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Sarah - posted on 08/24/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )

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I could really use your prayers for my marriage right now...I feel like satan is trying to destroy our home. My husband and i have been married almost 6 years. We have three children under the age of 4.

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Gail - posted on 08/26/2010

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I have been married for almost 30 years now and have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. We've been through some pretty rough spots in our marriage but we stuck it out.

Sometimes I think the biggest battle comes with thinking the grass is greener on the other side. But trust me it's not. You only trade some problems for others. Marriage is all about growth. Learning to face your own problems, and learning to deal with his. Nothing worth anything comes easy. There's no such thing as a perfect marriage, because there's no such thing as a perfect person.

Another big reason for discord in marriage is miscommunication. Men and women are very different. You might want to check out http://www.loveandrespect.com/. They have a lot of great resources to help couples stop what they call the CRAZY CYCLE.

I think it's great you are going to counseling and I am praying that everything works out for you. The Devil certainly does attack marriages full force because it is a symbol of our relationship to Christ. Please don't let him win on this one. Draw near to God, resist the devil, and he will flee.

Rebecca - posted on 08/30/2011

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Father, help Sarah and her husband to lift their eyes to you. Give them an eternal perspective.

Katie - posted on 08/14/2011

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Sarah ~ Can I suggest a great book my husband and I are doing together? We are reading "Love and Respect the love she most desires, the respect he desperately needs" by Dr. Eggerichs. You'll be able to find it on Amazon. The first time I was told about respecting my husband was about 2 years ago, maybe 3. As he says in his book.. a husband sees respect like women see love. The Bible tells us that husbands are to love their wives and wives are to respect their husband. The Bible doesn't tell us wives to respect them if they deserve it or if they love us first or if we feel like it. The Bible says to simply respect our husbands. We are to respect them unconditionally. Not be a doormat, don't confuse the two. But in showing respect to your husband, he in turn will show you love. For men, respect is everything. You look at a man's world and it's all about respect. Women feel loved, so if our husband said to us, "I don't respect you". it's no big deal. If he said, "I don't love you" that's a different story. We would be outraged, hurt, and probably cry. Same goes for a man. If we told our husband, "I don't love you". He's probably react like, not a big deal. If we tell him "I don't respect you", that's a huge blow to his ego and pride. And to be a good leader, he needs both. Satan is always at work in God's children. Satan hates God so much that he uses God's children to hurt Him. Satan's number one goal is to separate God's children from Him. If you notice, Satan doesn't care about the unsaved. He doesn't care about the Christians who are doing their own thing. Satan only goes after those who are seeking God, and he will do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to destroy our relationship with Christ. I see it's been a year since this post.. I pray that you both are doing well! Be encouraged that God cares for you and that He will never leave you nor forsake you as his Child. Keep praying!

Kate - posted on 09/01/2010

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i pray for God to be in control during this hard time for you both, and that He will give you new perspectives. it's hard, especially with the huge responsibility of having 3 young children. i also pray for support for you both, and for protection for the kiddos. and whatever the intricacies of your hard issues are and how they weave throughout - God has healing, and redemption for each detail. the devil wants to destroy, but the Lord is allowing all to pass so He can use the hard times to bring growth and maturity in you both. i pray you have to strength to endure this, and be a momma who can focus on the kids with love as well, and that you and your husband find yourselves closer to each other, and your purpose and God, and the kids, than you ever thought possible. and i pray God gives you faith for this, He's the only one who can. God bless you and your family.

Truth - posted on 09/01/2010

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If you both are God Believing, Jesus submitted Christians, pray together for your family, have your church praying for you and everyone you know personally. Cover all your bases. You certainly have my prayers for you dear, but beware of whose prayers you receive. Not all pray to the TRUE God. Blessings!

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Rebecca - posted on 08/31/2011

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Please help Sarah and her husband to love each other today. Help them to see each other with your eyes.

Stacia - posted on 08/31/2011

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I will be praying for you and your husband. Marriage is always a lot of work and with children it becomes more work.
Something that helped my husband and I was to write down why we fell in love with each other. We exchanged our lists. It helped my husband and I remember that we Are special to each other.

Alissia - posted on 08/29/2011

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Hold on Sarah...you can do this. My husband and I have been married for 6 years too (with kids ages 4,2, and 1) and we just got out of a season like that. When you're in it, it feels like it just won't end...But know that He will never leave you, and He will never forsake you. If you feel comfortable to inbox me, I may be able to give you some more specific advice. I know the stress of raising small kids can really really wear on a marriage. It has really helped me to have women in my corner who understand what I'm going through but that can also continue to pray for me and share some of their wisdom. Be blessed.

Rebecca - posted on 08/14/2011

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Father, please help Sarah and her husband to love and respect each other.

User - posted on 08/10/2011

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REBUKE! Command that satan leaves your house and family at once! He is NOT allowed there! In JESUS'S name, AMEN! Get some oil and anoint your house, your kids, your husband and yourself! Do NOT allow satan in! I will pray for you!

Kylene - posted on 09/06/2010

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I was going to suggest that book too. It really helps husbands and wives to understand why the other acts/reacts the way they do. I'd recommend that book to ANY couple that is married or getting married whether their relationship is great or struggling.

Rebecca - posted on 09/04/2010

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Father, let Sarah and her husband be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.

Pam - posted on 09/04/2010

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I will pray for you Sarah! Satan is always at the attack. Stay strong in the Lord.

Rebecca - posted on 09/03/2010

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Father, please help Sarah and her husband to remember the love they felt for each other when they married. Please restore their happiness in each other.

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I am so sorry for you Sarah.....it must be so hard with 3 little ones. I know that the support of my husband is the only thing that gets me through the days sometimes (physically and emotionally speaking, the Father is always with me). And the days when I don't feel I have his support.....it's just devastating, so I can't imagine your pain right now. I hope that you feel encouraged that we are keeping you and your family in our prayers. And I pray that the Father's peace....His perfect peace, not the world's would just descend on your home tonight. And Satan would do anything to tear your family apart.....he's doing it all over the world in these troubled times.....so hold fast and remember, Satan has no authority over a home that serves the Lord. So make that your mantra....As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Lastly.....have you ever seen the movie Fireproof?? I highly recommend it to all married couples. It is so incredibly powerful. God Bless!

Rebecca - posted on 09/01/2010

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Father, encourage Sarah today. Help her to walk joyfully in obedience to your word.

Becky - posted on 09/01/2010

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My heart goes out to you, Sarah. I feel the same way right now in my marriage. We've been married for 9 years and have 3 children. I will pray for you. Our marriages are supposed to be a picture of the relationship between Christ and His Church. And The Enemy will do everything to destroy that picture. I will pray that your love and commitment to one another be renewed by God. Blessings In Him.

Rebecca - posted on 08/31/2010

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Father, please give Sarah the strength to love her husband unconditionally. Encourage her today that as she loves her husband, she is loving you.

Emily - posted on 08/31/2010

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Praying for you sweet Sarah and your family! I pray that the Lord blesses you, your marriage and family beyond anything you could ever imagine!

Way to go ladies! You all are such an encouragement for her!

Cheryl - posted on 08/27/2010

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Praying, I have a friend who is a missionary for Family Life, they have weekends for marriage and have a lot of people that attend and learn things that help them make the marriage work better.

Jill - posted on 08/25/2010

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sarah.... the encouragement and support come from God we are just the pieces to the puzzle ... God loves you and wants you to prosper....

Sarah - posted on 08/25/2010

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Thank you all for the encouragement and prayer support! :) I really appreciate it. You guys are awesome.

Carla - posted on 08/25/2010

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Father, we know that You honor Godly marriages, and hover over us to protect. Sarah is crying out for help, and we ask, in the Name of Jesus, that You undertake. Holy Spirit, blanket her husband in Your wisdom and love. Bring his heart and mind back to reality and protect him from temptation. Bring Sarah the peace she needs to do Your will in this. May she be still and know You are God. Amen

Sarah, take some oil and annoint your doorways, places where he sits (favorite chair, computer chair), your bed, his clothes. Rebuke Satan, then spend time on your knees. You know I went through the same thing, and it took prayer and fasting to break the hold. We now have a better marriage than we ever had! We're praying for you, sweetheart, God bless.

Jill - posted on 08/24/2010

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satan is trying to destroy alot of marriages right now... sometimes he gets my husband going too... stay in God's word and he will be there for you

John 15:7 But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you , you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon....

pray for the healing of your marriage...

can i tell.... i am in God's word.... and He is so faithful to me ... my husband i were fighting over something and not speaking ... my husband NEVER gives in and apologizes... he came home and apologized to me this morning ... 1st time ever 15 yrs we have been together ... now that is a miracle from God... God will not let His faithful be destroyed... so dive into His Word.... be faithful to Him and He will be faithful to you

Sarah - posted on 08/24/2010

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yes, we are supposed to be going to couples counseling in September. Lord willing that will help

My-Thuy - posted on 08/24/2010

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Ill def. say a prayer for you and your family and marriage. Sometimes i feel that way as well. But I also know that Jesus is always looking out for us and that everythign will be ok. Have you tried anything to help with your marriage? God helps those who help themselves. Its worked for us so many times when things just seemed like they were coming to an end.

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