It’s a rare occasion when I don’t have something to say.

In most any situation, I always, either good or bad, seem to have words that flow freely.

But there are those moments. When my husband and I have fought, or been cross, or feelings have been hurt.

During those moments the tears seem to come far quicker than any words.

I sit before the Lord, knowing I should pray, I should say something.

But I can’t.

I have nothing.

I pitifully cry out “Lord help me.”

Knowing that He knows, yet I fight to form any other words.

As I sat at my dining room table recently, feeling this exact way, I began things differently this time.

I sat with my Bible in front of me, ready for the Lord to guide me in how I should pray, trusting that He would give me the words that desperately needed to come forth.

And in His faithfulness, He did.

Instead of speaking, this time I wrote… And wrote.

Words of truth.

Words of life.

Words to live by.

Words to pray by.

Words to share with you here:

Adapt these scriptures to you…to your husband. At every possible turn add your names, make these scriptures yours. When you are without words, I pray that this will give you the beginning you’ve needed.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation., so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints and his incomparably great power for us who believe. (Ephesians 1:17-19)

. . . I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3)

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying one another. (Galatians 5:25-26)
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Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32)

. . . put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24)

Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and clearly loved, clothes yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:12-14)

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)

Effective words. Words that will change us and our circumstances.

With love and hope,