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Every Wed. we pray and fast for one another for resolution to our marriages and our lives. Every Wed. we can check in and let our fellow prayer warriors know we have prayed for the group. Prayer does mighty things and group prayer is even better. "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." Matt 18:20.

We send out the prayer post on Mondays so everyone has an opportunity to check in and to add their own personal prayer request if they want to/need to. Then on Wed. we can check in, hit the "Post Reply" button, and enter "Amen".

I think it will be great to see how God works in our lives and heals our marriages and us. If you want to pray with us I will be more than happy to add your name to the list below.

I would like to continue our special prayers this week: LostHusband (Bill), click here, who was in a car accident and was very badly injured; loyalwarrior, click here, who is going through some very rough times.


Prayer Warriors who are praying and being prayed for: -.{178 Prayer Warriors and counting}
cajunky . Ezra . Willgetthruthis . Godisincontrol . Natasha79 . JohnC . NMWBTWBD (Not My Will, But Thy Will Be Done) . Wallace . relady . steadfast and committed . morriggs . lupolady . stillwaiting . Broken Hearted . PasDeDeux . hopeful_person . GinnyF . justpeachy . cry2much . SNL . LostAgain (Dave&April) . Dodger (Rtron) . gloriachu . LoveNcare . JMF . WEN . NiteHawk . Absurd . LetSTry . AgainsttheWind . cemmerson . getting better . kellidiane . Terrified . BeeLee . idostylin . Resilient . thiscantbehappening . day by day . Jloves . broken x3 . Sue with Hope . sunrise1 . shepette . Malc . Faithfulwife . timbo-e . Angelia . FeelingAllAlone . broken_joe .

dopey . awake . trulyafriend . Is it to late? . stilltryingtosaveit . landslide . GODBLESSU . vega . LoyalWarrior . janna-m-r . ferbie . epiphOny . simmy . cajeanie . d_rose . lost_lonely . briank4775 . mayflower . Caged_Bird . LunaDove . goldielocks109 . darwud . Mrs. Darwud . Zuzus Petals . adamv . Army Hubby . Gail (mojodiva) & Shane . bonnie five & H . TryingToKeepHope . Hopeful98 . lghoping . SoTired (Mike & Trish) . evega . Douglas and Kirsi Nielson . Jessicafl27 . kimmy2 . auntielala . weezy8550 . miserynmissouri . STBXWife . sealfan . Jen Brown . SMIAJ . cinderella . GreggC . trying_to_accept . solon . serenitydipity . ilia . lonejrock .

anchorhugger . Prayer & Patience . Chikar . Alex6 . Hopeforamiracle . fishlady . rookie . Made A Mess of Things . *DeepSigh* . boden . new comittment . deeplyhurting . jeff15679 . Bob Castaldi . k57mo . skottyjay (Scott & Melody) . TROD (Tony and Julie) . thisso . ladysheep . hurtmorethanheknows . singleguy . tryingTOsaveMYmarriage . Keesley . recovering_dad . Terrianna . javaContour . BH . Cheryls . cherry log . AD. . Suebee . REJECTED . LoveMyEx . LostHusband . kings kid . kwhittle . vividwhisper . imready2try . staeryn . JoeCM . mike729 . Ridingtherollercoaster . DREslinger . ecpsap . Mr.Miew . Standing_For_M . Alcoholic’s Wife . gentle . Stung by a Bee . maximus1

Blended family girl . Diamonzzz . sctaylor . RichardF . bygraceamfree . butterflie . FinallyLearning . angielt . luke parrish . sadmama . Timeheals . OuchThisHurts . mojo95 . Cherylpa . nvrgvup . Titleist . auto009988 . Hope92 . JLight . Culprit007 and hubby . ddc03 . gfranco . cmj . BabydollDKM . allmyloveforever . skilletsoup . RonBayou . Daryl .

Prayers Answered/God's Gifts to Us:

hopeful98 (her Mom is softening towards her H) . Standing_For-M (H agreed to listen to a Dr Harley tape; also to attend a couple's seminar; D raised her grades from D's to B's) . skilletsoup (great weekend with BIL who is very supportive; starting fencing lessons) .

tryingTOsaveMYmarriage (made a promise to God to give me a headache when I am not living His Word – boy does my head hurt ;-) . lupolady ( was a Witness and Testimony to her faith to a woman in the vet’s office) . Steadfastandcommitted (W told OM she would soon be leaving her job, he replied that he guesses he’ll have to start dating) . RichardF (W and him went to a 'marriage weekend' together and have started communicating again) . TTSMM (stood by D in church when she did her first reading ever during her "First Penance" ceremony) . Standing_For_M (H is talking about MC; H is spending nights at the house; received $$ to payoff outstanding bills and bank the remainder) . adamv (talked and prayed the prayer of salvation with his 8yr old son) . finallylearning (has broken ties with the OM) . Steadfast and Committed (MIL left the hospital; his dog was found by the Humane Society) . Standing_For_M (H stayed over for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; rec'd Christmas gifts for her and her kids and food/groceries from her mom and her job; had great talk with H on phone; H said he told a co-worker a story about when they first dated) . lupolady (broken arm is healed; bought herself a new car) . staeryn (H moving back temporarily to help with their new baby) . sadmama (H is ending A and coming home; her D's pray for the Prayer Warriors) . hopeful98 (R&R in Mexico) . tryingTOsaveMYmarriage (at Mass, a child was being baptized and my D said, "Look Daddy, another member has just joined God's family; D is doing a reading at her "First Sacrament of Reconciliation" service this Saturday) . Standing_For_M (her & H attended S' holiday concert and had a good time) . tryingTOsaveMYmarriage (kids were playing very loudly while W was baking and she didn't lose it, she let them have fun) . singleguy (found a gal, and her dog, who he can have a friendship with) . hopeful98 (had a nice conversation with her H) . Standing_for_M (had a five hour talk with H, some flirting with him as well) . tryingTOsaveMYmarriage (in my D's public school, they discussed things pertaining to the winter season, she said "God's Birthday") . tryingTOsaveMYmarriage (I struck up a conversation with a former Catholic-Christian and shared my life, experiences and "The Purpose Driven Life" with him. first time I ever shared my faith with a stranger) . Blended faily girl (found a job within a Christian environment and received a raise) . Blended faily girl (the Lord placed a strong Christian woman in her life for a "Purpose") . Blended faily girl (four hour Bible study with sister on phone) . Standing_for_M (her H stayed the night, on the sofa, after visiting her and the children) . tryingTOsaveMYmarriage (a wonderful Thanksgiving with my wife and children - no fighting or talk of divorce) . Standing_for_M (her H's heart is softening by his actions towards her and their children) . LoveNcare (her son returns to his wife after 14 months) . lupolady (hard cast taken off her arm) . kings kid (good news about her biopsy) . Terrianna (daughter not moving away) . Steadfastandcommitted (wife is back and we are planning to renew our wedding vows in our church) . tryingTOsaveMYmarraige (D is interested in the Christian music I am listening to and asks a lot about God) . hopeful_person (H seemed more willing to consider a reconciliation) . GreggC (wife's heart is softening a bit and son asking about things in the Bible and believes in it) . WGTT (WH coming home) . d_rose (got a ways to go but we are going there together.) . Faithfulwife (GOT A JOB, Found a house, D is final and got a puppy that “just LOVES me”) . tsc (marriage being restored) . janna-m-r (Husband came home and wants to try to restore marriage even though he is the BS) . Steadfastandcommitted (wife gave up other man) . Stillwaiting (Got to see her husband for 2 hours and his heart seems to have softened) . Stillwaiting (neice is o.k.) . cajunky (wife not engaged & did something with family, told me she loved me) . Free (Marriage Restoration begun ) . Againstthewind (Got job) . betrayed and desparate (sucessful cancer surgery) . WGTT (accepted into mentor program) . Movingonwithlife (Wife coming home) . cry2much(sucessful surgery) . Steadfastandcommitted (first string again) . Lupolady (air conditioner) .


The Power of a Praying Husband
by Stormie Omartian
Chapter Eight - Her Relationships

Your wife doesn't need friends who use her, wear her down, are jealous of her, don't really like her, talk disparagingly about her behind her back, are trying to get close to you, or are so needy and dependent that they are draining. She needs friends who build her up and enrich her life, and allow her to do the same for them. She needs trustworthy and faithful companions to talk to, to pray with, to offer help when she needs it, and with whom she can discuss important topics about which you may not have the slightest interest. She needs friends who will pull for her, contribute to her life, and keep her on the right path, and who always give her a standard to which she can aspire....Your wife wants you to pray that she will have good, godly frienships.

Relationships with family members are extremely important and must be covered in prayer as well.

[Concerning in-laws]...your answers to the following questions will reveal how you should be praying.
1 - Does your family accept your wife, or do they still think that someday you will come to your senses and find the wife of their choice?
2 - Do you say good things about your wife to your family members, building her up in their minds?
3 - Do you ever complain about your wife in front of your family members or side with them against her?
4 - Does your family think of your wife as a blessing, an asset, a valuable person, and a gift from God to you?
5 - Is your wife ever viewed by your family as a threat, an endurance test, a mistake, a thoorn in their sides, or a cross they have to bear?
6 - Does your family welcome your wife with open arms, or do they keep her at arm;s length?
7 - Has your wife ever indicated to you that her relationship with your family is not what she would like it to be?

Ask God to show you the truth about your wife's relationship with your family. Ask your wife to share her feelings about whether or not she feels accepted by all your family members. Many a wife has suffered in silence for years over her not feeling accepted by her in-laws. And many a husband has refused to hear his wife's feelings on the subject because he blamed her for the entire problem.

Ask God to show you the truth about he situation....Your wife can't force people to love her, yet you might be able to say something to her or your family that would make a difference....But when a husband brings a wife into his family, he owes it to her to pray that she will find favor with each of his family members. Just because he fell in love with her doesn't mean they will.

Besides good relationships with friends and family members, every married couple needs to have at least two or three other couples with whom they can spend time.

The bible says we should not be "unequally yoked together with unbelievers" (2Corinthians 6:14). This doesn't mean you can't have unbelieving friends, but the relationships that influence you the most should be with people who strive to live God's way....We all know unbelievers who make better "Christians" than certain Christians. So pray that God will take out of your lives anyone who will not prove to be a positive influence.

Forgiveness is Critical
Crucial to any relationship is having and maintaining a forgiving hearts we have to choose to be a forgiving person. If we don't, our unforgiving heart can overflow at any time into our relationships.

When husbands and wives are unforgiving toward one another and don't treat each other with repsect, not only do they suffer, but so do their children, family members, friends, co-workers, and anyone else they come into contact. When a person has unforgiveness in his or her heart toward anyone, people who are around them pick up on it, even if they don't know exactly what it is.

If your wife has any unforgiveness in her heart toward anyone, pray for her to be free of it. If she doesn't get free, it will affect every relationship she has and keep her from becoming all God made her to be.


Prayer Prayer
LORD, I pray for (wifes name) to have good, strong, healthy relationships with godly women. May each of these woman add strength to her life and be a strong prayer support for her. Take away any relationship that will not bear good fruit. I also pray for good relationships with all family members. May Your spirit of love and acceptance reign in each one. I pray for a resolution of any uncomfortable in-law relationships for either of us. Show me what I can do or say to make a positive difference. Specifically I pray for my wifes relationship with ( name of friend or family member). Bring reconciliation and restoration where that relationship has broken down.

LORD, I pray that (wifes name) will always be a forgiving person. Even if she doesn't feel like it at the moment, help her to forgive out of obedience to You. Show her that forgiveness doesn't make the other person right, it makes her free. If she has any unforgiveness that she doesn't realize she has, reveal it to her so that she can confess it before You and be released from it. I especially pray that there would be no unforgiveness between us. Enable us to forgive one another quickly and completely. Help us to remember that You, LORD, are the only One who knows the whole story, so we don't have the right to judge. Make my wife a light to her family, friends, co-workers, and community, and may all her relationships be glorifying to You, LORD. Amen.


Love and Peace in Christ,
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Trying and all other prayer partners:

Our case will be examined by the judge for disposition on Feb. 19th. Please pray for soft hearts for all and for justice and wisdom for the judge. My heart is still for reconciliation but apparently my W is still wanting the D. Please pray that the scales will fall from her eyes. Please pray for me to be restored with my kids. I love you all and God bless!

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Lord,

We come to you on behalf of HPK. We call on You to be with hopeful as he goes to these proceedings. We call upon Your power & through the authority given us through Jesus Christ, we ask that You find a way to stop these proceedings & to begin the journey of reconciliation for hurting & his wife, to restore this family to one filled with love, having You as the head of this household, guiding them in their footsteps. If this marriage cannot be restored at this time, we ask that hurting be reconciled with his children, giving him a chance to love them, to nurture them, to bring You into their lives, enriching them, teaching them Your ways. All this we ask in Jesus' name, Amen.

I ask for prayers for my H & my sister to be reconciled in friendship (they used to be best friends). This R has been severely damaged, and I ask each of you to pray that the walls of pride are torn down so the healing process can begin. Thanks.

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The Power of a Praying Wife

Chapter 8 – His Fears

There are many things in this world to be afraid of; only a fool would say otherwise. But when fear seizes us, tormenting and ruling our lives, we have become captive to it. Men are often susceptible to that because without even realizing it, they get attached by the “what if’s.” “What if I can’t make enough money?” “What if something happens to my wife and children?” “What if I get a terrible disease?” “What if my business fails?” “What if I can’t be a good father?” “What if I become disabled and can’t work to support my family?” “What if I’m overpowered or threatened?” “What if I can’t perform sexually?” “What if no one respects me?” “What if I’m in an accident?” “What if I die?” Fear can take a hold of a man (Psalm 48:6) and cause his life to be wasted (Psalm 78:33). If he is “seized with great fear” (Luke 8:37), it can keep him from all God has for him.

The second year we were married, Michael and I took a trip to Italy, Greece, and Israel with our pastor, Jack Hayford, and his wife, Anna, and some people from our church. Michael had always been a very anxious traveler, so by the time we arrived in Greece, he was stressed. One night, after an exhausting few days, he said, “this is miserable for me. I can’t stay on the tour.”
“What exactly are you afraid of?” I questioned him.
“I’m not sure,” he answered. “But it feels like everything in my life is going to fall apart if I don’t go back home right away.”
Even though it was late in the evening, I called Pastor Jack’s room to tell him we were leaving in the morning. I’m sure he must have been in bed by that time, but he said, “I’ll be right there.”
He came to our room immediately and Michael shared with him what he was experiencing. Pastor Jack put a compassionate arm around his shoulder and talked about the love his heavenly Father had toward him.
“God has adopted you as His son,” he said. “When you’re in the presence of a strong and loving Father, there’s no need to be afraid.”
Pastor Jack prayed for Michael to clearly perceive the love of his heavenly Father, and he also demonstrated a father’s love to him. It was a simple act of Holy Spirit-inspired kindness but a powerful revelation to Michael. Because of it, he was able to rise above his fear and we stayed on the tour until the end. And it was a good thing we did. I became pregnant in Jerusalem and nine months later our son, Christopher, was born on Pastor Jack’s birthday. Significant things happen in our lives when we don’t allow fear to rule the situation.
There is a difference between a fearful thought that comes to mind as a prompting to pray for a particular thing, and a tormenting spirit of fear that paralyzes. You don’t want to undermine the promptings of the Holy Spirit to your husband’s heart, but you do want to support him as he battles destructive fear. Jesus said, “I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell” (Luke 12:5). The only kind of fear we are supposed to have is the fear of the Lord.
When you have fear of the Lord, God promises to deliver you from your enemies (2 Kings 17:39), protect you from evil (Proverbs 16:6), keep His eye on you (Psalm 33:18), show you His mercy (Luke 1:50), give you riches and honor (Proverbs 22:4), supply everything you need (Psalm 34:9), reveal all you need to know (Psalm 25:14), bless your children and grandchildren (Psalm 103:17), give you confidence (Proverbs 10:27), and the desires of your heart (Psalm 145:19). What more could you ask? Pray for the comforting, securing, perfect love of the Lord to surround your husband and deliver him from all his fears.

PRAYER

Lord, You’ve said in Your Word that “there is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love” (I John 4:18). I pray You will perfect my husband in Your love so that tormenting fear finds no place in him. I know You have not given him a spirit of fear. You’ve given him power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7), I pray in the name of Jesus that fear will not rule over my husband. Instead, may Your Word penetrate every fiber of his being, convincing him that Your love for him is far greater than anything he faces and nothing can separate him from it.

I pray that he will acknowledge You as a Father whose love is unfailing, whose strength is without equal, and in whose presence there is nothing to fear. Deliver him this day from fear that destroys and replace it with godly fear (Jeremiah 32:40). Teach him Your ways, O Lord, Help him to walk in Your truth. Unite his heart to fear Your name (Psalm 86:11). May he have no fear of men, but rise up and boldly say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6) “How great is your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You” (Psalm 31:19)

I say to you (husband’s name), “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you” (Isaiah 35:4). “In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear” (Isaiah 54:14). “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday” (Psalm 91:5,6). May the Spirit of the Lord rest upon you, “the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord” (Isaiah 11:2)

AMEN!!

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Today would have been my wedding anniversary if I were still married. I have been reminicsing about from when we first met up until it ended. I have chosen to be thankful for those years and look back with gratitude and thanksgiving. There are a lot of good memories in those years inspite of what transpired.I also know there are many good years ahead, inspite of what transpired!

This morning on Joyce Meyer, she had as a guest the fellow who founded eharmony.com. He said they did a study on 17 different cultures and the #1 need of women was security, and the #1 need of man is vitality[sex!]. But the #2 need of both sexes was the same for both, and that was kindness. He said most people who get divorced are not happy with themselves. He talked alot about why alot of people don't love themselves, and depend on a person,or marriage to make them happy. If they feel it's not happening, they move on. It's on TBN [7:30 AM CST]and tomorrow he has a good teaching too. If you can, watch it. I think he will be on all week.

Did anyone catch Kenneth Copeland's prophecy for 2004? It's very promising. We all need it!

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Lord,

As I join with my fellow prayer warriors today, I ask that you bless us all, and keep us in your guiding light. May we all find the happiness and reconciliation we seek, if that is your will for us. We ask this in the name of your son, Jesus Christ.

Amen

Quick update - This week has been tough. My wife and I had an argument at the weekend (we were doing an exercise on values, and she did not believe that my top 4 values were what I said they were). Work has also been difficult, my boss is asking me to do work that has the appearance of being "busy work" that doesn't actually accomplish anything except waste time. In addition, it is questionable (based on a company policy that is only just starting to be enforced) that I should be able to visit this site at all... so please excuse me if I go missing for long periods of time.

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I get confused sometimes listening to this ministry and that ministry.

In my "single" days after my divorce, I read a lot about E-Harmony and a lot of what they said made sense.

But I have to say that I married my EXACT opposite in many ways and I can so much see how God is using our differences to create a fantastic union. His strengths and my weakness' and vice versa, match perfectly!

E-Harmony says you should look for someone that is "similar" to you. While, I can see where that would create some immediate harmony in your home and less conflict, I fail to see the "God" element in it.

"Iron shapes iron". I believe God will use those differences to shape us and bring us from "glory to glory". It is in the differences that God can really shine and make the "two one".

I also have trouble with stereo types. One of the reasons I like the Marriage Builders concepts is because Harley reconizes that individuals will have different EN's and they don't neccessarily say they are a "male" or a "female" EN. I can honestly say that I have many non "traditional" top EN's, being a woman and I also know many, many, women that share my feelings. I don't think you can go by those so-called "experts".

For those already married, listen to your spouse. She/He will confirm their greatest needs.

For those that are still single and waiting on God's mate for them, those studies are just guidelines. When God brings your mate to you, you'll have to throw out most of what you learned in favor of fact. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />

Get to know YOUR spouse and his/her needs and forget what the others say.

When I read those statistics I just get depressed. I think of the scripture that says "they compared themselves, with themselves ...which is unwise".

We are all unique and we are all fearfully and wonderfully made.

Hopin you are all blessed, I know I am! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

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Abba Daddy, I miss him a lot today. I think about life before her, before the A, before the destruction of our marriage and I long for the days when we were happy together. Even he has not dared to disparage the happiness we had before. But, Abba, I know that as happy as I was with him, I was still empty because he came before You. I know, Daddy God, that You wanted me close and that You are using this time of pain and suffering (though You certainly don’t condone it) to draw me closer to You, to make me more like You. I am so content in Your love, Father, You have given me so much and if that is all that comes out of this then it has been enough. I know, though Father that You have a plan in mind for my husband and for all the spouses here. I know that You will work Your perfect plan in their lives whether they want You to or not. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" /> No weapon formed against us shall prosper. Lord, You gave that promise to Your children. Abba, God, Satan is forming weapons against us and our spouses right now – weapons of fear, despair, loneliness, betrayal, lies, adultery, temptation, frustration, anger, bitterness, selfishness, pride, envy, depression, hate, confusion, deceit, and anything else his slimy twisted mind can think of to hurt us, our spouses, our marriages, and YOUR name and glory. Almighty God, Strong and Valiant Warrior, Ancient of Days, we cast Satan, his demons and his weapons our of our lives, spouses and marriages in YOUR NAME through YOUR BLOOD for YOUR GLORY!!! Father, You will accomplish Your will in Your time and we align ourselves with You. Show us where we need to walk more closely with You and where we need a change in our walk. Oh, God, more fearful than any weapon Satan can use is the waywardness of our own hearts. Oh, God, bring others into our lives who will hold us accountable. When we start to feel the tug of temptation, give wings to our feet so that we can flee just like Joseph. Help us to be lights in a dark and dreary world so that through You shining in us others can see the prison their sin has them in. Thank You for what You are doing through this pain in our lives and for what You will do for Your glory. Amen

And, God, please take the blinders off of my husband so that he will see how far away from You he is and so that he will want to come home. You are sooo waiting for him (me too <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" /> )

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AMEN!!

Please pray for a good friend of mine (Michelle) who the enemy is strongly attacking and wanting to destroy her marriage. Pray for God to comfort her and her young child.

I am fasting and praying for you all today.

God Bless!!!!

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Right you are Dzzz!!!!
Remember, as long as there's gas in the tank, a man is never lost!!!!

His strength's and my weaknesses, and visa versa, match perfectly!!!!!! Or has he just learned "YES DEAR "!!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="images/icons/tongue.gif" /> OK, I take it back!!!!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" /> I'm glad things are going well for you!

Is your favorite flower still Pillsbury?

Got any snow up there?

Have a Blessed Day!

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"> Is your favorite flower still Pillsbury? </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">ha ha

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"> Got any snow up there? </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Snow? SNOOOOOOOW??! We live in Canada. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" /> We ALL have snow. I live in an igloo.....last week the temp was -25. This week we have "warmed" up to plus 11 ..... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Roll Eyes]" src="images/icons/rolleyes.gif" />

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Have a Blessed Day </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You too!!

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Amen to all of you, my beloved. I prayed and fasted for all of you today.

It's been a sad kind of day, read my Litany post for more, but I have slowly started to surrender. I don't know His Will, but I don't think it inlcudes my W and me together; however, I am not seeking ENs anywhere else. I just won't work so hard on the M, only on my R with Him.

Full of sadness and joy.
Love and Peace in Christ,
ttsmm

PS Who knows what Amen means (no cheating looking it up <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" /> )? While you're at it, what about Hallelua?

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Singleguy:

I never say "yes dear" - I would get a slap! She likes " hunny bunny, "babe", "sweetheart" and other stuff I won't tell you here.........

Her favorite flower is a secret between her and I.

Later, Singledude,

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Hey all,

I'm with ya today. And there's no snow down here. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="images/icons/tongue.gif" />

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Trying,

I'm with you brother. It's been a very sad week for me too. <img border="0" alt="[Teary]" title="" src="graemlins/teary.gif" /> I have to keep reminding myself that faith is in things UNseen. My heart goes out to you.

My prayers are with all of you today.

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I have prayed for all of you.
AMEN!

I also felt the enemy desperately trying to destroy my faith today.He has strongly attacked my marriage and perhaps has won that battle. he WILL NOT win my soul. God is my strength and salvation and I will not give up the faith in His love for me, for all of us.
God Bless!!!!

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OHIT,

It is good to hear from you brother! I was worried that maybe she had done something with you, and then she has all this stuff about fire at the bottom of her posts now! I thought maybe she went off the deep end or something!!! I could just see you tied up in a burning warehouse! Has she taken a big life insurance policy out on you lately? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" />

Trying,

God's will is doing what He wants us to do, regardless of how we are treated in return. You need to let these things your wife says bounce off right now, and keep praying until the answer comes. The bible says that if we will endure till the end, and not quit... we will receive the crown of life. Right now, pray also for wisdom, and for God to send someone to interceed in your marrriage, someone your wife will listen to.

Hopeful, Standing, gfranco,

My prayers are with you

S&C,

The other morning I watched the weather and they said it was 81 on two of the islands. It was -19 here. Stupid Canadian coldfront! Then to add to the misery, the windchill was -36. Don't ask me why I live here!

Good morning everyone else.

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Thanks to all of you for all the prayers every day. I pray for all of you as well. I'm happy to report that the walls of pride (see above post) are starting to be torn down. After I sent that post, I had been talking to my husband & he told me that he has picked up the phone several times, dialed my sister's #, but then hung up, unsure of what to say to her. Please continue to pray that fears subside, pride is destroyed, and they can both humble themselves before God and come together again, reconciling as friends, forgiving and forgetting, starting fresh.

Dear Lord,

Be with Adam & Heather through this healing process. I ask you to tear down the walls of pride and fear, reconciling themselves to you and to each other. Please start to heal this broken friendship in any way You see fit. I ask this in Jesus' name, Amen.


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