Most of the people who contact Global Media Outreach: http://www.godlife.com/) are hurting. It doesn’t matter where they live in this world; most are hurting because of love problems. “Pray for my marriage.” “Pray that my husband will come home.” “Pray that I can find a godly wife.” “Nobody loves me.” “Does God love me?” “My wife doesn’t love me.” “Nobody wants me.” Their stories are sad and endless.
Raj from India had a love problem. His girlfriend’s parents had suddenly arranged for her to marry another, because Raj was not of the same caste. He was devastated and said he wanted to kill himself.
I began encouraging him with Scripture and wrote out a prayer for him online. He agreed to do our 30-day online Bible study. He wrote almost daily to say the Bible study was helping him—making him more clear-headed. But as the day of his former girlfriend’s wedding approached, he again began to despair.
I suggested we pray for the soon-to-be newlyweds. I wrote out my prayer and asked him to agree with it. I prayed that God would bless their marriage with a deep love for one another. I prayed that she would no longer think of Raj and that Raj would no longer think of her. I prayed that Raj would begin to praise and thank God for his situation—showing God that Raj will trust Him, no matter what. I prayed that God would fill Raj with His Holy Spirit so he could experience all the fruit of the Spirit, especially the peace, patience and joy. I then suggested that Raj pray this way every time he begins to feel low.
It worked! Soon Raj had accepted her marriage and moved on. He is now involved in a Christian church, is going to Bible study and meeting new young people.
- No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-38.
- Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
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