A poem was sent to us recently (the author is unknown). It’s on the issue of making sure you live your prayers. It got me to thinking. It may do the same for you… See what the Holy Spirit says to you as you read:
Live Your Prayers
I knelt to pray when day was done
And prayed, “O Lord, bless everyone,
Lift from each saddened heart the pain
And let the sick be well again.”
Then I woke another day
And carelessly went on my way,
The whole day long I did not try
To wipe a tear from any eye.
I did not try to share the load
Of any brother on the road.”
I did not even go to see”
The sick man just next door to me.
Yet once again when day was done
I prayed, “O Lord, bless everyone.”
But as I prayed, into my ear
there came a voice that whispered clear,
“Pause now, my child, before you pray.
Whom have you tried to bless today?
God’s sweetest blessings always go
by hands that serve him here below.”
And then I hid my face and cried,
“Forgive me, God, I have not tried,
But let me live another day
and I will live the way I pray.”
Love and Live Your Prayers
I hope this poem inspires you to bless your spouse in some way. It has me. As a matter of fact, my husband is sitting across the room from me right now working on Marriage Missions stuff.
When I’m done, typing and posting this, I’ll be on my way over to hug him. I’ll then whisper in his ear, “I love you… and I appreciate you.” And then I’ll ask him, “What can I pray for you today?” Of course, I will then pray for him throughout the day (and beyond if it’s something that is needed).
Maybe at some point in your day today, you can do the same for your spouse. It’s just one way to live out your prayers.
Additionally, if you want to pray for her or him in a more concentrated manner, the following articles may help you:
Praying for your spouse is one way in which you can love your spouse well. And by doing so, you also show your love to your God.
Cindy Wright of Marriage Missions International wrote this blog.
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