Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 (NLT)
Do you get bogged down with stuff? I do. I can get bogged down with my never ending to do list, work deadlines, money etc. I can also get bogged down with the things I feel – like worrying I’m not a good enough parent.
Every day life can burden us. God wants us to support each other and share the burdens in marriage by talking about them. Often we can do things to help each other. We can also pray for one another.
What burdens you and your partner – small or large? How can you support one another through actions and prayer?
Prayer (as a couple)
Father God, thank you that Jesus carries our burdens and we can pray for help and support for everything in life – small or large. We pray for you to help us in our circumstances. We also pray for you to help us be a support to one another and show us what to do. Amen.
Prayer (for others)
Thank you Father God that Jesus carries all our burdens. We pray for help and support for _____ because they need your support right now with _____. We also pray for you to help them to be a support to one another, practically and emotionally. Amen.
When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. Edgar Watson Howe