Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pray for Me Monday


JAMES 5:16
"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so
that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and
effective." (NIV) 

PSALMS 116:2
"Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live" (NKJV) 

Welcome to this weeks Pray For Me Mondays with Home Grown Families and Pamela from Troop Petrie.  We are so excited to be working together on this journey!

Basically, PFMM will work like this:

  • Pamela and I will write posts on relevant topics and post

  • You can link up your own post, comment or e-mail us your prayer requests

  • We'll pray for you and hopefully others will, too

This week, we are talking about husbands!!

Tiffany {the single one} says:

The subject of husbands has been weighing on me for weeks.  Not having a husband, I am curious as to why this is! :)

I never expected to be a single Mom.  It honestly wasn't in my "5 year plan."  But, life has a way of taking over and spinning out of control.  FAST!

Seriously.  I was 16 one day and a single Mom the next.

I would be lying if I said that I don't sometimes want a husband.  Well, if sometimes is 99% of the time...

Then, I see what my girlfriends go through.  I have a  friend whos husband is addicted to pain killers.  Another friend is battling a porn addiction with her husband.  Yet another friend has a husband who refuses to get a job~ and then complains that there isn't enough money for the bills.

I don't want any of that!!  I couldn't even begin to deal with that with everything else that is going on!  When I see this, I think 'You can keep it!  I don't want a husband!'

I have so much more to say on the subject but we are going to have to save it for another week!

Pam {the married one} says:

Marriage is: rewarding, challenging, security, scary, forever, ending, comforting, uncomfortable.  Marriage is not what I thought it would be.

You see, when I got married I was living on my own.  I was independent and secure and did not need a man.  I went as far as refusing to allow our minister to put in the sentence "to love and obey."  Heck no!  This is something I have since regretted.  Something I long to repeat and change.

I did not understand the importance of praying for my spouse.  He is strong and can handle things on his own.  He does not need me.

I was so wrong.

When I am on my knees for my husband, it humbles me.  It draws me close to noy only my husband, but to the Lord, too.

So, how do you pray for your spouse?  What do you pray for?  First, I would say to ask your husband "How can I pray for you?"  That gives us something to talk about, it lets me know his hopes and dreams and fears.

Colossians 3:18-21

Wives you must submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord.  And you husbands must love your wives and never treat them harshly.  You children must always obey your parents for this is what pleases the Lord.  Fathers, don't aggravate your children.  If you do, they will become discouraged and quit trying.

Ladies, I encourage you to take time to pray for your marriage.  Ask God specifically how you can encourage and help your husband.  Along those same lines, I encourage you to ask your husband to pray for you.  I think our men need to know they are needed.

Do you have a specific request this week?  Please know that I pray for all of my blog readers.  The ones who comment and the ones who just visit.

Request~ Please pray for both of us~ Pam as the wife to a loving and faithful man and Tif as the husbandless Mom.  Please pray for all of those with husbands battling a problem and for all of us who don't have them.

Praise~ A Blogger linked commented that she needed prayer for her sick daughter and we are happy to report that her baby is home and on the mend!

You can contact us with your prayer request privately at PrayForMeMondays {at} yahoo {dot} com.



linds said...

i pray you will contiue praying for my husband jeremiah his gramdma recently passed. i have a praise! i had asked you all to pray for him to get a chaplain he could understand HE DID!!!

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