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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

April 2024
  • CONTINUED PRAYER FOR 2024: As we shared in our March update, please pray steadfastly for us 1) Obeying the will of God, 2) Being empowered by the Spirit of God, and 3) Serving faithfully for the glory of God. We want to be used by Him to make a difference in the lives of husbands and wives!

  • 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! 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

March 2024
  • CONTINUED PRAYER FOR 2024: As we shared in our February update, please pray steadfastly for us 1) Obeying the will of God, 2) Being empowered by the Spirit of God, and 3) Serving faithfully for the glory of God. We want to be used by Him to make a difference in the lives of husbands and wives!

  • GODLY WISDOM: Please pray for God's Wisdom as we and our Board try to discern the best way to identify and come alongside couples that come for counseling who are in abusive situations. 

  • PREMARITAL CLASS STARTING: Please pray for a premarital class Shawn and I will be facilitating at our church that starts mid-March and runs thru mid-May. Pray this class and the biblical wisdom shared will help these couples lay a solid foundation for their future marriage!

  • 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 2024
  • PRAYER FOR 2024: As we shared earlier in this update, please pray steadfastly for us 1) Obeying the will of God, 2) Being empowered by the Spirit of God, and 3) Serving faithfully for the glory of God? We want to be used by Him to make a difference in the lives of husbands and wives!

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

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

January 2024
  • SUPERNATURAL WISDOM: Please pray for the Lord to give Shawn and I and our Board His wisdom and leading as we plan for 2024. We want to follow His lead on the specific ways He wants us to try to help couples - whether those are things we are already doing or new things He wants us to begin doing. Thank you for praying!

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

  • PODCAST MOVING FORWARD: For a number of reasons, we are putting our Abiding Marriage Podcast “On Hold” starting February 1st. Please pray for the Lord to use this time “on hold” to give us further direction for the future of this podcast.

  • 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.

December 2023
  • TREASURING CHRIST AT CHRISTMAS: Please pray fervently that Glen and Shawn and our family would be men and women who truly treasure the "Greatest Gift" ever given in Jesus! Plesae also pray that our time together as a family would honor Him and grow our connection to Him and to each other. 

  • 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. 

  • PERSONAL: Please pray for our youngest son, Caleb, and his wife, Taylor as they celebrate their 2nd anniversary on December 19th. Pray they will be growing BOTH in their connection with the Lord vertically and their horizontal connection with each other. And pray for some extended time off we have at the end of the year - that it would be restful and enjoyable!

  • 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. 

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.

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