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Are You Praying For God’s Presence In Your Marriage?

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In the midst of your troubles (and all have troubles in marriage according to the Bible), do you feel God is far away or near? Do you feel connected to Him? If He feels absent and not present, what can you do?


Lord, in 1 Corinthians 7:28, You reveal that there will be trouble in marriage.

Some of us have small troubles and others have big troubles. I know You are using this tension to reveal more of Yourself. During this time, I desire Your presence.

Suppose I had a “perfect” marriage. If I didn’t feel Your presence, what good would my life be? My trials, which leave me feeling unloved and disrespected in my marriage (Ephesians 5:33), give me new opportunities to encounter You.

Your Word promises me that You will draw near to me if I draw near to You. So, by faith, I draw near to You right now, trusting that You draw near to me so that I might feel Your very presence.

In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Psalm 73:28 --“But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.”

Psalm 145:18 --“The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.”

John 14:23 --“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.’”

Acts 3:19 --“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”

James 4:8,10 --“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you...Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.”

Emerson Eggerichs, Ph.D.
Author, Speaker, Pastor

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