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Ways to Pray for Your Spouse

Ways to Pray for Your Spouse


  • That he might become a hold many, a man of prayer, mature in the Lord, growing in his knowledge of God.  (1 Thes. 5:23; Col 4:12; Eph. 6:18; Eph. 1:18-19; Eph. 3:16-19)

  • That he might daily seek God with all his heart, walking in the Spriirt moment by moment, growing in his dependence on Him. (Psalm 119:1-2; Psalm 27:4; Proverbs 3:5-6; John 15:5)


  • That he might learn to take every thought captive, to not be conformed to the world’s thinking and to think scripturally. (Romans 12:2; II cor. 10:5)

  • That he would learn to not depend on his circumstances for happiness, but on God alone. (Hab. 3:17-19)


  • That he might have  new strength in the midst of his busy schedule and that the Lord might infuse him with His strength (Is. 40:31; Eph. 3:14-19)

  • That his self-image might be a reflection of the Lord’s thoughts toward him. (Eph. 1:17-19; james 1:5-7)

Ways to Pray for Your Spouse


  • That he might become a called man, not driven, with well thought-through and prayed-through goals in life (I Cor. 9:24-27)

  • That the Lord might give him wisdom to lead his family physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. (Eph. 1:17-19; James 1:5-7)


  • That he might stand firm against the schemes of the devil and resist Satan in all circumstances. (Eph. 6:10-18; James 4:7)

  • That he might not be deceived into unbelief or sin (Gal. 6:7)

Ways to Pray for Your Spouse


  • That the fruit of the Spirit might be exhibited more and more in his life (Galatians 5:22-23)

  • That he might learn to love as God has commanded. (1 Cor. 13:4-7; Romans 12:8-10)


  • That the Lord might protect him, guarding his course. (Proverbs 2:8)

  • That he might learn to manage his time well. (Eph 5:15)

Life on the Run

Life on the Run

While running an eleven mile training run, I was able to reflect on life and running.  I realized that running is similar to life and life is similar to running. The scenery was beautiful with hills, open pastures, and cattle. The temperature was in the thirties with a strong breeze. We shared the road with motorist, motorcyclist and bicyclist.
Life strategies and running skills are similar.

1. Goals

Goals provide you with a vision without a vision the people will perish!

2. Surround yourself with champions
The journey is much better when sharing with others with same goals and drive to succeed. It is nice to have motivation and support from like minded people.  It is also nice to support and motivate others along the journey.

3. Enjoy the journey
Finding joy in all you do makes the journey much more enjoyable. My motto: “Live life for joy in the journey.”

4. Embrace the pain
Life is full of painful experiences that makes us stronger. Running can be painful too. We become stronger from the pain.  I have seen signs while running races that say, “Pain is weakness leaving the body” and I truly believe it.

5. Remember timing is in God’s hands

Things do not always happen in the time we want them to, but it always works in God’s timing. We cannot rush time or slow it down; we can only make the best of it.  I have stopped wishing my life away.  I enjoy Mondays as much as I do Fridays.  Each moment is a gift and I am grateful for each moment.  While running, sometimes your time is slow and sometimes it is fast.  Learning to accept it for what it is or deciding to make it better for the next long run through proper training techniques.

6. Don’t quit! Quitting is not an option! Sometimes, we have to change the plan or route, but never quit!

7. Believe in yourself!

What we think about we bring about! Believe in yourself and you can accomplish the goal and enjoy the journey of life!

Life on the run