they really need to lie down and rest there (Psalm 23:2).

 

You have promised that when we see You, then we will become like You, full of grace and truth (1 John 3:2). _____ and _______ need to see You clearly. Transform them from the inside out. May Your Word become life to them, not just something that they read on a page (John 1:17,18). After all, it is Your Spirit who gives life, not words (John 6:63).

 

Swell up rivers of living water from within their innermost being (John 7:38) because if You don’t lead them up from this place, then they can’t move at all (Exodus 33:14). Redeem their soul in peace from the battle that is against them (Psalm 55:18).

 

Show us all the hidden value of Who You are. Yes, Lord, show us Your glory (Exodus 33:18). In Jesus’ Name I pray for this marriage, Amen.

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Glory to God and
Peace toward men.

 

Isn’t it funny how we spend most of our lives trying to reverse the order?

 

We glorify man and expect God to be at peace with our action.

 

We garner glory for beauty, creativity, wisdom, and skill
— all gifts given to us by heaven’s grace.

 

We struggle between a lack of confidence and an excess of pride;
Too little personality and too much knowledge.
Aggression, digression, oppression and depression.

 

In hindsight, our place in the limelight has caused little delight —
just a much increased appetite.

 

The only glory in our story is our return to His order.

 

Glory to God and
Peace toward men.

 

As we stand in the Light,
Reflecting light so all can see,
His Name is glorified.
His Fame is revealed.
His Flame is ignited.

 

And when I agree with His way,
I find that I’m filled with the peace
That surpasses all my understanding —
Known on earth among those “with whom He is pleased.” (Luke 2:14).

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