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Day 16 - The Power of Prayer

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I feel I've been doing this dare since I began this journey. I've been praying for him and for myself. I ended up with four things on my prayer list for him: Pray his heart will soften so he can find forgiveness for himself and for me, Pray he'll get closer to God and seek His love, Pray there there will be a breakthrough in our relationship: that he will consider working on it, together, again, and Pray that the truth will replace his lies: he will be honest. I kept thinking back to the positive and negative attributes, and just how long the positive attributes list ended up being. "You never know what you have until it's gone" - that saying has been ringing in my head the entire time. Despite the negative qualities that he has, the positive and good ones far outweigh the bad. I keep blaming myself though for things that have gone wrong, for not nipping it in the bud so to speak. I should have seen the signs. But all of the "woulda, coulda, shoulda" isn't going to do anything now. What's done is done and I have to continue to move forward. It doesn't hurt as much as it did before, but I still long for him to come home. I know I have to keep steering my heart towards God though whenever I start feeling that way. I hope God hears me, I feel I've been praying nonstop. 

  • Most of us in the beginning, when we pray for our spouse, we say very selfish prayers.  Because we pray for our the other person to change so that we get what we want and the hurt goes away.  Not so much prayers truly for them.

    but as we grow in the dares, our prayers become more for them than for us.  

    God hears and answers all prayers.  In His time and in His way.  And  often He answers giving us something different, but far better than what we had asked for. He  knows what's best.  

  • I couldn't have said this any better myself.

    Pray his heart will soften so he can find forgiveness for himself and for me- Also pray for your own heart to soften. Even though we think we are good in this category we still have room for improvement.

    Pray he'll get closer to God and seek His love- Pray this for everyone, especially your husband. We could all benefit from a spouse that would worship with us instead of fight against us.

    Pray that there will be a breakthrough in our relationship- There will in God's time. Just put all of your faith in Jesus because with Him all things are possible.

    Pray that the truth will replace his lies: he will be honest- You be honest with him, and yourself. Be the example.

    The positive far outweighs the negative. That is so true. We married these people because they are chock full of positive attributes. We overlooked those negative one for a while until our pride got in the way.

    I blamed myself for months but I have come to realize and I actually told my wife this yesterday when she told me that it was me that did this to her that this is a 50/50 relationship. We did this to each other. Now we have to help each other. The past is the past. We have to forgive and move on. Live one day at a time.

    "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."

    Ephesians 3:20

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