Day 219: Marriage in God’s Plan (1601-1608)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, we ask you to please receive our prayer this morning. Through the Power of your Holy Spirit dwelling inside of us, that you give to us freely and give to us for our sanctification, for our salvation, for our growth, and becoming more and more like you. We ask you to please teach us today. We ask you to please help us to be docile to your movement, to your Word, to your vision for what marriage is supposed to be, what marriage is meant to be, and also how you can even work in our brokenness, and you can still bring beauty out of ashes. So Lord God, we ask you to please meet us in our need, especially those of us who have had difficult experiences when it comes to the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Those who have experienced brokenness, those who have experienced betrayal, those who have experienced hopes that have been crushed, we ask you to please be with all of us who have experienced that brokenness. And please be with those who are preparing for the great gift of Matrimony and those who are living in the great Sacrament of Matrimony. Basically, Lord, be with all of us as we take these first steps in learning about your plan for marriage. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”