Friday, 13 August 2010

iPray Fridays: One Flesh

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The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman,  for she was taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and be united to his wife, and they will become ONE FLESH. The man and his wife were both naked and they felt no shame.

Genesis 2:23-25



Happy 29th anniversary to Denalyn, the love of my life. Because of you, my winter has no chill, summer no heat and i can't stop smiling!

@MaxLucado (From Twitter...8/8/2010)

Dear all,

Firstly, Daddy I thank you for another opportunity to be alive for iPray Fridays. Today we will be lifting up marriages and romantic relationships before our Heavenly Father. This is for married people as well as singles..a few weeks ago a dear friend told me that 'if she knew this was what marriage was about, she would rather have waited to be 40 than being married'. All over the world, we lament at what is called a 'failing institution', we all know statistics, interesting that the divorce rate both within and without of the church has no significant difference anymore. Well today is not about numbers or sharing stories but about going back to basics, back to the beginning. Marriage was instituted by God, I see it as a 'type' for the relationship He desires to have with us. To be one with us.

Tweets like the one shared above from Pastor Lucado fill me with hope because truth is there are a lot of beautiful stories I know..Like my friends TA/DA and TP/TP..when you are around  couples like them you know that even though relationships can be tough, with God as your foundation you can overcome any storm. So today we offer prayers for the institution of marriage, married folk that we know especially those going through crisis, its not enough to talk about it but to pray about it. We also pray for single people, after the decision to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Master, who you marry is the next significant decision you can make.

So pray, anonymously or not. God who sees your prayers in secret will reward you openly. It is His desire that our marriages are a taste of heaven on earth. Don't settle for less.

So iPray, do you?


10 comments:

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

Dear Father,

Thank you for another iPray Friday again. We bless you because everytime we call upon u, u never fail to answer us.

This week, we lift up every relationship into ur hand - married and those in courtship. You have said in ur word that what God has joined together, let no man put asunder. We pray that nothing will put asunder relationships, marriages that are found in the shadow of ur wings. You word says, "He that dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the almighty". May you continue to hide the relationships of ur childrean under ur shadow so they can be untouchable and unquenchable. May love in this unions continue to grow and not diminish in Jesus' name.

Thank you for the marriage of my parents Lord; thank you for my own courtship as well; thank you for that of my friends and families... Thank you because you will also answer those of them that are still waiting on you for that special 'half' because by your mercies, they will not miss it. These all, I pray in Jesus' name. Amen!

Anonymous said...

Heavenly Father,

Just as Sister Zoe has prayed, I thankyou for the institution of marriage, and what you have ordained from the beginning of time. As your single daughter, I had prayed and prayed regarding this issue, and had thought that the last relationship was what you had ordained to be instituted before you - I was wrong. I leaned on my own understanding without seeking your wisdom. Therefore, on behalf of as many who believe on your name out there that are trusting in you, with their eyes focused on you as they await you to bring them the one whom you created for them from the beginning, i pray you give us the strength to not compromise and go after the deceits of our hearts. I pray you help us to lean on your own understanding only. I Pray you help us to keep our eyes focused on you and that you groom and grow us into the men and women you are prepping us for in the ministry of marriage, and again Lord pls only according to your will and not ours.
I thank you and I bless your name heavenly father.

Amen :D

Zoe Believer said...

Dear Lord

Its Friday again and I'm grateful for this opportunity to join my brothers and sisters to lift up prayers before your throne of grace. Today I am committing marriages before your throne of grace. Lord that we experience what it means to be one for we can only do this when you show us. You are love, you are unity. Show us the higher way of love that we only win when we both win. Heavenly Father please teach us the true meaning of commitment, what it means to dig our heels in and say like Ruth..I will go where you go.

Lord we pray for you to guide us in the words we say, the decisions we make. Help us to live God centred and not spouse centred lives in Jesus name. Help us O Lord to be shining examples in the world that God's way is the best way.

Amen and Amen.

Anonymous said...

My God and My King

I magnify your name. I am always eager this days to know what we will be praying about on this forum. Dear God, today it is about marital relationships both for those who are already married, those who are planning to and those who are still waiting on you for that special someone.

Dear Lord, my God and King. Growing up in an atmosphere as I did conformed me to an idea of marriage that is totally different from what I know to be true in your word. Help me to no longer be conformed but to be transformed by the renewing of my mind. Lord I commit my parents before your throne of grace. It is sometimes sad to think that after almost 3 decades what should be a beautiful thing to be enjoyed is something that is being endured. However Lord, you rose Lazarus from the grave after 4 days...so I know you specialise in the tough ones..the stinking situations. Lord I ask that in this sunset season of my parent's lives that you let the anointing of love...unconditional, sacrificial love come and bind them together in the mighty name of Jesus.

I prophesy change, I prophesy goodness..that my parents will turn round and testify of your goodness in their lives and will be a source of wisdom and inspiration to the younger ones coming behind. Daddy only you can heal the hurts of the past, only you can go that deep to both understand what has happened and also set the broken pieces aright.

Heal my family O Lord in Jesus name. Break the hold of anything that will want to prevent my parents from being one flesh in every true sense of the word in Jesus name.

Thank you Jesus for I know I will also testify on this forum in Jesus name. Amen

Anonymous said...

Dear Father.I lifT up all married and single people before you today.Lord,may the homes of all who are married be built by your strong caring arms and may the lives of all singels around the world burn with the deire to see you and your kingdom lifted high.Give all single people,myself included,the grace to seek all things that are yours and trust you to add the beauty and blessing of marriage to them.In Jesus Name ipray..AMEN

Myne Whitman said...

iPray too, and say AMEN to all. Thank you all for your blessings, you shall be refreshed.

Truth said...

Heavenly Father i thank You for this privellege to pray, i ask that no man will put assunder what You have joined together. Through the storm of marriage and relationship, Your peace shall be upon Your people. Your hands of deliverance shall set free those under the power of the enemy. You will illuminate the eyes of your people to understand Your word about the Institution You made to be enjoyed not to be endured. Teach Your people not to be hasty in time of storm of marrige and relationship, to seek Your face and get solution to whatever is the problem in Jesus name. Have Your way through those areas that seems to be no way. I pray Your people will not be part of the satistics of the divorces and the seperated ones. Move in the heart of those who are going through this proces to see Your hand of deliverance in their situation in Jesus name. Thank You precious Father in Jesus name.

Jaycee said...

I pray for marriages all over the world, mine inclusive. God makes all things beautiful, and marriage was designed to be the most beautiful thing between husbands and wives.

Amen to your prayers, and I'm glad I could read this today :D

jhazmyn said...

Amen, Amen and Amen.

And father, I pray for my sisters, Your daughters, who are still waiting on You for their Adam, through the lonely nights, through the fears, through the wait....Help them find comfort in You. Amen

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