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Scripture:

Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.’ Hosea 10 v 12

Comment:

Weather is a big deal for gardeners – spring can be too cold – then you get a short growing season. Or spring is mild but then a late frost ruins the blossom. Or it’s too wet or too dry.  Our lives have “weather”- external factors that  can affect our marriages.

BUT God promises to come and shower righteousness upon us when we seek Him.

Showers are what young plants need in the spring.

Can we ask God to shower us with His righteousness in our lives – not just the good things of life but true goodness to make our lives and families whole!

Prayer (as a couple):

Father God, you see everything about our lives. Sometimes the “weather” is cruel to our garden. You have promised that when we seek your face, you will shower us with your righteousness. Please God fulfil this promise of your goodness in our lives and our family. We can’t manage without you. Amen

Prayer (for others):

Pray for a couple you know who are experiencing harsh “external weather” at the moment. Lord – we pray for _____ and _____. You must see how hard it is for them at the moment. They really need your help. Please bless their lives and family with your righteousness – your goodness. Show us any practical things we could help them with. May they recognize your help when it comes. Amen

Final Quote:

You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly ….. You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. Psalm 65:9 +10

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