CR 289 : A Marriage Prayer Request

Please Join me in prayer for F & J who are struggling in their marriage.  Husband purchased a home in another state where wife and children reside.  He lives where he works and gets paid well for it.  In order for them to own a home he has  remained where he works.   He visits his family once every other month but the time away has taken its toll on their relationship.  Wife declared to husband this week that she wants a divorce.  Husband immediately left to talk to wife and a prayer is now requested.

Dear Lord, my marriage needs healing and restoration. I ask that you would forgive me and my spouse of any selfishness and pride. Please show me my sins and give me the grace to ask my spouse for forgiveness in these areas. Please do the same for him/her. Give us the desire to want to keep working on our marriage. Your Word tells us that whatever you have put together no man can separate. Lord, help us to work with you and not against you. Give us the desire to not want to separate. Help us to lay down our rights. Help us to stop being focused on what our needs may be and begin to focus on what you desire for us. Help us to both get back on the same page. Lord, restore to us the love we both felt when we first met. Rekindle the flames of passion, desire, serving and giving. I now recognize that Satan would love to destroy our marriage. I rebuke Satan off of my marriage in Jesus name. I determine now that I am in this for the long haul. My spouse and I made vows for a life time – not just for when we feel like it. I determine today that I will not break my vows. We are a team. Lord, teach us how to love, how to serve and how to give of ourselves. My love for my spouse is not big enough to make this marriage work – I ask that it would be you loving us and helping us to heal this marriage. In Jesus name I pray.   Amen 
You remain in our prayers. God Bless You. 
We light a candle for you.