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Father God, I pray for marriages every. I pray that mates everywhere will join in praying for healing and restoration in marriages all over the nation. I pray father for all mates that are experiencing trouble in their marriage. amen

mjlove -7/7/2001
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4/4/2009 14:15

To all of the couples who wish to keep their marriages strong and healthy and to those whose marriages have or are ending. My prayer is for the Lord to keep a hedge of protection around our marriages.

Satan is on the prowl and will use anyone to break them up. He will use affairs, family members, finances, even children to come in a divide the love of two people who never thought their love would change.

I pray that God will build a hedge around that love. Let it be renewed with the agape love that Christ speaks about.

The bible says "whom the Lord has put together, let no man tear asunder".

I pray for the couples who are in marriages to be healed from hurts and finances.

for those whose marriages have failed that has to be the worst pain of all. It is compared to a death. I pray that the Lord will give you peace and direction. Take away the pain and hurt and helplessness. I pray that once they get past the mourning period, that their hope will be renewed and The Lord will bless them double for the trouble that the devil has caused for them and their families.

4/4/2009 15:02

FAMILYMAN~In response to your posting on 3/26/09: Father God, I thank You that this marriage IS (not will be) healed and restored. I thank You for drawing them closer to You and for leading them back to each other. Rekindle their love for one another. May NO weapon formed against them prosper. May Your Will be done. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.


4/4/2009 15:29

LA_OJOS_CAFE~In response to your posting on 3/27/09: I wish there was a simple remedy to all marital problems. But, unfortunately, there isn't. We should not listen to anyone who gives advice contrary to the Word of God. That I can safe for sure--no matter who they are and how much they love you and may have your best interest at heart. Because had I listened to my loved ones during my separation, I would not be married today.

This is a very painful, and for some...a very lengthy time in their stand for the healing and restoration of their marriages. It's not by any means, an easy thing to do. But, nothing worth having usually is. However, you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you.

Father God, I thank You for giving Your child the kind of steadfast and unmovable spirit that You gave me during my stand. I thank You that she won't be swayed to do something contrary to Your Will. Give her increased guidance, wisdom, knowledge and patience. Continue to do Your work in her husband, Lord, for there is nothing too hard for You. May Your Will be done in Your perfect timing. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.


4/4/2009 16:33

LA_OJOS_CAFE~In response to your posting on 3/31/09: Yes, weak moments are normal. While I can't relate to not being close to my mom. I can relate to my mom wanting to talk about my husband during my separation. It seems like those moments just came out of left field. I wouldn't even be sad, then out of the blue, she would mention something about him. But whenever she did, I would just tell her that I didn't want to talk about it. Just tell your mom that it is painful when she brings him up. And kindly ask her to not do it in the future, unless you bring it up yourself. That this will help you. Maybe it will work...maybe it won't. But you won't know if you don't try.


4/4/2009 16:55

JULES3D6~In response to your posting on 3/31/09: Father God, I thank You that Your Will will be done in Julie's life on earth as it is in Heaven. Lord, I know You are with her every step of the way. This is a long, dark journey when traveled alone. Lord, I thank You that she has the support of this prayer circle and more importantly, Your Holy Spirit to walk with her. Comfort her, Lord. Guide and protect her. Bring healing and restoration, Lord. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.


4/4/2009 17:06

HOPE3343~In response to your posting on 4/3/09: I pray that this weekend and all weekends to come will be filled with peace of mind, comfort and even joy. May you enter into God's rest. Praise and worship God through your pain.

Father God, lift the heaviness from her heart and mind. May she focus on what she has through You, and not on what she's lacking. I thank You that Your perfect Will is being done for her on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.


4/4/2009 17:17

GRACE1~In response to your posting on 4/3/09: Father God, I thank You that this marriage IS (not will be) healed and restored. I thank You that Your child will keep this kind of attitude toward their marriage. Keep her strong. May Your Will be done. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.


4/5/2009 05:36

lmbookerossie - Thank you for your encouraging words. You understand what I am going through. I can't tell you how happy I am that your marriage was restored. If I were to tell my mom that I did not want to talk about him because it hurts too much she would respond with something like she can't believe that I still have feelings for him after what he has done to me. It is very, very difficult for me to stay positive and I do not need to negativity to take me from the position I am at presently. It has taken a lot of prayer and faith in my Lord to accept what has happened to me. Know what I mean? I love her very much but we just don't agree on most things. She was a great mother and thanks to her we were spared from the awful realities of this world. She protected us worst than a lioness protects her cubs. She is amazing in so many ways. You are lucky to be friends with your mom. I hope you always have that closeness with her.
Please continue to give me advice. It means a lot to me to hear your positive guidance.

La Ojos Cafe

4/5/2009 05:42

Hello Everyone,

Can anyone tell me how to deal with the hatred that my husband is displaying toward me? It is killing me to be teated this way by him. He NEVER once while we were married disrespect me by calling me names or insulting me in any way. Now, I feel like he finds joy in making me miserable and hurting me as much as he can. He is hardly giving me any money for our son and daughter and takes them out and buys them junk then brings them back so they can brag about what he bought them. He knows that it bothers me for him to waste money on things that are not useful to them since they need so many things that are. Our daugher is diabetic and instead of paying for her meds he buys her candy and other junk food. Our son has asthma and takes 3 different medications. Instead of paying for his meds too he buys him hats, cheap tennis shoes and shirts with marijuana plants on the front. I remain silent but it is so tough. If I say anything about it he will just continue to buy them things that don't benefit them at all.
Am I doing the right thing by ignoring it and praying that he comes to his senses soon?

Thank you for listening to my issues.

La Ojos Cafe

4/5/2009 12:42

To Imbookerossie, Thank you for your encouraging words. May God bless you and keep you strong, too.

4/5/2009 17:28

la Ojos Cafe-You are in spiritual warfare against the enemy. Put on the whole armour of God to stand against the wiles of the devil.(Ephesians 6:10-18). Read and speak the word of God out loud, plead the blood of Jesus over your household. Do not give any place to the devil, right now your Husband seems to be totally controlled by the devil. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh.(2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.(James 1:3,4). Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.(Romans 12:21). I know it is hard to pray for someone when they are treating you so bad and they don't seem to care. But I know for a fact you need to pray for your Husband, your children's Father. Ask the Lord to save him before it is too late. You have to totally put your trust in the Lord, not your Husband. If you don't he will just be able to keep hurting you more and more.(I know). Try to stay focused on the word of God, not what your Husband is doing or not doing. The devil wants to keep you upset on every hand. Let the Lord lead and guide you on every hand. Ask, seek, and knock the Holy Spirit will tell you what to do and what not to do. When you have time read these scriptures in your Bible that are above. Peace be still. In Jesus Name. Amen

4/6/2009 14:12


When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly.

She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?
I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Dew. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company.

She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Dew so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table.. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Dew.

When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again...

(Part 1)

4/6/2009 14:14


In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce.
She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month's time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day.

She requested that everyday for the month's duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Dew about my wife's divorce conditions.. She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd.. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mummy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don't tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her...

(Part 2)

4/6/2009 14:15


On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.

On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Dew about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger.. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me... she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mum out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly.. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy.

I drove to office... jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind... I walked upstairs. Dew opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Dew, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Dew, I said, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn't love each other any more. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart.

Dew seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead.

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank, blah..blah..blah. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

Author: Unknown

4/6/2009 14:17

The above postings was an email that I received from an online friend. This is a very lengthy story - so lengthy that it had to be broken up into three parts to put on this prayer circle. I thought a lot of you would love to read it.

I'm praying for all hurting marriages.

I love you all!


4/6/2009 14:36

LA_OJOS_CAFE~In response to your posting on 4/5/09: It's sometimes hard for our parents to see their children hurt so much. She probably feels that since he has hurt you so badly, it should be easier for you to get over him. That's her opinion, and she's entitled to it. However, you know that getting over the hurt is easier said than done.

I have been hurt by my husband more than anyone else in this world. Why? Because, he has been the closest one to me. Those who are the closest to you, offends you more.

This pain can be eased...but the only way it can be, is by entering into God's rest.

When my husband first left me, I had suicidal thoughts, and even had all the pills laying on the table in front of me to take. Then I heard God speaking to was so clear. He told me to turn the TV to TBN's Praise the Lord. Juanita Bynum was the guest host that night. To this day, I can't tell you what she said. All I know, it was enough for me to not take my life. Praise God for that.

You can't change other people's opinions. But, I think it's a way that you can calmly and respectfully tell your mom how this truly hurts you. Just ask the Holy Spirit to be your mouthpiece.

In regards to your husband being hateful toward you...that may be his only way of making him feel better. He knows what he is doing is wrong. He's probably just trying to see if you are going to step into your flesh and voice your thoughts in an ungodly manner...especially if you've mentioned to him that you've been getting closer to God lately. I don't know, but for some reason, some spouses wish to challenge their mates by seeing if they are going to practice what they preach. He may be testing you.

Father God, I thank You that Your child will be surrounded by postive people, who will encourage her to keep standing for the healing and restoration of her marriage. I thank You for removing the pain. Hold her tongue when she wants to speak her mind. May she only speak what You want her to speak. Thank You. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

4/6/2009 17:22

Hi everyone,
Have not posted for a while as I too could not find and get on to the site, but thanks to Lashonda found it a couple of weeks ago. Have been reading, praying for and keeping in my heart and raising to the Lord all the needs of everyone, here but not had the chance to put anything on.
La Ojos Café, as others here have told you, we all have weak moments – that is one of the reasons we are all here and part of this circle and part of being human – I know we don't really want to hear this, but, if we were perfect or happy or had all the answers, we would not need the Lord or each other and although everything would be wonderful, where would God be in our lives, why would we need him - he brings us to where we are to give us joy in eternity and I hope and trust peace, love and all the rest in this life too after we have learned our need for him as well as the life lessons that get us there and will open our hearts to others, for only when we go thru something can we be understanding and empathatic towards others in similar situations.
jess77-it is good that you too are on here again. I am glad that all is well with you healthwise and thank him that you are able to discern what the right answer is for you and what to do to make that happen.
jules3d6 and all the others that have had to go thru or are going through divorce now, and having to take all the steps, although I have not been there, and unfortunately have thought about it more than once, hold on to the thoughts and prayers you have all posted, that He will work to slow things down and change our situations and our lives – this has been happening to most of you throughout this process and he has put people in your path that have been able to see your sides and help with this, so do not give up, there is always hope and there will be deliverance, even if not exactly as we humans see it or how or when we need it.
HOPE3343, I am glad you had a safe and rejuvenating trip. It is always good to get away from our daily situations and take a break. Be strong, pray, keep the faith and continue to remind us all to pray and lift our needs up together at 9 central.
Hope NGW and Renee are okay as I have not seen any postings from them for a while. Grace, Isa and Lashonda thank you so much, our prayer warriors for continuing to inspire and support and care for us and our needs. I thank the Lord that we have (not will have) the strength to stand for our marriages, to pray for release from all our addictions for us and our spouses and to ask for and do what is necessary to change ourselves and to fight satan and his followers who search for ways to ruin lives.
Lashonda, thank you for that beautiful but sad story that brought me to tears. Thank you for the reminder that we focus on everyday life and its busyness and forget the little things that could make a huge difference.
With my concern for my husband's actions/addictions and being unwelland not being able to function at my best, I have been making errors at work, which have now been noticed by those in charge. I know they are unhappy and are meeting with me tomorrow morning. I thank you Father that I will not loose this job, and ask everyone to keep me in your prayers especially with the economy, my situation and health.
For every person on this site and especially for those that are new here, bless and keep us all in your love Lord.

4/6/2009 21:53

still praying-Good to hear from you, I pray that the Lord will give you strength to continue to keep the Faith. May the Lord give you favor on your job with the meeting you have tomorrow. I cover your household with the blood of Jesus. I pray for healing and restoration for your body. I pray that your Husband is delivered from every addiction trying to overtake him. I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you. In Jesus Name. Amen

4/6/2009 23:39

Isa, thank you for yr prayers and comfort. I will have faith and not worry about tomorrow for "he knows the plans he has for me" and I will not think about having to go through anything,except them asking me to pull up my socks and that they will give me further chances. I will not think about anything I have heard especially if negative. They do not actually know about my illness except that my boss knows I have had health problems, but does not know the extent of it as I try to go thru each day the best I can and also try to have a pleasant demeanour while I work.
In the meantime, please pray for me tomorrow that I am inspired by the holy spirit and do and say things that will keep me there.
In the case of my husband, more and more I ask the Lord to help me see him through his eyes, not thru mine, and to remember that I too am not perfect but have failings in many ways and so can not cast the first stone. Some days, when he continues to hurt me, to go to sites that are not pleasing to God, and to continue to look for others, all the while pretending he has done nothing wrong, extra focus and prayer is required to ask for change in both our lives and strength and wisdom to get thru the day/hour or whatever. Only with his help and blessing can we continue to stand and to have faith. I continue to ask to be able to forgive someone who does not ask for forgiveness for he denies everything and is definitely not sorry for anything he does. Although he claims to have faith, comes to church and prays etc. he also scorns me for depending on God and thinks as life is short, and God has not physically shown himself to us, and we can not prove he is the creator of all things beautiful, he should depend on himself as well as enjoy himself and do whatever he wishes. - it is so good to be able to come here and let out feelings and concerns. Thank you all for allowing each other to have this place of solace.


4/7/2009 03:19

jess77 - Thank you for the encouraging words. I am blessed to have found of all you wonderful sisters in this forum. I feel that there is hope when I read your posts. Thank you and may the Lord bless you and your marriage.

Hope3343 - I know how you feel about the weekends. I am lucky that I have my oldest daughter to keep my mind occupied. She is the one that refuses to talk to her dad. If she sees me depressed she takes me places to cheer me up. If I mention her father she gets upset with me because she feels I should be over him by now. She does not undestand and I pray to my Lord that she NEVER has to understand what I am dealing with. I do not wish this pain on any one, not even those people who have been bad toward me.
I sometimes have to stop and pray so that I can interrupt my thoughts and stop thinking negatively. I have complete faith in the Lord but I do not in my husband. Does that make sense?

In love and blessins. May the Lord bless all of our marriages and restore them too.

La Ojos Cafe

4/7/2009 04:08

imbookerossie - Thank you for that beautiful story. I cried, of course, and now wonder if she died of a broken heart. What an amazing trial to experience.
You are right about my husband. He is the only person that can hurt me the way he does. I gave him that power when I handed him my heart. I too think that he is watching to see if I am practicing what I preach. I rarely preach something and do the opposite. I wonder if he has fogotten that by now. He told me he was happy now and did not want to come back home. The more I cried the less sympathy I saw in his eyes. Actually, I could see him becoming more irritated with me. The only thing I am scared of is that he will try to destroy me financially. I am having to file for BK and am hoping to purchase a home while the prices are low. I don't want to divorce him but I don't know what else to do? This is such a difficult decision. I am praying that my Lord will give me the answer I need and continue to lead me down the righteous path. I need to purchase a home for my children. They need stabability and we need to get out of my parents home.
Still_praying - Thank you for your encouraging words. It truly has done my heart so much good to be here with all of you wonderful sisters. I, too, had to deal with the sites and chat rooms for many years. I had to pretend that he was not doing it and began accepting his lies as the truth. I did not want my marriage to end because I would not believe that the man I married was someone I no longer knew. I began to experience the need for intimacy in my marriage and longed to have things the way they used to be. Somewhere along the way the line became fuzzy and we progressed from a wonderful relationship to staying because I thought it was the right thing to do. I tried talking to him many, many times about our marriage and a couple of times he suggested a separation so that we could find ourselves. I can honestly say that I did not pray for him during those years but instead became angry with him and God for punishing me. Can you believe that I felt that way? That it was God's fault; everything that was happening to me? I have asked my Lord to forgive me and I think he has. I am so sorry that you have to endure what I did for many years. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. It is so hard to want to believe their lies when you know what the truth really is. I don't want to loose my husband but I do not want to go back to the life he was providing me that last 6 years together. I want to please my Father but it will truly take a miracle from him to mend my marriage. I LOVE miracles because they NEVER cease to amaze me. I love to see how things can come together when all hope has been lost. I am waiting for my miracle. My husband needs the healing that only our Lord can give him. He needs a Miracle.

May the Lord bless all our marriages. In love and blessings.

La Ojos Cafe

4/10/2009 06:37


4/10/2009 12:02

jjjacque-I pray for your protection from all hurt,harm,and danger. I cover your household with the blood of Jesus. You need to keep yourself out of harms way, the enemy seems to have a stronghold in his life. I pray for his deliverance from anger,rage, and wrath. Lord put the right person or people in his life to help him. It sounds like you need to seperate yourself from him for a while. Do not stay and be treated like this, you are worthy of respect. You wrote the word TERROR, you shoud not have to live in fear and terror in your own home. You need to go to a safe place as soon as possible. Call friends, relatives, or someone at your church to help. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go, I will guide thee with mine eye.(Psalm 32:8). In Jesus Name. Amen

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