Writen by: Unveiled Wife On August 26, 2012

Prayer Of The Day – Spending Time In Church

Dear Lord,

We pray over couples who are not walking in your ways.  We pray that you capture their hearts and turn them towards you.  Reveal to them how much better marriage is and was intended to be with you at the center of it.  We lift up couples who know you but do not spend time in fellowship with others, such as going to church.  May you draw them close to you and plug them into a good church.  May marriages be transformed by the relationships formed at church, and may children see a good example of living, commitment, and faithfulness from parents who are consistant in going to church.  However, help all of us who do go to church to not get caught up in the mundane routine of it.  Show us how we can interact with others, get involved in ministry, and serve!  May we be a people that encourages your body of faithful believers and receive encouragement ourselves in Jesus name AMEN!

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  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    I agree community groups are great for this, but I still think it is important to support the church. It may not be done the way God intended across the board, but the church are His people regardless of where they gather. I understand what you are saying about a sunday morning service, it is definitely possible to slip in and out without ever addressing hurts, but that is where I feel the importance to get plugged in is. This is where my husband and I found our community group, Fuse, the marriage ministry at church during the week.

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Hi Lois,

    First of all I speak from personal experience! My husband and I definitely found healing in the church! I agree that there does seem to be a big hole when it comes to hurting marriages needing help and I believe God is calling churches to step up! One scripture that comes to mind is Hebrews 10:25 “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
    It is important that God encourages Christians to meet together and encourage one another… which is the goal of the marriage ministry at our church! Hope this helps!

  • Nina

    So timely! Amen!

  • Lois

    Jennifer, I love your posts and I love your heart! Just wondering the Scriptural admonition to spend time in church as a means of growth and healing. Could you address this? I’m sure there are many of us wondering the same thing. Most wounded marriages don’t find healing in most churches. Seems there’s a big hole here.

  • Lois

    What an amazing blessing to read your thoughts, Jennifer. Your testimony is beautiful, and it takes such courage to be so transparent! We have found that getting into small groups has helped us heal our issues. My prayer is that those who are struggling will find a community to be able to share life with. Going to “church” since I was born never brought that about. It was actually leaving the “organized” church that began the healing process. I was so hurt from sitting and looking at the back of someone’s head for an hour, then leaving with all of the same hurts that I had when I entered. I began realizing that this was not the church Jesus died for. Many people around me were hurting and struggling as well, and who was ministering to them? We all had our “go to church” masks on while our lives, marriages, kids, are falling apart. Did anyone care? Life has been so different living ” in community” where we can be real, pray for the struggles in our marriages, and offer encouragement, or be encouraged. ALL of us get to use our gifts, just like Scripture teaches. It’s so beautiful! I would encourage anyone struggling with marriage issues to find a group of like minded believers, usually meeting in homes, and begin their healing journey!

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