Posted 06 May 2006 - 08:14 PM
"He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls." (Proverbs 25:28).
Lord Jesus, with a heavy heart I come to You seeking Your forgiveness. In faith, I bring to You this man, Ron who is committing adultery with Heather. His selfishness has caused great emotional and spiritual illness to his wife, Debra and their children. Father, I pray that Ron will come to his senses and need to exercise self-control in his life. Remove this desire of committing extra marital affair with other woman, help Ron, Lord, please add temperance and self-control to his life, for without self-control, however he will quickly become spiritually blind, forgetting Your grace and our Saviour, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Father, it is Your desire that marriage is a divine institution. According to Your Word, You say that "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it." (Eph. 5:25). Lord, Jesus Christ, open the eye of this man's heart. May he love the precious wife You have given to him and for all blessings of a Christian marriage. Teach Ron how to love his wife, Debra as You love Your bride, the Church. Teach him how to give himself for his wife by providing for her, protecting her, helping her and understanding her. In Jesus' name I pray that he will forsake the other woman, Heather. That his sexual fantasy over this other woman will die its natural death, and I ask that the power of Your Holy Spirit to remove his urge of sexual desire with the other woman except his own wife, Debra.
Lord, You say that the worth of a virtuous woman is immeasurable. "who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life." (Prov. 31:10-12). Father, thank You that You do not forsake Debra in her hour of needs. Help her to fill secure in his husband's love for her. In Jesus' name I pray that her husband will forsake the other woman and return to her completely in mind, body and soul. Thank You, Lord for Your mercy, thank You for Your grace. Help Debra always to look well to the ways of her household, to be faithful to her responsibilities as her husband's helpmeet and a loving mother to her children. Thank You, Lord that it is not Your desire to see this woman in despair. Thank You for her role as wife and mother, even though the world seems increasingly to despise it. Give her wisdom, help her be industrious, let the law of kindness be in her tongue, that her husband and children may truly call her blessed.
Lord God, thank You for the home that You have provided for this family. Bless their home, Lord and keep it safe by night and day. Put Your hedge of protection around this home, let this family dwell in safety. I believe on You, Lord Jesus Christ, and I know that You have saved this marriage and will save the entire household. Praise You, Lord, for Your abundant blessings. Thank You, Lord that this marriage is restored today. Thank You, Lord that the other woman or any other woman is removed from the mind, body and soul of this husband, that he return whole heartedly to his wife and children. Thank You, Father, for nothing is impossible with You. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.