SEPARATION AND DIVORCE
You declare in Your Word that you hate divorce.
The pain of tearing
apart my divinely-sealed covenant
is far greater than You ever intended me to bear.
I confess my sin and take responsibility for my part in our downfall.
Please forgive me and
cleanse me of the residual effects of my divorce. Even when I walk through the valley of the shadow of
death, I know You are with me. Weeping
when I weep. Encouraging me when I
feel discouraged. Giving me hope to
go on. Thank You for never giving
up on me.
By Your grace, mend my broken heart and comfort me in my
grief. Give me beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for heaviness.
May this be
acceptable year of the Lord.
By Your grace, mend my broken heart and comfort me in my grief. Give me beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for heaviness. May this be acceptable year of the Lord.
Use this tragedy in my life as an opportunity for
growth. Soften my rough edges that
hinder true intimacy. Water the
seeds of my brokenness that I would bear an ever increasing harvest of the fruit
of the Spirit. Rebuild the remnants of my shattered soul.
Re-establish my identity not on what has been done to me, but on what
Christ has done for me. Thank You for transforming me into the righteousness of God
I refuse to carry the yoke of unforgiveness and
bitterness toward my estranged spouse. Your
yoke is easy, and Your burden is light. Despite
the hurt and the pain I have suffered, what Your endured on the cross for my
sins was far greater. Yet You
forgave me. So I release every
burden and bondage into Your hands.
Guard me from rushing into relationships that seek to fill the emptiness only You can supply. My fulfillment can only be found in You. Thank you that divorce is not the unpardonable sin. Use the hurts of my past to bring healing and wholeness to me and ultimately through me into the lives of others that I may be called a tree of righteousness, so that you will be glorified. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.