"Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. "Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:18-19, nasb
I have been married a long time
43 years to be exact. I believe one of the most powerful things we can do for our spouse is to pray for them. Prayer changes things in ways you could never imagine. So in saying this I want to share with you "one" of the prayers I prayed for my husband. I do my best to pray for him each and every day. This is fresh in my mind because I just prayed it for him.
Lord, I pray that wherever my husband has experienced rejection in his past, he would not allow that to color what he sees and hears now. Pour forgiveness into his heart so that bitterness, resentment, revenge, and unforgiveness will have no place there. May he regard the past as only a history lesson and not a guide for his daily life.
Wherever his past has become an unpleasant memory, I pray You would redeem it and bring life out of it. Bind up his wounds (Psalm 147:3). Restore his soul (Psalm 23:3).
Help him to release the past so that he will not live in it, break out of it, and move into the future You have for him.
In Jesus Name, My Precious Lord, I thank You for hearing my prayer.
AMEN and AMEN