Earlier this month, I shared some prayers for husbands (or wives!) from Ephesians 1, Click here for the link, and now I would like to share some based on Ephesians 2. Prayers for Your Husband Ephesians 2
(In May and June, I shared some prayers from the book of James, chapter 1. Here are the links for all three of the PDFs – PDF #1 Prayers from James, PDF #2 Prayers from James, PDF #3 Prayers from James)
Have you enjoyed these prayers? Have you printed them out to use as bookmarks or to tape up somewhere that will remind you to keep your husband in prayer? I would love to hear from you! Continue reading “Prayers For Your Husband (Based on Ephesians 2)”
Marriage can be full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. But it is a team effort (husband, wife, and Jesus!) and nothing can match how rewarding a marriage relationship is.
Praying with and for your spouse can make a powerful difference. Personally, I would describe it as a gamechanger for my husband and me.
In May and June, I shared some prayers from the book of James, chapter 1. Here are the links for all three of the PDFs – PDF #1 Prayers from James, PDF #2 Prayers from James, PDF #3 Prayers from James
Now I would like to share with you some prayers that you can pray for your spouse based on Ephesians chapter 1. But before you scroll down to read them, here is a prayer for each one of you: Lord, I pray for the people who read these prayers and lift their spouses up in prayer. Touch their marriages, Lord. Reveal to them a way where they previously thought a way did not exist. Renew their hope in You and Your ability to strengthen their relationship. Give them a fresh perspective on how to celebrate You, celebrate each other, and celebrate the gift of marriage. In Your name, Amen.
Below you will find three sections of Ephesians 1 and a prayer that goes with each one. Click here for a PDF containing these prayers! You can print them out to use as a bookmark or tape them to your mirror, etc. (More prayers based on Ephesians will be coming, so be looking for those.) Continue reading “Prayers for Your Husband (based on Ephesians 1)”
There is a specific prayer I’ve been consistently lifting to God for the last year.
Sometimes, I ask Him to give me just a tiny glimpse of a sign that He is hearing my prayer and working in this situation.
Sometimes I feel renewed in my belief that the answer is on its way. Sometimes I don’t, and then my prayer is punctuated with tears.
Sometimes I consider taking a break from praying about this specific situation because I convince myself God is sick of hearing about it.
Sometimes I believe His perceived silence means that other parts of the plan are getting set in motion.
Sometimes I believe He is developing a characteristic in me that I need to be equipped with to better handle the answer to the prayer once it comes.
And sometimes I conclude my prayer with, “Lord, I trust You, but…,” along with a variety of the following options: but I don’t see You working, but I don’t get why it’s taking so long, but maybe I heard You wrong, but maybe my prayer is on the bottom of Your list.
This morning was one of those times. Continue reading “I Trust You, But…”
That one hurt, Lord. It came from nowhere and it felt like how I imagine a punch in my gut would feel.
What in the world was she talking about? Where in the world did she invent that story and the details that kept perpetuating it in her mind? Why in the world would she say that? How in the world had I offended her?… And when in the world are You going to take the pain away?
Questions are swirling, feelings are spiraling, emotions are spinning…and tears? They are streaming.
I want to forget about it, but my insecurity insists on reminding me.
Lord, please refresh my memory with the truths You have impressed upon my heart in the midst of past hurts. Remind me that Your opinion about me is the one that is most important. Remind me that Your Word is the final one, and it declares I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Remind me that You are for me and have wonderful plans for my life. Remind me that You are still working on me, and if I surrender to Your plan for my life, You will weave more and more of Your character into my decisions, my actions, and my words.
Lord, help me to remember that I, too, have said things about others that I am not proud of. Continue reading “That One Hurt, Lord”
Raise your hand if you would like to experience God’s perfect peace.
Isaiah 26:3 tells us that God gives perfect peace to those who “keep their purpose firm,” and “put their trust in Him.” In addition to perfect, the Bible also describes His peace as transcending all understanding in Philippians 4:7.
God’s peace sounds like something worth pursuing, doesn’t it? Continue reading “Perfect Peace”
“A Different Miracle,” is a song I wrote in honor of my niece, Rachel, and her family. Rachel, her husband, Shawn, and their three beautiful daughters live in Kansas. Amelia is 4, Laurel will be 3 in July, and Caroline is one-and-a-half. To say that their household is busy is an understatement. To say it is entertaining and that they could be one of the most highly-watched reality TV programs (based on personal experience and Facebook videos) is also an understatement. 😂
Before Laurel (Lolo) was born, Rachel and Shawn were made aware of potential challenges she would be born with. The range and extent of the struggles she will continue to endure is a mystery, but they, as a family, face them head-on and are grateful for every moment they get to experience with her. As Rachel says, “we’re so happy watching her enjoy life and love her sisters.” Rachel and Shawn are without a doubt her greatest cheerleaders, advocates, nurturers, and protectors, and all who know them are inspired by them.
This song, “A Different Miracle,” came about because of a conversation I had with my sister, Vicki, Rachel’s mom. We were talking about prayer for a miracle of healing in regard to Lolo’s situation. I remember we discussed the fact that there ARE miracles happening; not the miracle of healing that many of us have asked for…BUT…God’s presence has been felt and seen in miraculous ways… Continue reading “A Different Miracle”