Stay strong prayer

Prayer a very important part of a Christians life. To be able to go before the Almighty God with our requests, concerns, troubles, and also to uplift people…and with all kinds of other things. The last few weeks we as men have had the privilege to bring before the Father our wives. If we really think about it, how awesome is that! We started out with just to begin to pray; then we took more time to pray. By asking God, what to pray for our wives. You see this might seem foolish to some; but it is a very important part of prayer. We go before the Father, because we need His help….so we go before Him for His wisdom; wisdom to pray for our wives. Thanks be to God that He welcomes our requests.

Now in the “Love Dare” book the dares turn to an inward, so called, toward us as men. The first part of this would be to look inside of our selves to see if we are Christians and/or following God. Did we take the steps of receiving Jesus as our savior…Without Him we are not able to love, we don’t know how to love. We might think we know, but if we really stop and think about it; we lack in the area of true love and what it means. So this next dare is for us as men to draw nearer to God. To get into His word….more. To listen to Him, wait on Him, follow Him…To let Him teach us how to love our wives…So many times we fall into that “trap”, she does something then I do in return or we do something and we expect something in return. Rather just being happy to do for our wives, repeatedly, because we love her. Now here’s the new question, how has it been the last few weeks doing these dares? Hard, unnoticed, not good enough, hit or miss……Now let’s try a different approach, by asking our Lord to help us to do these for our wives, and doing it not only for her pleasure, but also for the joy of our Lord, Jesus. His good pleasure! Let’s face it, we need His help.

1John4:7 “Let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”

Proverbs 3:13 “How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.”

by Clare (Victoria, Australia)

Dear God,

You are my wisdom, stength and guidance. You are the candle that guided me home when I thought that darkness was all that existed at the end of my path. You have been there when I thought I was alone. Please teach me to be a wiser, stronger person. I want to be a reflection of your love.

I need you now more than ever. I need you to keep me going. I cant give up now. I have doubted you before and you have humbled me in my errors of judgement. You have proven yourself to me when it was I who needed to prove myself to you.

I need your strength to face my consuming fears of darkness. I wish to know the feeling of happiness and give endless meaning, hope and love to my family. I know without you by my side I am overcome with energy by those who work against you. I ask you respectiviely to please stay with me, and fight for what is right. I am strong with you by my side. Thankyou so much, I really hope that I can get to know you some more. I love you. Amen.

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