Be a Prayer Warrior
For Committed Relationships
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24
Becoming a prayer warrior is not easy. It is easy to be angry, and quick to blame, but it is not easy to forgive and ask God to take over. As with anger, a person has to put on their full armor of God. “14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6: 14 – 17
Praying for God to intervene in a situation, especially, one as complicated as a committed relationship/ marriage, is going to take time. Being a good prayer warrior for your situation requires a person to ask God for forgiveness and to never cease in prayer. I have noticed that in my situation, when I cease in prayer, things tend to begin to fall apart, just a hair. When I am too self-centered to let God be God that is the moment when God proves to me, once again, that I cannot fix this on my own. God is telling me, that if I do not hand everything over to Him, time and time again, that He will allow it to crumble a little bit, just as a reminder to give it back to Him.
As Christians, God has given us the ability to preserve through trials and tribulations. He wants us to use the gifts that He has provided for us to help others to become the Christian they truly are. There are times when two people will marry who seem to be unequally yoked. However, to God, they are a perfect match for one another, but it will not be seen until both parties are true Christians and rely fully on God. But, when one person is not living up to their true Christian potential, it really does cause many problems in their relationship. This is why, the one closer to Christ needs to pray unceasingly. Because no matter what happened in the past, God wants them to get past it, forgive each other, and place God at the forefront of their marriage. Once this is the case, the couple can and will get past their past hurts and stop hurting each other in the present. They will finally begin to feel as one, the way God has intended marriage to feel, as it was written in Genesis.
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam[a] no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[b] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[c] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” Genesis 2: 18-24
Only God can get us there, because He created the concept. No two people will feel closer to one another, unless God is in their relationship.
Another thing a good prayer warrior does is ask others to pray with them and over their situation. “20For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20 God knows that there is strength in numbers, and with more people gathered to pray about your situation, then great things begin to happen. For me, God has begun to place people in my life, whom I would have never had met without His grace. This small family has been through the same situation that I have been struggling with, and they have provided me with hope. Hope, not only for my situation, but for my overall happiness. This kind of hope has given me more faith that my situation will improve and that God is answering my prayers.
I pray for whatever situation you might be facing today, that God is already working, and that you do not give up. I banish the darkness that is set before you and ask that Jesus shine is light over you, bless you and give you grace.
In Jesus Name,
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