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Scripture

For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory.

Interlude

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:7-8 (NLT)

Comment

Both of us have a lot on at the moment. I could do with some help… as could my partner. I’m sure there are some things that could be done to ‘lighten my burden’, but that would only increase her burden, or somebody else’s. Perhaps I need to learn to be more dependent on God and to trust him more. If I were more dependent on God then I’d pray more and do less. I’d pray for my wife more too. There’d likely be greater peace and our life together would be different.

And you… do you do too much? How does that affect you and your spouse?

How would it look if you depended more on God?

Prayer (as a couple)

Dear Father God, help me to know, trust and depend on you more deeply. Help me to be wise in what I take on for the sake of our relationship. Help me to pray more for ____ (partner’s name). May my behaviour lead to greater peace and your increased presence in our home. Amen.

Prayer (for others)

Dear Father, we pray for ____ and ____ and for other couples in our community. May you give each of them a new spirit of knowledge and dependence on you. May you give them the wisdom to know when to take action and when to pray and leave things with you. Amen

Final Thought

I will lie down in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8.

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