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Our Prayer Requests

Our Pastor at our home church often reminds the church of this truth: "Prayer can do anything God can do."  If I really took that to heart and believed it fully, it would not only change HOW I prayed but how OFTEN I prayed!

We believe prayer to the One True God works in ways that nothing else does. So we list our prayer requests each month and ask you to pray for one or all of them, expecting the Lord to answer!  Thanks, in advance, for your prayers for us and for the couples the Lord is bringing!

Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to You I pray. In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly.  Psalm 5:1-3

December 2023

Please come back in December to see our requests

November 2023
  • GIVING THANKS: Please pray that Glen and Shawn, along with our kids and their spouses, would be people who have grateful hearts and consistently giving thanks to God day-by-day. And please also pray that our gratitude would flow over on everyone the Lord sends in our path each day.  

  • SATISFY US: Please pray that Shawn and I would be spending time daily with the Lord and His Word. And the result of that consistent time would be both of us being deeply satisfied and rejoicing as His adopted son and daughter!  

  • GROWING OUR REACH: In our mission to help couples connect with Christ and each other, we want to reach more couples through our podcast and blog posts. Pray for the Lord to open up opportunities for our content to impact more couples to help them have Christ-centered marriages! 

  •  FIRST LOVE AND COMMUNITY: This is our consistent prayer: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church. 

October 2023
  • REACHING COUPLES LOCALLY: Please pray for the Lord to give Abiding Marriage favor when it comes to couples in Central Arkansas searching the internet for marriage help. We are thankful for the many couples we are reaching in other states, but also want to make an impact in our local church and community. 

  • GIVING THANKS: Please pray that Glen and Shawn and our family would be people who are truly grateful and consistently giving thanks to the Lord, the One who provides for our every need! Pray also that our adult kids and their spouses would also be saturated in thankfulness to the Lord. 
     

  • NEXT GENERATION: Please pray that Abiding Marriage would be helping raise up a new generation of Christ-centered marriages that will impact their local communities for God’s Kingdom purposes!
     

  • FIRST LOVE AND COMMUNITY: This is our consistent prayer: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church.

September 2023
  • MINISTRY FOCUS AND PRIORITY: Please continue to pray for both Glen and Shawn - that with everything we have on our schedules, that we would prioritize working on the things God directs us to do, and leave the other things as lesser priorities. And to have the appropriate tension between rest and work. 

  • CONTINUED WISDOM: Please continue to pray for the Lord's wisdom and discernment as we meet with couples. We are not able to rightly discern and help them without God's help. Continue to pray for the Spirit of God to be speaking to us and we would follow His lead!  

  • FAMILY VACATION: Please pray for the two of us and our adult kids and their spouses as we head out in early September for a family vacation together. For traveling safetey - without accident or incident. And for rest, thankfulness to the Lord, and growing a deeper connection together as a family.   

  • FIRST LOVE AND COMMUNITY: This is our consistent prayer: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church. 

August 2023
  • ESTABLISH THE WORK OF OUR HANDS: Please pray that God would establish the work He is doing through Abiding Marriage, and that His Name and Kingdom would spread as a result. Please pray this for our personal lives/family as well - that we would walk faithfully in the good works He has prepared and that the work would glorify Him and bear lasting fruit. 

  • PRAYER FOR COUPLES: Please pray for the couples we counsel to both "repent and believe". To repent of lies they believe and of unbiblical patterns causing dysfunction in their marriage. And they would truly believe and trust what God's Word says, so that God can bring lasting change in their individual lives and in their marriage!

  • GODLY WISDOM AS WE COUNSEL: Please continue to pray for the Lord's wisdom and discernment as we meet with couples. We are not able to rightly discern and help them without God's help. Pray for the Spirit of God to be speaking to us and to the couples we are counseling. 

  • FAMILY: Please pray for our "adult kids": Our daughter Sarah and the man God has to be her future husband: Caleb and his wife, Taylor; and Josh and his wife, Annie; Please continue to pray that we would have the joy of seeing our kids and their spouses walking wholeheartedly with God. 

  • FIRST LOVE AND COMMUNITY: This is our consistent prayer: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church. 

July 2023
  • SATISFY US: Please continue to pray that Shawn and I would be spending time daily with the Lord and His Word. And through our growing with Him, we would be deeply satisfied and rejoicing in Him, whether in plenty or in need. 

  • MINISTRY FOCUS AND PRIORITY: Please continue to pray for both Glen and Shawn - that with everything we have on our plates, that we would prioritize working on the things God directs us to do, and leave the other things as lesser priorities.

  • REACHING COUPLES LOCALLY: We had previously asked you to pray for the Lord to give Abiding Marriage favor when it comes to couples in Central Arkansas searching the internet for marriage help. Please keep praying the Lord will bring local couples to our ministry so they can find God's help and hope for their marriage!

  • CONTINUED WISDOM: Please continue to pray for the Lord's wisdom and discernment as we meet with couples. We are not able to rightly discern and help them without God's help. Pray for the Spirit of God to be speaking to us and to the couples we are counseling. 

  • FIRST LOVE AND COMMUNITY: This is our consistent prayer: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church. 

June 2023
  • MINISTRY FOCUS AND PRIORITY: Please continue to pray for both Glen and Shawn - that with everything we have on our plates, that we would prioritize working on the things God directs us to do, and leave the other things as lesser priorities.

  • GROWING OUR REACH: In our mission to help couples connect with Christ and each other, we want to reach more couples through our podcast and blog posts. Pray for the Lord to open up opportunities for our content to impact more couples to help them have Christ-centered marriages!

  • MAKE US GLAD: Please pray for the two of us, that we would be people that live out of heartfelt gratitude to the Lord for His great mercy, grace, and peace in our lives. And that, no matter our situation or circumstance, we would find great security and comfort knowing that the Lord is with us every step of the way!

  • GOD'S WISDOM: Please pray for the Lord's wisdom and discernment as we meet with couples. We are not able to rightly discern and help them without God's help. Pray for the Spirit of God to be speaking to us and to the couples we are counseling. 

  • FIRST LOVE AND COMMUNITY: This is our consistent prayer: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church. 

May 2023
  • LET THE FAVOR OF THE LORD GOD BE UPON US: Please pray for us, that we would be truly humble, contrite, and would be rightly responding to His Word, empowered by His Spirit. And by His great grace, Abiding Marriage would have the favor of the Lord in 2023 and beyond!

  • GROWING OUR REACH: In our mission to help couples connect with Christ and each other, we want to reach more couples through our podcast and blog posts. Pray for the Lord to open up opportunities for our content to impact more couples to help them have Christ-centered marriages!

  • FAMILY: Please pray for our "kids": Josh and his wife, Annie; Caleb and his wife, Taylor; and for our daughter Sarah and the young man she is currently dating. Pray that we would have the joy of seeing our kids and their spouses walking wholeheartedly with God. 

  • FIRST LOVE & COMMUNITY: This is our consistent prayer: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church.

April 2023
  • CONTINUED PRAYER FOR THE WORK OF OUR HANDS: Please continue to pray that God would establish the work He is doing through Abiding Marriage, and that His Name and Kingdom would spread as a result. Please also continue to pray this for our personal lives/family as well - that we would walk faithfully in the good works He has prepared and that the work would glorify Him and bear lasting fruit. 

  • PRAYER FOR COUPLES: A Ministry Partner recently texted us this prayer. We wanted to pass it along so you could pray it as well: "Praying for your many couples to receive resurrection in their marriages at such a rapid rate only the Lord could be the Source." 

  • YEAR TWO OF THE PODCAST: We will soon begin recording our second year of the Abiding Marriage Podcast. Please pray for God's discernment for Shawn and I as we plan, prepare, and record these podcast episodes - that the topics we share about will be God's provision and help for those husbands and wives listening. 

  • FAMILY: Please pray for our "kids": Josh and his wife, Annie; Caleb and his wife, Taylor; and for our daughter Sarah and the young man she is currently dating. Pray that we would have the joy of seeing our kids and their spouses walking wholeheartedly with the Lord! 

  • FIRST LOVE AND COMMUNITY: This is our consistent prayer: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church. 

March 2023
  • ESTABLISH THE WORK OF OUR HANDS: Please pray that God would establish the work He is doing through Abiding Marriage, and that His Name and Kingdom would spread as a result. Please pray this for our personal lives/family as well - that we would walk faithfully in the good works He has prepared and that the work would glorify Him and bear lasting fruit. 

  • WISDOM FOR MINISTRY DECISIONS: Please pray for God to give Shawn and I, and our Board of Directors, His supernatural wisdom in all the decisions, small and large, related to Abiding Marriage.

  • DISCERNMENT FOR THE PODCAST: Please pray for God's discernment for Shawn and I as we plan, prepare, and record the podcast - that the topics we share about will be God's provision and help for those listening. 

  • FAMILY: Please pray for our "kids": Caleb and his wife, Taylor; Josh and his wife, Annie; and for our daughter Sarah and the young man she is currently dating. Pray that we would have the joy of seeing our kids and their spouses walking wholeheartedly with the Lord! Please also for our aging parents on both sides - for their health and for life transitions they are making. 

 

  • FIRST LOVE AND COMMUNITY: This is our consistent prayer: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church. 

February 2023
  • ESTABLISH THE WORK OF OUR HANDS: Please pray that God would establish the work He is doing through Abiding Marriage, and that His Name and Kingdom would spread as a result. Please pray this for our personal lives and family as well.

  • GLEN’S HEALTH UPDATE: We are thankful the levels of heavy metals are coming down. Please pray the process will completely rid his body of these metals and they will not return.

  • OUR PODCAST: For 2023, we are asking God to “broaden the number of couples” who are regularly listening to our podcast. This is not for ourselves, but because we believe the content will truly help couples grow in their connection with Christ and their spouse. So you can help by 1) listening yourself, and 2) sharing the podcast with other couples you now!

  • FIRST LOVE & COMMUNITY: This is our consistent prayer: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church.

January 2023
  • SATISFY US: Please pray that Shawn and I would be spending time daily with the Lord and His Word. And through our growing with Him, we would be deeply satisfied and rejoicing in Him, whether in plenty or in need. 

  • MAKE US GLAD: Please pray for the two of us, that we would be people that live out of heartfelt gratitude to the Lord for His great mercy, grace, and peace in our lives. And that, no matter our situation or circumstance, we would find great security and comfort knowing that the Lord is with us every step of the way!

  • LET THE FAVOR OF THE LORD GOD BE UPON US: Please pray for us, that we would be truly humble, contrite, and would be rightly responding to His Word, empowered by His Spirit. And by His great grace, Abiding Marriage would have the favor of the Lord in 2023 and beyond!

  • ESTABLISH THE WORK OF OUR HANDS: Please pray that God would establish the work He is doing through Abiding Marriage, and that His Name and Kingdom would spread as a result. Please pray this for our personal lives/family as well - that we would walk faithfully in the good works He has prepared for us and that the work would glorify Him and bear fruit that remains.

 

  • FIRST LOVE AND COMMUNITY: This is our consistent prayer: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church. 

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