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Divorces after many years of marriage


Marriages often fall apart after the children are gone and mid-life crisis and empty nest or sickness/disaster strike. A mate chooses to go off on his/her own. Perhaps the grass looks greener, even though we know looks are deceiving. Join us in prayer.


SHATTERED!? Your mate, your best friend, your other half, your children's other parent, a big piece of your heart has been ripped out just when you thought we have been married for so very long, we will make it all the way. Perhaps your parents have just celebrated their 55th or so wedding anniversary when your spouse annouces he/she are leaving for (you fill in the blank.) Pain, grief, loss of a loved one. Would death have been better?
Share with us your pain. You are not alone. More and more of us, no matter what our faith, or the number of children, or economics, are being left behind, rejected, abandonned, separated, divorced.
Let us encourage one another and grow through prayer and care. God understands and will never reject us as a spouse has. He commands us to pray for one another. Open your aching heart, walk with a friend, survive!


 
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nanatammy
7/6/2004 19:34

Hi, I WANT TO ASK EVERYONE THAT BELIVES TO PRAY FOR MY SON NATHAN AND MY DAUGHTER INLAW ASHLEY THEY ARE HAVING SOME PROBLEMS IN THEIR MARRAIGE AND THEY HAVE 2 LOVELY SONS HUNTER AND ETHAN ,I KNOW GOD CAN WORK THIS OUT IF ONLY THEY WILL LET HIM,NATHAN IS WILLING TO TRY BUT ASHLEY JUST DON'T SEEM TO WANT TOO BUT I WANT YALL TO PRAY THAT SHE WILL LISTEN TO GODS VOICE AND THE PRAYERS THAT ARE BEING PRAYED..I THINK WITH ALL OF US PRAYING THIS WILL WORK OUT.MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU ALL...


travelinlight
10/6/2004 03:51

My husband (Steve) and I (Tammy) would be married 2 years in November. I had been alone for a long time and thought I had found my knight in shinning armor. I prayed about it and knew he was the one? About 4 months ago he told me he did not want the responsibility of a wife and he did not want a relationship. It has been like torture in hopes he would change his mind. And not understanding why he was breaking the promise we made to God. I was truly devastated. Steve is a wonderful man and I feel like I lost my best friend. He physically left the house 6 days ago. My heart can hardly take the pain. My life is falling apart around me as I am also on stress leave from work due to a verbally abusive boss. I would like to share something with all of you that a very spirit filled woman told me in bible study. She said that God was tearing me down to build a strong beautiful woman I believe this is for each and every one of us. I pray for restoration in my marriage if it's Gods will. I also pray for God to fill me with his love and strength for I feel so weak. I will pray the same for all of you as well. Keep the Faith!
"Thank you Lord"


KristynB
10/9/2004 12:56

Hi, I'm new to this so please bare with me. I was married for 12 years when my husband decided to leave me and our children for a 50 year old woman.I'm 40 and he's 39. She had systematically moved into his life at a point when his depression was at it's worst. She became his confidant and convinced him that I didn't understand him. When he left he told me he still oves me and wants us to start out as friends again and take it from there. I did everything I could to try and make this happen. Of course she protested and made it difficult to not only see me, but our daughters as well. She even managedto keep him from his mother who has M.S. and needs his help the most. He filed for divorce twice, but each time it failed. My mother and grandmother have fasted and prayed for God's will to prevail in the matter. Now he's been sent to Kuwait and mentioned before he left that if we hadn't been stationed here maybe we'd still be together. He's even told people we know that maybe when he returns in 13-26 months we can try again. After he left his friend moved in to help take care of us and be the father figure in my kid's lives. He's been great in every way, but can't take the place of my husband in my heart. I need prayer for God to show me what to do. I still love him and want him, but how can I be sure he's ready for the family as God has said for the man to lead? I don't know if I can trust him to be a man of God or the world. Please pray that God's will is in control of my situation. I feel the devil is trying to control my household and can't shake him loose.


karsam02
11/4/2004 09:11

MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 6 YRS.HE LEFT ME 5 MONTHS AGO BECAUSE HE DID NOT FEEL THE SAME FOR ME. HE FOUND SOMEONE AND STARING HAVING FEELINGS FOR THE OTHER WOMAN. HOWEVER THE OTHER WOMAN IS GONE TO ANOTHER STATE. FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS HE HAS BEEN COMING AROUND BUT HE CHANGES HIS MIND AND TELLS ME HE NEEDS MORE TIME. I PRAY FOR HIM EVERY DAY THAT HE ACCEPTS GOD INTO HIS HEART SO HE CAN FIND OUT WHAT HE REALLY WANTS. HE IS VERY CONFUSSED. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH AND WE HAVE A 4 YR OLD THAT LOVES HIM ALOT AND WANTS HIM BACK HOME. SO PLEASE PRAY FOR US. I HAVE JOINED A CHURCH AND ACCEPTED GOD INTO MY LIFE AND I DO NOT FEEL AS DEPRESSED AS I DID 5 MONTHS AGO. I WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW HIS VOICE GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND I WILL PRAY FOR EVERYONE THAT IS GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING!!!!!


headpin
11/8/2004 16:55

My lovly wife of 22 years has told me she no longer loves me and wants a divorce. I am shattered. The only thing I have ever done is to love her and tried to be the best provider and father to our two wonderful boys 16 and 19 years old. she feels that she must divorce me for her to become the complete person she wants and needs to be. I have talked her into waiting 6 months to see if there is anything that will change her mind. Living with this haning over me is hell on earth. Please pray as I do, many, many times a day for us. God help me, and may he help you all.


HelenTurner
11/18/2004 20:23

I am in the process of divorcing my husband of 18 years. and a 17 year old son, 21 year old daughter with a 2 year old daughter.. My only grandchild... They reside with me in the martial apartment.. My husband and me have separated on August 20th 2004.. He got upset that some items of his where missing and wanted nothing to do with his family no more. He told us to get out and leave.. He abandoned us and just left... I haven't talked with him since than.. His brother is our landlord and wants to evict us..Now I have to go through court for that and spousal, child support..I feel sorry for my husband..He will wake up and relize his family is gone..Pray for us and him... God says forgive..My new beginnings are starting... Keep the faith and staying strong with God..God Bless you all.. thanks


shculpeper
11/19/2004 10:15

I AM 29 YEARS OLD WAS MARRIED FOR SEVEN YEARS. MY HUSBAND LEFT ME AND OUR CHILDREN 3/11/2004. MY SON WAS 3 AND MY DAUGHTER WAS 3 MONTHS OLD. HE SAID WE ARGUED TO MUCH AND HE DID NOT KNOW IF HE LOVED ME LIKE A HUSBAND SHOULD LOVE A WIFE. FIVE MONTHS AFTER MOVING OUT OF OUR PLACE HE MOVED ANOTHER WOMEN AND HER TWO CHILDREN IN WITH HIM. I AM SO HURT. HE CALLS OUR CHILDREN EVERY NIGHT AND COMES AND GETS OUR SON EVERY SUNDAY. HE SPENDS HARDLEY ANY TIME WITH OUR DAUGHTER. I STILL LOVE MY HUSBAND WITH ALL MY HEART. PRAY FOR ME TO HAVE THE STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH THIS AND PRAY FOR MY CHILDREN TO NOT BE HURT BY ALL THIS. I AM GOING THROUGH THE DEPRESSION STAGE BUT I AM RECEIVING HELP FOR THAT. KEEP ME IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS! GOD BLESS!!


HelenTurner
11/21/2004 18:12

Hello Prayer Circle... Please keep my family in your prayers... We put in a application for a 3 bedroom apartment..It takes 7 to 10 working days to find out if you are accepted... My Husband left and refuses to pay anything... Our landlord his brother wants us out right now..Court is on Dec. 3rd to get my husband to pay... I am in the process of divoring him... Our 17 yr son, 21 yr daughter, and granddaughter are with me.. I Pray that we get this apartment so we can have peace. Also Pray for my husband,and his family who don't want anything to do with us after 18 years of marriage.. God continues to give me strength.. I have my family to be thankful for this holiday... I will pray for all of you.. God Bless


HelenTurner
12/4/2004 19:41

Hi prayer circle..I am keeping you all in my prayers.. I first want to pray for my husband and his family.. We are in the process of divorcing... He can't even find it in his heart to speak to our daughter or me... Please pray he can forgive himself so we can remain friends for our children and granddaughter... I just received a settlement on spousal support that will help me until divorce settlements... God continues to hold my 2 kids and granddaughter in his hands... But my husband is very lost in denial..He needs support...We still have a roof over our heads this month..Waiting to hear when we can move in to the Somerset Estates...I am standing by faith and staying strong...God bless everyone who are struggling more than me...I want to help all...Amen


HelenTurner
12/15/2004 18:19

Hello Prayer Circle friends....
I pray for all of you who are struggling with marriage issues..Prayer keeps us in touch with God our heavenly father... He reaches out to all of us with his love..I continue to praise him for blessing me every day a new beautiful morning comes. God is protecting my family... Walk by faith not by sight..Pray for my husband Dwayne who walked away from the best gift God offer him.. God and family..I will be friends but God has my future with him. Pray for us.. Bless you all


HelenTurner
12/15/2004 18:22

Please pray that my family and me will receive our new house number and address at the Somerset Estate 3 bedrooms... I want to keep a roof over God's angel that would be my granddaughter.. Also my 2 kids...Amen


beliefonline1
1/18/2005 19:40

Please i need your prayers. i am shattered. my husband and i have been together since high school - now in our 40's. we have always struggled with different styles of communication and mismatched sexual energies but i though we would have forever to keep working on those issues because we were soulmates. in the past months i've felt him become distant and so i ask him in november if he was still committed to us. he told me he had decided a year ago to leave and was just waiting until i got past my mother's death to tell me. later i found out he's been having an affair for a year that he initally lied about. he now says after talking with friends and family that he may consider counseling with me, mostly to see if we can salvage a friendship but he's sure the best thing is just for me to let him go. i can't imagine a future without him and i am so hurt he didn't tell me the whole truth of how unhappy he's beend. please pray for us for me for him please


cassie42
2/9/2005 20:07

Please pray for me. I filed for divorce in December of 2004 after being married for 20 years. I have spoken with my priest and he assures me that divorce in the church is not looked bad upon if there were real true problems. My husband over the 20 years had physically and mentally abused me. He loves women and money and I just couldn't take it anymore. Although we have 4 children and I realize it's tough, I know that with God and my faith, my life means something. I need your prayers for strength and to stop worrying today and focus on my life and my childrens. I also ask that you pray for my husband so that he can be a true christian with real integrity not just false lies.


wandering-brother
3/13/2005 21:30

After 3 years, my wife has said she has had it. She say that she still cares about me, but doesnt love me anymore. I know that if it is in God's plan for us to be together , we will be. But if not, I need the strenghth to make it through this and pray for her to be safe. I still love her , but if this is how it must be, then so be it. I also would like some special prayers for my three step-children. They are all great kids and I would hope God would look after them and protect and guide them through out thier lives. Thanks


frankb1
4/18/2005 10:56

I recently discovered that my husband has been unfaithful to me for the 3rd time. I realize it is time for a divorce and he has moved out. My children are angry at him and I pray and encourage them to try and separate his love for them and his love for me. The hurt is so much greater for me when I have to see the hurt they are going through. Please pray for strength for my two teenage daughters and me.


dls4God
5/31/2005 10:46

My wife left me on 26 April 2005. She said that when she get the money she will file for divorce. She said the reason why she was leaving was because she was tired of running the relationship. I have very little contact with her and she does not want anything to do with me. In the past we have sought a marriage counselor but I don't think either one of us have implemented what we were taught in the counselings. My wife just does not think it is going to work. I don't want a divorce. My father in heaven hates divorce. He said that in his word (1 Corinthians 7). My wife and I are Christians and when my wife stop going to church that is when our marriage started to having serious problems. I know that I am part of the problem in this marriage and I just want to get things right again. I want my wife, LaQuisha, back in my life. Since she has left, my days our long and I cry everyday. I don't know how to go through life having been divorce. It is not the will of God. I pray for my wife everyday. I ask God to change her heart. To mend the bridge of communication. Pray for my wife, LaQuisha and I that we restore our marriage. Pray that we do not get a divorce. Divorce is not the will of GOD.


dls4God
5/31/2005 11:15

Lord, I come to you with a special need. I come to you in prayer for everyone who is going through marial problem or a divorce. Lord, I thank you for the gift of marriage. You said that marriage is a sample of your grace, mercy and loving kindness. I thank you for your presence, Father in the midst of these tribulations. Forgive us Lord of our sins. Pardon our iniquities. I and many of your children in marriage are sorry for our negative thoughts, words, actions and lust. Lord, I don't want to be a part of the problem anymore, I want to be a a part of the solution. Lord, I need you. Lord we need you. No one in this prayer group can make it through their marriage without you. Lord, I put you first before my marriage as I do with everything else in my life. I want my marriage to be for your glory, in the name of Jesus. Lord, I ask that you release the Holy Spirit upon every marital situation in this prayer group. Repair the bridges of communication. Restore the fellowship between man and wife. You said in your word to Love thy neighbor as you Love yourself. You said in 1 Corinthians 7 that the wife is not to depart from the husband and the husband is not to divorce the wife. Father, you hate divorce.
Father, I ask that you breakdown every wall, that you heal every heart, that you restore the love of a husband and wife. Teach our husbands to be husbands of your mold. Let every wife be the Godly woman for your glory. Give us strength and wisdom Lord, for your glory. Let every marriage be restored for your glory, Father. God, my God, you are a waymaker, a healer, a friend that is always there right on time. Here my prayer O Lord, in Jesus name I pray, amen.


andreaakens
8/24/2005 02:00

MY FATHER I GIVE YOU THE PRAISE AND HONOR THAT YOU SO WORTHY DESERVE AND I OFFER THANKSGIVING ONTO YOUR COURTS. I COME IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS I AM PRAYING FOR ALL REQUESTS MADE AND ALL TRIALS THAT EACH AND EVERYONE OF MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS IN CHRIST ARE EXPERIENCING. RIGHT NOW FATHER, I ASK THAT YOU TOUCH EACH AND EVERYONE, BECAUSE I AM PLEADING THE BLOOD OF JESUS THAT THE STORNG HOLDS OF DIVORCE AND LEGAL SEPARATIONS, ADULTERYAND JEZEBEL SPIRITS WILL BE TORN DOWN AND CAST BACK TO THE VERY PITS OF HELL. FATHER, YOU HATE DIVORCE, YOU SAID WHAT YOU HAVE JOINED TOGETHER LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER. YOUR WILL IS PERFECT, I PRAY THAT EVERY HEART THAT IS BROKEN BE ADMINISTERED THROUGH YOUR WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT SENT FORTH BY YOUR ANNOINTED TO OTHERS, SO THAT THEY MAY ENDURE THE STORM THAT YOU'VE ALLOWED IN THEIR LIVES. AND FATHER, WE WILL REMEMBER THAT MARRAIGE IS HONORABLE IN YOUR EYES.FATHER YOU ALSO SAID THAT YOU WOULD GRANT US THE DESIRES OF OUR HEARTS IF WE FIRST SEEK YOU FOR GUIDANCE AND WE DO IN JESUS NAME, WE SUBMIT OUR HEARTS TO, ASKING THAT YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.I ALSO PRAY FOR FOR OUR CHILDREN, HELP THEM TO UNDERSTAND THIS TEMPORARY STATE, LET THEIR HEARTS NOT BE TROUBLED OR THEIR MENTAL TAKE ON THE BLAME OF IT BEING THEIR FAULT OR THAT MISSING PARENT NOT LOVING THEM ENOUGH TO STAY, HELP THEM TO CALL ON YOU FATHER SO THAT YOU MAY APPLY YOUR SPIRIT ON THEM UNTIL YOUR WILL IS CARRIED OUT. FOR EACH STORM WILL BE DIFFERENT , BUT HE ENDING WILL BE SAME YOU WILL HAVE THE VICTORY, BECAUSE YOU SAID WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERERS AS LONG AS IT IS YOUR WILL, WE WILL COUNT IT ALL JOY. LASTLY WE WILL REMEMBER THAT WE WALK BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT AND WE BELIEVE RIGHT THAT ALL WE HAVE PRAYED FOR IS DONE. WE THANK YOU IN THE MIRACLE WORKING NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR AND REDEEMER! AMEN


jazzytina
9/20/2005 10:47

My husband of 4.5 years left me a month after my grandmother died. I had a fight with my pastor who told me she couldn't "be my friend" after my grandmother died when she didn't call me for three days after her death. My grandmother and I were very close as my parents have been dead for many years and I am only 40. When I asked my husband, who is on our church session (like church council - we're Presbyterian) to go with me to talk with her about this, he agreed to stand up for me, yet instead he sat there like a deaf-mute, and finally just looked at me and said, "Do you love Bea? (our pastor's name)" and that was all. About a month later, after much grief and suffering, during which time my sister's house was foreclosed upon (she has MS) and we had to move her to my grandmother's house, and my husband's friends, during the move, played a "trick" on me and told me he had left the move with all the resources that we had to take all the helpers out to dinner and I frantically called him when in fact he was just moving the truck, which caused conflict between us, I went back to church. During the service, the pastor in question said this prayer: "Dear Lord, the church is a very strange place and it's filled with misfits. And we don't like the misfits. We want everyone to be perfect. Please help us to accept the misfits..." and at that point my brain shut down in utter disbelief and anger. After church, my husband and I had a heated argument about the pastor once again, where he told me he didn't even hear the prayer, which of course, incensed me even further. I had been pressing him to go to a Promisekeepers conference, which he said he would go to, but the next day, he said he refused to go, he was tired of me and my rages and he was leaving. A week later, he told me he thought I had borderline personality disorder and he wanted a divorce. This sent me basically into a nervous breakdown and I checked myself into a mental health facility for a week. The pain of the loss of this marriage has been insurmountable and now I have also lost my job. My husband and I were always able to work out problems before - whenever I became upset about things, I would ask him, do we need counseling, and he would say no, it's ok, everything will be all right. During the grief period if I became irrational, I would say, I feel like I'm damaging our marriage and he would say no , no, i don't feel that way, it's all going to be ok. I feel betrayed and lied to and very confused. He has cut off all communication with me except to serve me with a separation agreement. I know God has a way of pruning from you what you don't need and I know this must be a severe pruning, but it sure does hurt. I pray for strength and understanding. I have moved to a new city and joined a new Lutheran church, where I was baptised as a child and am much happier there. I don't want to offend anyone but I think that women with small children are sometimes ill-equipped to be lead pastors of churches because they cannot prioritize their congregational needs and their family needs.

Suffering three major losses - death of a close family member, loss of a treasured marriage and loss of a good job - since June 5 - has been a real hardship, and I pray to God that this is a pruning that I really need and can start anew and can start fresh. I ask for your prayers as well, and I thank you.

Tina


MMLong
9/24/2005 12:12

I was served with divorce papers after refusing to file. We have been married for 26 years, together for 30, and separated for 5 months. He has another woman who is younger and will ride motorcycles, go on trips, work out, etc. She does all those things that I couldn't do because of chronic illness and pain. I feel like I had to give up everything I enjoyed. I got addicted to the pain meds and he stuck by me for years although he had an affair several years ago. I thought we had dealth with that. Do you all know that 85% of men with wives who have chronic illness eventually divorce their wives? What happened to "in sickness and in health"? What happened to "in good times and in bad"? I feel betrayed by a 49 year old man in a mid-life crisis who is acting like a middle schooler. I have been put aside and thrown away like trash. The emotional pain has been devastating. I thought he was the best man I had ever known, but this affair has changed him into someone I don't even know. Yet, I would forgive and try again in a heartbeat. I pray every day for restoration and reconciliation, but so far my prayers have been unanswered. I guess God knows what is best for us all, but it certainly hurts getting to that point. I am alone and suffering. My physical pain is under control with medication, but the emotional toll is very high indeed. Pray for us as I will pray for each of you.


daisychick
9/29/2005 01:12

My husband is moving out tomorrow. Saying he's not in love with me & just wants to start new. This all happened from 1 day to the next, literally. Im sad & beginning to become angry & bitter. We've been together for 8 years & have 2 children. Not the perfect marriage but not the worst. We/I stuck it out through it all & now that he has his dream job (firefighter) he's dumping me to "move on" with his life. Im pretty sure there's someone else, I've found phone numbers before. And for him to change his mind from 1 day to the next, there has to be!
Jesus, please give us all strength to get through this rough time & peace in our hearts, you do have a plan for us. Amen.


mams
1/30/2006 17:19

I am not sure if this thread is even open. I am divorced after 33 years. We had a chronically ill daughter and he could not deal with it. He became close with an old female friend. I just found out that they are living together. It feels awful, although i have made a new wonderful life for myself- and my daughter is now well. If anyone reads this and has had a similar situation and can offer any comfort, please answer and pray for me.


julz81125
3/26/2006 17:13

Hi, my name is Julie. My ex and I are dirvorcing after 5 yrs. of marriage. He went off and found someone new through his friends, moved out, moved in w/ her and her 4 kids, and just continued on like we were never important. It just hurts me when my girls (4yrs, 3yrs, & 8 months) go to see him and he looks so happy w/ her. It rips my heart into a million pieces. He says he wants her and I to be friends but I told that probably would never happen. I cant be friends w/ someone who took my husband away (thats just sick). He was always the type that went out and cheated on me and like a dumb fool I took hime back cuz i loved him. I have realized now that I am in love with the person he used to be and that person will never come back. He's just changed. thank you for listening and letting me vent my emotions.


marryumd
7/2/2006 22:45

i got married when i was 17 and im 18 now (so is my husband) and were getting a divorce. i left my whole family for him i left my world for him (we ran away and got married, my family disowned me) and he would just physically, mentally, and emtionaly hurt me. im glad that i left him and my family has taken my back but im so depressed with out him and i miss him so much and i keep on thinking about going back please pray that i stay happy, im in pakistan but im from NJ please pray my parents allow me to go back there it will make the healing process easier. may God be with you all inshallah

 
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