Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pray for Widows Who Want to Remarry

Lord God,
      I pray today for widows who want to remarry---for those who yearn once again for the companionship, touch and presence of a husband's love.
      May they use this desire to call upon You for refuge and strength.
     May they be thankfully open and honest before You, expressing all their dreams, fears, and daily struggles.
     May they receive help in time of need.
     May You open their eyes to the sources of help You've already placed around them.
      And Lord, as the widow Naomi prayed for Ruth and Orpah, I pray for each of these widows today:
May the Lord show kindness to you, as you have shown to others. May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband.
      As they struggle moment by moment to trust You again, may they each "be richly rewarded by the Lord," just as Ruth and Naomi both were rewarded with redemption---Ruth through a husband, and Naomi through an heir.
      In this process, Lord, gently lead them, reveal Yourself and Your will, and help them be restored and growing in You. Grant them contentment!
      Protect and watch over these beloved ones, Lord, and draw them close to You.
      In Jesus' Name,

A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord. In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is---and I think that I too have the Spirit of God. I Corinthians 7:8

May you rest in the Lord this weekend,


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