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My lover speaks to me. Come then, my love; my darling, come with me. The winter is over; the rains have stopped; in the countryside the flowers are in bloom. This is the time for singing; the song of doves is heard in the fields. Figs are beginning to ripen; the air is fragrant with blossoming vines. Come then, my love; my darling, come with me. You are like a dove that hides in the crevice of a rock. Let me see your lovely face and hear your enchanting voice. Song of Solomon: 2 v 10 14 GNT

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Spring is here. Have you noticed the blossom and the scent of flowers and the sound of bird song even though the winds are cold and we have had hail storms? Love blossoms even in cold harsh weather.

Spring urges us to respond. “Come away with me”.

We can be like separate cool efficient beings who are hidden from each other. When did you last gaze deeply at your wife/husband’s face.

Let me see your lovely face and hear your enchanting voice

Re-kindling our desire for each other takes a decision in our busy world:

  • Take some time to be together
  • Look into their face
  • Respond to their touch

God invented sex, created our bodies and gave us to each other as lovers and partners in life. Don’t waste his gift by familiarity!

Prayer (as a couple)

God we worship you for the beauty of your world. Thank you for seasons. We too are your creatures and part of your creation. Help us to enjoy your gift of marriage and each other. Help us to renew our desire and notice the attraction that sparked our relationship. May the years enhance and not blunt our love. Amen

Prayer (for others)

We pray for young couples we know whose delight in each other is evident to all.

Lord we pray for those getting married this year. As they give themselves to each other may they be aware of your delight in them and your hand giving each to the other. May their love deepen and strengthen as they go forward into life together with its storms and droughts. May their roots go deep. Amen

Final quote

I will be to the people of Israel like rain in a dry land.  They will blossom like flowers; they will be firmly rooted like the trees of Lebanon. Hosea 14:5 (GNT)

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