• Prayer for the Unbelieving Spouse

    Dog, I hope my wife isn’t praying anything like this for me (yes, it’s a real prayer that someone has posted).

    Almighty God,

    You are the Creator of all things. We are your chosen, your children. We worship you. We are your vessel to be used for your purposes and passions. Lord, fill us up with your love so that we shine in a dark world. Lord, Let your love overwhelm me that I may spill it out like a beautiful aroma on those around me. Especially, my spouse.

    Papa, Daddy, I ask for you to reveal yourself and your purposes to my husband/wife ________________ today, this hour. Father, I ask that you open their spiritual eyes and ears that they can see the lies and hear the truth.

    Now Lord, through the authority given to me through King Jesus, your son, and through your living and breathing Word, Luke 9:1&2, I take authority of any spirits that are speaking lies to my spouse. I bind the spirit of deafness and dumbness that is not allowing your penetrating words in to his heart. Break my spouse’s heart for people. Let him see that there is more to this world then science and explanations. Lord, birth in him a reality that there is another realm that is real, powerful and that IT IS GOOD.

    Father, this hour I declare that the name _______________________ (name) is sealed as a name written in the Book of Life. Lord, do everything in your perfect planning and purposes to bring my spouse to the truth and salvation of Jesus Christ. And when that hour dawns may the entire heaven and earth will rejoice.

    Father, let my spouse’s life bring you glory. Let the salvation of my spouse shouts to thousands of others that God is Great, powerful and above all things.

    Mostly, I ask only to live in your Presence as it is Your Presence that sanctifies my spouse and my children. I love you. I love your son. I love the Holy Spirit that rest upon my shoulder like a Dove.

    To You O God, be all glory, honor, power, praise, forever, and ever. Hallelujah…. In King Jesus name. Amen.

    I wouldn’t like to be thought of as spiritually blind and deaf. This has been a charge against Jews, incidentally, for centuries. That was the explanation for how the Jews could possibly reject and betray the very God they devoted themselves to, the one they studied and worked to obey.

    I also wouldn’t like to have someone I love wanting me to be different. I want the person I love to love me back for who I actually am and what I actually think. If that person thinks I’m deficient for not thinking highly of Jesus or God, then that’s an issue, but not my issue.

    A prayer like this strikes me as an excellent example of how religious belief can make a serious problem where there really doesn’t need to be.

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    Article by: Larry Tanner

    • BethAnnErickson

      I agree. That prayer is quite insulting. Ugh.

    • NoCrossNoCrescent

      Boy, this is just creepy. You “hope” this is not the stealth attitude you are facing? Sorry to say this but if I couldn’t tolerate the thought of this a minute…

      • lartanner

        I could ask my wife, but I don’t care that much about it. Besides, I am not the thought police, even for the people I love most.

    • RebeccaBradley

      I particularly liked the bit about spilling out love like a beautiful aroma on those around him/her. Creepy, but also strangely hilarious. And…Papa? Daddy? Oh, dear….